We called and made a reservation about a week before our arrival. Since it was a holiday weekend they were pretty full, but they could accommodate us in "overflow", which has electric hook ups. When we arrived we were escorted through a beautiful campground surrounding a lake. We kept going and ended up in the middle of a full time trailer park that was really run down. I think some of the trailers had been there for 50 years. The only good part was they parked us next to the showers/restroom which were clean. We were never given any paperwork to explain the park or their activities. Very disappointed in the park, and never would stay in the "overflow" area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Interior roads were paved and sites were gravel and fairly level. The full hookups included strong 50-amp power and water. The previous review regarding high iron in the water is definitely valid - our hose had iron deposits all over it after a one-week stay and we did our laundry in town. This campground is one of the most accessible to the Henry Ford complex in the area. Spacing between sites was fairly good, and our site was long enough to accommodate our 40' motorhome and car. We would probably come back here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice level sites mostly in woods. Sites were too close together in some places. No room for even a picnic table and fire rings were dangerously close to trailers. Many permanent sites along the lake and they were larger sites. They also provided places for groups to camp together. Nice beach, boats to rent, etc. main attraction water slide was closed due to water levels being low when we were there. Had a nice store. We were there mainly to see Henry Ford Museum so we didn't spend a lot of time at the trailer but kids enjoyed the playground and the lake. Only problem is this campground opens it's facilities to the public for day use making the picnic grounds, beach and other facilities very crowded during the day but it is quiet in the evenings. We would go back when school is in session. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here for the month of July. Had full hook-ups in the section by the tennis court. This is a large park with fishing and swimming in their lakes. Full hook-up sites have paved sites and roads. Take note they allow tenters in the full hook-up area. Which means they throw their dirty dish water on the grass and draw bugs and flies. No trash pick up. Clothes lines all over the place. Looks like a Gypsy park in the summer. We will NOT be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here for two weeks in August 2009. Good paved roads and sites. Full hook-ups available. Sites are large with plenty of room for slides. The tent areas have the tall mature trees, but not the paved sites. There are two large lakes for swimming & fishing plus another two lakes for fishing. They have paddle boats, miniature golf and a full 27-hole golf course. Visitors must pay entrance fee and are NOT allowed to drive to the camp sites: they must park in the park's lot and walk in. Campfires are allowed, however NO PETS are allowed. Warning: the water here is VERY HIGH in iron so, if there are any leaks on your trailer you'll soon have a bright brown-orange drip marks showing up. (CLR seems to clean them off though). We were able to get about 15 TV channels very clearly using the standard outside TV antenna on top the trailer. Would return and will. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a wonderful park with plenty of things for the family to enjoy (several lakes, playgrounds and a golf course). The rate for a paved full hookup site w/sewer was only 24.00 a night the weekend we camped!!! Amazing. Bathrooms are very clean! Only reason I rated only an 8 was ALL the trees in the RV area are all new so there is no shade at all. They also do not allow dogs during the peak summer months. That fact alone is a plus for some people, but my two labs would disagree. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It's a pretty park with many mature trees. They are making quite a few updates. The one bath house in the park is new with very nice, private showers - some with toilets. The negatives outweigh the positives though. Many sites are very uneven, and I couldn't get my trailer completely level. Also, there is no playground, although the campground was full of kids. People were literally stumbling down the streets drunk our first night. There were many vault toilets which could be smelled a couple of sites away. Overall, we were not impressed and won't be heading back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is not that great. It is clean, but the sites are mostly sunny. You definitely do not get the "camping" feeling being here. The beach was the biggest disappointment of all. It is basically a grassy area that had a small patch of sand put there. The swimming area is marked off with buoys and it is small. The bathrooms were clean but there was NO HOT WATER AT ALL. Their electrical outlet would not support the amount of electricity that my pop up camper needed to run lights, fans, etc., so it kept overloading. Not the best experience. We left a day early. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Sites are big and campground clean. The reason I gave the mid-grade was the bathroom. They were not clean and there was no hot water in the shower. I know it is a state park, but bugs everywhere all the time is too much. People were nice. The roads were in good shape for a state Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly nice state park. The sites for the most part are fairly large but some are wide and not to deep. The bathhouses could use an updating but where kept clean most of the time. There are two bathhouses and several vault toilets throughout the park. The bathhouses close November 1st as the campground is opened all year. There are horseshoe pits, basketball court, volleyball court and a playground area down by the beach. Not the nicest of beaches mostly grass and not much sand. The lake has very good fishing and there is a canoe rental for canoeing on the lake and Huron River. Very nice canoing river. Over all the park is usually very quiet. The fire rings are large and can hold a good fire. Most of them are placed away from the campers depending on how you set up. Lots of nice hiking trails for those who like to hike. We camp here several times a year and find it a very enjoyable experience. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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Unfortunately, this was the only park available in close proximity to a family member residing near Detroit. We do not usually stay in state parks, however, we decided to make a reservation at the welcome center as we entered Michigan. It took many hours to get through to make the reservation. Upon arrival at the park, we were charged $96.00 for only 4 nights. We had no water or sewer for our motorhome. We had to move our motorhome 3 times to find a site that would be near the electric hook-up. We were charged extra fees because we were not Michigan residents, and these fees included daily park passes (one for each day) on both the motorhome and our tow vehicle. After traveling over 10,000 miles over a 6 month period, this was the worst park we ever found. We wrote
to the State of Michigan complaining of the park but, of course, received no response. There were only 4 showers for over 100 campsites. Hazardous fire pits were only a few feet from our motorhome. We assumed no one would be stupid enough to start a fire near the rear of our motorhome (and gas tank); however, we had to report such a fire to the ranger. We were told that such a fire was allowed in the State of Michigan, and he could not ask the people responsible to put out the fire. Needless to say, we will never visit a Michigan State Park again! We camped here in a camper.