15 Parks near Ann Arbor, Michigan
We did however find 15 campgrounds within 25 miles of Ann Arbor. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Ann Arbor in the left hand column.
Aug 2016 - $48.00
When making your reservations, check with them about directions. Google Maps had us coming in on a road that they said had tight rotaries. They gave us directions that were much easier to follow. Sites are mostly grass and dirt mix but fairly level. Interior roads are easy to navigate but there are a few low trees to avoid. Wifi worked well. We will probably never go to the Detroit area again, but if we do, we'll stay here. - dickens
Aug 2016 - $44.00
This is a very busy, former KOA park located on a small, private lake. Swimming is in the lake, with boat rentals available. Fishing is also available as catch & release but I never saw anyone catch a fish. Most sites are in heavy shade and all are dirt with little gravel and no grass. Sites have a table and fire ring but our ring was partially filled with trash and remained that way for the 4 days we were there. It was very dusty but part of that was due to the lack of rain in the area.
Service was the best part of the park as the staff do seem to give extra effort to accommodate. Other than the dirt, our site was nice but the sewer connection was slightly higher than our dump valves so using it was very difficult, requiring the lower and raising of the hose to finish draining each tank. The park is far enough from Detroit to avoid most of the security issues the city is known for, yet has good access to the attractions to be found there.
Showers can best be described as adequate, as they are reasonably clean but have no place to sit while dressing and only some hooks to hang your clothing and personal items. Ample hot water is available and there were enough to seldom require a wait.
Lawns are in desperate need of water, which may be due to the dry year that they are experiencing. There is some litter blowing about and there were many children darting through sites between our RV and our table, sometimes on bikes and there seem to be many barking dogs with staff paying no apparent attention to the problem. - RV Camper1
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We had a lakefront space which was very nice and shady. The fire ring was sunk into the ground and filled with previous tenant's ash and some garbage. Had to clean it out before using. The site itself was littered with cigarette butts which I found very unappealing. This seemed to be a theme, as we saw a lot of butts littered around the grassy and dirt areas.
My husband chose this park due to it's proximity to an event we were attending in Dearborn and for the lake and water slide. The weather was nice, but overcast while we were in town and the slide was closed while we were there, even though they allowed people to swim in the lake, saying the weather was too dangerous for the slide to be open. That was a disappointment. My husband and kids did go swimming in the lake, but it lasted about 10 minutes because they said it was too shallow (in the area that was roped off) and too crowded with wild kids. Not a lot of parental supervision.
The shower area and restrooms were fairly clean and nice - no better or worse than most campground facilities. They sold firewood on site, which was nice, but anything else you wanted to buy at the camp store was hugely marked up ($3.29 for a half gallon of milk.) Luckily, stores were not too far away.
Apparently the campground lets in day users to the lake and picnic areas for a fee. So, the people you see there, especially during the weekend, may not necessarily be fellow campers. It's a private lake, so I guess they can do what they want...but it added to the numbers at the beach area.
