6 Parks near Au Train, Michigan
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 2015 - $35.00
This is an old school campground. The rest rooms are dark and only one stall had one roll of toilet paper. The drinking water was brown. Buy water before you get there. The price was cash only. WiFi was weak except for in the Library where you cannot find a light switch when dark! Our site had deflated balloons and used paper towels on the ground from the previous user. - PF Churchill
Aug 2015 - $54.00
I was nervous to stay here after reading reviews but was pleasantly surprised. The water was full of iron, so plan ahead and fill your tanks if possible. The owner and his son were friendly and the camp ground was cute and across the street from a beautiful beach. I felt it was a little on the expensive side. I would stay here again. - slinke
Jul 2016 - $44.00
We had a large back-in site. Our neighbors were separated by trees. If you're looking for a "woods" experience, this is the park for you. However, sites in the middle of the property seemed close together.
Although modern (newer), for the whole park they only provide two showers in each restroom of the single bathhouse. I had to wait for my morning shower. The showers were small and had no shelf to hold your soap/shampoo. A plastic chair was provided for each shower, but it took up most of the private dressing area. If you are a large person, I think you'd have a problem.
It was adequate, but an uninspiring experience. Our rate may have been higher than other posts because of the 4th of July weekend. - SnugBug1
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Riding by on motorcycles and decided to stop for the night. Nice level site with clean bathrooms which were a bit of a hike but worth it. Owner was friendly and suggested a couple of restaurants. Would stop again. - browne07
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We'd read some negative things about this park but overall it was a lot nicer than expected! They are in the middle of renovations so there is a bit of construction going on.
The site was clean, level and pleasant but the real winner was the fact the showers were brand new - big stone tiled walls and floors and rain shower shower heads. They were warm, not hot though, but the shower heads were a huge winner.
The only thing to note is that they are situated across from a landfill but we had no problems with this whatsoever. They were friendly, clean and nice, so it wasn't a bad experience. - NewYorkCountryGirl
Jun 2016 - $39.00
We opted for the better site along Lake Superior. We had a beautiful view of the sunset every night, well worth the extra dollars.
We had no problems with any of the hookups and the wifi worked well. We had several over the air channels but had to keep adjusting the antenna to keep the signal strong on the stations.
Site was level and gave us plenty of room. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here in a 23' class B MH - no slides or toad. Site had 50 amp only so we used a dogbone to hook up our 30 amp. Very nice folks on staff, beautiful setting and our site looked out over the BIG lake!! Had a drippy faucet at our site and reported to office - it had dug a foot deep hole. Hope they fix it ASAP! We would stay here again, Be careful - area around city has zero Verizon reception but at site 4 bars. Means you can't communicate if you're in the National park!!!! - KAZIMIRA
Jun 2016 - $31.00
We stayed two nights. The water front inside the park is very pretty, with gorgeous sunsets over the water. Roads within the park were gravel and full of puddles, except for the old concrete highway that has been incorporated into the park roads. Some of the sites had puddles in the parking areas (rain the night before) but seemed to support the campers that were there. My site was grass and dirt, with no gravel on the parking area. The park was 100% full while we were there. Make reservations!!
The electric pedestal on my site did not have both 30 and 50 amp RV plugs. My site had 20 & 50, but I needed 30. I had to purchase a 50 to 30 adapter at a local hardware.
When we arrive the dumpster were overflowing, to the point of trash being stacked beside the dumpsters. Next day it had been cleaned. More trash disposal facilities are needed.
The bathhouse is elevated a few feet higher than the surrounding area. Vehicles in the parking area adjacent to the toilet can block the approach to the dump station occasionally, especially in the morning when people are showering and people are trying to depart.
The park office sells green/wet firewood. Bring your gas mask. The campfires were really smoky. I would have rated this park higher had except for the excessive smoke. - R V Camper
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
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