This campground was well worth the price. The staff was extremely nice. The sites are well-maintained and spacious. The clubhouse, pool, and laundry are modern and spotless. The area has wonderful running/ bike trails. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely grounds, large concrete sites. Reliable electricity, and great Wi-Fi. We're spending 10 days here, including Labor Day weekend. Lots of kids and dogs, all well-behaved. An absolute pleasure! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great RV park. It reminds me of camping on a golf course. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the sprinkler system keeps the grass green. There are larger trees on the outside of the park that provide some evening shade especially along the west and north west sides of the park. They have recently revised the water supply for the sprinkler system so there is no longer any iron rich water making new stains. The groundskeeper was in the process of removing the iron deposits from the site sign posts. The owner/manager is there from early morning and we seen him there at pool closing time. The playground is the best one I have ever seen at a campground. There is a soft rubber mat that covers the ground below the equipment it feels like you are walking on a sponge. The duck shaped pool is great. There is a waterfall umbrella in the kids shallow end with the duck's feet being a separate hot tub. The pool felt warm and was heated. The clubhouse would be great for a small gathering separate room for video games, and several coin operated washers and dryers. Camp store located in the office provided those items we often forget. Cable TV, city water and sewer at each site was great. Both 30 and 50 amp RV plugs, plus an extra 15 amp on the pole. I wish you could upload pictures here the ones they provide on the website don't do the facility justice. We will definitely be back. This is the best park we have stayed at in our 3 years of camping!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean, modern facility. Friendly staff, who guided us not only to our site, but assisted in getting the trailer backed onto the site. Trash was picked up regularly. Pool area was kept up well, and the adult swim hours were much appreciated. Being located across the road from Michigan's Adventure was an added bonus. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice wide sites, plenty of room between RV's for privacy. Beautiful landscaping and pool area. Great for families. Lots of room for big rig maneuvering. Great paved streets and paved sites with fire rings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a kid's "heaven". Clean, safe, lots of family activities. Since we have no children and were coming 4th of July we requested a site far from the activities and were nicely accommodated. Large grassy sites, immaculate grounds, surprisingly quiet considering it was the 4th of July weekend. Open sites for good satellite service, 50 amps, level pads. This is definitely a place we will return to when visiting Michigan. Our rate was higher because of holiday - worth it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was very clean, but no shade at all. It is a newer park so that will change over time when the trees grow in. I wasn't a big fan of all of their strict rules though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean, very secure CG. When we checked in, we were escorted to our site. Their store is nicely stocked, with a LOT of snacks and a few RV supplies. Attendants were very nice, as were the very unique "duck" shaped pool and kiddie area. Basketball court and shuffleboard areas were well kept. The CG is directly across the street from the Michigan Adventure Park; however, you can only vaguely hear the coasters and faint crys from the coaster goers. The only three negatives to mention were the horseshoe pits were in need of some TLC, kind of weedy. There are only 27 trees on the interior of the property and with approx 157 sites, that doesn't allow for a lot of shade. The exterior of the facility is very nicely lined with trees however. Finally there is no dog park, but this is a pet friendly facility. I would definitely return to this beautiful complex. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pricey, but AWESOME! My kids now compare every campground to Duck Creek. Concrete pads were beyond awesome and super level; Staff was EXTREMELY helpful, first when helping us back in and making sure that we had every inch available for our "patio" and ESPECIALLY when my son decided to attempt a reverse cannonball and split his chin on the pool deck. No hesitation as they rushed to help us to send us to the hospital. LOVE the ice and firewood delivery. I wish my laundry room at home was as nice as theirs. There only faults are the sprinklers that surprise you at the strangest times and leave rust on your trailer, which is easily cleaned up with rust remover and their quiet time and strict visitor kick-out being 10pm. We cannot wait to stay their again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park and family friendly. We appreciate the zero entry toddler pool and playground for our little guy. The evening pool and hot tub rules are great. We liked being able to go in the hot tub without kids and teenagers crashing in the pool/hot tub. It's quite peaceful and beautiful, too. Everything is very clean, new and well manicured. If you have a pet, the dog ranch is next door, too. Great location across from Michigan Adventures and a well equipped camp store. Our only complaint, no shade because it is a newer park. In a few years when the trees grow, it will be perfect! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place but it is a new campground. All sites are full hook ups and this is Wi-Fi through the park. Pool area and lodge very nice. There are very helpful people here escort to your site, and they help guide you in. We used this to go to Michigan Adventure, but hope to come back here to see more of the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this park, large, wide open sites, friendly staff, quiet, all the amenities we need. Would give this park a 10 if check-in time was earlier than 2 p.m. When we're just doing short hops between parks, an earlier check-in is more suitable to our travel style. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is A+. The cement sites are level and very wide. They have done this park right. There are green lawns between the sites and tall trees are in the right spots. The satellite/Wi-Fi signals are perfect. You can use the Wi-Fi all day at no cost. The store at the office is a little weak, but town is close by. There are golf courses 5 minutes away. The big amusement park is across the street and we thought that might be a problem, but "across the street" meant several 100 yards away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What can you say? There are very few flaws in this campground: full 50 amp hookups, 50 channel cable TV, WI-FI, easy satellite reception, cement pads, beautiful landscaping, and Michigan Adventure Amusement Park across the street. I can come up with a few personal preferences including more shade trees and a town nearby, but the park is a spectacular modestly priced high end campground. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just spent the July 4th week at Duck Creek. Overall a nice park that really caters to the "resort" feel. Nicely sized sites w/ concrete pads and fire pit. Daily trash pick-up, really nice pool w/ wading pool for kids as well as a hot-tub for the adults. Also nice, was a 2 hour (9-11pm) adults only pool time. Some adults in the pool in outside of those times should have really waited until the 9pm time if you know what I mean; they were shocked and upset that they were being splashed (while in the pool) by kids! Kind of funny. But I digress, nice park if your into the "resort" thing. We did notice the "2 old guys running around all day on golf carts" but never saw them yelling at any kids. I'd recommend this to park to others. Not a bad experience at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent campground. The only drawbacks or comments for improvement are: 1) Most of the sites are not shaded, only the ones along the perimeter close to the treeline are. 2) Very few activities by the campground. The sites are big, paved and flat. Even the fire ring is poured concrete. Pool is great, showers and restrooms are clean and staff was helpful with backing into your site. Location is good for touring anywhere around the Muskegon, MI area and it is literally across the street from Michigan Adventures, which was a blast. I would definitely stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just returned from a week at Duck Creek. Pros: Beautiful campground, great pool, clean facilities, amazing campsites, utilities great, strong Wi-Fi, very quiet, great playground. Cons: RULES RULES RULES! Showed up 90 minutes before designated checkin, they charged me $4.50. Two very old angry men driving golf carts all day, working dawn to midnight. They need to be Wal-Mart greeters instead. Scolded about my daughter being at the pool with another family. They post rules and they mean it. They were friendly when our car broke down and needed repair, but it was rather chaotic for a few minutes while trying to please everyone. Another thing, beautiful check in building, but sells nothing worthwhile! Only mass amounts of junk candy. I need newspaper, coffee, MILK, the regular stuff. I was pleased to see tons of dogs, so very pet friendly. My final complaint: yesterday they had Public Safety Awareness. FIVE firetrucks, ambulances, etc., drove up and down the campground for 15 minutes lights/sirens BLAZING. It scared my dog to death. So unnecessary: at first I thought someone had drowned. I will go back, but beware of the angry old men workers. They will yell at your kids and like it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our rate reflects a holiday weekend and a Good Sam Discount. This is a very well maintained RV resort. Very family oriented, with pool hours for everyone. Adults 9-11 in the hot tub. This is a clean and well manicured resort with easy access, wide roads, wide sites that are sculptured for a picnic patio with fire rings at each site. Although a little high in price we do realize that this is a very seasonal area. The staff have all been friendly and helpful. If we return to this area we will definitely consider this a place to stop. This resort is located approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan beaches in Muskegon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects week stay with Good Sam discount. Outstanding RV resort. Was beautifully landscaped, with large sites, level concrete pads, wonderful pool and spa, friendly staff, free rock-solid Wi-Fi. 2011 is their third season. On Saturday night you can sort of hear the dirt track racers about a half-mile up the road, and most days you can sort of hear the folks screaming on the roller coasters across the street. Easy satellite access from most sites. We'll certainly be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent destination type park. Restrooms, showers, pool all extremely clean and well cared for. Probably the nicest landscaping and lawn of any park we have stayed at. Large playground for children. Across the road from Michigan Adventure Land and a close enough drive to all of Muskegon sights and activities. We will definitely be returning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was a first rate park. Water, electric, and sewer work great. The parking pads were concrete and large enough for our 32 foot RV and truck. Their isn't much shade right now but as the trees get bigger their will be. The staff I think did a good job and suggested some places to eat which turned out to be very good. Out behind the pool they are making a lake that at a later date will have lake front sites as the attendant was telling us. It would have been nice if a person could have gotten coffee in the morning at the store but at this time they don't have a coffee machine, but they told us that is in the future. Only being the second season they are finding out what people would like. We stayed on our way to upper Michigan for two nights and like it so well we stayed one night on our way home. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall the facilities were nice and clean and the recreation was OK. There was a pool and playground for the kids but not much else. It didn't appear that there was any designated dog walk available. This would have been a nice campground, but in this case there was a staff member who seemed to enjoy driving around in the afternoons and evenings and giving the campers a bad time. Because of this I don't intend to return to this campground and cannot recommend it to others. There are other options nearby that would be much better for families. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Everything about the campground was excellent, nice pool, nice laundry, good electricity, etc. The downfall was the campers we were beside were a group and partied loudly until 2 & 3 AM every night. I don't think the park is monitored during the night for noise and that ruined our visit there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is immaculate! The pool, the laundry, the clubhouse, the grounds, all of which exceeded our expectations! The service was like none we have ever experienced before! The friendliness of every staff person we came across was above and beyond. The layout of the sites were well thought out with plenty of space for everything. The sites are large with plenty of play space for the children and dog:) This will definitely be an annual visit for us! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here for a second time this summer while visiting Muskegon's Michigan's Adventure Park. This is the main attraction to this location. It's right across the street. There isn't much else in terms of entertainment here, and the campground doesn't have events every weekend like other resorts we've stayed at for this kind of money. This is a two year old high end - family friendly - RV Resort that is fully paved throughout. It's large enough for our 41' Cyclone, with nice green grass between sites. Sites don't have many trees yet, but I understand they are working on adding them to the resort over time. Huge playground and sandbox are a hit with younger kids. The large clubhouse houses clean restrooms, and some arcade games. Large zero edge duck shaped pool with kiddie fountain has a separate area for older children as well Huge hot tub can fit 18 guests I bet. It's a gated resort for everyone's safety. The staff is very friendly. While not originally golf cart friendly, they are now. Wi-Fi worked well in all the locations we've stayed at. We will certainly stay here again, but wished they had more themed weekend events like many of the other resorts we've "camped" at. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this park. The sites are level and wide with patios and a parking place for your vehicle. Nice wide interior roads. It was well thought out when designed. The cable and Wi-Fi were good. It is a couple of miles outside of Muskegon but not too far to be an annoyance. The check in people were friendly also. Nothing to dislike about this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. New, has plenty of room, good WiFi, friendly staff, and is kid friendly. Be careful however. The check in parking lot is small, and medium and big rigs have trouble, especially if you are towing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like everyone has said, this park is new and very modern with full hook-ups, cable TV and fast WiFi all included in the price. There's plenty of grass between sites. The pool, hot tub and kiddie pool are located next to the club house and showers, and is very clean. The only surprise we had is that over the weekend this park was maybe 1/3 filled. The State Park in Grand Haven was bumper to bumper when we drove through. So maybe it's the cost keeping people away. There's a dirt race track 1/2 mile away and Saturday night is race night. We would definitely stay here agin. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We love this park, the staff is friendly and the restrooms are always clean. They have made some rule changes this year that will help with unruly children and too many visitors. They are always improving the lots and made some drainage changes this winter that will help with ponding water. It rained really hard the last night here and we were happy to see such good drainage. Growing and improving is their way of life. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
An ideal resort. Brand new: just opened Spring 2009. This resort was well thought out. Each site has an extended concrete pad to park your tow vehicle or toad. It also includes a concrete patio with a built in firepit in the one part of the patio. The electric box, water and cable are all located at the back of the pad with the sewer hookup in the middle of the length of the pad. Clubhouse is beautiful with great pool. Laundry room has 4 washers and 4 dryers: $1.50 to wash and $1.00 to dry. And, of course, new units. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground. The staff was friendly. The sites were spacious. The pool area was clean. The bathrooms were clean. They have the nicest sites I've ever seen: full cement for your rig and a vehicle, along with a cement patio. Also have a very nice basketball court, a nice shuffle board court, good shuffle board court. Now for what I think they need. Add another pool table in the club house. When they add more sites: they'll need another bath house. Another pool would be good if they add another 100 sites or so. I heard talk they were going to add more sites when they finish the 5-acre lake. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is very nice, and new. However there are always kids running around unsupervised, thus making it no better than any other campground. They definitely need to add another bath house, and exterior lighting throughout the campground. There were heavy rains during our stay, and we were lucky to be on a higher area of the grounds. We observed several sites flooded by the rains. It is doubtful we will ever return; however, the office staff seems very nice. Finding a clean toilet was a crapshoot, no pun intended, due to the fact the only restroom is by the swimming pool, with a bunch of sloppy kids running around. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first visit to this campground. This campground is what every campground should be. It is a new campground and a lot of thought was given to what they wanted the result to be. Friendly accommodating people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We took three young (9,7,7) granddaughters to Michigan Adventure and Water Park across the street but they liked the RV park's pool the best. Could have saved $130 by just forgetting Michigan Adventure. Duck Creek has one of the cleanest bathrooms I have seen. I gave all three girls a shower in their own stalls - no problem. They liked the play area and I felt safe letting them go on their own although we were parked close enough to see them. Nice picnic tables and noticed workers washing them down after a camper left. Nice cement fire pits too. No fast food around. Have to go one exit North on 31 to get a Mickey D's. Close to Grand Haven which has a wonderful downtown. Took girls horseback riding. They loved that. Would come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is brand new everything, nice cement parking spots w/ fire pits. There are very few shady sites. RULES! RULES! RULES! When our 70 year old parents visited for dinner at our site, they had to park way up front and walk back to our site, even though there was plenty of room for them to have parked on our site. Within five minutes of being there, camp official came over and scolded us for not having our well-behaved dog on a leash, even though there were two other dogs across the way rough-housing and running loose. Rules are necessary in any public arena, but WOW!, we don't feel like being puppets when camping. Based on our experience, I rate it a ZERO; based on the physical facilities, I rate it an eight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a a great new facility. We stayed 2 nights and spent the day at Michigan Adventure. These guys are very meticulous at least for the time being. Every site is cleaned after each departure, and if you don't like the sound of leaf blowers at 8:30AM, stay away from the pool sites. Great fun for the kids with a very active play area with lots of kids, yet plenty of quiet areas if you don't want to hear kids all day. Pool area is very clean and strictly enforced for no kids without someone over 16 with them. They also are quick to boot the kids at 9PM for the last 2 hours. Trash is picked up anytime between the hours of 8:00AM ad 6PM, and they also deliver wood to your sites. I did notice some recent flooding of areas to the east of the pool area, but they were working on this. And it looks like it was only a matter of hours not days. Expect this place to become quite popular, so enjoy it while it is still quiet and private. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
New, gated (you get a key card on check-in to open the entrance gate) RV “Resort” north of Muskegon near Michigan Adventures amusement park. All sites are FHU with 30 & 50 amp plug-ins and cable TV. Sites are generously sized, but as the park is brand new, the grass still needs some time to come in completely and thicken up in some areas. Each site has a concrete pad with a metal lined, concrete fire pit. Our site was level side to side, and slightly low in the back. The pool area is nice, but the water temperature could have been a few degrees warmer for our tastes; the hot tub was large and of a reasonable temperature (hot, but not too…). The kids play park looked nice & well kept. The office / store area was smaller and stocked with food stuffs, snacks, drinks, etc. They sell bundles of wood for $4 each – all three bundles we bought were wet and made an unsatisfactory, smoky fire. We were there for four days over the 4th of July weekend; the park was quiet, and the one time that someone decided to begin their own fireworks show at their site, the park owners were there immediately with a reminder that fireworks of any kind, were not allowed in the park. The park owners were also at the gate on Sunday, collecting key cards and directing traffic as folks left for home. There was some noise from the amusement park, but it was not unreasonable or irritating. If the owners can maintain the condition of the park, keep it clean and keep the family atmosphere, they should do well for the foreseeable future. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great family friendly RV park. Just returned from a 4 night stay at Duck Creek. We had been excited about staying here after hearing of their opening this year. We have come to Muskegon every year for 6 years and have stayed everywhere. The Sites: We were very pleased with the park only which had been open for about 6 weeks when we visited. The park is well laid out and it was nice that they left some mature trees around some of the sites. Many of the sites are, however, in the open. Most sites on the outside ring do back up to trees and/or wooded areas, which were nice. Sites are all paved with cement campfire rings. The shape of the paved sites is great, allowing ample space to park your vehicle while still allowing much room for your patio, which I find unique to this park. Amenities: The playground is awesome and is very suitable for young and older children alike. Instead of being situated on chips or gravel or sand, it is on that nice “rubber mat” material – alleviating the need for me to “clean out shoes” of chips, sand or gravel debris. My kids had a great time there. The basketball court was well done and professional. The park also offers volleyball, horseshoes and an arcade all were nice. The internet access was great and always working! The pool is great, and has a nice mushroom water feature and I love how the lower end is “walled” off from the deeper end for safety. Pool was meticulously maintained and very nice with ample chairs. My kids loved the pool and I never felt crowded. Shower/Bath house: This was also meticulously maintained and was clean every time we visited. Was surprised at the number of bathroom stalls (I think only 5) for the size of the park; thought there should be more. Never a wait though. Location/MI Adventure: Just a couple miles off the highway, the location was great, right across the street from MI Adventure. Wish the campground coordinated better with MI Adventure for discount tickets, early entry, shuttles, etc. That would make a big difference. I think this park is great and has even better potential once all the grass comes in. If you are looking for a well maintained family friendly RV park near many great attractions and amenities, this is the park for you! We have planned another trip for next year already to Duck Creek! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This resort was awesome: staff was friendly, pool was warm, what more can you ask for? We went to the "Summer Celebration" in Muskegon most nights; this is the only full hookup resort in all of Muskegon. It was perfect: Pop Evil, Saving Abel, Joan Jet, Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, Billy Squier, Heart, Shinedown and lots more (some country too). Our son is too young for Michigan Adventure yet but when he is old enough: the park during the day and Concerts at night. Then we get to come back to a beautiful campsite! There are a few things that need to be adjusted, don't get me wrong it wasn't 100% but it is their first season. I would suggest: shower doors and benches, garbage boxes (like at the Marina), a swing set and a set dog-walk area. The grass isn't fully in yet but you can tell they spent allot of money to get what they had, and in the future it will be lush grass! But what great service: they delivered our ice, the owners came out in their golf carts and talked to us multiple times to make sure everything was great, and it was! This will be an every year "Summer Celebration" for us. I just hope Muskegon doesn't change their concerts! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a brand new rv resort only opened a couple of weeks prior to our stay. The owners were awesome, checking on all the guests after severe storms rolled through during the night. All campsites include a paved driveway and patio area with a spot off to the side for parking a tow vehicle. The bathrooms and shower facilities are immaculate. The roads in the campground are all paved and perfect for bike riding with the little ones. Excellent playground for the kids and the pool was great for all ages. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and they even left in some of the old tall trees. I don't think they forgot a thing! The proximity to Michigan's Adventure cannot be beat, we were so close we could hear the screams from the roller coasters! This was the best campground in every respect that we ever been to. I highly recommend this campground to campers of all ages. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a brand new campground and they have done a wonderful job!!!! The personnel deliver a five star service. The grounds and activity areas were beautifully kept! They even deliver your firewood to your campsite and have curbside trash pick up!! There is so many things for the kids to do, our children were never bored!!! We were very impressed with the pool and playground area. They have something for all ages of kids!!! There are so many affordable things to go and see that are close by. We did visit the amusement park that is across the street but we also was able to see a WWII submarine, Coast Guard ship, WWII naval carrier, lighthouse and let's not forget the beautiful beaches!!! This was the cheapest week long vacation that our family has ever taken. Everything from the campground to area attractions was very affordable and we have a family of five. We will definitely be returning to this one!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was the best park we have ever stayed at. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The playground and sandbox was awesome. Everything was very clean, and the lots were magnificent. We were not packed in to our neighbor; we had lots of room (22 ft on both sides.) The pool and hot tub were absolutely wonderful. We let our 2 year old play on his scooter and not worry about him getting hit by cars. We would definitely come back. The owners have really put a lot of thought into making this a family friendly and safe park. IT IS A MUST SEE. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Awesome park !!! It is quite obvious that the owners put a great deal of thought in planning the resort. Everthing is first rate. We hated to leave. We will be returning and have already spread the word about this great new RV resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This being a brand new resort is only the beginning of how beautiful it will be. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing and the playground(even though we had no children) was awesome. I myself gave it try when no children were around. It is a great place to ride bikes the pool is decent size for the amount of sites. The sites I can not say enough about. Level, cement, patio and cement fire rig (safety!!). The staff was very polite and friendly. This will be one of our regular campsites for now. I don't want to share my site number cause I believe it was the best and want it every time I go(sorry). Even being right across from Michigan Adventure there was no noise problem. I wish them much luck and can't wait to see what they are adding cause we like to fish!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very newly opened RV park. All sites are cement pads and the park has paved roads. There is a wonderful playground for children with a soft cushioned surface. The pool holds 199 people and is heated and outdoors. There is also an 18 person outdoor hottub. There is a basketball court and shuffleboard. The clubhouse area has a pool table and an arcade type game room. The bathrooms were clean with very nice shower facilities. Of all the parks we have ever camped in, this was by far the nicest! The owners were on site and extremely helpful and friendly. The park is directly across the street from Michigan Adventures which has rides and a water park. This RV park is a must visit!!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
