This small campground is in the natural setting of the Upper Peninsula, which is noted for its very rustic environment. It is situated eight miles outside of the village of Newberry where fuel and provisions are available. The campground is simple and basic with large roomy sites that have shared services. Most were very well shaded. We found the laundry to be small but adequate. The showers and restrooms appeared to be old but clean. Although we had been informed that mosquito's were frequently problematic we had no issues with them during our stay. We went berry picking on their nature trail and were not bothered there either. The campground owner was cheerful, very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. She went out of her way to help us solve a small problem with our e-mail and was most accommodating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice park...it advertises Wi-Fi but you can only get it near the office. The sites are all grassy which are not hard to level the motorhome. Other than that I would stay here again if in the area. Owners are on site and very helpful and nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very large sites but, there is no 50 amp service on any site. The parks website does not mention 50 amp sites. We had 3 sites and found a lot of nearby attractions. All campsites are grass and our full hookup sites were about 70 feet long and very wide. Since the summer can be very hot, the lack of 50 amps to run two A/C units could be a problem. That area also has a lot of large mosquitoes. The parks website advises you to bring bug spray. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this is a nice campground. It is pretty remote but that aspect is good. The sites are level with lots of space in between. Caution, the wifi is not secure. You should be concerned if you transmit any passwords or other confidential information. Wifi speed was slow and signal strength was very low. Fairly good cable television. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our first time camping and the owners were really very helpful and offered a lot of suggestions, so right off the bat, we'd go back just because of the hospitality. Centrally located to things we wanted to see. Campground is very clean and well taken care of. Cell phone service with Verizon is very spotty. We were on the rear side of the park with lots of shade, nice grassy sites. Sometimes we could get the Wi-Fi at our site and sometimes we had to move closer. Owners explained that they are limited to just being able to have satellite service and IT can be iffy at times too. I was totally surprised by the attitude of some campers and how the owners are blamed for lack of cell phone service. We'll go back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is for pull through water and 30 amp electric site with SKP discount, but with an additional $2 for use of our air conditioner. Access roads gravel, some dust, and sites are fairly level grass. Outside loop has an evergreen tree that needs to be trimmed that pinches you between a fence and the tree. Had a power interruption twice during our stay. Restrooms and laundry are centrally located, $1.50 per load to wash. Satellite reception okay at a number of the sites, but Verizon reception very poor. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Previous post was correct in every aspect. Manager advised that Passport America discount was not available during October as they had to make every buck they could when we checked in but did not mention when I called 15 minutes previous. Roads were dusty, and all full hookup sites were taken by seasonal campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had stayed here also in August but when it came time to leave we had truck trouble. We were headed to Canada for a fly in fishing trip. The owners 'came to our rescue' by finding another site for us in their park (our full hook up was taken starting that day) and even took us to town so we could get groceries as we had not planned on taking anything to Canada with us. When the truck finally was ready to go (and we'd rearranged our trip to Canada to the following week), the owners allowed us to park our rig off site for the time we were gone and then on our return trip we stayed another couple of nights before heading back home. This is a VERY nice place; clean, well kept, family oriented AND QUIET. We will be back and have recommended to many others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After reading previous reviews, we expected this mat-phobic park to be green and lush. It wasn’t. Our “green” space was so weedy and dirty we really needed to put out our small mat, but we opted to follow the rules. Speaking of rules, this place does have a lot, but that didn’t really bother us, until the owner came out of nowhere as we were filling a small bucket of water to wash our windshield. She “reminded” us that no rig washing was allowed, and when we assured her we were just going to clean the swarm of dead UP bugs off our windshield she didn’t apologize. The voltage was so low that it got scary. We must have been in a “lucky” site as we were able to pickup Wi-Fi during its limited hours of operation. AT&T cell service was sketchy. To top things off, two little campers from across the way frequently knocked on our door wanting to be entertained. This place might have been fine for one night. But after staying for five, we wore out our welcome and won’t be returning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped at two parks in the area and this was the best in the area. Clean and well kept. The Clementz's were friendly and accommodating. It felt like home and we appreciated their thoughtfulness. Look forward to going back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is our last SKP discount park before heading into Canada. We have been very pleased with our stay. The sites are very large (we have a 40' 5th wheel with 3 sl) and pull through. It is a very scenic, clean park and a large book exchange in the lobby area. Contrary to other remarks we didn't find the rules threatening at all. Very close proximity to many attractions. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After reading the previous 2 reviews (I think they only gave this park a single star rating), we thought about passing this park by, but I’m glad we read the OTHER reviews too. Park and facilities are immaculate; you would never know that there are just two people running it. We had a lovely HUGE full hook up site shaded with pine trees. Also had cable TV hook up. We believe that some people who have an issue with rules just don’t realize how hard it is to maintain an RV park and have a problem with rules to begin with…or they don’t read the rules and therefore make their OWN problems. We encountered no problems during our 3 day stay (other than the next door campers without their dog on a leash, running around which was quickly corrected). It is centrally located to all the attractions and things to do on the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. We will recommend to others. Our Verizon cell didn’t work here but worked closer to town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean quiet park with wide long spaces. Good satellite reception but no internet or phone. Very polite friendly owner. Convenient location for visiting the area attractions. PA rate for 2 nights of 4 we stayed. Good park layout. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After making a reservation at this campground, we arrived to find our assigned site had not been vacated yet. There were no other full-hookup sites available and the previous occupants were not in the campground. We were told we would to take another site without sewer and cable or one without sewer and water because we "had to move" out of the drive. Owners offered no apologies and we took another site for one night. This park seems to have LOTS of rules for a somewhat primitive campground. Access roads are a little tight for a big rig, and can be congested if more than one RV is coming or going at a time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would not stay at this CG unless I had no other choice. We had a power surge one day over 136 and if not for my surge protector it would have caused serious damage to the MH. Most sites are 30amp and water only. Verizon cell and internet was not available. You could go to the office to use 20 minutes of their Wi-Fi. 2 days PSA $11 a day. 2 days full $22 a day. $2 a day for electric. Has grass pull-through, side by side hook-ups. Nothing allowed on grass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying here for the next 2 nights. The park is very clean with LOTS of elbow room. The owners are helpful. They do charge extra if you cable TV hook up and $2. extra for air (they leave you on your honor). The Wifi signal is low at the back of the park but we can once in a while get on at our site. If that doesn't work, you can go closer to the lobby to get online. One thing our friends and us like is the site layout. Everything is pull through and the sites are very spacious. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is immaculate, well maintained and very appealing. We stayed in the Lodge with our two Grandchildren. The lodge was very clean and comfortable. There are terrific hiking trails at the rear of the park for bird viewing or just a quiet nature walk. Convenient to Tahquamenon Falls and many other UP attractions. Unlike other reviews, we did not have a problem with the Wi-Fi. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Originally we were only going to spend two nights, but have lengthened our stay to 5 nights. The park is very clean and scenic and the sites are large. Our Verizion aircard does not work in this area but our AT&T cellphone does. We were able to access the park's WiFi by sitting in the enclosed pavillion by the window. There are picnic tables in the pavillion. Decent signal inside the pavillion but weak signal at our campsite (back side of park). You can also go into the lobby to use the ethernet. Owners are very helpful. Will recommend to others. Lots to do in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has lots of rules. WiFi is only on the patio of her house. There is absolutely no towels or hand dryers in the restrooms. Campground is quiet and OK. Impossible to shave, because the water shuts off unless you hold the faucet open. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Too many DONT'S in this park. If you are visiting the falls or whitefish point, this is an OK overnight stay. While the sights are clean, and quiet, the bathrooms are very old, the showers are clean, but you have to push the button every minute for water, which I don't mind, but there was never any hot water, just barely Luke warm. The woman (owner) has you read every rule and reg before signing on to the STRICT 15 min. limit Wi-Fi. Your Verizon will not work here, phone or modem card. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice well maintained park. Good electric and water, very quiet. Clean Laundry with new machines! Surrounded by woods. Honors PPA for 1/2 price. Wi-Fi near office area. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was a good value, close to Newberry but you felt out away from it all. Wi-Fi service wasn't good at our site. They are up-front about it and tell you that moving closer to the office area will improve it, so we had to use a closer picnic table to access. Lots of hiking/nature trails, I almost got lost on them! There is a large playground for kids, nice shower house / bathrooms. A good way to experience the quiet solitude of the Upper Peninsula. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would have rated this park much higher if it weren't for the terrible mosquito problem. You just could not go outside your rig without literally dousing yourself in repellent. Plus the wifi hotspot is right at the office so if you want internet access you must take your laptop to the office. Sites are nice and level and tv is ok. Highly recommend if the owners do something to abate the mosquitos. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is very nice and quiet. I would rate it higher, but we are full-timers and relay on cell phone and WiFi. No Verizon service and their WiFi, router in office,was not working. DirecTV was OK. We were here a couple days to see the local sites. Made day trips to Soo Locks, Whitefish Point and Tahquamenon Falls. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Scenic quiet campground that is centrally located in the UP. Friendly helpful owners. Easy in and out and level lots. WiFi is available at the office but very weak or impossible at your site. CG is also well maintained. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is in a nice, treed setting with good space between sites. However, we had been accessing many campground WIFI systems during a 6 weeks trip and this is the first place we could not get a WIFI signal, even when right next to the antenna outside the office. Another disappointment was that the water temperature for the washing machines was set so low that a hot wash cycle was barely tepid at best. Not the park's fault, but we didn't spend much time outside because the bugs and "skeeters" were really thick! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. It is a few miles out of town so it is very quiet and peaceful. Cathy, in the office, was very friendly & helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much & will recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here near the end of the color season and near the end of the camping season. 5" of snow on the last night. People running it very friendly and helpful. Sites very big. I had a pull through with full hookups. Good 30A service. Real grass on the sites, but to keep it that way, mats of any kind are not allowed. Facilities clean and nice. Small library in the office. I would stay there again, and have recommended it to friends. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The sites here were very large with fire rings and plenty of room for a family. We almost
