Excellent place to stay. Quiet. Beautiful. Superbly maintained. Very clean restrooms and showers. Camp host on site to help with any questions. Nearby to excellent fishing and hunting. Cool logging museum within the state park. Fire pits and picnic tables everywhere. Can't say enough good things about this place. So much so, that I posted a YouTube video of it as well. I love this place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Get your reservation early. We booked 4 months in advance and still could not get a full hook-up. If all sites had 50 amp I could give it a 10. Nice large, level sites with new fire rings & picnic table. Lots of families. New playground equipment and basketball hoop. You must have a Michigan Recreation Pass which is $30 for out-of-state. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Well maintained. Clean. Courteous staff. A quiet and peaceful setting. Good size campsites with paved pads and fairly private (many sites are completely enclosed by trees). Lots of trails and biking areas. We've camped here several times and will certainly go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground fairly close to Grayling. There is a very nice Visitor's Center just full of displays and information on the area. They also have a very nice little gift shop. AT&T phone service was non-existent in the campground, but a signal can be had in the Visitor's Center parking lot! Many nice hiking trails in the park. We would return here if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state park with level paved sites that are well laid out. Real quiet park despite being rather full, great for biking and hiking. Restrooms very well maintained. Check in process very smooth and workers were friendly and knowledgeable. No TV channels and no wi-fi only drawbacks We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
One of our favorite parks. Many miles of hiking trails. Restrooms are clean. Many sites are secluded with vegetation separating you from your neighbors. Make reservations early in the summer as the park fills up fast. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We arrived after hours so had a bit of a time finding a spot (our fault). We were unable to get full hook ups since we arrived without reservations. The campground is beautiful and there are wonderful nature trails through out the park. The sites aren’t that big so you are pretty cozy with the people next door to you. This is the 2nd Michigan state park we have stayed in and feel that the rates are a bit high when you have to include a permit for your motor home AND your tow vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with paved sites. Hot when we were here. Equipped for big rigs. We didn't have a reservation, but stayed here mid-week, & no problem getting a site. Not a lot to do here, but it is quiet, peaceful, & pretty. The mosquitoes were terrible, so bring bug spray. Took a hike, the Mertz Grade trail, later in the day & we had no insect repellent. We were terribly harassed by mosquitoes. Nice park, though. Good for bicycling, hiking, & have several museums. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not the first Michigan State park we have stayed in, but thought we would give it a try. The park is nice, but as with all the Michigan State parks we have visited, the sites are small. You can hear the guy next door snoring. The pine trees are beautiful and made us anxious to reach our final destination of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are some very nice nature trails and it is close enough to town if you need supplies. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice state campground. Restrooms and showers were very nice and clean. Paved sites, pull-throughs with full hookups or back-ins with electric only. Some open sites and some with trees. Campground host camped on site #1. Very quiet and well maintained. Lots for the kids to do. Since the park is 7 miles from I-75, I was out of range of cell service in the campground, but only had to go about half mile inside park to get a signal if needed. Eight mile paved bike trail to Grayling. Fishing lakes, lots of hiking trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is the newer Hartwick Pines State Park. They shut down the old park and opened this one. Paved roads- and sites. They also are connected to miles of paved bike trails. We saw flocks of wild turkey walking through the camp. Also deer and in the evening you can hear the Coyotes howling in the distance. Very clean and nice campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean. They have a great stocked trout pond. The owner is very friendly as are the seasonals. Open all year. Great trails for walking, snowmobiling,& ATV's right from the campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in early June, the campground was under new ownership, that was having a family crisis, so at the time the store wasn't open and there was no staff, but they called every day on my cell phone to see if there was anything we needed. If we needed wood there was plenty available and it was on the honor system. They told me they had plans to run cable that summer. The campground is close to Hanson Hills Ski area and across the street from Camp Grayling military base. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Came in for matches at Camp Grayling: perfect spot, very close to the gate. Large campground, not many pull through sites. Not all sites have sewer. Back-in spots are huge, plenty of room to wiggle around to get satellite (lot of trees). Sites are sand and grass; roads are sand: vacuum cleaner will get a work out. Power, water, sewer all worked well. Good Sprint cell service. Dog friendly. Laundry was expensive: $2 each for washer and dryer (45minutes). Significantly more relaxed after Labor Day, some seasonals, very quiet. Employees very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoy camping at this park and look forward to our return trips. Kids are well entertained with their daily activities and, unlike a lot of other parks, the activities do not cost any thing creating happy parents. The campground was very family friendly and the staff was great. New rules this year are wrist banks for everyone entering the park. This was a bit of a nuisance to adults but proved to be helpful with lost kids. My only complaints are the park is very sandy and the pool was a bit chilly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed the weekend here, Nice sized sites, pull thru easy access. lots of trees, kids loved the pool, trampoline. ,bike riding around the CG.Friendly staff. Very quiet at night. lots of room on our site.Road to CG a bit rough. Well run and clean CG We camped here in a Motorhome.
Due to lack of rain, it's one big sand box with a pool in the middle. Dangerous jumping pillow. Saw three serious accidents on it & the owners displayed major lack of compassion. Upon entering you are no longer a camper to them. You become nothing more than a dollar sign. Worst Yogi campground I've ever been too. Won't go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Could be cleaner. Kids stuff expensive, $7.00 for craft per kid, $8.00 per tattoo, putt putt, bikes, bingo, all adds up to an expensive weekend. A few free games. Sunday breakfast for a small fee was very nice, as were visits from Yogi & Boo Boo. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice well kept campground. Numerous activities for the kids to do including visits from Yogi, Boo-Boo, Ranger, etc. It was nice to see these activities (e.g., jumping pillow) did not cost money to participate. This park is all about the kids without breaking their parents' wallets. Camp sites are spacious with 75% grass. Owners & staff are very friendly and accommodating. Looking forward to many return visits!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Dirty restrooms, no garbage pick up, poorly planed or no kids activities. Pool had chlorinated tablets sitting at bottom of it where kids could pick them up and get hurt. Overall not a very clean park. Construction noise going on all day & into the evening. They need to work on being clean rather than charging for everything under the sun. New owners not friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Great family park. New improvements every time we go! Large, level, shady lots. Activities going on every hour on the hour for all age groups. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We have stayed here many times. They have activities for the kids on the weekends almost every hour on the hour. They vary between games and crafts and activities. Even some activities for the adults. I know we participated in a Euchre tournament and a family scavenger hunt. The kids love to get slushies from the store. The park is well kept up, with plenty of shade trees. The pool can get crowded, but that's to be expected. The only negative thing that I can think of is I think the cleanliness of the bathrooms/shower areas could improve some. We camp here annually. We found it and each time a new family joins us. Last time we went we had 4 families with us. The families we take end up loving the park and coming back with us. This is not the park for you if you are looking for a quiet out of the way site. This park is all about the kids and they are everywhere. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.