501 E. Western Ave, Muskegon MI. 49443. A nice park, somewhat sparse surroundings, clean bathrooms. Weak Wi-Fi; must be just outside the office or have a signal booster. Employees very friendly. Used Passport America for two days; balance was $27/night. No sewer, but there is a dump station. 50 Amp available for $5 extra/night. Near downtown Muskegon, a clean and nice town. Cell phone reception good. We would come here again, but just for a few days, because of lack of sewer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Road noise was very bad. Couldn't fish in the lake due to floating algae. Planning to get it cleaned out this year. Would stay there again, but ask for site further away from hwy 31. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at Lake Sch-Nepp-A-Ho Campground over the Fourth of July Weekend. We had a very pleasant experience. Our grandchildren had a wonderful time swimming and fishing. We found the campground and restrooms were kept very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful and patrolled the park at night. They even picked up our trash at our site. There is a bit of highway noise from the expressway, but over all, a very nice and clean campground and we highly recommend them. Our family has already made arrangements to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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I did not enjoy my stay here. I was ready to leave after the first night. The dump station was poorly kept and sloped away from the drain so my tanks took for ever to empty properly (if they even emptied completely). The lake was okay, although I would not swim in it. Dump service (aka the Honey Wagon) was expensive and they did not do weekenders. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No full hooks ups. The restrooms and showers were horribly unclean and there was only
one on the grounds. The dump station was not level so my tanks would not completely empty. Charged $6-$10 for dump service. Pull thru site was not at all
level. They even charged a $5 reservation fee! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for 2 nights in a pop-up with a slide-out. We had enough room for what we needed. The site was shaded, which was welcome given the hot days. At first I was hesitant to let the grandkids play without me tagging along. However, our site was centrally located and in view of the play areas. Moreover, the security was great. There was security at the entrance of the campground and at the jumping pillow, a popular place for kids. Security was located in view of the playground. I watched them watching the kids and was able to relax. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was the first time my grandkids fished; each caught several. The kids also liked swimming in the lake, which was warm. They went on the hayride and participated in the ice cream social. We had a campfire and roasted marshmallows. The bathrooms were clean. While the floors were sandy and wet in areas, I expected this given the lake and play areas. I would return to this campground again. The kids said they would go back there again too, which is a good recommendation since they are so picky. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The good - Very close to Michigan Adventures. The beach & water slides were very kid friendly. The Bad - First & foremost was the small lots. These were the smallest lots I have seen in 30+ years of camping. With the bed in our pop up pulled out, we were inches away from the bed in the pop up behind us. On the lot behind one of our group's site, they had a huge motor home back in, almost to the picnic table. When the motor home started up, the exhaust was on us while we were eating breakfast. The bathrooms were only cleaned once a day, so the paper towels were out most of the time. The road noise was quite loud. There seemed to be alot of people working there, but the late night noise was not controlled. My biggest complaint was the lot size. This is a KOA, the Hyatt of campgrounds. I would think there had to be a standard kept, that is why you are willing to pay more money. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Though the park was small, the atmosphere was great. The lake was clean, the fish were big, and the addition of some new swim platforms and bounce pillows made this a bit more fun for the kids than it would have been without them. Overall the park was small, and being so close to the interstate you did get a bit of road noise. Given that, we would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped with friends, and had 4 kids with us (ages 5-8). We went to nearby Michigan's Adventure. The campground is small with little for children to do (one bike trail, small beach, playground with small grassy area). Very close to highway 31. Mosquitos were very bad during our stay. Friendly staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Simply the worst camping experience of my life. During the day, it was as expected: a bit crowded but clean and fairly quiet. It began getting noisy as soon as the stated quiet hours (10:00) began. When I asked a very loud drinking group posted right behind our tent to keep it down (at 11:40), the loudest person there told me to pack up and go home if I didn't like it. He was the camp's owner. The parties lasted until past 3:00. We got no sleep and still haven't gotten our money back. We camped here in a Tent.
Not much to disagree with in the previous review, except that free Wi-Fi is available, though it might not cover the whole park. (We were fairly close to the office and had good signal). They expect $3 per person per day for visitors, but "the first half hour is free." We had plenty of visitors and never paid the fee. Lots of kids in the park who seemed to have a good time in the lake and riding the three-wheel rent-a-bikes. Everybody friendly and accommodating, good shade, daily at-site trash pickup, a tad noisy from highway noise and late-night happy folks (after quiet time). We camped here in a Motorhome.
