18 Parks near Bellaire, Michigan
Sep 2015 - $55.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on back-in site 62, which is sand. Easy access & required one board to level side to side. Long site with plenty of room for truck. Large concrete patio. Lots of grass between neighboring sites & backed to grass reaching to pond. No shade. There is no shower or laundry house. There is a clean laundromat three miles away in Sutton's Bay. Good WiFi & antenna TV. Exchange book collection. Very quiet at night except for low hum from pond air bubbler, which might not be heard if at another site. Location is lovely, surrounded by woods, while sites are open. Would rate this park much higher if there were showers & laundry facilities. - Scottsdale RVers
Jun 2015 - $62.00
We recently bought our new-to-us 37' RV and wanted to try it out for a few nights. We live in the area and chose Wild Cherry Resort because of its lovely landscaping and peaceful atmosphere. Office staff were so pleasant, put us in a prime spot on the end of a row by the pond. Pond was clean (they have a little cleaning robot in it that keeps it from getting scummy) with cattails and wild birds. At night the frogs sang us to sleep. Park is extremely quiet, which we appreciate, and staff is working all day, every day to keep it lovely. We were in a 50 amp full hookup space, everything worked perfectly. Trash is picked up at daily at your site. Parking site was gravel with a concrete patio and picnic table. Very little leveling needed.
We brought our two dogs, one of whom is 80# and over the stated weight limit. The park is flexible on that restriction, just ask. Lots of areas to walk your dog, including orchards and woods. They just ask that you not let your dog do their business on the beautifully maintained lawns around the sites, and I can understand that.
The only reason that I give this park 9 stars instead of ten is that there are no bathrooms or laundry. For a self-contained rig, this is not a problem, but for the tent and yurt campers (they have a yurt here!) it might be less than desirable. The park has several driving range/putting greens but no playground. Kids were safely riding their bikes on the paved roads within the resort, though. Personally, we greatly enjoyed the quiet. Several wineries right next door, with quaint towns, beaches and more wineries within easy driving distance. Yes, the park is expensive, but rates are representative of the area. We would stay here again, and recommend it to others. - ZombieNurse
Aug 2012 - $59.00
Park sites are large. Really not pet friendly even though they claim to be. Owner makes you take your dog to a specified area to do it's business. He had a fit, ours urinated on the grass in the campsite. Nothing here for kids to do, it was pretty boring for them. Expensive for what he offers, which is nothing but real bad WiFi. We really liked the surrounding area, but would find another campground the next time. - cameocrazy
Aug 2011 - $18.00
Camp Club USA member campground. This campground is not very well kept. It's a little difficult to maneuver a large motor home through the campground. The location is not very convenient. - Harpo2
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Rate reflects average cost with PA discount and non-discount days. Registration was fast. Had very little interaction with camp staff after that. Big park with a lot of sites. Loop road is new asphalt. Outer loop road appears to be oil covered gravel. Inner roads are gravel. Not all fhu sites include cable, so if you want cable, be sure to ask. Not sure if cable is available with PA rate. Water pressure was about 42 psi until the weekend when more campers arrived, then the pressure dropped to about 30 psi. Wifi was adequate for email and Facebook. Lots of trees that may interfere with satellite. Not everyone follows the dog leash rules or the 10 mph speed limit. No fenced dog area despite what the park map shows. Nice mountain bike skills park. Lots of walking/biking/atv trails just off the park grounds. Would stay here again if in the area. - TH travelers
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This was the biggest mistake we made in our travel across the country this spring/summer. Great ratings from Good Sam but what a disappointment. The staff was not friendly and acted as if they couldn't be bothered trying to help. The sites were dry, dusty dirt and mostly uneven. Apparently no rules with speeding golf carts, which were staff driven, which constantly created a dust storm. We actually forfeited our two week reservation and moved to another nearby resort. The final straw was when the park used a motorized blower to clean the "dirt roads" of debris which created a complete mess. Don't stay here! There were Class A, B, C and tents intermingled throughout the park. People hanging towel and laundry on lines they attached to trees. Horrible place. - Lardan
Jun 2015 - $50.00
This place is a big operation, lots of sites, keycard entry. You can see all the amenities and activities on their website- too bad most of them were 'closed' for our visit. Even though it was 'high season' and they were charging as such, the pool was 'under maintenance'. Dodge ball arena was closed, and it appeared the BMX track was closed, as well.
I liked the feel of the park; dirt and gravel roads, lots of cedars and trees. Our 30A, water, sewage was very spacious... but, not very private. The problem seems to be business management. Not only was the lady at the front desk VERY rude and not at all helpful, but they charge 'extra' for children. Go figure. The campground obviously caters to children and families. Great business model- put one person at the front desk to handle all calls and clubhouse management (in a campground this size), then penalize your target customer.
While I was checking in, the phone was ringing off the hook, and there was a line of customers behind me.
