This is more like a state park than a privately owned campground. The pluses are the sites are heavily wooded and it is situated on Lake Huron. But the level of the lake was low so there were wide stretches of unappealing coastline. The showers are lousy. There is no temperature control; the shower is either "on" or "off". The water shuts off automatically after a few minutes so you must constantly turn it back on. Shower curtains were missing on 3 out of the 4 showers. Many sections of the roads are all dirt with no gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fee includes $8 day use fee. We really enjoyed this very basic state park. Our site was perfectly fine, but the views of the bridge were gorgeous. It was especially lovely as the sun set. Not a terribly dog-friendly park--no good "official" exercise areas (and no dogs on the beach--too bad we didn't see that sign until after we'd been once). Bridge traffic is audible, but not bad at all. We would return, but wish campers were not assessed the additional day use fee. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this park is listed as big rig friendly, you need to be very careful of the trees. It took a couple of 3 point corners for our 38 ft RV to successfully navigate the roads to our site. Exiting the park was extremely easy though. Large sites were very wooded and grassy. We were charged an extra $5 per night to run our air conditioner even though they only had 30 amp power. The price without the air was $30. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most sites are shady, with trees between sites providing privacy. Many sites are small, basically tent sites, but a few would accommodate a big rig (one 40 foot motorhome in the park now). Staff very friendly. Convenient to Hwy 75 and Mackinac Island. Nice views of Lake Huron. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Casino parking lot with W/E hook ups and a dump station. Only accept cash or checks at the hotel desk, but it's a good deal. Sites are close and part asphalt/dirt/gravel and have convenient access from the main road. Looks like they may be expanding something beyond it. The campground area of the parking lot was not lit at night so it was really dark but there was a security patrol. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They got me! I was lured in by the $10 camping, and then spent $400 on slots. No reservations, cash only. Simply pick a site and go to the hotel desk to register and be sure to ask for a pool key. Then in the morning, come on in for free coffee or soft drinks, and play a few slots. Arrive early in the day as sites get pretty full. However ample parking in the lot is available for free if sites are taken. We were pleasantly surprised with this deal. Saved ourselves $30 per night by staying here instead of another local campground. Located just 2 miles outside downtown St. Ignace. Although it is not the most aesthetically pleasing campground (gravel sites are close together and have a view of the parking lot), there is some grass area behind the sites for your doggies. The 50 amp electrical boxes, and picnic tables look brand new. Not sure if they have a dump station. Staying here also gives you access to the hotel's indoor pool, spa, fitness room; although it is a long uphill walk to the building. No showers are available. It was quiet, and good security. Also the casino property is lakefront, so although the RV park has no view, you can walk to the lake. They also have a pretty good fish fry on Friday nights. Ladies sign up for a players card, and get $5 in credits on Fridays, and get a free hot dog on Wednesdays. They also have a shuttle that goes to St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. Wi-Fi available in casino or hotel but could not reach it from the campsites. There is no limit on how long you can stay. Its an affordable place to camp, but not really a place to take a family vacation. We would stay again for the location, price, pool, and casino perks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a pretty campsite. Some of the sites have blocked views of the water due to brush on the other side of the road. Some do have water view sites. Pretty level sites and friendly folks. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park across the street from Lake Michigan. All gravel sites that were level, easy hookups and everything worked. Manager was very accommodating and let us pick our own site. Just spent one night so didn't use any of the park facilities. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Been staying here 3 years now, 6-7 times each year. Just became a Good Sam park. Some weekends during summer are usually pre-booked so plan accordingly. Early & late season stays have lower pricing and fewer amenities. Discount if you don't use a CC. We will be back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our three night stay at this small campground that overlooks Lake Michigan and offers a lovely view. The campground is older which made it a bit tight to pull into our site but the site was long enough for our 33' Fifth Wheel and truck. There are longer and more easily accessible sites available in the open field section. We had a site in the second row, which is for pull throughs, but if you want the best view you will need to request a spot in the first row. Our main objective in staying here was to visit St. Ignace (a ten minute ride) and Mackinac Island and at check-in we were offered a discount coupon for one of the ferry services to the island, which we used and found to be extremely satisfactory. Although we came to sight see, we found the campground pleasant, quiet and relaxing and would not hesitate to make it a destination for several days in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed one night, but wish we could of stayed a week. This is a very peaceful park with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. It would make a great base camp for all the other places you would want to visit in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. WiFi was great, if they had cable it would have gotten a 10. You can still get several local channels. This park has recently became a Good Sam park which makes it good for us with the 10% discount. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground has pretty good interior gravel roads. It can get a little dusty at times but not a major issue. Satellite access can be challenging based on site location. The price appears to be a little on the high side. There is an additional charge of $2 per day for air condition usage which is a little disturbing. We received a note on our RV door that there was a charge of $2 dollars for using our A/C. I had already paid for the A/C when we checked in to the park. They were quick to correct the error. The grass/gravel sites are pretty level. The Wi-Fi access leaves a lot to be desired. We were in the campground for a week and a half and of that time we had the use of the Wi-Fi about 2/3 of the time. Even then the speed was really slow and the signal was LOW. When in the St Ignace area I would consider staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although technically not a "waterfront" the site we were assigned allowed us to drive our RV in & look out directly on Lake Michigan with an unobstructed view. It is a beautiful spot with a path across a quiet road leading down to a beach area. It was also level enough that we did not have to deploy our jacks. The campground owner was quite friendly including assisting with suggestions about where to find "local" foods & activities. We would definitely come back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy in and out. Had a 100 foot pull through site: more than enough for a 45 foot rig and Jeep. Had plenty of room for our 4 slides. Campground had strong AC power, first class Wi-Fi. The view to Lake Michigan was just through the windshield. Very friendly reception. Rate reflects FMCA: stayed one week and will come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times. Easy access and lot sizes good. Early spring problem with geese droppings. Lots are gravel and not to bad for leveling. Price is a little high and don't offer anything. Nice view of lake Michigan and the bridge. Park owners very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Another over rated park for tight, close spots where you can hear conversations in your neighbor's RV. They tried to place us in a site with no satellite access until we complained and were moved to another site; and that was a chore to make happen. Nice enough camp hostess, but made this reservation back in March, said specifically we needed south facing and then places us behind the only two large trees in the park. Pull in and back out for us, do have a nice view of the lake until the seasonal returned and pulled so far forward that it was almost totally blocked off - dusty, unlevel and again, too crowded, and just not worth the price charged at all. Wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first stay at this campground. As others have stated, front row sites are designed for pull-in not back-in. Nightly fee seems high, especially if you're not able to use full-hookup. The $2 a night discount when paying cash was nice. Bathrooms could use some updating but were clean. Staff were very friendly. Nice place to stay for a night or two. Would stay here again but would not get a site in the front row. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are OK, nothing special, fairly level. Water pressure and voltage was good. Not much view of the lake because of the trees but close to tourist activities. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park across the street from Lake Michigan with a view of the Mackinaw Bridge from the water. The short walk to the water is down a small hill but it isn't steep. Pull thru spots behind the pull in spots that face the water. Nice owner, we could pick up a few TV stations over the antenna, easy in/out onto a road that parallels highway 2. We were just there overnight but it is in a good location for day trips in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate is based on 6 nights with 1 night free. Reserved specifically a site that we could use our satellite dish on the roof. We ended up with a site with a tree right in the way. Plus this park setup for Motorhomes so they can pull into a lake view site so the hookups were opposite. There also was a telephone wire just above our roof. With the hookup situation we had to use an extension cord which made us use 30amps instead of 50amps. If we can be guaranteed a lake view site with 50 amps and the satellite dish on the roof would work we might return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice campground with a nice view of Lake Michigan and a small rocky beach area available across the street. Spaces are not roomy, but we had adequate room. Friendly office staff and good Wi-Fi. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quiet Campground. Office staff were very nice. We were on a water view site which had an OK view of Lake Michigan. Could not see the Mackinac Bridge from our site. Site was gravel with a lot of weeds growing through the gravel. Looked like the grass had not been cut in quite a while. Site was fairly level but a tree blocked our satellite dish reception. Sites are real close together. My awning almost touched my neighbors slide out. Our AT&T Cellphones and Verizon Wireless card worked well. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in the past. They've built a new shower/restroom/group shelter mid park. Nice facility. Functional, not fancy. Park is located off the main highway and across the road from Lake Michigan. Rocky beach but the Granddaughter caught a nice 2.5lb bass from the shore. Laundry room small but adequate. Machines in good shape. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lakeshore is easy to get to and close to town. We had a very long, level, 50 amp, pull-through in the second row. The lake was visible and the site was open for satellite. Interior roads and sites are gravel, but Pte. La Barbe Road is paved and perfect for biking or walking. Restrooms are not fancy but clean. The water is hard, so we were glad to have an exterior filter. We too had several air TV channels, good Verizon signal, and no problem with Wi-Fi. Staff members were very nice. There is a National Forest Ranger station on US 2 less than 5 miles west of the park with lots of information on the UP. This is a lovely quiet place to use as a base to visit Tahquamenon Falls, the SOO Locks, White Fish Point, Mackinac Island, The Channel Islands, etc. We will be happy to return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with a million dollar view. It is a little tight getting into some sites but the view is worth it. The Wi-Fi was a little too weak to use at our site. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay here again. This is one of our favorite campgrounds in the UP. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 4 nights and loved this park even though the winds blew like crazy for part of the stay. The back-in sites next to the road have fantastic views of Lake Michigan's blue waters. There is a road between the water and the park. It's a pet friendly adult park in that there are no amenities for kids and that suited us just fine. They could improve the park by adding cable TV, but we've seen that not many RV parks in this region have cable service. We did pick up about 8 channels with our trailer antenna. We would certainly camp here again. Shuttle service for the ferries for Mackinac Island came right into the park to pick up passengers. The owners/operators were both very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Interior roads and sites are gravel. Good 50 amp power at our site. Front row sites overlook road, then Lake Michigan. Some small trees are located throughout the park. Sat TV reception was no problem. Verizon Wireless had digital signal with 5 bars. The park's free secured WiFi worked well. Free ferry shuttles are offered from the park to the ferry docks, then to Mackinac Island. Office staff were very friendly and helpful. Casino located approximately 6 miles away. