This is a comfortable, clean and friendly RV park in the Houghton Lake Area, and easy access on/off the freeway. We only spent a couple nights but enjoyed the pool, the well-kept dog run, the fun children's playground and more. Our site was shady and level....a big plus. There are several folks here who stay all summer, apparently, and the staff offers extra services for them and for us, like emptying their tanks, delivering fire wood to the RV site. Great place! The price reflects the Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects Good Sam discount. Interior roads were dirt but well maintained. This campground is an old KOA, but the new owners have done a very good job of updating the facilities. The bathrooms were spotless. The owners were very friendly and helpful, they really seem to enjoy the campground. All of the sites were pull thru, but the sites were a little close together. If we are in the area we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly and helpful owners. Family orientated with train rides, campfires, programs. Good Wi-Fi. Lots of shade. We were there on our way to Mackinaw City. Houghton Lake beautiful and a Camping World close by. Hope that we are in Michigan to stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is typical of small parks taking advantage of the tourist season. There was a nice looking pool and large campground for the kids. If you have kids and were there in a small RV or pop-up it would be great - except for the price. The grass pull-throughs on the first row are quite roomy, but getting there is not much fun. The trees along the interior roads have not been trimmed back in quite some time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground near the interstate. Some road noise. Some seasonal sites. We stayed 1 night. Showers & restrooms old, but clean. Sites were level. We were there towards the end of the season, but looked like they had a nice pool, playground and gave train rides through the summer. We would go back again for a longer stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night while passing through. Rate reflects Passport America with no power. Our site was clean and level, with easy pull-through access. Wi-Fi signal was very strong but I forgot to get the code. The entry road had some potholes, but nothing that caused problems for our 39' motorhome. For my purpose this was a 10. I would have no concerns about spending a more extended stay here. Some sites were tight, but not ours. Very quiet on a Thursday night. Staff was friendly. Sites are grass, no pads. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our visit did not start well as owner was argumentative about Passport America rules. He still gave us the PA rate but was not happy about doing so. Roads are dirt and in poor repair so drive slowly when entering and around the park. Sites are very close - too close for our liking. Wi-Fi was good. It was a quiet, family park. Some seasonal units are in bad condition which makes the park look tired. Bathroom was okay but needs to be cleaner and really needs to be replaced. Overall we were not pleased but might consider staying here again for one night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
(Rate based on a couple nights with the Passport Discount). The good: Fast & reliable Wi-Fi - best we've seen in a long time. Close access to Houghton Lake, especially if you have a boat. Family friendly - the weekend we stayed the park was doing a summer Halloween party with trick or treating, Karaoke, hayrides, costume contests, etc. There was no "kid-tax" for groups bigger than 2 adults per site. The owners also discouraged local "Bud-bashers" from camping here in order to keep the atmosphere quiet and reasonable which we appreciated. We met several of the many seasonal residents and they were friendly and conversational. Our spot was shady all day & we enjoyed nice breezes. The not-so-good: We came in after a recent heavy rain & park entrance/roads are muddy gravel so lots of puddles. The utilities on the site were on the passenger side - doable, but oddly placed. A previous review mentions upgrading of utilities but we didn't see evidence of that - only a couple spots with full hookups are available. Bathroom and showers aren't being kept clean - floors are muddy and littered. The shower water has an odor. The park also charges a $3/day fee to use A/C. Lots of standing water around the park means lots of bugs. Overall (from a park maintenance & upkeep perspective) it just feels like a place where the minimum amount of work to keep it going is being done, without much pride in the outcome. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were likely laid out several decades ago, so the width is tight now with slideouts. Only 1 section of full hookups. OK for a couple of nights. Access to Houghton Lake across the road for boating, but no beach here. Just your basic northern campground, with majority seasonals, and a couple of large grassy areas for playground/sports. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older campground with grass sites, dirt roads, and fairly close sites and a lot of full timers. The showers are individual rooms that looked rather old, so we didn't use them. The bathrooms were clean and freshly painted. The rate is the Passport rate with an additional $3/day for A/C. We stayed here 3 days. An okay place for a short stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park has new owners. The new owners are very friendly. Park is being upgraded with all new water, sewer, and 50 amp electric service. Quiet family atmosphere. State boat launch within walking distance across the street. I will stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.