Date of Stay: September, 2010
For being as close to civilization as this park is, it truly has an outdoorsy feel. The shaded sites, one of which we had, were extremely private. The campsite was essentially carved into the woods, there was no sight of neighbors on either side. Paved and level pads for the camper were very nice. The sites are a bit on the smaller side, but I personally enjoyed that, made it feel more rustic. The paved roads are a bit narrow, so I can see how bigger rigs may have a problem. One large motorhome had a shaded site, and just barely had enough room to expand his slides. The sunny sites would alleviate that problem I would imagine. Bathrooms were a bit older, but were kept quite clean. The shower facilities also were older, and had some bug issues, but all in all weren't terrible. If you're looking to camp in the woods, this is the place to be!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This campground was everything we could have hoped for considering it was our first time out with our new Travel Trailer. The owner might be the nicest lady I've ever met, you can tell she loves this campground more than anything. The rates I thought were quite reasonable considering you got free water and cable service. The sites were a bit close together, but we had no one on one side of us so it wasn't all that bad. There are several seasonals at this site, a couple of which looked a bit run down, but everyone we ran into were very cordial. There is a very nice 18 hole golf course right on premises, which was a nice touch. They do run activities, such as fishing and euchre tournaments. The bathhouses were old, but well maintained. A small camp store was available with a few odds and ends. Not much of a fire pit, but we made do. The only real complaint I had was that the flies were insane!! You would have thought there was a rotting animal under our trailer, because they were just all over. My guess would be the ranch just down the road could have something to do with the fly population. Overall a pretty good experience, we would stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
I had very high hopes when we arrived at Metamora-Hadley recreation area, and for the most part, I was pleasantly surprised. Our site, which was located on a corner, was very large and had plenty of room for the trailer, picnic tent and various games we brought with us. The south campground, where we stayed, was nicely wooded and very hilly. However, we did get a good dose of rain, and there were a handful of sites that were literally under water. Thankfully ours wasn't one of them. There were a fair number of party people at night, and it didn't seem that the "quiet time" was terribly well enforced. The beach is very nice and large, with a sand bottom lake and plenty of room to play. All in all I would return to this park, provided I can find a site that won't flood.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
If you are a Metro-Detroit-er, and you are looking for a nice, up-north feel without having to go too far, Lakeport is a great place to camp. The campsite is quite busy on the weekends, and typically requires a month or so advance in reservations. There is a nice mix of shady and sunny lots, with a fair amount of space to each one. The beach sits right on Lake Huron and is a bit rocky, so water shoes are a must. The restrooms and showers are clean and very well maintained, as they are cleaned a couple of times per day. All in all a great up north feel without driving 4 hours to get there.