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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground, Copper Harbor, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our time here and will definitely go back. The Good: Very clean campground with well maintained facilities. The bathrooms, club house, and laundry were dated but clean. It is very quiet especially at night. Our site was fairly level. It is walking distance to town and several restaurants. WiFi signal was strong and reasonably fast most of the time. There is no Verizon signal. However, we were able to get texts through WiFi. The flies and mosquitoes were not bad at this time. The Bad: Full hook up water and electric are shared with your neighbor. So half the FHU sites had hoses and wire across their site. Sewer attachments were all on the driver's side and high on several sites making emptying tanks cumbersome. The dump station is across the street but didn't smell and was not used often. We camped at Lake Fanny Hooe Resort & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Full Hook Up
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drive down M-26. It is a beautiful and twisty road. The Jampot and several waterfalls are on this road. Brockway Mountain Drive is a must too. Most of the restaurants are mediocre and expensive. Harbor Haus is the best one in Copper Harbor. There is no grocery store in Copper Harbor. The general store has a small amount of groceries. The nearest pharmacy and grocery store is in Calumet which is about 45 minutes away. The Quincy Mine tour was interesting.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Frankfort Crystal Lake RV Resort, Frankfort, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: Location. It's minutes from downtown and great home base to explore the area. Huge sites. Looks like they spray the gravel roads to control dust. The owners are super nice and helpful. As stated previously, this is a new campground. They were tiling the showers when we were there and the bathrooms look like a work in progress. Given enough time and effort, this place will be a great campground. The bad: I would not call it a resort. There are no amenities except a bathroom and a few showers - no pool, no clubhouse, no cable, not even an office. You pull up and they greet you. The grass is very thin and weedy. Patios and tree bases are weedy. The little play area was in pieces with overgrown grass. There are only small trees and no mature ones.

We will definitely go back despite the negatives. We camped at Frankfort Crystal Lake RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a must see. Visit Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and the Dune Climb. The Arcadia scenic overlook named "Inspiration Point" is a short drive too. Tubing/Canoeing the Platt River is fun.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Vacation Station RV Resort, Ludington, Michigan

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third stay here in as many years. We like this place more every time we stay. Most of the sites are close together and are paved with little grass and few trees. However, everything is still very clean and very well maintained. My kids loved the pool and playground. It's consistent year to year. We definitely will be back. We camped at Vacation Station RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, Mackinaw City, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved it here. There are a ton of things to do - hay and fire truck rides, pool, beach, arcade, bikes, etc. The camp store is large and well stocked. The campground is very wooded for a private campground which is unfortunately not the norm. The lake and bridge views were beautiful. The Star Liner ferry had two shuttle stops inside the campground and they were very accommodating. I would have given it a 10 except our "extra large" site that we paid extra for wasn't any bigger than most of the regular sites. Also, our site had poison ivy in it which they addressed very quickly. It looks like they are making some updates too. Overall, we will go back. We camped at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
905
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Vacation Station RV Resort, Ludington, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here last year (see my review below). We came back since it was available for a last minute trip. My impression has improved since last time since I knew what to expect. It is more geared toward seasonals than those looking to be in nature. If you expect a well manicured, largely paved campground, then you should enjoy your time. The street lights and excessive concrete still bother me. They don't make it feel like camping. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Wi-Fi is only good near the office. Otherwise, we had a good time. We camped at Vacation Station RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Vacation Station RV Resort, Ludington, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I didn't like this park. I felt like I was camping in my driveway. We had a long, narrow site that was almost entirely concrete. We had some token strips of grass around the concrete. There are street lights that lit up everything. You are required to turn off awning lights at 1 AM. However, these street lights drowned out my awning lights. So, I don't see the point. The grass in about a 1/3 of the park was dead too. Wi-Fi is so slow we gave up on it. Cable TV is just 4:3 standard def. Otherwise, the park was very clean, mostly quiet, and well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We probably won't go back. We camped at Vacation Station RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Proud Lake Recreation Area, Milford, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a pretty park with many mature trees. They are making quite a few updates. The one bath house in the park is new with very nice, private showers - some with toilets. The negatives outweigh the positives though. Many sites are very uneven, and I couldn't get my trailer completely level. Also, there is no playground, although the campground was full of kids. People were literally stumbling down the streets drunk our first night. There were many vault toilets which could be smelled a couple of sites away. Overall, we were not impressed and won't be heading back. We camped at Proud Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Poncho's Pond RV Park, Ludington, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The bad: Too much concrete and too few trees. There were very few sites that had any shade. I deducted 2 pts for lack of trees and 1 for concrete pads/patios. I want to be in nature when I camp and not in a parking lot. Parts of the park felt like a mobile home park with views of the seasonals, the concrete plant, and trains running by. The screech from the trains was like nails on a chalkboard. The good: The park otherwise is extremely nice and very well maintained. The sites were big. Everything was exceptionally clean. We tended to shower in the park bathrooms as opposed to our RV since they were so clean and big. There are tons of things for kids to do. Everyone was very nice and helpful. The trains made no noise at night. Overall we will go back since we had a great time. I'll probably bring a few trees with me to plant though. We camped at Poncho's Pond RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Petoskey KOA, Petoskey, Michigan

