9.1 Excellent
Alanson, Michigan

Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga

Alanson, Michigan

Alanson, Michigan
Phone: (231) 347-6536

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $25 9/2016

Latitude: 45.389974162589
Longitude: -84.74017739296

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice county campground. County residents get a $5/night discount. There are cabins on Pickerel Lake, two playgrounds for kids and a swimming beach. On a Saturday in mid-September there were many families with many children. Camp sites are a short distance away from the lake. Most sites have shade but a few were sunny. The sites are gravel and might be muddy it wet weather, but it was dry and fine while I was there. Clean restrooms and showers. First come - first serve after Labor Day but probably need a reservation during the summer. There is no one manning the gate after Labor Day, so payment for sites seem to be on the honor system. I would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

About 10 miles to Bay View and Petoskey for sight seeing, shopping, gas and groceries.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. The utilities were great, the site was superb, the staff was friendly, and it was quiet. The park is off the beaten path but is convenient to Petosky and Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. We will definitely choose this park again. You can't best the price for all they offer. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We agree with previous reviews, this IS a jewel place to stay. We requested an open site so we could receive satellite reception which we received. We backed up into the forest and were shaded by pines, aspens, maples, etc. Great site, good water and 50 amp electric. The only FHU sewer sites are the 5 pull-thrus across the street from us, but they had no shade. One bathhouse serves the entire park and was quite a ways from our site, #67. But this was no problem for us as we normally use our motor home facilities. We did "experience" the visitation of mosquitoes but that was to be expected. Pickerel Lake was very clear and clean, would be refreshing for a dip at the beach. The day use area is very inviting as are the several rustic cabins that are for rent. We plan to stop here again--. Thanks to Emmet County for the very nice facility! We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We have been in 46 states in the past 4 yrs and this is the most attractive and best maintained government-owned campground we've seen; plus, the $20 is the best value we've had. Wooded, spacious sites of which only 5 have full hook-up. We had reservations, but there is self-registration as you enter. Perhaps, the only less-than-optimal thing is the location. Great as a destination campground, but a bit out of the way for overnighting. We would stay here again. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We had planned to stay here 2 nights but...we ended up staying 15 nights!!! This is a great campground with a wonderful history. It's tucked into the woods on a nice quiet lake with great sunsets. It's about 10 miles away from Highway 31 which is close enough to visit all the area has to offer, but you can get away from it all when you go back to camp. We truly enjoyed all the communities we visited while we were here and hope to come back soon! We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is run by the county. It is back in the great North Woods, but once you find it, it is beautiful. Six long, dead level, paved pull-throughs with full hook ups have just been added. They fill up quickly, so reservations are advised if you want one. The back-ins are good, but not as convenient. Staff was great. Nice, quiet get away during the week, but it fills up on the weekend, and kids will be kids. Enjoyed three nights here. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our third time staying here. Nice sites with lots of room and privacy. Most are separated by small patches of woods. There is a nice beach to play at and a few activities for the kids. Roads are paved and pretty easy to get a vehicle around in. Kids all learned to ride their bikes here because there isn't a lot of traffic and they have a nice smooth area to practice on. The only downside is that the nearest town with things to do is 15 minutes away. We will stay again. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in a wooded setting, take your mosquito repellent. Bathrooms are closed for cleaning from 2:30 - 4:00 PM, plan accordingly. Had a problem here as they did not inform us with our reservation that we could not store our boat on our camp site, same is true for utility trailers, too. Also, they don't seem to enforce their rules except for boat & utility trailers, slight problem w/ quiet hours, people dumping their gray tanks on the ground, etc. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Truck Camper.

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Review Count: 116
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Low price... Great value! Everything is new and clean. The interior roads have been recently paved. Lots of shade to keep cool. Very well maintained and prefectly clean. The beach has a new bath house and expanded parking. A really nice find. We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a diamond in the rough. It is a county park owned by Emmet County. This has something for everyone, tents, popups, motorhomes etc... We have a 40' motorhome, made reservations in January and was told there was only water and electric. When we got there they just opened up 6 brand new paved pull thru full hook up spaces, they were very nice and very spacious. Paved roads throughout, no traffic noise as it is way back off any major roads. Beautiful sandy beach right on Pickerel Lake. Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Rec Hall, Large play areas. You can even rent cabins right on the lake. The best part of the whole campground is we had a great site w/s/e for only $18 per nite. It is about 1/2 hour away from Mackinac and Petosky. We will be back :) We camped at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga in a Motorhome.

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