I have stayed at many campgrounds throughout the US and this one has got to be the worst I have stayed at. Its located on the Grand River and is surrounded by swamp and algea filled holes that are meant to pass as fishing ponds, but really are just breeding grounds for mosquitoes which swarm relentlessly ( I have never seen so many!!!). The roads are gravel and are a mixture of dust and mud and pot holes. ( If you have a nice vehicle don't bring it here ). The one bathhouse they have avaible stinks of sewage because of pour ventilation and has showers with sticks you have to hold down to turn on the water. If you let go the water turns off. And there is no parking so you have to walk from your campsite to the bathhouse. If your looking for a enjoyable vacation I would not recommend this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The campground is conveniently close to Grand Rapids. The campground roads are very rough and in poor condition. There is limited parking at the check-in area. The "lake" is actually a pond, and while there is a small beach area the water is not what we consider suitable for swimming in. There is free Wi-fi and it worked well. The owners escort you to your site and give you directions while you back in. The owners are friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I just love this campground. We didn't stay last year and I really felt like my summer wasn't complete. The owner reminds me of my dad and he even helps me park my camper when it is just the kids and me. It is small enough to feel safe and quiet enough to make me happy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is very nice, quiet and has quite a few trees. The sites are a good size, and the rules are very typical. My kids really enjoyed swimming in the small lake and fishing. The kids each caught about 5 small fish. The only disappointing area was the landing on the river for river-tubing, it was very mucky and overgrown. The campground also has a "train" ride each day that gives you a nice tour of the grounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has been owned by the same very nice people for over 30 years. The sites are grassy and shaded, but they were able to give us a site where our Internet Satellite dish could be pointed. There is a small beach on a pond where kids were swimming. There are lots of rules, but they tell you the rationale behind them, and it is clear that the rules are there to help the park work well. These people really care about their park and their customers. The park is very convenient to Grand Rapids and only a mile from the beautiful White Pine Trail, a 100+ mile, partially paved Rails to Trails bicycle path. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this park due to the rating in the Trailer Life 2009 and the fact that it was the closest to the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum. I am wondering if the reviewers have even been close to this Park. When we were connecting to the water and electric, we had to dodge dog waste, and the hook-ups were so far from where we were parked that it took all the length of the cord and hose to completely connect. The directions in the TL were only from the South and they are poor. The Manager said for me to write as he had been complaining to no avail. The Office area looks like a junk yard with old vehicles and stuff piled all over. We would never go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.