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is the nicest campground we visited. The staff is very helpful. The facilities are exceptionally clean and well maintained. Although, they did clean the bathrooms late morning which was inconvenient. The pool is on the small side but clean. The sites are average size and paved. About 1/3 to 1/2 of them are shaded. I like camping in nature. So, I deducted a couple of points for lack of trees and the abundance of concrete. The campground is gated and you are given a hotel room key type card to get in. They have pizza and ice cream available. We loved it here and will definitely go back. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Pine Ridge RV Campground, Birch Run, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

It's a pretty park covered with many mature trees. Most sites are shaded. The pads are gravel which I prefer over concrete. The pull through sites are very long. We could park our truck on either side of our camper and had room to spare. However, many of the sites are very narrow. Some people could barely get their awnings open. The people working here are very pleasant. Bathrooms and showers are exceptionally clean. The noise from the local race track could be heard. But, it wasn't unbearable and only occurred one night. It's a no frills park: no pool, cable, activities, etc. So, bring your own entertainment. There are several places to visit in the area. The park was less than 1/2 full even though Frankenmuth was having a festival. The park could double the size of their lots and not lose any money. Overall, we would stay here again. We camped at Pine Ridge RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Sterling State Park, Monroe, Michigan

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We were not impressed at first and were initially disappointed that there were so few trees. However, after staying there a little while, we were quite pleased. We did not miss the trees. They would have blocked the view of the lake anyway. There is a lot to do and see here. We enjoyed our stay and will go back. It is quite windy at times though. We couldn't keep the awning up long. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Holiday Park Campground, Traverse City, Michigan

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites 105 and below are very large, wooded, peaceful, and very nice. Some are landscaped. However, I believe most are privately owned and do not normally become available until 2 weeks before your stay. The staff indicated the "island" sites may not ever be available. Sites above 105 are in a newer section. They are much smaller sites with few trees. These sites are not very nice but are adequate if you plan to spend the day elsewhere. All sites have gravel pads which are fairly level. The beach is small but clean and nice. The boat launch is next to it. I would recommend this park only if you can get site 105 or below. I would give the park a 10 if the wooded sites were available to anyone at anytime. We camped at Holiday Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Chain O'Lakes State Park, Albion, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is beautiful. There is so much to do here. Several of the sites are shaded. It's full of mature trees. Some lots back to the woods. Being in the woods, the bugs can be persistent at times. So, bring repellent. There are a few sites that are pretty sloped. We had to change sites because our first site was too sloped. The bathrooms and showers were not well maintained and didn't always work. You showered with spiders. The men showers shared a common changing area. It was quiet during the week and filled up as the weekend approached. Despite all of that, it is worth staying here and we plan to go back. We camped at Chain O'Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Haas Lake Park RV Campground, New Hudson, Michigan

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a trailer park with a few RV sites. Many of the available/open lots had electric meters on them for permanent residents. A majority of the full time resident's trailers were run down and falling apart. We felt uncomfortable being there and we left. We would definitely not stay here. We camped at Haas Lake Park RV Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Lake Huron Campground, Carsonville, Michigan

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $67.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathrooms were not very clean: muddy floors, hairy showers. The campground was like a large parking lot with some grass and mostly weeds. There are very few mature trees and almost no shade. Some of the sites were VERY small. Our site was pretty spacious though. We had FHU. Overall, we were not impressed and will not be going back. We camped at Lake Huron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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