If they got their act together, and they'd have a real gem. Otherwise, avoid. - Boondockdad
Jul 2005 - $10.00
This review is based on the fact that this is a Rustic campground. We stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay, the weather was real nice. The problems with this campground first off is that Lake Michigan is experiencing a problem with algea, we could swim nearby our campsite but had to walk a little ways up a point to get to good clean water, and the sites on the water are beautiful, but the water is rocky, water shoes are a must! There is a sandy beach area near the day use area at the south end of the park, provided you walk south once on the beach. We also used a Charlevoix city park, called Ferry Beach that was nice and an easy drive (either side street near Glenns or 7-11 will take you there). Another fact is that a cement plant is in view from the water front sites and it has a constant noise about it, but nothing to obnoxious or anything that would upset your night of sleep, but it's there. The pit toilets were cleaned every morning and weren't to bad. There is no dump station, so we brought a porta potty and small shower shelter for the kids to use, this worked real nice to keep the black tank from filling to quick. Water, if needed, is from hand pumps, so bring containers if this might be needed, the water had the usual hard water taste, but wasn't bad. Any site on the water is pretty nice with plenty of privacy, I ran my generator in the evening and didn't have to worry about disturbing my neighbors, who on our last morning were both running theirs and I didn't even realize it. So the quiet and privacy here are real nice and the lake views great with occasional frieghters heading into the cement plant. The town of Charlevoix is only a mile or two away and the grocery store is before you have to go into the downtown area that can be real busy and congested, especially after the drawbridge has been up. There are plenty of shops and stores in town to check out if your into that too. Overall a real nice area with a real quiet campground. - Grim Reaper
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
Aug 2007 - $20.00
Not bad for a city owned park. Ball fields, but not much else. Showers were clean, but you have to pay. - Albert99
Jul 2006 - $20.00
A very nice city owned park. Clean bathrooms must pay for showers .25 cents for 15 min. Not a bad price at all. This campground has a playground and ballfields. A nice and relaxing campground. We would go back. - jmc
Jul 2016 - $71.00
Campground is a purchase site resort..but you can rent a site thru the management office. Our site for 21 days was a back in #79, backing to entrance road with a treed space between site and road. Resort is one of the most beautiful developments we have ever stayed in, paved roads and over sized sites, grassy with picnic table and carriage house( this site owned and carriage house locked). Many owner activities you can join in on even as a guest tenant. Very, very friendly community. Only 2 downsides : in the area we were in the well water had a lot of sulfur, the water smelled and tasted funny, so bring your charcoal water filters and the wifi is non existent where we were, but depending where you are and how close to a transmitter in the park some people got a signal, but plan to use your hot spot. This park is directed to adults. Class A 's in our section and in newer section and class B&C in middle. - Oooooooo
Jul 2016 - $79.00
We have stayed at this park several times, but this may be the last. The price for what you get is way too high. The lots are great, but the (recently upgraded) WiFi is marginal, there is one small pool, the hot-tub is warm! Everyday we get a "sales pitch" - even though we have made it clear we are NOT interested. For this money EVERYTHING must be perfect! - Limey51
Sep 2015 - $67.00
An excellent park, with all of the amenities you would expect from a premium price park and a few more. All sites were perfectly clean with utilities well matched for the location. All you saw was grass, concrete pads, paved roads, landscaping and water features - no dirt or even gravel. Easy access to all sites, although our pad was on a curve that required our 45' motorhome to cut over the grass just a bit, but we had a nice lake in front. I especially enjoyed the included bicycles you could sign out for at no extra fee. Management was helpful and friendly. We recommend and would return to this park. - dweymouth
Oct 2015 - $26.00
Very nice park and just a few stairs down to the beach of Lake Michigan which was very clean. We originally pulled in to space 35, but our power cord would not reach the electric box as it was placed on the wrong side. Our 30 foot cord was about 20 feet too short. We went to the next one over which was site 74. We did have to put our Direct TV dish just slightly on the lot next to us (site35) to get a signal. Our cell phone service was very good with a strong 4G signal. We have Verizon. Didn't use the bathrooms. Nice playground area. - Tracy and beth
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Nice Park during the week, loved it when we stayed here before. Great Beach! If you can stay in the non reservable area that is preferred. New policy allows as many camping units as will fit on a site. Ended up 5 Rv's and 4 tents 30 people next to us for the weekend. - U320
Aug 2008 - $27.00
Very family oriented park. Helpful and friendly park staff. Love the open and spacious sites. Great for groups. Just a short walk to Lake Michigan and bike ride to Torch Lake for the watersport fans. We will definitely return. - Vontrappfamilycampers
Jun 2016 - $26.00
This campground is a real find for us. It is the quietest, roomiest and most beautiful facility we have stayed in here in Michigan. We're perched on a hill with a view of gently rolling hills. Sunny sites are made private by groupings of fir trees. The grounds, rest rooms, showers and swimming pool are immaculate. The owner is on site and committed to creating a stay where all campers can have fun yet respect their neighbors. Their are lots of games onsite with complementary equipment available all day, including basketball, a pickle ball court, two badminton courts, tetherball and corn hole. Traverse City, Charlevoix and Petoskey are all an easy 30 mile drive away. This is our park of choice whenever we are in the area. - Tumbling Tumbleweed
