21 Parks near Alanson, Michigan
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Campground too large. Everything is far away. The camp store, pool, golf are centrally located but they are still quite far from the outer sites. The roads to get places are very confusing, we got lost several times. There is only one entrance/exit which is also far from the outer sites. There are other roads that could serve as a closer exit but they are blocked off by a chain. The only trash is located at the entrance/exit which is not convenient at all. This campground has so many sites, you definitely don't get the small campground feel that most campgrounds have. However they do have a nice beach area with a view of the bridge. There aren't a whole lot of places that you can walk your dog (lots of the grass areas are marked no dogs), but they do have plans to put in a dog park in the future. - 4RollingGs
Jul 2016 - $50.00
My wife and I liked this park. It was quiet, and clean. The store, check in, and management of the park seemed well organized. Everyone we talked to was friendly and helpful. Its a large park. Beach at campground is nice. Part of it is rocky, but most is easy access to water. It was a long walk from our site. If that's important to you, try to get nearer to it. I would stay here again. - Greaseman93
Jul 2016 - $36.00
A very nice quiet family campground that we enjoyed staying in and will stay there again. Had full hook-ups with 50 amp service. - CMcgirr
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The previous review by "bloomis" was right on. We stayed for one week, paid for 6 nights and received one night free. Ask for the bonus package. Great family park. Bike trail just outside of park takes you to town in about 10 minutes. Really convenient to ferries to Mackinac Island. Only down side was the water pressure was very low when the park was full. - Pastor Bob
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed 4 nights. Smaller campground that was just perfect. No frills, just camping, a nice beach. Very close to town, offered to call shuttle service for ferries. No full hookups, but if you needed to dump while there, they provided blue totes to dump. Staff was on site and friendly. Nightly group campfire on the beach was awesome! Beach was mostly sand with some rocks, but they were smooth. We will return here. - bloomis
Sep 2015 - $32.00
A smaller park on the water. We managed to get an excellent site overlooking Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge. Very friendly lady manager that personally delivered a package to our site that I had ordered a week earlier. Our site was fairly level, with shade and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely go back to this little gem. - User2400
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We camped on an interior site, near the Hospital. The noise was ok and the site was fairly level, although some sites require a lot of boards to level the RV. The sites are fairly close to your neighbor with the sewer hookup right near your outdoor living area. The area is great with lots of scenery and bike paths to explore!! Downtown is within walking distance. Pretty much self service parking, no one was at the reception house, just your assigned lot number on a chalk board. We asked about our site we reserved later on in the month and would we would need more leveling boards, but the person refused to tell me our assigned site, for whatever reason. Overall a super area to camp and a very average campground and staff. - scirocco
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This park is a gem. Right on the bay with wonderful view of the water, although not from all spaces. Very convenient to Petoskey. Good wifi and over-air TV. One end of park has noise from the hospital's HVAC system, the other end has the water-treatment plant which sometimes smelled bad but it didn't last long. Sites around the end next to the water-treatment plant are much bigger. Would definitely stay again if we could get one of the end sites. - all4pets
Apr 2015 - $25.00
The positives about this park outweigh the negatives. First, the negatives--the bathrooms/showers are old and show their wear (but still very clean). The park sits just below (down the hill from) the local hospital and if you're camped near there, the sound of the HVAC could be annoying. The sites are tight, but hopefully you'll love your neighbors (we did). Lots of grass and level. The positives--this park is located right on Grand Traverse Bay, and you'll have beautiful views of the sunset from your campsite overlooking the water. This park is also located on the Little Traverse Wheelway, so you'll be able to bike south to Bay Harbor or Charlevoix and north to Harbor Springs, with views of the water along the way. The price is right--full hookups for less than $30 a night, and electric and water for a mere $25/night. (The KOA up the road will charge you double this rate without the view.) The campground is very popular with about 1/3 of the park as seasonal or monthly rentals. It is a municipal park owned by the City of Petoskey. Many of the campers have been coming here for years. Everyone is friendly, respectful of quiet hours, and enjoying all that Northern Michigan has to offer. In the summer, you'll probably need reservations especially on the weekends. But give them a call, our friends scored on a cancellation for a Friday and Saturday night. - RagTopDay
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Stayed for 5 nights - all level sites, paved roads and concrete pads, utilities in convenient locations for most RVs. Ample pull-throughs, cable TV. WiFi works great when you can get connected. Many WiFi zones scattered throughout park, you just have to be skookum and patient to connect (there is a very helpful 1-800 # you can call for assistance.) Great amenities, nice laundry (a bit expensive $2.25 per load). KOA cafe (pizzas, ice cream etc.), but we didn't use. KOA is very convenient to Petosky. Will say that Hwy. 31 is VERY busy with traffic, pick your entry and leave time carefully (no stoplight at exit). Negatives: the pool was not accessible to many guests 55+ because it was overrun by kids, including the hot tub where they are prohibited kids, but not enforced. We asked at the office how to kindly get to the hot tub and staff immediately went out to monitor, but acknowledged they couldn't control it. Unfortunate, because they can, just choose not to. Pool was small for size of park which includes large number of seasonal sites and many cabins. Most poorly managed was trash and recycling. We were not here on a holiday weekend, yet all trash containers and recycling cans were overflowing the entire time. We did see a trash truck come one Friday, but by the afternoon, one container was full again. Clearly do not dump trash and recycle enough to keep up with the size of the park.