I would only recommend this place for it's location. If we come back to the area we will try to find another place first, but if we can't we would settle for this one. Not a glowing review, I know, but not a glowing experience. - bqpratt
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Convenient location for seeing the Detroit area. Easy access to the camp ground. Check in was easy and efficient. Pull thru sites are about 50 feet long. Electric, water and sewer were located together mid way on the driver's side. Good water pressure. Only one washer and dryer both in constant use when I checked. Bath house (did not use) is older but appeared clean. Interior roads are gravel. Could be muddy in wet weather with grass/dirt parking. - Bobco
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a great location relatively close to Dearborn/Detroit. In under 30 minutes you can reach the Henry Ford Museum, Comerica Park (Tigers baseball) and downtown Detroit. It's just off the I-94 but far enough away that there isn't annoying road noise (maybe a faint hum during rush hour). The office staff is exceptional - truly exceptional. They are super friendly and totally competent. From making reservations (including our requesting a date change after initial booking) to the check-in process to receiving packages for us (they even delivered packages to our site) to checking on us periodically (if we were outside when they drove by), we couldn't have felt more welcome. Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi worked well. CG wifi worked well sometimes and not-so-well other times (typical for an rv park). There were no trees so we had easy access to DirecTV signal. We always felt safe. The local neighborhood is very pleasant. The big negative is that the sites are very close together. The sites are front to front and back to back so your front door isn't looking at your neighbor's sewer connection. However, your "front yard" is pretty close and kinda shared with your neighbor's "front yard". Our neighbors were very nice. The proximity wasn't a problem for us but some folks might not like it. We would absolutely stay here again when visiting the Detroit area. - GottaGoNow
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This park is conveniently located to explore the Detroit and Dearborn area. It is easy on and off from the interstate. The sites are grassy areas separated by the hookups, which were easy to locate. We had no problems leveling our coach or connecting to the utilities. Everything worked well, except for the WiFi. We checked in on Friday and was told they were working on the WiFi. On Monday, when we checked, we were told that parts of the park had WiFi, but our site was not one of them. We ended up having to use our hotspot then entire time we were there. - Bbtj
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Interior gravel roads in dire need of repair. Potholes and dust everywhere. We experienced some rain, and many of the sites were flooded. 30 amp service and old equipment. There was some arcing in our power pole and it caused our power cord to melt into the receptacle. Thankfully I had good power monitoring equipment in my rig that prevented damage. No sewer either. For the fees charged, this campground is not a good value. The staff is below average in friendliness. Not bad, but certainly not the outgoing friendliness we see at so many other places. The county roads leading up to the park are atrocious. Both asphalt and gravel, and both in terrible, terrible condition. We traveled at a crawl and were weaving across both lanes just to avoid potholes and crazy-rough patches. I realize that is not the fault of the owner, but it certainly has a bearing on my overall satisfaction. - User3367
Sep 2012 - $28.00
Campground roads are gravel and not well maintained. The camp sites are grass and almost level. We camped at site 20. Good satellite reception, 30amps, water, no sewage and partially shaded. I reserved the site over the phone. No one was in the office when we arrived at 4pm. We would camp here again, but only for a overnight stay. About 20% of sites were occupied. - tethomas
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This campground was disappointing. It needs to be kept cleaned and maintained. It appears the owner lives within the campground in a beautiful well maintained home. Please put the same care into the campground. The bathroom need's to be maintained and cleaned. The place needs TLC just like the lovely home. - Gabby Smith
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Called on August 1st for Labor day weekend reservation (praying they had a space for us) and she said they had two spots left. Told us we would be in "L" section, which I wasn't thrilled about-being in a circle, not close to water, and near the front enterance. When we got there, she told us they squeezed us into spot G4. In front of the beach, with nothing but woods behind us. Amazing spot. Couldn't believe it. Beach was clean, quiet, and filled with good people. Quiet at night (even when sold out on Labor day weekend)...Literally our only complaint was that the water had some awful smell to it, methane/rotten eggs. Not a big deal relatively speaking. - RoyalOakAndy
May 2016 - $47.00
We stayed at this park from 5/2016-10/2016. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Facilities are amazingly clean. The lake front site are vey large and some have shade. There is a dirt road that leads to park and the parks roads are dirt, but are kept up very well. They do offer discounts for weekly or monthly stays. monthly for prime 50amp FHU $740.00 + electricity. - R J C
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Stayed for three weeks in premium pull-in site to lake. Gravel roads with big potholes and very dusty. From site to paved road over two miles. If roads were fixed this would be lovely. - Buspuppies
5210 Bishop Lake Rd Brighton, Michigan 48116 (map) | (810) 229-6566
Sites: 144 | Latest Rate: $21.00 | 10 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $21.00
We were looking for a campground that would be convenient to visit friends in Ann Arbor. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We stayed on a weeknight in July.