had enough room for another RV. The sites were grass and gravel and the roads were gravel. The management is on site and very helpful and the park is quiet and comfortable. The security is very good. The negatives are that I believe there is no 50 amp service and only a few full hookup sites. They charge extra for cable. All in all I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this state park! There were waterfront sites available along Lake Muskallonge and Lake Superior is but a short walk across the road. There was little issue with bugs of any kind. The bathrooms & showers were clean. The Rangers were kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. There was a small issue with cell phone service which seemed to be localized. We remedied it by walking to the lakefront bench where service seemed optimal. All in all, it was one of our favorite Michigan State Parks, so far. The atmosphere seemed one of great family get away, fishing, agate hunting, and relaxing evenings at the campfire. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of my favorite state parks in the Upper Peninsula. The office is always friendly and helpful, along with the outside staff. Walking distance to Lake Superior along with the inland Muskallonge Lake is a plus. We will be back again as soon as vacation allows in the spring. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our 2nd state park we have stayed at. We were with friends who had stayed here before and enjoyed it. We prefer to be someplace closer to "civilization" and with more elbow room. It was OK, but sites are too small to suit us. Level sites and the park attendants are helpful. We left here after two nights to go to a park with more amenities. Because we are all from out of state there was the $8 fee for the motorhome and the toad which added another $16 to the price per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kind of expensive for camping, but it is was it is. Best was the swimming pool. We all (kids and adults) enjoyed it and the water was so warm. We had the pancake breakfast, which was good. I have never seen cleaner bathrooms and showers. They must have cleaned them constantly since they were spotless various times of the day. We had a back-in site close to the main building which is pretty level. The only con is the playground, which needs some TLC. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We stayed 2 nights at this KOA during our tour of Michigan's Upper Peninsula in early July and chose it primarily for its location to attractions we wanted to see. Office staff was courteous and helpful and check-in was easy. As noted in other reviews there are very few full hook-up sites in this rather large park. Most sites are shaded and most are relatively level. Some of the full hook-up sites are on the side of an incline and I can understand why some campers would have issues there; our site was a full hook-up site at the foot of this incline and we had no problems getting level. The park was clean and quiet. The fire ring should have been cleaned out better and the picnic tables are pretty worn. Wi-Fi reception was best if I sat at a table in an adjoining empty site. While it could use a "sprucing up" in terms of painting or other maintenance there was nothing objectionable. The campground store had mostly just the basic groceries. The free breakfast was your choice of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon and beverages, all made while you wait. A destination campground it is not but we would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Since there have been no reviews of this KOA in 5 years I wondered whether or not it was still open. It is, and I can understand why it doesn't get a lot of RVers. We stayed here last weekend and got one of the only 6 FHU, pull-through sites. It was also one of the few sites that you might be able to get roof satellite reception. There is one row of the FHU, pull-through sites in this otherwise heavily treed park. It seemed that they had more tenters, cabin customers, and pop-ups that larger trailers and motorhomes. I don't think that half the sites were taken for a weekend in the middle of their peak season. The park has some nice amenities (indoor pool, a cafe that prepares breakfast and several dinner meals, a playground, etc.). If you aren't too big, like a woodsy setting, and don't care about TV, you may enjoy this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No sewer hookups. Not a good layout for a big rig over 40 feet in length. Island in entry way makes park entry difficult. Can't see entrance sign very well coming from the West. Not what one would expect from a KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites here are very uneven. I used every leveling block I had and had to jump the last foot off our steps. Disinterested staff, poorly maintained park. We didn't even want to look in the bathrooms for fear of what we might find. I will never return. How 'Trailer Life' rated this a 7.5/8/7 I'll never know! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A disappointing stay due to the run down look of the camp. The camp looks like it has not been updated in twenty years, much of the ceiling tiles were needing repair in the main building. Kabins were not clean and needed real window repairs, not just duct tape. Playground needs updating, looks cheap. Pool/jacuzzi was nice. Bathrooms/showers located in main building were too long a walk from kabins/rv sites. Owners need to do landscaping...piles of leaves and ash from campfire was left on our site from previous campers. Staff surfed internet and did not seem interested in working very hard. Our site did not have a grill, it had broken off and was left by the tree. They used the broken grill leg as a cigarette ashtray. Could be a great camp if they updated the facility and landscaped. We camped here in a .
Main office and restrooms area were tired looking and shabby, campsites were reasonably clean. Staff put in their time but did little else and do not have any idea what the term service to the customer means. It is a shame because this
park has great potential. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.