Sep 2015 - $38.00
If you are an experienced RV'er looking for great place to stay, this is it. The sites are huge and level. The sites and areas around the sites are immaculately maintained. The owners enforce the rules to keep the park nice and safe. If you are looking for activities they have them on the weekends. We are usually looking for a peaceful campground with access to local sights and shopping and this is wonderful for that. We used to stay at a fancy RV resort near Acme but his campground is quieter and way less expensive. If you are visiting the Traverse City area I would highly recommend it. - Vagabond
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We enjoyed our stay at this campground. The facilities are well kept and the staff are polite and attentive. Our site was not level so the owner delivered some boards which really helped. Each site comes with fire ring and picnic table. Garbage is picked up every morning and ice and firewood are delivered to the campsite for a reasonable rate. The roads are all a fine gravel and packed down real nice so no dust. The campsites are quite spacious and all grass except 1 site has a slab. I think the 5 mph speed limit is a good idea in the camper area but could you make it 10 mph on the main loop? I think management is a bit hyper about enforcing the rules here. For example, they didn't want us to have an outdoor shower at our campsite due to erosion. However, what do you do when there's a thunderstorm? They could have just asked us to be careful not to run too much water on the ground and that would have been fine. They also stopped and inspected our outdoor carpeting to make sure it wouldn't kill the lawn. Seriously, I think you have bigger issues than that.. (i.e. the smoke detector in the bathroom hanging by wires). I was surprised this place did not book up on the weekend, and the bath house is not overrun because a lot of the campers were big enough to have their own facilities. Pool and restroom/shower facilities are quite clean and well-kept. All in all it was a good stay and I would stay here again. - MaxWeisenstein
Sep 2015 - $31.00
Great location to explore the the area and a fantastic location for bicycle riding as a 31 mile path is right in the back of the campsites. ATT data - 5 bars. Sites are very tight so anyone over 30 feet needs to pay attention to site descriptions. Roads are paved and also very tight with trees very close to road - go slow and no problems. Beach access, plenty of outdoor activities to keep all entertained. We will return but probably again in Sept/Oct and not high season of summer. - garry63
Jul 2015 - $31.00
We had a bit of a rough time during our stay, no fault of the park system though. A massive storm hit the area, possibly a tornado by the accounts of a couple people I spoke with. My family and I were gone for the day but we returned to carnage. Dozens of damaged campers, and a handful that were completely destroyed by fallen trees. We endured without power for a day or so but the city's cleanup crews were very responsive and on site almost immediately to remove trees and debris. The camp hosts were awesome and helpful, especially after the storm. The park layout itself is fairly well thought out with good to excellent facilities. It was clean and campsites were fairly easily accessible. There are a lot of trees which provide good shade but some were in bad places. I couldn't fully extend my awning for example due to one being a little to close. I'm alright with that because I'd rather camp in a wooded area than be stuck out in a field with no cover. One major downside is that there are no gray water dump drains throughout the park. They expect you to haul your gray water all the way to the front dump station every day and dump it down the sewer hole (confirmed by camp host). I was the only person in the entire park doing so! So where was everyone else dumping their gray water? I'll bet you can guess. The location of the campground is fantastic though as it sits adjacent to a lovely beach and playground on the Grand Traverse Bay. There is a pedestrian sky-bridge that provides easy access across the busy road. Unfortunately, there is NO LIGHT at the campground entrance of that busy road which makes getting your right out of there extremely challenging during peak times. We loved the location and the paved roads in the campground were extensive and perfect for an evening bike ride. The two dump station lanes however are ill-conceived as only ONE is usable on exiting. Therefore, expect long wait times on your way out if you aren't there very early. - hojo70
Jul 2014 - $27.00
If you bicycle, you'll love it here. The interior roads are narrow, but once in the site (#204), it was extra-wide and deep enough for our 40 foot motorhome. No road noise in our section, but a real family park with lots of kids. The bike trail is adjacent to a rear gate and town is only 4 miles away. The trail goes way beyond town, another 17 miles to Suttons Bay. It's also an hour from Sleeping Bear National Park with GIANT sand dunes and a bike trail. The sites are electric only and the 2 dump stations can get backed-up at peak times. We were there over the 4th of July and for the National Cherry Festival - a good time to bike to town. The unisex showers are very popular and the floors get dirty from the beach sand and campground dirt. Plenty of hot water though. The restrooms seemed to be cleaned (and not very well) at inopportune times like 9 AM. There are several restroom buildings so you could divert to the next one. As others have said, you do need a Michigan State Park Access Pass - annual cost was $31. Adequate Verizon voice and data. We would stay here again. - Kokomo