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great base of operations. Park is located about 3 miles from I-75. Across street from park and between the trees are peek-a-boo views of Lake Michigan. You must cross the rural road and go down a hill to get to the edge of the lake (rocky, no sandy beach) then look to the east to see the Mackinaw Bridge. Nice sunsets to the west. Shuttle will pick you up at park to go to ferry docks for Mackinaw Island. Clean showers/restrooms centrally located along with dumpster. Absolutely no facilities for children, no pool, no playground and no entertainment. Ask for a site in the front row with a view of the lake. Second row sites only have a view if nobody is in site in front of you. Long pull thru sites on second row big enough for 45’ Prevost pulling a 30’ trailer with room to spare. Sites are grass and packed dirt/gravel, most are high in front and may require use of extra leveling blocks. Roads are gravel/dirt. Good, steady electric service, well water tastes okay but is very hard. Two water hookups and two sewer connections at each site located conveniently mid-site for most units. Lots of dogs, all well behaved and we saw most people pick up after their pets. Staff cheerful and helpful, office clean and neat. Good homemade pasty shop on Rt. 2. Slightly expensive, at $34 we expect more than the basic amenities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground in a tourist area. We liked the location. Restrooms were a little tired and shopworn, but clean and they are expanding the building. Sites are a little close. Campground was quiet. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older well maintained CG that sits back off State Hwy 2 on a lake frontage road with a great view of Lake Michigan. Finding the park is a little difficult due to the lack of signs directing you onto the frontage road. The access roads are gravel and are just wide enough to handle the big rigs (40+). The pads are gravel mixed with dirt and are fairly level, however, they are tightly spaced. The utilities are located on both sides of the spaces making it confusing as to which pad is assigned to which utility, even though they are identified by the number of the space. Management is trying to make it possible to either pull in, or back in. We had a problem with our neighbor being hooked up to ours. The fire pits are made from cut up barrels making them movable, (not a good thing) which allows your neighbor to move his under your open window or up wind of your rig, we could have smoked fish in our rig more than once! The Electric (50A), water and Wi-Fi signal at our space was great and the management was very friendly. The mosquitoes were there, but not too bad. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfectly adequate campground. Restrooms were a little tired and shopworn, but clean. Very little greenery, with sights tightly side-by-side. Views of water and bridge were very limited, although you could walk across road to the waters edge to see more. Owners were perfectly nice. Price seemed a little high for what was provided, but that's a tourist town for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this campground. We were here 4 years ago and wanted to come back. Nice view of lake with lots of trees and can walk to the beach and look across to the Mackinaw bridge. One of the things that we like about this campground is that is quiet, very few children. There are not many amenities for kids. Family that runs this campground are friendly and helpful. Shuttle to Ferry for Mackinaw and also the Casino in St Ignace comes to campground to pick you up. That way it is less driving when you get there. Hopefully we will get back there in another 4 years We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite not being "waterfront" this park has several sites with excellent views of the north shore of Lake Michigan, as the sites are elevated above the road and just across the road from the lake. A short path takes you directly to the rocky shoreline, affording views of spectacular sunsets and of the Mackinaw Bridge (at five miles long, is one of the longest in the world). Extremely convenient is the fact that the ferries to Mackinaw Island provide a free shuttle service that comes directly to the Lakeshore Park Campground and will also take your personal bicycles to and from the ferry. If you have your own satellite dish on your RV, many of the sites provide clear access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel site, had no problem leveling or getting into the site. The sites are very weedy. Staff was friendly. Wi-Fi was slow. Was able to pick up 2 channels on digital TV. View of the lake was nice even though it is a partial view. They do have property on the lakeside of the road where you can walk down to the lake and see the bridge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great view of Lake Michigan and Mackinac Bridge. This park is a nice place to see the area.It is clean and easy accessible. The only complaint is you have this nice view out your front window but they have these tree limbs hanging down and they won't cut them and won't let you. . Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, most sites had a (partial) view of Lake Michigan, depending on other sites and trees. Pretty good Wi-Fi coverage too. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
