9 Parks near Au Train, Michigan
Jul 2015 - $16.00
This park is a gem in the wilderness. Quiet, beautifully treed sites right on AuTrain Lake. Nice little Songbird Trail Hike through the woods. Clean rest rooms. We took our canoe out on the lake and caught perch. Would definitely return. - Marsha D
May 2014 - $16.00
No showers at this park... Open May 15 thru October 1 Fees Site Fee $16 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Some of these sites are reservable. We love this campground. Very shady remote but if you have Verizon you may get cell service. Vault toilets but clean when we were there. Very friendly hosts. Not many fish, at least we have not caught many, but a beautiful lake and real real pretty in the fall. Stayed here many many times. - toflake
Aug 2011 - $16.00
This is a concessionaire operated campground within the Hiawatha National Forest on the Upper Peninsula. Considered "primitive" but sites are nice, private with lots of room. Water pump available at entrance. Vault toilets, no showers. Toilets are very clean and kept that way by the camp hosts. Whole park very clean, no trash seen. Lake front sites available, some with access to launch kayak or tie up boat near your site. Firewood for sale at camp host site or can use the "down and dead" rule. Generators allowed but not after 10pm. Paved road. All sites are shaded as you are in the forest. Very relaxing. Fishing in lake allowed but need license. Fire rings at all sites. Camped here for 4 weeks. Will go back there again. - micwtx
Sep 2016 - $9.00
With an experience at another national campground where we barely got the last site mid afternoon still in our minds, we arrived late morning to secure a spot. It was after Labor Day but these parks are very popular. The ranger at the Visitor Center in Munising gave us directions and said in Summer, folks are lined up in the morning for sites and they are full often by 9am. It was 10am. We drove directly here to be sure. The roads are wide and open for easy driving by any size rig. There are sites along the Lake, the most popular for sure. Most of those are reservable and most of those sites were already reserved. A second loop away from the water had lots of open spots. We found a site near the end of the water loop that was deep, pretty wide, part in the shade and mostly level for our 25' motorhome to easily back into and be well off the road. We left a tarp lashed to the lantern pole along with our registration sheet to prove the site was taken before we left for the day. National Park campgrounds require something be left on the site to hold your registration if you leave or you could return to someone else in your site. The roads are wide, tree limbs cut back from the road and are an easy drive for even the largest rigs. In this Park, we found no rules that said generators couldn't be used so we assume they can. This park is totally dry camping with only a toilet or two as amenities. There are fees to take on fresh water as well as a dumping fee which was surprising until I found a third party management company appears to manage the facilities for the Park Service. Even so, with so much to see and do in the Munising area, I clearly see why this inexpensive National campground is so popular. - khorne
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We're traveling for three months and seeing a wide variety of RV parks. This is the absolute worst we have ever seen. Park is far from town, other parks in the area are much closer. Park is a dustbowl. Dry dirt covers the entire park. Electric only sites. Water and sewer dump are 10-15 feet apart, and only one of each in entire park. Also observed other campers washing feet from fresh water fill hose. This is a serious health hazard. WiFi only works if you stand directly under the antenna at the bathhouse. Only two showers for men and two for women in the park and they were dirty most of the time. When WiFi issue was addressed with manager/owner, his attitude was "Well mine works here at the office". A promised follow-up never happened. If you're going to a primative, desolate, isolated park just to get away this place will work. If you're planning to see nearby sites and want a reasonably comfortable, clean park with some amenities, keep driving. As a retired fire chief, I'm also disappointed that the owner/manager would deceive the public with such filthy offerings. - Scenic Cruiser
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This is the kind of place in the woods you want to bring your kids or grandkids for a week. It has the feeling of a campground from 50 years ago. Pretty little fishing and small-boat lake with "just okay" sandy beach. Rent paddleboats, canoes or kayaks. Playground with tetherball and a big sand volleyball court. The sites are a mixed bag, some tight, some spacious, some level, some not. My site only had 20 amp, so be sure to ask before arrival if you need 30. The WiFi only works right at the office, and Verizon cell and data service works on and off (mostly off) - one bar at best. AT&T data is "no service." Long trail through the woods to walk your dog. The park is about a 15 minute drive into Munising. This is a good place to relax in a setting pretty as a postcard. - Charles3
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Great campground. Very friendly staff. Had a wonderful stay despite the UP mosquitoes! The road in was gravel and had a few potholes requiring you to drive pretty slow. If it hasn't rained, it is a bit dusty with the cars coming and going. The sites are generally pretty big with a lot of trees. Most of the campground is 20 amp with a few 30 amp. No water or sewer hookups, but the dump station and water source was easily accessible. Nice lake with kayaks and boats to rent. Play area for kids and a nice volley ball pit and net. The staff will deliver firewood to your site when you buy it. - Spizzer
Oct 2016 - $39.00
This CG has a beautiful view of Lake Superior, our campsite was right on the water, but very close to other campers. Located a few miles from Munising so good for a boat ride to Pictured Rocks Lakeshore. The roads in the park were full of large potholes, maybe worse because it was fall.They take reservations during the summer but not in the fall. The price was kind of high for the size and quality of the roads. - mountainfan
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Beware, this is a very noisy campground. Not from the campers, but from the extremely busy Hwy that is literally 100' from the campground. We visited in October, and I would hate to be here in the summer when the Hwy would be even busier with the summer crowds. The upside is it is located right on Lake Superior with a very nice sand beach. - cagvc
Sep 2016 - $28.00
City-run campground right on Lake Superior, just a few minutes west of Munising. Sand/gravel interior roads; some sites paved, most are sand/grass. Some lake-front sites. Electric and water are shared; and hook-up placement is odd, so be sure you have an extra-long power cord and extra water hose. Site arrangement can also be confusing. We had Site #49 in back of the campground, which was a spacious, grassy site; fine for us and our dogs. We would stay here again, mostly due to Park's great location. - FranM
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We are in a big rig. We were parked in the field in the front which was fine. looked a little tight in the back. This was a place to park and hook up while we visited picture rocks. Road noise didn't bother us. Front is a wide open field with full hookups. - OnTheRoadLife
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Very close to Grand Island ferry, Munising, and Pictured Rocks NS. Deep woods, in September wasn't too crowded. Great alternative to Tourist RV park which was very busy and looked to be very smoky from all the firewood being sold. - Old Geezer
Aug 2016 - $43.00
First, this place is way overpriced, period! When you turn in from Route 28, you are welcomed to the campground by a huge pavement dropoff, (be VERY careful!) then a 100 yard pothole strewn entry to the office. Office staff has a "Whatever...." attitude. Interior dirt roads are as bad as the entry, except the huge potholes are full of water and mud! Our site was severely out of level where the rear of our fifth wheel was on the ground and the front was nearly 6 feet high! Scary at best!
