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Heavily treed with dirt access road and site pads. Very quiet and all utilities worked fine. No satellite due to trees. Staff is very friendly as are the seasonal residents. Nice pool and lots of activities planned for the weekend (kid-related). We made last minute plans to visit Michigan Adventure and this was the only campground we could find with room available. It is about 20 miles north of the amusement park. We would stay here again.

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Rate is for 30 amp and water, back in site. Reserved here in February via the mail. Received several calls from the manager about site choice. Seems he was dealing with a larger than normal number of 'seasonal campers' so we were moved from a full hookup site into a power & water site. No problem, happy to be able to stay here for a week in July. Site was level with view out front and 'living room' of Little Traverse Bay. Park wifi is very good and we had no problems with cell or DirecTV service. There is a very loud hum, as others have mentioned, from the hospital which is located above the campground. After a day or two it became background noise and we didn't really notice it any more.

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Sites are located around the perimeter of a parking lot next to the demolition derby/rodeo grounds. These events are held seasonally and would make the location very noisy/busy if they were occurring. To access the power and water you need to park on grass but your tow vehicle or 'towed' can park on asphalt. There is also a picnic table at each site. Good 50 amp. No obstructions for roof mounted satellites, and Verizon worked well here. Pick a site and than register at hotel desk in casino. Be sure and get your Rewards card - new members get free play and other 'rewards'. Easy access to St Ignace and ferries out to Mackinaw Island. The only drawback here is that it is nearly impossible to get level due to the slant of the lot. But a good deal - if you stay away from the gambling - at $10 a night.

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We booked our site by mail in February. We had a back in 50 amp and water site on the river - view out the back not the front window of our coach. There is a row of back-in, river facing sites that we would try to get into next time. With the exception of the river front sites the park was not full during our visit. The 50 amp voltage was low and our coach ran more like it was on 30 amp (one appliance at a time). Verizon worked and we had no problems with our roof mounted satellite dish. Dump stations easily accessible - one for rigs going out, the other for rigs coming in. We would stay here again.

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Rate reflects Good Sam discount for 50 amp and water pull-through site. Sewer only available at 30 amp sites. Park is clean and well maintained. Very limited Verizon cell phone service. Our roof mounted satellite worked in the site we were assigned but some other sites may be too treed. We visited the falls and shipwreck museum from here one day and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and the fabulous Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway on our second day. You are asked to sign a waiver upon registration stating that you can not ask for a refund due to bugs or weather. We found it funny...others may not. Bugs were not too bad in late July.

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Rate listed is for 50 amp & water site. Per the staff, the Full hookup sites are reserved well ahead of time - often in October of the previous year. Location is what really makes this a great park. Not only is it on Lake Superior, but it is only a short drive to Munising and the Pictured Rocks National Park. Verizon cell service & MiFi service both worked here as did our roof mounted satellite. Park could be greatly improved if someone were to come through and re-align the utilities. We saw some folks with 3 hoses connected together to reach the water hookups! The power hookups were also out of position in most of the sites.

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This is a very nice city run RV park. Only 22 spaces so make your reservations early. Camp host spent time explaining area attractions as well as location of grocery, Walmart, etc. All sites are back in with covered deck to the rear with bench & picnic table. Sites 1-10 seem to have a bit more lawn area. Sites 11-15 are off the water but have an elevated view of the Portage Channel. 16-22 are on the water but with limited lawn area. We had no problems getting our 40 foot, 4 slide motorhome in site # 19. Stayed three nights and explored the area with all it's fascinating history. Could have easily have spent a week! We will be back!

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Rate listed is for 50 amp full hookup. We did receive a 10% discount with our Good Sam membership. Wi-Fi was weak in our site but we were able to get a roof mounted DirectTV signal. Verizon and our Mi-Fi worked. Park is located right off highway 41 so there is a bit of road noise. There are also train tracks that run through the middle of the campground, with trains passing through 1-2 times a day while we were here ( never at night ). Larger units are parked in the front section but have to pass this area to initially register. Once registered you have to navigate the rest of the park to turn around before getting to your site - kind of a goofy set up. Front sites are not on the lake, nor do they have a lake view. Think we would stay in Marquette next time as this park is about 35 miles away and not much to do in the area.