View of Lake Michigan was great. Gravel sites not extremely level. Bathroom/showers are in desperate need of updating. While we were there the showers did not have hot water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were given a site in the front row with a view of Lake Michigan from the Mackinac bridge to St. Helena island. Both DirecTV and HughesNet worked from here. The staff are friendly and helpful, roads are good gravel, as are the first row sites. There was road construction on Point Le Barbe road but the crew kept the road open for RVers during the construction. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice view of Lake Michigan(across the road) from most sites. Restrooms reasonably clean. Gravel and mostly level sites. Price high but typical for area. Good location for exploring the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we arrived we found that our site had been given to someone else so we had to settle for one next to the bathrooms and then move again the next day. The park would have been fine for an overnight stay if they weren't under heavy construction the week we were there. The dump trucks and backhoes started at 7:30AM, which was still during the supposed quiet time, and continued all day. When asked why we were not told of the construction when the site was reserved so we could have made reservations somewhere else or maybe been given an "under construction" discount, we were told there was nothing that could be done and if we weren't satisfied we should leave. We were yelled at and repeatedly referred to as "you people". Every morning the water pressure dropped making it difficult to do dishes, much less take a shower. You could only use one curling iron or hair dryer at a time in the bathroom or it would blow a fuse. I would not consider this a family campground because of the construction equipment left around and because the "sandy beach" could only be reached by crossing a road. The new sites that were being put in were going to be all gravel and when big rigs were parked there the rest of the campground had no "view of the lake". We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Lakeshore is a very nice campground with a nice view of lake Michigan and the Mackinaw Bridge. The owner is very helpful and quite friendly. We were there late in the season and the restrooms were closed. This would be a 9 or 10 rating if restrooms and showers were available. Due to our late arrival time and date this oversight was not necessarily the fault of the owner. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park in a nice area. We extended out stay. Pool is great and office help is nice and helpful. Roads are dirt and tend to be dusty. But not a big deal. This is a VERY LARGE campground! Would definitely stay here again. FREE SHUTTLE to the island boats is a plus! We camped here in a Motorhome.
KOA offers an expected quality and this KOA did not have quality. The staff was very friendly. Granted, this is the beginning of the season but the grass was not cut, much of the facility needed a coat of paint, the sites were not level, and the entire campground had worn-down gravel. It is convenient to the shuttle service to Mackinac Island. The plus is the dog kennel nearby for trips to the island. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Really not worth what they charge. I had water and electric, no sewer. Pool nice but small. Sites gravel and grass. Uneven sites. The one they assigned was to narrow and trees to close for slide outs. I used the site next to it but still had to run the right wheels up on boards. Slope was so bad front to back I had to drop the trailer off of the truck as the angle front to back was to much. It was a pull through site but not a convenient one as truck needed to be disconnected to level trailer. I would not stay here again. Other RV places in area more reasonable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is ok and is nicer than some of the others in this city. The sites are on grass or dirt, with nice cable and WiFi. Bathrooms are ok. The pool seems to be the most popular amenity and there were lots of kids here in August. We were able to catch a free shuttle to the ferry boat to the Island. This is a typical KOA. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground. The sites were nice size, but the electric/cable TV hookup was too far for us and we needed extra cords. Other than that it was nice. I would stay here again if we decide to visit the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for one night only this past weekend on our three night trip up north. The rate was for a tent only site,which was expensive compared to the other campground we were at. The mosquitoes were terrible, sites were close together. We were in a tent, but looking at the RV sites they were very tightly packed in. The bathrooms/showers were clean, but there were problems with spiders in them. While I understand that I'm camping in the woods, I don't want to shower with spiders. Staff were friendly enough, but we did check out a night early and return to another park. We camped here in a Tent.
Nice pool, overpriced laundry, many sites (both shaded and open). Sites aren't particularly level, particularly the elec/water only ones. Not as much road noise as many KOAs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites at this campground were very tight, just did have room for our slides. Noticed other people in big rigs returning to the office for a different site. Not really a good cook-out area. The staff was helpful and pleasant. It was just a little run-down looking. If I were in the area I might look for a different campground next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed over July 4th Weekend. The site was neither paved nor gravel, but grass and not recently mowed. Our site as reasonably level, not all are. No sign of staff outside of office the whole time we were there. Showers and restrooms clean and showers themselves OK. Needs updating. It was disappointing for the price. Price we paid was water and electric. The location was very good. Free shuttle service to Ferry was available. The staff was friendly. Laundry facility was good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were disappointed with this KOA. The sites were small, narrow and uneven. The interior roads were dirt-gravel and very muddy. The pull-through sites resembled a parking lot at a RV dealer. The park did have 50 amp, full-hookups and cable TV but cost $52 a night (we did receive one night free with six nights). We didn't try their internet, use their pool or putt-putt (extra charge). We thought that this park was not up to KOA standards. We did enjoy the campground's closeness to attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Nice wide shaded spaces; wifi had problems that were being worked on—but we had some access, nice management, heated pool, pretty level sites, putt-putt golf, convenient to the Soo, free shuttle to the ferries in St Ignace to Mackinac Island, nice drive to Whitefish Point. There were some noisy campers one night, they were thrown out the next day, but we were disappointed to learn there was no management on site at night—not even workampers. We expect more from a KOA—working wifi and quiet--and especially for the money. We would probably look elsewhere next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a fairly level gravel site [#109] with a nice view of Lake Michigan (though not the bridge) out the front of our motorhome. Dish came in great at the south-facing site, as did their free Wi-fi. Staff was nice. It is not a lakefront campground, but across the road there are no houses between the road and the lake. St. Ignace is a 10-minute drive where all the passenger ferries to Mackinac Island leave. It is an expensive