Date of Stay: July, 2012
[The Plymouth Rock RV Resort in Plymouth Wisconsin is set up primarily to accommodate seasonal campers. There are maybe 22 full hook up sites in the back of the park that are designed for non seasonal campers. This area appears to be an afterthought at best. Even the outer perimeter of this area was lined with seasonal campers. This arrangement gave the resort the overall feel of a mobile home park. The full hook up sites did not have a typical sewer system like we have encountered in other parks. These sites instead depend on large sewage tanks that sit on each campsite. The sewage tanks sat on the ground, were about 2 feet tall, roughly 4 by 6 feet in size, and made of plastic. In many cases, they were caved in or had rocks on them to cover the dump hole due to a missing cap. You hook your sewer hose to this tank and drain your black and grey water into the tank. The sewage then sits in this poorly sealed container until it is at the overflow point. The camper then calls the office, and they send a guy out to pump out the tank. Due to the fact that these are pull through sites, each rig faces their neighbors tank. The odor from these tanks can be offensive, and they are situated very close to the living area of most of the campers. This park has 2 pools that were well maintained but generally overcrowded with the seasonal campers. The campground map shows 3 pools, but the 3rd one is just a hole in the ground and appears like they may have run out of funds to complete it. There is lake access at the campground. After a short hike down a wooded trail, the lake is accessed by a cement stairway leading out onto a cement fishing dock. There is no beach, marked swim area, or even a place to put a lawn chair. I had made reservations for two weeks but decided to leave after the first week because I could not take it any longer. Although the reservation policy was mailed to me at the time I made the reservation, I asked the manager to reconsider a refund for the second week. His response was that he delivered on everything promised…..we had a pull through lot, we had water hookup, we had sewer hookup and we had cable. He is right, he never promised ambiance! Although I loved the local towns of Elkhart Lake, Plymouth, and Sheboygan, I cannot recommend this resort to anybody who enjoys camping.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This is my favorite campground in Michigan. Most of the sites are very large, big rig friendly, level and grass covered. The sites closer to the bay are usually congested and are generally occupied by people with boats. Sites 142 through 207 are quite large and will accommodate most rigs. There are about 9 pull through lots that are very nice if you can book one. The park is located on a point with Tawas Bay on one side and Lake Huron on the other. The bay side is popular with kite surfers and is very shallow. The Lake Huron side has a huge sandy beach and the crystal clear but cold waters that are typical of the Great Lakes. The town of East Tawas is quaint and has many enjoyable opportunities for dining or shopping. Michigan has many amazing state parks and this one is a gem.