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10% discount given with Good Sam. Nice park with friendly staff. No problems with any of the utilities, including the Wi-Fi, which worked well in our site. Small, clean, and reasonably priced laundry room. Pool and playground. Short hiking trail. Sites and roads are gravel with lots of grass and trees! Would recommend a visit to the WWII Glider Museum, along with the Cornish Pump & Mining Museum in town. Also, a pasty at Jean Kays in town (take out only). The town of Iron Mountain has every service you could need. We would recommend this campground and would stay here again.

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Nice county run park. There is a campground host, although we never saw him in our 2 week stay. Had a few problems with late night partiers in other sites that were not taken care of. Restrooms were cleaned by park staff daily, and grounds were well maintained. Park was almost empty during the week but filled up both weekends we were there. The only other concern is that roads leading to the park are not well signed. We followed the directions in our Trailer Life guide and had no problems. Our GPS wanted to take us down a dead end road every time we came or went, so be careful! We would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to anyone interested in visiting the area. It's 24 miles to Milwaukee and 90 miles to Chicago from here - both places we visited during our stay.

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Rate is for a full hookup 50 amp space. No discounts offered. Park has new owners as of 2013. Heavily treed with gravel roads and site pads. Park is very quiet and well maintained and is located north of Sturgeon Bay but south of Egg Harbor. Wi-Fi did not work at our site and the water pressure was so low that we had to run off our holding tank. Kind of shame, given what we paid in a nightly rate. Lots of stuff for kids and park is very family oriented. We would try a different campground if we were to visit again.

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Easy access off I-40. All sites are gravel pull throughs with full hookups. Nice spacing between sites. The park offers a package which includes 2 tickets to tour the Pueblo, two photo passes, and two entries into the cultural center/museum. You also get $16 towards lunch at the Cultural Center and 2 buffet breakfast's at the casino - all for $50 plus one night's camping fee ( $19.80, after Good Sam Discount ). It is a dry park, so we just kept the alcohol inside the coaches. There is a drop box for the key, so you no longer have to wait for the office to open. We would stay here again.

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We moved to this park on short notice over the Fourth of July weekend. The staff could not have been more helpful, including trimming some trees in our site prior to our arrival. The park is not fancy but offers good hookups, Wi-Fi and inexpensive laundry. Park is clean, quiet and well maintained. Also, very convenient to shopping, including a Walmart next door. We left our coach here while we took a 7 day cruise to Alaska and felt very comfortable in doing so. Would definitely stay here again!

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Quite possibly the worst camping experience in our 8+ years as fulltimers! Set up in a site that had such low voltage that we were unable to run any of our electrical appliances - this includes a fan! Staff originally told us that this 'was an older park that had low power' and that they told 'everyone not to run anything that required power', especially when the park is full! Later, they would tell us that there must be some kind of problem outside the park. We looked at moving to another site, but in talking to the folks set up around them learned that they also had little to no power. Of course, all of this happened while we were traveling with our grandchildren over the Fourth of July! After six days, waiting for things to get better, we finally ended up moving to a commercial campground in Mt Vernon! If we were new to Thousand Trails we would be demanding our money back. Just an awful experience!

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This park is located at exit 81 on Interstate 40 and is not really adequate for bigger rigs. In fact, we pulled in and were re-directed to Bar S by the manager here. Both parks are owned by the same person, offer the same amenities and charge the same rate. The manager informed us that since they had no room to expand here at Blue Spruce the owner had purchased property down the road and built Bar S to accommodate today's bigger rigs. So, save yourself a trip off the Interstate if you travel in a big rig - we are a 40 foot class A with 4 slides - and head to exit 79 and the Bar S RV Park.