This campground was an easy half hour drive from Ann Arbor. It was clean and well maintained and the staff was friendly and helpful. There was a nice selection of campsites - shady, sunny, lake view, grassy, dirt. The sites were relatively large, spread across an open area interspersed with large trees for shade. There's no wifi. There was acceptable cell service for Verizon and ATT. The shower was quite nice and clean. There was a beach which we did not use. - dsvt
Jan 2016 - $21.00
We were in the area for the balloon festival in nearby Howell which turned into a non event due to weather. Nice enough CG. We were in the upper loop where sites are not really defined. No trees or vegetation separating them. Started as a full weekend but weather chased the softies home. Did not feel too very boxed in when it was full. - Veebyes
Jul 2015 - $21.00
Nice view of the pond from our site. Birdwatchers will love this one. This camp has a country feel with sunny spots, mature trees, good amenities. Good pull-through site. Canadian geese like the pond and the grass. Cranes graced us on the second morning. - Dick and Linda
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful family-oriented campground with a lot for the kids to do. Staff very nice. Sites are nice & big. Very quiet most of the time. - dallas 66
Aug 2016 - $48.00
Stayed for several days the end of August 2016. This is a wonderful campground & very well maintained by a friendly family. Plenty of activities to keep children entertained (fishing, mini golf, jump pad, swimming pool, paddle boats, hiking trails, zip-lines, rock climbing, RC car trails, and Llamas!!) Variety of sites, some with full hookup and patios, fire pits, plenty of space between campsites. Bathhouses are clean and plenty of warm water but pressure could be a little stronger. Reasonable rates and safe environment. We hope to make this our annual family gathering place. We had a "prime rate" site but with the Good Sam discount and an extra discount for early week camping, it was more than reasonable. They also offer a laundry facility and delivery for firewood. - DeanaN3Dogs
May 2016 - $34.00
This campground was a bit far off of the highway, but a simple drive to reach. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were initially a bit put off as it looks like a haphazard layout of sites, all grass and dirt. However, we were pleasantly surprised.
We had the campground to ourselves. There were hiking trails, gardens and open green space. Utilities worked well. Wi-fi was spectacular (probably because nobody else was using it). The site was level. They appear to have spectacular programming for kids and appear very active during peek months.
We enjoyed our overnight stay, slept well, and exercised the animals. We would definitely stay here again. - Sheryl E
Jul 2011 - $28.00
We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed it very much. Very clean campground with fairly large lots and paved roads. Although I did not use the restrooms or showers they appeared to be clean. We stayed at lot 127 which is on a pretty steep incline therefore I would not recommend that particular site unless you have a really long power cable so you can park perpendicular to the road. Lake front sites cannot be reserved and must be requested at check-in. Lake front sites had very little privacy. Overall this was a nice campground and we will definitely come back! - Rubicon11
Aug 2009 - $24.00
We camped here with a group of friends over the weekend. The sites were a nice size, we didn't feel that we were on top of other campers. The beach is grassy with shade and the water is shallow enough for the young kids to play in. The campground hosts are top of the line with lots of activities and games available. The showers were passable, the restrooms were clean and the playground was new and large. We will definitely return! The only downfall was the check-in was long and tedious because of an outdated computer system and the DNR Officer had an attitude, but luckily we did not encounter him often. - Ja Thoms
Aug 2008 - $25.00
We enjoyed our stay at this campground, which with 186 sites felt rather intimate compared to some of the larger ones we'd stayed at on this trip. We stayed here midweek so the place wasn't packed, but it seemed there was enough space between the campsites that it would be nice even when full. There are a number of waterfront sites which are first-come-first-served (worth checking into when you arrive, I believe you can move from your reserved campsite into one of these for an additional fee). As do other Michigan state parks, this campground requires an additional 'vehicle fee' for cars/motorhomes. We'd purchased an annual sticker for our RV at the previous campground and paid $6 for an out-of-state 'toad' sticker at this one. At one point, a polite ranger who was checking up on the stickers knocked on the door to say we needed to pay an extra $6 for the toad...then she realized the amount we'd paid was correct (after I'd whipped out my wallet). We drove to the main Pinckney Recreation Area entrance booth and they provided a map that directed us to this part of the park (about a 15 minute drive away). There are, however, little generic brown camping signs that point you to the campground (we just chose to follow the larger signs to the 'main' park as we weren't sure). Ann Arbor is an easy 25 minute drive away, and we look forward to staying here again if we're in the area. - Babieka
