Date of Stay: August, 2012
We loved this state park! There were waterfront sites available along Lake Muskallonge and Lake Superior is but a short walk across the road. There was little issue with bugs of any kind. The bathrooms & showers were clean. The Rangers were kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. There was a small issue with cell phone service which seemed to be localized. We remedied it by walking to the lakefront bench where service seemed optimal. All in all, it was one of our favorite Michigan State Parks, so far. The atmosphere seemed one of great family get away, fishing, agate hunting, and relaxing evenings at the campfire. We would definitely return.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
We stayed at this State Forest CG while our laptop was being repaired at a nearby Apple Store. We need to stay for a week and because of the timing (summer vacationers) needed to change sites three times during that week. That turned out to be a good thing, as we got to experience different sites, with different bathhouses, grading, and satellite availability. The showers were all clean. The sites varied from completely level, to gently slopped, but serviceable. Satellite reception worked well in all sites. That is a huge deal for the DH! Most of the sites are gravel. All have fire rings, but during our stay there were some bans on fires, due to dry weather conditions. There is a small camp store, with some general camping items, tee shirts, & ice cream, but no actual groceries.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Canyon View is a city park, with accessibility to the actual park, whose entrance you pass on the way to the RV park. When you enter the RV park, you think, "It's a giant parking lot." This parking lot does have water and electric hook ups and in the far end is a sewer dump. There are picnic benches at most sites, located in a nice shade area behind each parking space. The spaces are wide. The best feature is that the cost is only $12. The view of the mountains is lovely, as well.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Lovely park in the heart of Jackson, close to the Interstate. Fire rings at each site and firewood is available for $7, delivered to your site by Rangers. Each site has a large fairly level parking area, as well as a tent site. The bathrooms are very clean and the showers roomy. The thing that most surprise me was the availability of a coin op washer & dryer at the bathroom area. The only negative for us, was the "no dogs on the trails" policy. We qualified for the senior discount, which was $5 off the regular price.