The only drive by trash bin in the place had a huge mudhole filled with water about half the size of their pool.
The campground is located on Route 28, a MAIN thoroughfare in The Upper Peninsula, so roaring traffic 24/7 is the norm.
Bottom line is that we have a tough time understanding why the owner of a popular campground cannot spend a few dollars to at least make the place comfortable. Bear in mind that there are MANY tenters that are there to hike, so there are many campfires and LOTS of smoke, so close the windows and don't run the air!
We will never return because it just seems to be a money grab to bilk the tourist. - AlaskaJack
Forest Service Rd 2173 Munising, Michigan 49837 (map) | (906) 387-2512
Sites: 41 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 1 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $10.00
$10/night for a lakeside site with the federal Senior Pass. Sites away from the lake are $18/night ($9/night with a federal Senior Pass). Reservations are available no less than three days in advance for about of the half the sites, so don't try to reserve the day ahead. The campground host let me know that a lakeside reservation had cancelled that morning, so I could have that site. Sweet!! My site had sunny lakeside benches and a sandy lake bottom ideal for wading. Parking on my site had a pretty steep slope up and then down. Fortunately, my rig is short and I could park on the crest of the hill and be level. Most other sites appeared to be reasonably level. There are some gravel sites and some paved sites, also two walk-in sites. Most sites are long enough for even the biggest rigs. Vault toilets. There are are water spigots scattered around the campground. No hookups. There is a dumpster. No cellphone service. The area flora was a mature a forest of fir, beech and maple. Most sites are very shady. The sites are well spaced for privacy. The campground is about 10 miles south of Munising for gas, food and ice. Half the campground was closed after Labor Day. The other half closes at the end of September. I was here about a week before they closed for the season - just a week, or so, too early for good leaf peeping. The campground was mostly empty. I'm pretty sure I heard a Sandhill Crane one morning. - Teardrop11
Sep 2016 - $39.00
We have stayed here twice before in our 6 years of rving and there have been no changes to the restroom facilities - very old and dark, wouldn't try to shower. The campground is being expanded and lots are lovely. The owner is a fun person but relying too much on gimmicks (which are cute) but needs to improve the basic facilities. - cmclark
Aug 2016 - $49.00
Felt like when the owner saw our big rigs, he upped the price. However, it is tourist season. As others stated, nice beach across the street. Interesting stone work pieces around the grounds. Movie shown the night we arrived. - MizB450
Jul 2016 - $35.00
BYOW: bring your own water. The water at the park is full of iron, tastes bad, looks bad, and will stain. The owner is a unique individual who built and maintains the park all by himself. And, it looks like it. After the initial creepy feeling I got meeting the man and seeing his treasures, I realized he is most likely harmless, just eccentric. The Wifi is worthless, the Fudge Factory is closed, there is no pool or other amenities other than the rock carvings and his collection of junk. There is, however, a nice beach right across the street.
The price is on the high side but negotiable, especially if you bring cash.
None of the roads or sites are paved, and the park becomes a little muddy after rain. We will not stay here again because of the water and other reasons. - The Penguin
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Actually free to camp, had to put a buck on the review to submit. Can't beat the price, and you get free play as well. Only back in spots available, but large parking lot in front of spots make the move easy. Only electricity, and no water available, but you have the casino nearby with good bathrooms. Casino small and smoky, but staff is nice. - JAYFLIGHTRV
Aug 2015 - $1.00
As detailed in previous postings, this is parking places off to the side of the main parking lot. 50 amp electric and nothing else but you can't beat the price, FREE. Just register at the casino. - lllkrob
Sep 2014 - $1.00
This campground has electric only, but it's free! In addition, they give you $5.00 a day to stay there, and a free drink ticket. In my review I gave a cost of one dollar, as the form doesn't recognize free. It is a smaller casino, but we always have good luck there, and the staff is super friendly. - Northern Runner