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. Unless you prefer the sounds of babies crying, dogs barking, and car horns all day and night as well as the feeling of being squished in like sardines and a vaguely uneasiness that your car will be broken into while you sleep. This place is HUGE and has dozens of permanent residents, many of whom live in tents or the weird tarp buildings that the camp has built over by the lake. In addition to these sad tent cities, there is also a huge trailer park in the back full of falling down trailers. Also the water was visibly reddish and rusty and smelled and tasted bad. The worst part was that we picked this place because it had a pool and we promised our kids a pool at the next stop in our journey to the east coast, except that when we got there we were turned around and told "No floaties in the pool." Okay, fine I thought, as we were carrying pool noodles and a blow up animal ring, I could understand not allowing those. However, we were rudely told by the young staffer that this rule ALSO included the "floaties" they were wearing. What they were wearing were those foam, clip-on flotation armies that also go across the front of the body called "Puddle Jumpers." They would sink without them! These are neither "floaties" nor are they toys of any sort. They should be considered part of their swimming attire and are in NO way bothering the pool or any other swimmers. This rule is ridiculous and designed ONLY to sneakily keep kids out of the pool. I am appalled and really mad. - Zoey Katz
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Little difficult to get to off the interstate due to all the construction on the interstates around Detriot this year. IF you are looking for a quiet stay for a week this is it. Nice sites, lake, and a 27 hole championship course for $25/cart for seniors. Little driving for the sites but you are in a really nice community and very clean Not far off the interstate if heading up north. - Barber1998
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Very nice park owned by the City of Dearborn, which is 35 miles away. Very clean, paved sites, not too close together. Friendly staff. Milford is a really neat village with lots of shopping nearby. - air28
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Sites are plenty wide but not very level. Hard to get our 39' motorhome level enough to put out slides. Finally wound up with front wheels off ground. - Full time RVers
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Proud Lake is a Michigan State Campground. The staff was excellent, helpful and friendly even as we tried out 3 different sites. Sites are on grass and not level. Some are 30 amp and some are 50 amp. No water or sewer on site. Campground has nice bathhouse and the dump station/water fill station, with 3 lanes, was convenient. We enjoyed time spent on the grassy beach area on Proud Lake; kids were swimming in the lake. A private canoe/kayak rental company is on site.
Beware of your directions: the Wixom Road address is the park headquarters about a mile away from the campground on Proud Lake Rec Road. - Nancy J
Jun 2014 - $24.00
It's a pretty park with many mature trees. They are making quite a few updates. The one bath house in the park is new with very nice, private showers - some with toilets. The negatives outweigh the positives though. Many sites are very uneven, and I couldn't get my trailer completely level. Also, there is no playground, although the campground was full of kids. People were literally stumbling down the streets drunk our first night. There were many vault toilets which could be smelled a couple of sites away. Overall, we were not impressed and won't be heading back. - Shrug
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This was a moble home park not an RV park!!!! Site #23 was extremely sloped. The roads in the park were very narrow. discarded grass clippings covered our RV pad. We tracked in huge amounts of grass every time we entered our trailer. Our site was on a mosquito infested Creek. Pages of endless rules given on entry. Camp somewhere else! - Chilinparadise
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Primarily a mobile home park. Fairly level, a little tight backing in. Wonderful bath house. Huge video and book libraries, as well as an indoor pool, beach, mini golf, tennis, etc. Very quiet. Nice, helpful staff. Gated and guarded. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 was because wifi was only available at the lodge, but AT&T and Verizon signals were strong. - Keeping up with the Joneses
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Lots of snow birds here with park models. Rental spots are scattered among park models. Roads are paved and sites are concrete with grass. Lots of amenities to include indoor pool, miniature golf and because of snow birds they have lots of nightly events. Thought price was a little high but we had no discounts and stayed only two nights so did not make use of weekly or monthly rates. We would stay here again. Bathrooms were fully tiled and easy to get to. - Mark from Missouri