This is a NPS campground near Escanaba, MI. No hookups or modern facilities but a nice setting. Quasi boondocking. Campsites very private. Heavily screened from one another. Quiet. $11 per night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Earlier reviews reflect a "little run-down". They have new owners now who are working hard at upgrading this place. It is located in forested area with access to the bay - very nice. The Internet was great! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Owner friendly, that is about the only nice thing I can say. First of all their "office" is basically in the mudroom of their home and is dirty and cluttered. I called the night before to reserve and was given a confirmation number, she could not find our confirmation number but there were a ton of openings (surprise). We paid for our full service site and off we went to find it. It ended up being what is called "shared electric" which means basically first come fist serve for the 30amp hook up (the Escanaba area seemed full of these). So there was someone already plugged in to the electric so we could not unless we had a 50amp converter or a 20amp cord. Our site was right next to the dump station which was filthy there was broken glass all over our site, we had two fire rings both trashed, the playground was full of broken toys. The "walk" down to the water looked very steep. Well after we were here trying to figure out the power thing for a good 30 minutes, we packed up our stuff and left. Could not handle it anymore. She was nice enough to give us our money back. With a super good clean up and some organization and better electrical hook up, might not be too bad. For us though: Bad! We Did Not Stay In This Park. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a nice park with cute decorations. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have free Wi-Fi and cable. We were able to get satellite and antenna TV. The campground is 15 miles from Esconaba (shopping and restaurants. They offer no discounts on their rates and although $36 is a little steep it is par for the area. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful place to stay. The owners make you feel very welcome. We reserved another week over Labor Day weekend. I don't know where the other person only thought there was one 50 amp site; the campground is all 50 amp. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a wonderful RV Park for an overnight stay. Very quiet, each site is landscaped differently and that was refreshing and cute. Sites were fairly level, easy in and out. The big downfall is the laundry with 1 washer and dryer, we had planned to do laundry that evening and had several loads making it impossible. Would stay here again for overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites somewhat level, only one 50 amp site in the park. They didn't tell me that on the phone, so when I arrived I could not get 50 amp. WI-FI was not available at the RV had to go to office to use WI-FI, very unhappy about the WI-FI situation. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Solid little campground. All pull throughs with full hookups. Wi-Fi only works at the office. Laundry room has two washers and dryers. Nothing spectacular but nice and clean. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stay here on a seasonal basis, although this campground has nightly sites available. The campground is well landscaped with each site having it's own Nature theme. All sites are pull through which makes it very Big Rig friendly. The owners are great Host's and welcome you like family. A Trout pond, and two other ponds add interest to your evening walks. You won't find a more friendly campground in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice little park. Our site was not quite level, but OK. Off the road far enough to be very quiet. Sewer connections at extreme rear of site, so it you are a motorhome towing and don't want to unhook, your sewer hose may not reach. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a good park to stay when exploring this area. Voltage is good and water pressure is adequate. We stayed 9 nights and they pro rated the extra 2 nights at the weekly rate. Most parks do not do that. Not much in the little town of Rapid River but there is an excellent restaurant called Jack's which serves a great variety of food including breakfast all day. Escanada is 15 miles away and they have a nice Walmart Supercenter. There are 2 convenience stores in Raid River which have diesel. Management is very friendly. They have a small laundry with 2 washers and 2 dryers. We would stay here again if back in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice small park in a small town in the Upper Peninsula. Very friendly staff and extensive landscaping with flowers and bushes at the sites which was a nice touch. Even though it was wooded they knew right where to put me so the satellite dish on roof would work unlike some places that look at you as if you were the first to ask that question. Gravel interior roads and sites which were level. Wi-Fi was good and free. If ever in the area we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for four nights in our 40 ft motor home in Site #2. Very easy in/out, satellite reception for DirecTV was good, 70 channels on the cable, Verizon 3G was 4 bars & 1X was 3 bars. The access roads are paved and in good shape with very easy driving. The site was level and the 50 amp was good. Owner was very helpful. This campground would be our first choice if we were to travel through this area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A really nice small campground in a rural setting. Utility connections were among the best we've encountered. Great Wi-Fi and modest cable TV. Very nice level pull through sites with nice shade trees throughout. Clever garden sculptures at each site. Friendly staff. 15 minutes to everything you would need in Escanaba. One-hour drive to Munising and Pictured Rocks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park for an overnight stay. Easy in & out from the road. Management was very friendly & helpful. Led us to site. Had full hookups, but sewer connection was positioned so far back that it wasn't usable. Had Wi-Fi & cable, so for the price thought it was a good deal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice folks and a pretty little park with good wi-fi but, unfortunately, they miss out on one of the basics: Level sites. We saw only two 50 amp sites in the park and neither were anywhere near level. We could not get our coach level regardless of how much jack we used. A shame. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Entrance to campground wide and plenty of space to stop and register. Family run campground with limited facilities. All sites are pull-throughs and all have full hook-ups. There are only two 50 amp sites which were not flat. Other sites within campground were mainly flat. Electricity was solid and water pressure good. The campground was a little scruffy with pipes laying around. Some road and rail noise. OK for an overnight stop. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were going to stay for one night, but the owner made us feel so welcome that we stayed a few days. Yes the park is for sale, but it is being maintained. The living room a previous poster mentioned is actually a social room. The owner lives off-site. The utilities were good and many sites could get satellite TV. We would not hesitate to stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
High points for the owner's friendliness, easy access, and cleanliness. Her office is a combination laundry room and living room. The bathrooms were clean, but I felt like I was intruding on her house when I walked in to use them. The water from the bathroom sink was hot, but the shower could only be adjusted to cold. About 50% seasonal. Nice pull thru nightly sites. Could have more potential and the grounds were all well kept and decorated nicely. The park is for sale. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An okay overnight or short stop but this is a campground in decline. The owner is very friendly but her husband passed away and now she is trying to sell the campground. She keeps it well manicured with flowers throughout. They have seven 100 foot-long pull thrus with FHU and easy in/out access plus 4 short back ins. There are also 9 mobile homes on site some of which are empty and for sale. Campground has strong Wi-Fi and cable TV. Road noise is a constant issue as trucks frequently jake brake down the small hill. It's better at night but never completely gone. Add in a couple of trains a day on the track that runs beside the campground. Nothing for kids beyond a horseshoe pit, small swing set, and basketball hoop. Verizon Wi-Fi was strong but ATT signal was weak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Campground is clean and well-maintained. Has very easy access directly from US 2, which results in some road noise during the day, but it is not a problem because at night traffic on the main road is almost non-existent. Wi-Fi is strong and fast, and cable TV is strong with more than 70 channels. Pull through sites (6 or 7 of them) are level with good gravel and at least 70 ft long so they enable you to stay hooked up if towing. Certainly the best choice in the area if you are looking for a campground that has full hookups. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We Camped 2 nights at this RV park. The Restrooms and Showers were the cleanest we saw on our 12 day trip to Yellowstone and back. The WiFi was the best on our trip. We would stay here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall this is a nice park. It is For Sale and seems to be suffering from some neglect, but things are pretty good. The WiFi was some of the fastest we saw on our trip. The road noise was bad in the late afternoon, but by early evening it was very light and sleeping was good. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here twice this fall in a 45' RV on our way to and from Glacier National Park. It is a small, quaint and very well kept campground. It is family owned, and they go out of their way to greet you, make you feel comfortable, and make sure you're needs are served. We highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice surprise. A phone call started my great experience, and my pleasure continued through my stay. This is a small park,. Yes, I heard one train, but this place was not only just what I needed after a long drive (good site, good electricity, good Wi-Fi, etc.), but it came with a very nice and personable hostess. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owner is very friendly, campground is lovingly cared for, bathrooms are just like home. Very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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A pleasant surprise. An excellent stop if you are travelling across the UP. This is a very charming small park with gravel, pull through sites. The Wi-Fi is one of the best we have seen. Hostess and her staff are working constantly to keep the park looking very nice. We would stay here again if ever in the UP. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice little park. It is a little hard to turn into from the east and the access roads are a little tight for big rigs. The sites are nice and spacious. We got an FMCA discount so the rate was okay. The owner was very nice and accommodating. There were also a few mobile homes here but they presented no problems. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this park because the website advertised free cable TV. The website also indicated this park had high Good Sam ratings, so we assumed we would get the Good Sam discount. When we checked-in we were told there would be a $3.00 charge for cable TV and that they did not give the Good Sam discount because they were not members. When I questioned the manager about the information for free cable TV and the information about Good Sam that was on the web site: she became argumentive. This park is located between railroad tracks and a highway and is very noisy. The restrooms and showers were clean but in run-down condition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice little park with long pull-throughs and good utilities including 50 amp power, which is hard to find in the area. We had no trouble leaving our Jeep hooked up behind our 45’ motorhome both entering and leaving the park. The owner is very hands-on and has kept the park up well. There is a nearby train that can be quite loud, but it only comes by four times daily and not at night. Highway 2 also turned out to be quite quiet at night. While we seldom use them, we scouted out the recreation room and bathrooms and found them as well tended at the outside. We would certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice small campground. They had abut 10 sites with water, 30 AMP, and cable. They had a dump station. Showers were nice (We didn't use them, but checked.) They were located on a hill and there was some jake brake noise. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in a Park Model and were extremely happy with the unit and the campground. The owner and staff were very nice and even gave us ideas for sightseeing and area activities. Each site is spacious and easy for large motor homes and trailers to pull through. Each one had a large planter of flowers and trees. The grounds have lots of flowers and is very pretty. Rapid River is an easy drive to various locations. We made day trips to Escanaba and Marquette and came back to our home base at the campground every evening. We cooked dinner, watched cable TV and used our laptops on the wireless internet. My husband is self employed and this was great. Internet is everything to a teenager so our son did not miss a beat. I liked cooking breakfast and dinner: something I do not get to do very often. We had a great time and highly recommend Whitefish. Even if you do not own a trailer or motor home: stay in the park model. It is exactly as it appears in the website. Thanks for a great vacation! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
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Well kept small campground. The rec building/laundry is open 24 hours. Nice level full service sites, some shaded, some open allowing for the use of satellite antennas. Manager lives on site, owner visits daily. Good central location for visiting Escanaba and the Garden Peninsula. LP fills are available and they have a well stocked book exchange. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had sewer hookup and full 50 amp service, so not sure what happened with previous poster's site hookups. We had very good Wi-Fi signal. The bathroom was clean, though there is only one each available as the others were locked the entire night and next morning: perhaps to save on cleaning them?? Definitely jack-brake noise on the hill, and more awakening was the train plus whistle that ran right behind the park: only a hundred feet from our site. Very limited overnight sites: as most of this park is a mobile home park. Good place to stay as an overnight, but not a destination by any means. Owner/manager was very friendly and welcoming, plus appears to work hard to keep the place up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pleasant, small, well-kept, beautifully landscaped, quiet campground. Manager or owner on site at all times-very nice and helpful. Convenient to Escanaba, Big and Little Bays De Noc, Marquette, Iron Mining Museum and lots of other attractions. Wi-Fi available and works well. Railroad tracks very close--but trains are only occasional. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Long level pull through sites. Excellent tv and wifi reception. Some road noise but that's to be expected. Easy to maneuver around. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really nice, big-rig friendly park and, although it is small, it is landscaped beautifully with long level sites and all hookups. More importantly, it has some of the friendliest and most conscientous managers I have encountered. We had a problem with getting their Wi-Fi and, rather than shrug their shoulders, they were all over it, coming over to our coach twice to make sure everything was working properly, resetting their Wi-Fi, etc. Very, very accommodating people who care. Yes, the park is near a railroad and near a major highway but, unless you are sleeping in a tent or popup, your coach or trailer walls will do a good job of keeping out the sound. Only one train came through when we were here and that was at 8:30 in the morning. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground with lovely landscaping. Stayed here for the night and wished we could have stayed longer. Gave discount for AARP, and rates were very reasonable for what was offered. Would go there again. If you love trains, the campground is located close to the RR tracks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice clean well maintained cmpground with very helpful and nice managers. Had 50amp service with full hookups. Very nice gravel and level pads. Shade trees with excellent grass and no bare spots. It rained overnight and campsite never got muddy. The noise from highway did not bother me in the least. Stayed two nights and would stay again if in the area. Summary-park has all the necessary full hookups including excellent cable and wi-fi. Clean grass and shade trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was not full. Very friendly for big rigs...nice wide and long sites. Everything was very clean. Neat 100 year-old barn for office. The owners could not have been nicer people. Really nice flower gardens and bird feeders. Was just an overnight stop, but we would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice overnight stop for us on our way to Mackinaw City. We stayed in site number 14. A large part of this campground consists of permanent park model units - a majority of them seemed fairly new nice with nicely kept lawn areas surrounding them. There is a lot of traffic noise during the day and early evening, however at night it was not that bad. A train went by twice. Once around 10 p.m. and again in the morning before noon. Neither the traffic or train noise prevented a good night sleep. We used their WiFi and it worked great. We could not get our satellite connection to work, so we paid for cable access which cost an extra $3. Beautiful flowers. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Looks nice from the website and the free wi-fi is awesome. However, what the website doesn't tell you is that it's right on US-2 (big loud trucks all day) and a train almost literally runs through the campground (VERY loud). Owners are very friendly and helpful, but it's just LOUD. We camped here in a Motorhome.