May be typical for KOAs but this seems to be overrun by large extended family reunions with many (many) kids, bikes and dogs. This park is not for those looking for quiet, tranquil settings.
On the other hand, it is a nice KOA - probably better then many, and may be quieter on more on the shoulder seasons. - ErinandCorbin
Jun 2016 - $58.00
This is our third year at this KOA and we are never disappointed in the quality or friendliness of the staff. They have added a couple of new outdoor games for the kids and some of the permanent sites are now gone which opened up some additional sites for transients. The park is immaculate and it is very central to many of the activities in Petoskey. It is also only 35-40 minutes from Mackinaw City. The only down side is that they have limited on site activities (like pancake breakfasts, bingo, or other events) - HP_Happy_Campers
Sep 2015 - $67.00
We stayed here because of the great reviews and found the park to be less than well ran. We had to move 3 times in one week due to reserved sites (and saw a lot of others doing the same), so each time we had to pack up, wait for an escort, go to the new site, unpack, etc! They make a show of customer service, but too many of the employees don't seem to know what that means to RVer's. Showers and bathrooms were always clean, but this was done between 7-9 each morning, so we had to wait to go anywhere (most parks we stay at do this after 10 or so each morning). Sites are "KOA close" and some were quite difficult to get into with a large trailer (they seem to enjoy putting large rigs in small sites and small rigs in large sites!) Basically, a pain to stay here because of the way it is run. Getting in and out of park to go places is a real adventure! Highway 31 is pretty busy and there were several accidents right our front! To get to a local bike trail you have to cross the highway, playing froggy. Your heart gets more work out due to that than the bike ride! - Fulltimer5
15247 Trowbridge Rd. Wolverine, Michigan 49799 (map) | (231) 525-8301
Sites: 63 | Latest Rate: $15.00 | 8 Reviews
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Very friendly. Stayed one night. Passport America rate. We enjoyed our stay and the people there. Nice pond and river trail. Would stay again. - toflake
Sep 2013 - $27.00
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend. Wonderful hosts, welcoming, helpful and friendly. Real family camping at it's best. Large sites, grassy, everything well maintained. Big rig friendly, pet friendly. Tubing, kayaking in the Sturgeon River on site, volleyball and baseball area for the kids. Facilities very clean. No sewer hookups, but the owner will be at the dump station to help you out. Real country feel at this campground, the way real camping used to be. The owners gave us recommendations on things to see on our route home, which were fantastic. Loved it here, we will return. - BigD
Jun 2012 - $30.00
This campground has reverted back to the original owners and is now called the Sturgeon VALLEY Campground. www.sturgeonvalleycampground.com The new owners are very nice, and are sad there's so much confusion about whether they're open or not. The grounds are beautiful, almost park-like: and the shady/grassy sites are the biggest I've ever seen in all my years of camping. We stayed here before and loved it. We'll come back again next year with our kayaking group, since the access to the Sturgeon River is so handy!! - Deb344
Sep 2013 - $26.00
Two campgrounds here. One was closed when we stayed there. There are 3-4 loops in the woods. Sites air fairly close together, but we've seen worse. We managed to get a spot down by the lake. Just a short hike over a dune and we were on the beach. Nice campground and this was our second stay. There is a bike path into town, which was a plus. - chris4499
Sep 2013 - $27.00
Petoskey is a lovely state park by Little Traverse Bay. The sites are paved, semi-level, and small. The biggest problem is the difficulty of backing in with all the trees. Verizon cell works fine. MIFI does not work well barely pulling 3G. The area is spectacular including the beautiful drive on the Tunnel of Trees scenic byway. Would stay here again. - fulltimervtravel
Aug 2010 - $42.00
Michigan State Parks are nice as any I've seen, but, their price policy is unfair. We were charges an $8 entrance fee just because we drove a motorhome and an additional fee for our tow vehicle, plus the overnight camping fee. BUT if we had driven a pickup truck towing the same length trailer we would have only been charge a entrance fee plus overnight fees, UNFAIR wake up Michigan you're driving tourist out of your state. - birdbrains
Jul 2016 - $41.00
$41 a night for full hookups. Pay for 6 nights, got 7th night free. Sites were pull thru with two facing each other. Sites were a little tight. Pool was very nice. Many people had boats, and many of the sites are seasonal campers. - laredoct
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Arrived the night before the park was closing for the season. We were having RV problems and the owners kindly allowed us to stay an extra night. They were very understanding and friendly.