campground area, and although this camp is $36, you can save $5 by paying cash and not hooking up your sewer (there is a dump). That brings it on par to even Straits State Park. It is on an uncrowded loop road so it is very quiet. Negatives are many of the sites are gravel and uneven; high price; not actually on the lake; sites close together (but wide). I did not use the facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground had nice appeal and a good layout. The wireless Internet (WIFI) did not work; the guy at the counter said it had been out for a few months and that they hoped to fix it in the future. (They did let us plug into a cable in the laundry, which worked OK.) I would have rated it a 8 or 9 if the Internet worked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a great park. Roads are tight and poorly maintained. The hookups are really screwy. In half of the sites the electric and cable are on the right side of the coach and they are really a stretch. Wi-Fi works occasionally and office staff is not real helpful. This could be a nice park with some work. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in sp.#28. We thought it a very nice site, next to restrooms, however, never visited them. WiFI was excellent, four bars, however, couldn't get satellite. Good cable. Owners were very nice. Lake Huron's bay front only a couple miles from park, ferries to Mackinac Island which was very enjoyable. Lots of rear space in campground for walking our dog. Would definitely stay here again if in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Roads and sites just dust and dirt which does not justify a nightly rate of $45. Wifi and cable are good. Handy to town and the ferries for Mackinac Island being about 3 miles away. Not an attractive park and we would be looking elsewhere if we returned to the area. Met friends here who were staying at Mill Creek RV in Mackinac City, on the waterfront and paying $31 for water & sewer hookup. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Signage to campground limited compared to many KOA's. Office friendly but not efficient, they recorded us on the wrong site. Access roads OK, but many sites not level and very scruffy. Electricity pods very erratically placed with one pod between two sites. Sewage hook-up point very far forward. Garbage bins full to overflowing. Rustic to the extreme and seemingly little maintenance. Very expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price was for 3-way hookup, no cable TV. This park has the second strangest hookup I’ve ever seen: water and sewer are normal but the electricity is shared between two sites, requiring a 50-ft cord. Unless your extension is rated at 30 amps, it will limit you to 20. Sites are lightly graveled mud and only some have cable TV: ask for it specifically if the 6 stations received on the antenna are insufficient. The WIFI cuts out maddeningly often. You can buy tickets at the park office for the catamaran to Mackinac Island, and the company that runs it will pick you up at the park. We took advantage of the service and had a fun day in this resort area which doesn’t allow vehicles other than bicycles and horse-drawn. Back at the park, restrooms and laundry were clean, fairly modern and very nicely heated: much appreciated in freezing temps! Friendly, helpful staff; overall a good (albeit over-priced by about $ 10) place to stay while exploring the Straits of Mackinac. I originally rated the park as a 7, but increased it to 8 when, on departure, I drove around it and found some absolutely beautiful sites further in, some with room for an RV plus a tent. Don’t know what the hookups are like or whether the WIFI works back there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient to area attractions and it even had a shuttle to the island ferries. The full hookups were nice, but they were not nearly as shaded as the water/electric only sites. A few weeds and piles of leaves detracted from the overall appearance. One of the bathrooms was having toilet issues, but that can happen anywhere. We would not hesitate to camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice roomy gravel sites accessed by asphalt roads. Sites on Lake Huron were separated from the rocky wet beach by a thin area of bushes. Our site was the closest to the lake with electricity, and was one of the few sites with brush separating it from neighbors. We enjoyed the views of the Mackinac Bridge from the lake, and from the overlook. We used the laundromat in town. We spent a day exploring the Lake Huron lake shore. Our second day was spent on Mackinac Island, hiking the paths, exploring Fort Mackinaw, taking the horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoying the ferry rides. It was nice to have bins to recycle plastic, metal, glass, and paper - the first state park campground to take all these. We hope to come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A gorgeous campsite. Who can argue with a view of Lake Huron from your bedroom? We stayed in the lower loop that is closest to the bridge. Yes, there is traffic noise, but fairly constant, so you get used to it. We had a 50 amp site, back-in, grassy, fairly level. Good antenna TV and AT&T cell signal. The showers here were the best I've ever seen in a state park, individual rooms, fully tiled, well-designed, clean, and plenty of hot water. We have a great shower in the trailer, so I rarely venture out, but these showers were worth it. Only drawback for us were the zillion campfires. Most campsites are back-to-back and there is no escape from your neighbor's fire. If you are sensitive to wood smoke, you will have a problem, at least in the busy months. Otherwise, this is a wonderful place, with a grocery store within walking distance and the charming town of St. Ignace to explore. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed in the upper campground, sites 254 & 256, due to the size of our travel trailers. The noise from I-75 was not too much for sleeping or enjoying the trails and views of the Mighty Mac. Saturday St. Ignace had a free concert and we ate at one of the many restaurants in town. A grocery was just outside the park as were all other types of shops. Stayed here due to Silver Mtn. Disc Golf course closeness, and enjoyed walking the area for two days. Park was very clean, grassy, shaded, with the classic UP feel. Power level was good and got several clear TV stations. Good cell reception. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Again this is one of the nicest "big rig" parks in the MI state park system. We have stayed here many times and the park is always clean and well maintained. If you camp in the early spring, the rate is only $16. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the nicest state parks in the MI system. Big rig pull through sites are easy to pull in and leave and relatively level. Verizon has a cell tower almost next to the park so the cell phone internet signal is exceptional. Download speeds at 3G were in excess of 100k per sec. We stayed here 6 times this summer and will stay next year also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first stay at this campground. We were in the upper level, which was very quiet and relaxing. Good views of the bridge were within walking distance. As others have stated, lock your personal belongings up at night. We were fortunate and only lost a towel. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is daily rate for a 50 amp electric pull through site in the upper level. Roads are asphalt, site gravel with grass between sites. Sites are relatively close together in the lower section, further apart in the upper section. Lower section has a far higher occupancy rate than the upper section. The pull thru sites were open and we had excellent satellite and Verizon reception in site 128. Park has a dump station for each section and they are laid out so it is easy to dump either on the way in or way out. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Several campers (including us) had their ice chests stolen from their site overnight during our stay here. Apparently this is common at this park--so lock up your cooler when you turn in for the night! No water at sites so fill up when you arrive--there is potable water at the sanitation station. Big rigs are no problem at the upper campground, where we stayed, but I would not want to try to get into the lower campground with one. Upper is much quieter, lower is busy--lots of families and tent campers. There is access to the lake from the lower campground, but it is an easy walk from the upper campground also. Convenient location for exploring Mackinac Island & Soo Locks Area. Out of state visitors will need a MI parks permit $29, but it gets you into all the state parks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate reflects the daily vehicle charge. Can't fault the park itself for anything in particular. The interior roads are only 10' wide and if you have a tall moho or 5'er, you had better look up as you drive around. The lower loops are doable with a large rig if you a careful. With the wind in the wrong direction there is a very noticable noise of traffic on the bridge. Also the bridge maintenance yard borders one of the lower loops. That can also be noisy to that loop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This excellent campground is heavily wooded and will be a challenge for the novice driver of any big rigs. You will have to be sure to declare big ready to get those specific sites, as the area we were in tested the maximum length of our landing jacks to remain level! There are sites right on the lake and then there are sites you get to peak at it if you hold your head just right. All sites are in easy walk distance of the view. Stay on the East side of the park, if you are on the west loops you are just a few trees away from the busy highway. This is a state park, so you need to have a park sticker for an additional $29 non-resident. We had not considered that in the price of the night and should have in our campground comparisons. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful state park. While we were scheduled to stay in the lower campground on Lake Huron, the sites were still muddy from a week of rain, we were quickly moved to a pull-through site on the upper campground. The facilities were well-maintained and the park patrolled on a regular basis. Just a mile from the center of St. Ignace, it is a great place to stay if visiting Mackinac Island. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here this past weekend, the price was for an electric hook up site rather than a tent only site, which we found to be cheaper than another campgrounds tent only site. Showers and bathrooms were clean, very easy access to them. The campground was very family friendly, very pet friendly, and had a great atmosphere at night. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area. We camped here in a Tent.
This was a premium state park and we loved it. We got a great site. Our 2 kids went swimming in Lake Michigan. It is a great launching place for MacKinaw (which we did.) It was rustic and beautiful. Hosts were great and groceries and supplies were very accessible. Good price and we would gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We loved this campground. The volunteer workers were very helpful. Got picked up by the ferry service to go to Mackinac Island. Beautiful view of the bridge. Close drive to the soo locks. Sites are wide and not too crowded. Enough privacy. The only negative point I have is that the sites have no grass and if it rains it can get muddy easily. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A decent state park but not great. Some sites can be very out of level. It had rained prior to our arrival and some of the lower sites were quite muddy. A good location to explore Macinaw Island from however. The price we paid does not reflect the "car fee" that is charged for entering MI state parks. We had bought a annual pass earlier that is a much better value if you go to a MI park more than once. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a spot in upper section. It is backed by the interstate. It is real noisy. I think it is not worth the money for non Michigan residents. It is almost $50 per night when all is said and done (towing a van). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped in the upper campground to avoid the road noise from I-75. We had a large pull-through site and found it to be level and wide. A number of the lower campground sites looked quite narrow and not very level. The staff was helpful and friendly. One very nice feature was each shower house has four private and lockable showers. In our shower house, one was fine, but the other three provided only scalding hot water. This lasted our visit of five days. A neighboring shower house was fine. Bathrooms were clean. Very convenient to I-75. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quiet tree lots some with sight of Lake Michigan. Nice water access but very rocky and not a place to do a lot of swimming but a nice place to walk in sight of the Mackinaw Bridge. Bathhouse was very clean and had been recently remodeled. Firewood was available for purchase at a reasonable rate, however, had to walk a long way carrying it. Sites are large and roomy and having paved roads keeps the dust down within the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff. Very visible DNR rangers. Very scenic campground. Lakeshore spots primitive only. Almost walking distance from downtown St. Ignace, and ferry boats to Mackinaw Island. The reason I rated low: too close to ‘Big Mac’ road noise all day, all night. (If you’re deeper into the campground, those sites are a bit quieter). Water level in the lakes is very low, and the shoreline suffers from it. Had site 83- huge, but had a pretty good slope to it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice state park on the shore of Lake Huron. Some sites a pretty close together, while others have more space. It's the luck of the draw during crowded times. We stayed in the lower campground and had a large shaded site. Due to recent rains, the site was muddy and didn't drain well. We are not Michigan residents so we had to purchase an annual state park pass for $29, $24 for residents. If you don't purchase the pass, it is $8 additional for each day you stay. A little steep for a state park. The pass is worth it if you are staying for an extended period of time or more than 3 days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very convenient to I-75 and the Mackinac Island ferries. Since this is a popular tourist spot, we made a reservation for the camp site. This was not necessary; possible because it was after Labor Day. There were many sites to choose from. There are two areas in the campground: the upper and the lower. Most of the larger sites for big rigs are in the upper area. We reserved an extra-long site in the upper area of the campground and were very pleased with it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with great views of the straits and the bridge. The beach at the park is rocky but a short drive on US 2 will take you to beaches that make you think you are in Mexico. There are great walking trails in the woods and the town is walking distance away. The road get a little noisy at times but it was not a bother. I would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a site on the East Loop (17) with a bridge view. The sites are close together and small. However, we did not mind as our neighbors were quite nice. Our site had quite a slope to it. I had to crank the tounge jack all the way down to level the camper. Very nice camp hosts. The beach is pretty rocky, but the water is shallow. We'll stay here again when we want to explore the Mackinac area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Expensive even without including the required motor vehicle permits ($58 total for MH and car; yearly passes made sense for us otherwise it's $8 per day for the MH and $6 per park for the toad) and they don't have water at the sites but once you get over that the park isn't bad. We had site #258 with 50 amp electric in the area away from the water and were basically happy with it. It had a gravel pad, some trees for afternoon shade and was level if you backed into the left side of the site. The sites near the water were jam packed with tents and people, not at all appealing to us. The roads in the campground loops are in good condition but extremely narrow but not one way, fine for our 30 ft class A but heads-up for oncoming traffic. The bathhouses were decent and had private individual showers that were fairly clean, even over the weekend. The park has a couple of nice views of the bridge and an easy day trip to the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie. Dump is easy to access and has fresh potable water that you can reach while dumping your tanks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding campground! We stayed here on the last two nites of an 11 day trip to Toronto from Wisconsin. This park was exactly what we needed. Everything was clean and very well maintained. Nice BIG fire pits, nice big sites. Roads are paved and sites have gravel parking pads. Pads are level. Quiet at nite and lots to do during the day. Just a very nice and relaxing camping experience. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Made reservation online. Did not like the site once I saw it. The girl in the office gave me a list of all available site and told me to let her know which I took. The "gravel pad" sites have been grass seeded over. Stayed in the lower campground. The lower area is not very big rig friendly, but it is possible. Bathrooms and shower were great. Right next to Mackinac Bridge ($5 for 2 axel trailer) and only a mile from the shuttles to Mackinaw Island. Well maintained. Prices are $22-$24 plus you have to have or buy Mich S.P. window decal for each vehicle(s) - $24 for annual resident, $29 annual non-res. OR purchase by the day. Very friendly staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Best state park I have seen. Been a couple years since I have been back. They were not taking reservations in 2003 and pretty booked in 2004. Newly renovated so I can't wait to see the improvements. Had to mark I don't knows in the amenities section since the updates might have changed that. Awsome view of the Mackinac Bridge at night and just a quick ferry ride to Mackinac Island.
We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice park situated on Huron Bay. Passport America rate ($17.00 -cash only) for FHU. Run by very sweet, elderly couple. Park is easy to get to, town is very quaint. We enjoyed out stay (just an over-nighter) and a beautiful sunset. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stayed here for 9 days with Passport America membership rates. Our back-in, 30amp site was level with some grass and mature trees. The restrooms were clean as were the showers, but the showers are way too small for an average size adult. The staff was friendly and very helpful telling us about the area. The park has more of a feel of a state park rather then a parking lot. Lots of trees and walking paths through out. Good location and close to the surrounding attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate reflects Passport America. We had full hook up 30 amp back-in. They charge more for 50 amp and more for pull through. The staff were nice and friendly and even gave us a package from the local chamber of commerce with coupons. We had a fire ring and collected lots of wood from the surrounding forest for our fires. The park was mostly quiet at night with the occasional car noise on the neighboring street. The airport behind the park only seemed to have small planes flying which were not a bother. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate based on 4 nights at Passport America rate, 1 night full price and then 4 more nights at PA rate, paid for with a check. We had a 50 amp FHU pull through site. We found the owners to be very helpful during our stay. The CG makes a good base for seeing the area and we had lake views from our site. The ferry shuttles will come to the CG for pickups to the docks and brings you back. So if you are going out to Mackinac Island you don't need a toad. The casino also has a shuttle that will pick you up. Our Verizion cell and broadband were very good and TV via batwing was strong with a limited channel lineup. Only downfall here is the water, it is city water but has a really bad taste to it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America. Even though the Passport America site reflects that they take checks, they do not. The campground is very dusty. The camp hosts and the owners are very unfriendly. I tried to pick up my UPS package off the counter and the owner snatched it out of my hands saying I could not treat US Mail like that, and I had to check it out with her first. The site that we had was listed as a pull-through but the trees and the telephone pole made it impossible to use the awnings. I had to ask the neighbor to move his truck so that I could pull through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Used Campclub USA for the rate. Hilltop view of Lake Huron. Beautiful area and nice campground. Tight roads to maneuver around, but manageable. Great owners. Clean laundry. Nice level sites. Fast internet. I would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Using my rating system of possible 4 for "view", 3 for "facilities", 3 for "location", and 1 for "staff friendliness"... I give this park a 5. The location is great, near the boats to Mackinac Island and the town of St. Ignace. That elderly couple running the park are great. The facilities, however are poor. I came within inches of hitting a tree when pulling in because everything is so tight on the roads. The fuse blew on a hot day with our 3 dogs inside, and us gone for the day. And i got a 30 amp site when i asked for 50. If you go to this park, arrive in daylight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel interior roads. Large gravel sites, mostly level. Park is well maintained. Friendly, helpful owner/staff. Good steady power, excellent water pressure. We stayed 5 nights and would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful campground close to the downtown street so you can walk to restaurants. We drove to the ferry (free parking) but it is walkable from this campsite. The owners who run this park could not have been nicer and more helpful. Gave us a bag with info on Mackinac Island including a discount coupon for the ferry. We asked for an open site for our direct TV and got a great pull through close to the office. We liked this park so much we decided to stay for four nights instead of our original two. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've camped here for years off-and-on. The bathrooms are okay. The showers are really dirty, and the water is often cold. This year the wife was quite rude on the phone after moving me away from our group saying "Just make it work lady" and "you'll just have to walk across the campground to make your din-din". The husband was very accommodating, but we will never give this campground our business again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are Escapee members traveling through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and find it is hard to locate SKP parks. This is an SKP park. Nice shady big sites, friendly staff and close to attractions. The park is very nice and maintained well. We spent a couple of days here mainly due to the central location and it is a nice park. Wi-Fi available at rear of office but we didn't use because we could use our Verizon air card here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the few parks in this area where full hookup includes sewage. Close to all amenities. Run and owned by an elderly couple that have had the park for 37 years. We stayed extra days, we were so comfortable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an old campground which needs a lot of work. The grass had not been cut in weeks; roads and sites are gravel and traffic creates a lot of dust. Wi-Fi is extremely slow on your campsite. You could only connect and get reception in the campground office. There is no cable TV in this park. Sites are shaded and there is quite a lot of room between sites. Campground is 20 minutes to Mackinac City; 1 hour to Tahquamenon Falls State Park; two hours to Pictured Rocks and a few minutes to the ferry to Mackinac Island. Since there are no other campgrounds nearby, it sufficed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Shore Services: 50amp, Sewer good, Water @ 45psi - WiFi: Not available at campsites - AT&T Cell Phone: Good signal - Sprint Air Card: Good EVDO - Site: 28 narrow and behind building - Site Size: had to park TV Sideways behind trailer - Site Closeness: good distance between most sites - Roads: gravel - DirecTV Satellite: Could get signal from this site but others would be a problem. - Discounts: Camp Club USA. - Payment: Cash or Check - Additional Remarks: This is a Camp Club Park and they want you to call and let them know your going to use the discount club. Easy location to get to different attractions in the area. We would stay here again if we could get a good site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice, friendly RV park. It is located close to town and the ferry boats to Mackinac Island. The only reason I gave it a seven is because of the terrible mosquito problem. Other than that, it is a ten! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly park host. Our pull-through site was narrow up hill gravel. The WiFi works OK close to office. Great location for the boat trip to Mackinac island, they will pick you up and deliver you back to the park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not real fancy, but had everything we needed except wifi to the RV. Wifi Hotspot was in office with no electrical hookup so had to run battery. Our site had view of Lake Huron=very nice. Staff was helpful and literature given upon checking in was extensive. Evidence of more sites being laid out. This park is a good place to anchor to see the surrounding area, including Mackinac Island. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fairly small park with sites close together. Staff very friendly; they provided us with a Chamber of Commerce packet with discount coupons. Park was very quiet; though it is near a small airport. Wi-Fi available at many of the RV sites, or in the office (open 8am-8pm). Some sites have sewer connections. Sites are gravel/rock; some back-ins are grass. Very convenient to town. Not many activities for kids. This is a good value for the cost for adult and retired campers needing a base for site-seeing. I stayed here 2 nights and would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park has an additional 50 tent sites. Sites are a little tight but being on top of a hill and right in town make up for a lot of that kind of thing. Tent sites are really in the woods. No playground or much of anything for kids. Little contact with staff. An acceptable park if you don't plan to spend a lot of time sitting around your site. Good stuff, lots of places to go and things to do that are very close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.