PROS: Kitchen sink for doing dishes; nice bike/hiking path around pond; paddle boats/canoe/kayaks for rent; washer/dryer. CONS: sandy sites (very messy and trailer started to sink); sites are small, no where to park; dump station is right in front of bathrooms--kind of gross; not a lot to keep kids busy. KOA personnel zealous to enforce some rules but not all. Got very upset when someone came to visit us and didn't check in the office within 5 minutes, but let someone take a bath in the lake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Some staff were nice. Owners need lessons on dealing with the public. They say pets allowed but it was obvious they hate dogs. They would be better off to just ban pets. Our dog was chained at our site which was three sites from the office. I walked to the office to use the restroom (#1). I did my business and washed my hands- walked out of the door and the owner "accosted" me because my dog had barked at him as he passed my site. Only gone from my site for maybe 3 minutes. The sites are small and they put the largest units on each sites possible. Some people couldn't even park their tow vehicle on their site but had to park in the "visitor" parking area. The ground is sandy black dirt and is very messy especially when wet. For the kind of money they charge they should make improvements. In over 20+ years of camping this was overall the worst facility I have stayed at. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
The site was filthy, tiny. Apparently on the beach meant 'overlooking swamp'. On the site next to us there were at least 10 loud people and a barking dog. You can see and hear the highway, there isn't much to do. The bathroom wasn't clean, the shower was tiny, dark, and had standing water. It was awful. We paid for 3 nights but on the first night called a relative to have them book a site at Silver Lake State Campground. Campground refused refund, then relented and said we could have a partial refund and campground credit. However upon checkout we got neither! Silver Lake campsite HUGE, beautiful and just what we wanted. We camped here in a Tent.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Though the sites are not as large, I found this campground to be well maintained and staffed. We found that the campground was quiet at night while we were there. However, other than renting a paddle boat or a canoe, there were not a lot of things for younger children to do other than a small playground across the road and a basketball hoop. Otherwise, it is very close to the Michigan Adventure Amusement Park and a good place to relax after a long day of rollercoasters and water rides. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was a typical overpriced, under maintained KOA. Roads were gravel/dirt. Sites were grass/dirt and small. There were lots of trees. The park is on a small lake and has a walking trail around the lake. The park was full of kids and tents, not a place for anyone looking for a quite place to relax. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was a disappointment in many ways. Sites advertised as on the water are really, at best, only water view through dense foliage, and there are very few of these. This is an older state park that was not designed for big rigs. It was hard to negotiate the campground roads with a 37' motorhome plus toad. The sites are very small and close together. In addition to the $30 camping fee, Michigan fleeces tourists by charging a park access fee, $30 for the year or a daily rate which was $8, so camping here was really $38. I also found the website for the Michigan State Parks to be very user unfriendly and lacking in essential information. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the lakefront site a mile or so north of the riverfront site. Lucked out with a very nice walk-up site 200' from the beach. Sites were un-level hard packed sand and very shady just behind the dunes. Nice stairs to beach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the campground Pleasant. It was one of the quietest state parks we have ever visited. Pets were present but none were unruly as in some parks. The campsites are mostly sandy and that sand is very dirty. The asphalt pads are nice but, at 10 foot wide, your picnic table neither fits on the pad or else is not under your awning. Lots of pull through sites. Channel campground loop 1 was our favorite. Channel campground had a lot of rigs. Our stay was pleasant. Not the best ever but not bad either. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in the "Channel Campground" and loved it. Great paved pads to park on, great fire rings, great location right on the channel between Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. Great walking trails. Very clean and "nautical" feel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You won't find many campers here mid week in the middle of April. For the price one might expect at least a few more threaded faucets. There were non. Had to use the water thief one of the few taps available. Very time consuming. Large well spaced sites. At least 20amp power would have been nice for the price too. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in the Channel Campground, 1st loop. There are some sites that have a view of the channel. The Channel Campground, 2nd loop have some sites that have a view of Muskegon Lake. We drove through the Lake Michigan Campground section which is more wooded, but didn't care for it as much. The sites seemed smaller to us. We also noticed there were more tents there than anything else. We would recommend staying in either of the Channel loops. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Decent enough facilities for a state park, in a very attractive area of the country, but the roads in the area (including the highly touted scenic drive) are pathetic to the point of being dangerous. The residents of Michigan should be ashamed and should demand action. If they're that lacking for public funds, I would donate to the cause. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped in the channel campground section of this park. The lake campground section is down the road about 2 miles. We had a site overlooking Muskegon Lake. We really liked the area, being able to enjoy both Muskegon lake and Lake Michigan. They are having problems with pine beetles and a lot of the pine trees have been cut down and left for campers to use as firewood. Fortunately there are oak and cottonwood trees, so there is still shade. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is the channel campground and the Lake Michigan campground. We've stayed at the Lake Michigan campground once and it was a bit hilly on some sites. Our favorite part is the Channel campground. You can watch the big ships come in from Lake Michigan to Muskegon Lake. You can swim in Muskegon Lake or Lake Michigan. The beaches are very nice. Lots of sand dunes and such to play in. This is one of our favorites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We decided at the last minute to book this park. Which as I can see now, we were fortunate to get a site. The rest of the summer weekends are pretty well booked. It is a nice wooded state park, with not much privacy between sites. But that did not bother us. The sites that back up to the creek are some of the largest in the park. We stayed for six days and wish it could have been more. Although we have a full bathroom in our TT, my husband liked to use to parks shower facilities. He said they were super clean and liked the individual shower rooms. There is Lake Michigan access right at the end of the first loop. Great if you have kids, you don't have to pack them into the car to drive to the beach. It was too cold for swimming during our stay, but the views and sunset evenings were spectacular. They have a very nice and informative nature center. We stayed during the week after Memorial Day, so there may have been a total of 25 campers staying in the park. We parked out tow vehicle on the site next to ours, since it was so empty. The next day the ranger asked us to move it. That was no problem, but I thought it was funny when she said she was going to knock on our camper door at 2:30 am to ask us to move it. So glad she waited. There is shopping within five miles and a Naval museum that has submarine tours close, as well. We will come back for sure!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of my favorite state parks. Many of the sites on the south loop are large, wooded and have a wooded buffer or creek behind them. The Lake Michigan beach stretches for miles and is not busy. There are several trails to hike although it would be nice if it was clearer where they are and if they were named on the park map. There is a golf course right next to the park and the Whippy Dip Ice cream place down the road. It is very quiet at night. There are groceries and shopping very close by if needed. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We absolutely loved this State Park. You don't get full hook-ups at most of the State Parks, but the sanitation station was easily accessible and we did have electricity. We had one of the larger sites, which gave us plenty of room for our RV, and we had woods behind us. There were no trees in between our sites to separate us from the people next to us, but that wasn't a problem for us. The volunteer hosts were extremely friendly. The beach is easy to get to, and you just can't beat Lake Michigan. We walked to the beach one day and rode our bikes to the public picnic area another day. Our boys are already begging to go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice large park. Sites were very spacious with nice fire rings. Bathrooms were clean but they seemed to clean them at the oddest times (when you get up in the morning). Beach is beautiful, only complaint is the long walk to the beach through the trail. Kids loved playing in the creek. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We really enjoyed our brief (2 days) here at Hoffmaster State Park! The people are very friendly and the staff keep the facilities up well. Thankfully the restrooms weren't too far away. We were just minutes away from the sand dunes and loved being able stay in a wooded area. It was pure fun! We camped here in a Tent.
This is what camping is all about. Beautiful beach, spacious sites, sure you're camping on dirt but the setting is perfect. Great family spot. Close to civilization but you feel secluded. Not very good park programs, though, "rangers" very young and not good at it yet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gorgeous state park on Lake Michigan. Camping fee doesn't include daily park access fee of $8 or purchase an annual pass for $29 (less for MI residents) which provides access to all MI state parks. Easy online registration includes descriptions of each site. Campground is located in an 1100 acre state park, with tall forests, just a short walk to beach and monstrous wooded dunes. Bath houses super modern, clean, and accessible. Most sites huge, shady, level with sand/dirt surface and 30 or 50 AMP hookup. Water nearby, no sewer hookups. No low brush but some privacy created by sites being spaced well apart. New playground, hiking trails adjacent. Park's education center fun and informative. Don't skip the stair walk to viewing platform on top of 200-foot dune overlooking Lake Michigan. We didn't care for the nearby city of Muskegon. Grand Haven, 10 minutes south, was fun. Less than one hour to dune rides/Jeep rentals in Silver Lake. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very nice State Park featuring forest covered dunes along nearly 3 miles of Lake
Michigan shore. While here we visited the Gillette Visitor Center which is very nice with lots of information regarding the dunes. Nice hiking trails heading toward Lake Michigan. Clean bath houses! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The family that run this place are very friendly but this place really needs some updating. The bathrooms are dark, dirty and old. The flies are over running the place, mostly because of the animals on-site. The campground is facing a swamp. The electric hook ups aren't adequate, our circuit breaker kept tripping, as did our neighbors. The cost wasn't bad if it was just 2 of us but we had to pay extra,$8.50 each per night, for our 2 children because they were teens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was what it advertised, but then again it wasn't. There were playgrounds for the kids. They looked very old and lots of the equipment was in the water because of the changing water levels. Our three year old couldn't play on any of it because it was all for older kids. There is easy access to a very nice lake across the road with a small beach. However the lake that the campground (and play equipment) is on isn't clean enough for human use. Spots weren't ideal for RV's but they could be made to fit (ie. not level and very sandy and hilly). If you were tenting or boating/fishing this would have been a great spot, but it wasn't for us. We will not stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very poorly run campground. They don't mow the sites and grass was very long. Restroom needs a major update. We were told to pick any one of two sites we wanted. The next day we were told we had to move over one site. Playground equipment was in water. There was no place for the kids to swim due to weeds in water. Would not stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.