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Date of Stay:
June, 2007 -
The park was well maintained, restrooms and showers were very clean. One drawback is that there is only one bathroom/shower building for each campground, (Tannery and Dunes),--long walk for campers in the farther parts of the park. We were in site 156 which was the site at the end of the row near the boardwalk platform to the beach. The site was very secluded, but there was a lot of trash strewn around the forested area surrounding our site. There was a camp host, and the State "Rangers" program provided activities for the kids and campers. Very nice park and good camping. We camped at Petoskey State Park/ Tannery Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay:
July, 2006 -
The campground is located on a "point" of land between Tawas Bay and Lake Huron with access to both beaches from the campground. The Tawas beach is basically a very long sandbar which makes swimming difficult unless you walk very very far out into the bay, but perfect for little ones. Lake Huron beach has concession (no lifeguard) but excellent swimming. We were in si te #51 which is in a cul-de-sac off the bay. Be careful of this area of the camp! We experienced a particularly bad straight line wind storm which overturned the camper next to us and slightly damaged ours. We were later told by locals and returning campers that this section of the campground is most hard hit by storms recurring every summer right off the bay. Because of the lay out of the roads the cul-de-sac was the main turnaround for that loop and the traffic was fairly noisy and heavy (especially the "gawkers" checking out the camper next to us that overturned--very annoying). The perimeter sites were roomy but the interior sites were somewhat tight with no privacy. There were a few pull through and paved sites for larger units. There are only 2 bathroom houses for the camp but were very clean. We lost power for 15 hours after the storm and the bathhouses were shut down due to being run on electric power. Outhouses were not very efficient and the DNR staff were pretty uninformed about the electric situation. We would return to this park. We camped at Tawas Point State Park in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay:
June, 2006 -
Park was beautiful. Has 3 campground loops: Spruce, Terrace and Oak. We camped in Oak, site #24 and many of the sites in this loop had great waterfront views if not waterfront access to Lake Charlevoix. Terrace campground is on the lake and has a boat launch. Restrooms clean and the campstore was good, sold ice cream, firewood, ice and other basic supplies. Bathrooms and showers were very clean although the first night the hot water was out but was fixed by next afternoon. Beach was clean with sandy bottom. We camped at Young State Park in a Tent Trailer.