The park grounds appeared well maintained, didn't use any of the facilities. We had no problem maneuvering our 40 ft RV through the park. - Tazi4cricket
Aug 2015 - $41.00
We were on site #84 and it was very sandy with gravel drive through. The significant slope required us to use additional mats for leveling. We had excellent shade with well trimmed trees yet we were able to get satellite TV from our unit. There was excellent WiFi, power, water, fire rings, and sewer connections. However, the site was very tight with the unit next to us less than 5 feet away. We will return to this park. - Summer Minnesotan
Aug 2015 - $26.00
This park is an older one of the MI system causing mixed reviews.
Pros: quiet, sites large enough for big rigs, great lake, power levels good, wooded sites with plenty of firewood available, ability to park at any angle on your site. Park personnel great at making a pleasant stay.
Cons: Roads are old and very narrow making large vehicle access tricky. Allows multiple tents on any site making crowding on the site a problem with cars close along the road. Restrooms older but clean with shower head at shoulder level so interesting showers.
We had 4 different track teams during our stay and they were the most polite and quiet every. - dalenoel
Aug 2012 - $25.00
The Good: Close to Boyne City which has a nice Farmers Market. Nice swimming beach. Our Verizon aircard had a good signal here. The Bad: This park is not a highlight in the MI State Park system. The roads are narrow and the facilities are aging. The park was extremely crowded with High School track and cross-country teams. We saw sites with 5-6 large tents on them with multiple kids in each tent. We thought there was a rule covering how many unrelated campers could be on each site. The bathrooms and showers were not cleaned any more for the large crowd so were constantly muddy. The park was loud until quite late. Other campers had parked their trailers parallel to and right next to the already-narrow road which made getting our RV in difficult. Not a restful or enjoyable visit. - Boyinks4Adventure
Jul 2012 - $31.00
Most of sites are a bit cramped in, and the numerous boats and trailers parked all over do not help the maneuvering process. Our site #80 in Terrace had lots of small pieces of garbage in-bedded in the dirt, otherwise not a bad size site as it backed onto trees and the trail area. Bathrooms were closed/cleaned at very inconvenient times: 9:00am every morning. Only 2 water spigots to fill up with and one is very slow, you may be in for a wait. On the plus side Lake Charlevious is absolutely gorgeous! Very accessable from Oak section. The sandy beach in the park is awesome. Boyne City and surrounding area just beautiful. Lots of stuff to do around the area, shopping zipline, etc. Will come back to the area but will pass on the park. - jbondy2
Jun 2016 - $44.00
Another good KOA park. We had an end site so at least one side of the site was open. The other was quite close to our neighbor and their fire pit. We kept getting a lot of smoke odor in our camper even though we did not have a fire.
All the sites were packed dirt so there was a lot of dust and since it rained a little, mud too.
All the services worked great even the wifi.
We would stay again if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Stayed one night. Facilities are adequate and well laid out for easy access. Most sites are pull through. Some are full hookup, some are water electric.
We used the laundry facilities, 4 washers and 4 driers, which were new.
Free breakfast - all you care to eat pancakes. - R V Camper
Aug 2015 - $46.00
We reserved 3 sites here for our family from Georgia's road trip. We thought we were safe with a KOA, boy were we WRONG. The showers are unisex and the doors didn't lock! There was a 3 ft. stump on one of the sites right where the awning would let out. They said "well you know it is in the woods" and" it takes years for a tree stump to rot away". I guess they have never heard of a stump grinder. The place had no gravel, anywhere! Roads and sites were sand. The worst place we have ever stayed!!! Oh and to wash and dry a load of clothes $5.00. - Nanaof4
May 2013 - $42.00
We had a great family weekend here with several other friends/campers. We had a generous site (#55) with water and electric. We had friends close by with electric and others in cabin. All had a fantastic time. We camped Memorial Weekend, so only a small portion of sites were in use. Made it really nice for the kids with the activities and time with the characters. Park was clean, bathrooms kept up. We'll plan a return trip later this summer. - asheffer
Jun 2012 - $42.00
We had a wonderful time at this campground. So much for the kids to do at all times -but still a very laid back place to be. Our four year old talks about this park all the time and we're actually going again this weekend. Sites are a little tighter to get into now with our larger 5th wheel - but we managed. On-site travel trailers and cabins are also available. Our friends stayed in a cabin with their young son and liked it a lot. - family_5ers
Jun 2010 - $40.00
We had a wonderful time at this campground. The staff was super friendly; some restrooms where clean but could use updating, however nothing to complain about by any means. I would recommend this park to anyone. - boracada