11 Parks near Birch Run, Michigan
Aug 2016 - $37.00
The campground is nice with shady and sunny sites, long pull-throughs, full hook-ups and adequate sized lots, but no Internet or cable, which is reflected in the rate. The location is good, with easy access to I-75, restaurants, Premium Outlet Mall, and Frankenmuth.
Our main reason for the lower rating is the management and maintenance of the facilities rather than the facilities themselves. We were assigned a site which turned out to be flooded, moved to another site that was occupied, then allowed to take the site we wanted. We were offered an apology and a bundle of firewood, which we didn't use because the fire ring was too close to the truck for comfort. During our stay there were always several workers riding around on golf carts, but they were not leading new arrivals to their sites. Equipment and a supply of gravel were in a storage area, but the site flooding was not addressed. The laundry room was large, but had only two washers and two dryers and the drink machine and money changer were out of order. Also, the showers are coin-operated, which is a first for us.
Apparently the campground rules are just suggestions, as Rule 12 allows one small pet only, but one guest was walking two big German Shepherds several times a day, and several others had big dogs or several dogs. It's not a rule if it's not enforced.
This is a good campground and would be a much better one with a bit more effort and investment in management and maintenance. - lkqh
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Nice wooded park within a couple of miles of Frankenmuth. Roads and sites are gravel. Roads are a bit tight toward the back of the park with trees right up to the roadway, even on the curves, but we had no trouble with our Dodge Ram 3500 dually long bed and 32 ft. Travel Trailer. Make sure you bring along some wood or ramps for leveling: you will need them! You do have to pay for showers but we always use our own shower so this was not an issue for us. All sites are full hook-up.
If you are traveling with kids, there is a small playground with a slide, swings, and a basketball net. No planned activities or swimming facilities.
There are streetlights in the park that stay on all night. If you are parked near one and don't have black out shades this could be an issue.
There is a nearby local racetrack that made for an unpleasantly loud first night at camp, but after the first night it was super quiet.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here and plan to return for a longer stay. - Pioneer24
Aug 2016 - $37.00
Our back in site was mostly level. Sites are gravel, but mostly grass & dirt. The park has 50 amp power and this is the reason for choosing this park. The other one near Frankenmuth only has 30 amp and it has been a very hot summer so we wanted to run both ACs. There is no cable but we had a satellite friendly site. There is no wifi and our AT&T hot spot could not get a signal. We had to move the picnic table from the middle of the site before we could back in. There were other sites where the picnic tables were right in the middle, also. Interior roads are a little narrow but trees were well trimmed. When we called to see if we could get an early check in, we were told there is a $5 fee PER HOUR for early checkins. That seems a little bit much! There is some road noise but no trains or planes so it is mostly quiet. We would probably try the other campground in the Frankenmuth area if we come here again. - dickens
Aug 2016 - $67.00
This is a gated park in a location convenient to the nice little town of Frankenmuth. It was easy to find and the office staff friendly.
I did not use the showers. The women's restroom was clean, but not air-conditioned. This gave it a feeling of being less than clean because it was extremely humid and over 90 degrees during our stay.
There was a beautiful outdoor pool next to the restrooms that looked inviting, but was never opened although the sign said, "Opening summer of 2016." It seemed really odd for this big new finished pool to be inaccessible in mid-August when there are so few days left in the season. The indoor pool was opened, but again, it was so hot and humid in the pool area, it was not inviting.
There are a limited number of 50 amp sites and the pads are crushed stone, not concrete. Some of the corners are tight and the park roads are very narrow, making it a little difficult to navigate a big rig.
The park advertises "free high-speed" internet, however, we could not even access our email using their wi-fi. There was an antenna next to our site and our devices said that the strength was at 100%, but the band width was so minimal, neither our tablets nor laptops could even access email or a web page. The park was sparsely occupied on the first couple of days we were here, so I doubt the problem was due to an excess of devices using their Wi-Fi. The free cable was via Direct TV and provided poor reception for only 22 channels. When it rained we lost service. We will not likely stay here again. Although the park overall was ok, it is WAY overpriced for the services provided. It is more like a $25 to $35 per night park. The price before our military discount was $71 per night for weekdays and $76 for weekends.
I was really sorry that I had paid for three days before we found out: no outdoor pool and no internet since those were the reasons we chose this park. - ahmavic
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Very nice and spacious. Quiet and friendly. Not much to do in the area other than the Christmas store. WiFi not good. - Genielady
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We spent two nights. The park is very clean and laid out very well so that access is easy in and easy out. Standard sites are very close, a 10' wide gravel parking strip separated by a 10' grass strip. Slideouts are very close. Premium sites have more space, some with paved patios.
WIFI was extremely slow. There is no cable TV. There were more than a dozen stations received by our antenna. - R V Camper
Aug 2015 - $35.00
The owner lives on-site. The park is very clean. It's in a commercial area and is old but meticulous. The owner met us and helped us park. - gypsyrunner
Aug 2006 - $25.00
This is a convenient overnight stop or place to stay while visiting in the Flint area for self-contained units. Cement pads with full-hookups. Cross Roads Village, Huckleberry Railroad, and Frankenmuth are all nearby. We heard some train whistles and highway noise. This may be a problem for some travelers. Owner was very friendly and helpful. - Full-time RVer
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Very nice, quiet campground. All sites have FHU, 20-30-50 amp electric. Very good WIFI (since the park was empty) and several OTA TV signals. We were here mid-week a week after Labor Day so we cannot say what it would be like during the summer but the setting is beautiful, lots of open space throughout the park, very well maintained and clean. There are over 400 sites here and many are pull-through sites. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2016 - $17.00
This is a wonderful park with great people working the desk. I would have given it a 10 overall if it hadn't been for the huge boulders on the corners of the turns. We have a 45' coach and my husband had to make multiple attempts at the turns (by backing up, readjusting, inching his way around the turns) or he would have hit the boulders. Also, the trees hit the top of our RV, so they need to be trimmed.
Other than that, it was a nice park with friendly people. We would stay here again. - malnmad
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Wonderful family park! Playgrounds, kids, bikes everywhere. Lots of activities. We loved the whole atmosphere. - SusanRon
Sep 2013 - $50.00
There are so many reasons for there being numerous vacancies while other campgrounds are full but the # 1 reason would be the owners. They can’t separate business from their personal lives. They set rules and regulations and they exempt themselves and campground employees. Billing is always an issue with them over charging and refusing to remove charges. They say they are always open to discuss problems then walk away, hang up on you or not answer door when you try. They think they can tell those using the campground what they can talk about, who they can talk to, who they can do things for or help, who they can hang out with, right down to what they can even think. This creates a dictatorship like atmosphere with people being afraid to breathe. They evict people, publish their names and warn people that they hope others learn from this. They think they can speak to campers rudely even cussing and swearing and yelling at them in front of others and even at your guests. There is such an undercurrent of fear and unrest that I could not feel comfortable or relax when I was there. The straw that broke the camel’s back was on July 11, 2013, Consumers pulled all main electrical meters in the campground. Owners brought in generators and informed all (except a select few) they could not run air conditioners, making it so many could not use their campers due to health issues or high uncomfortable temps. On the 1st morning of generator power, one generator ran out of gas. Thus single phasing power to several campers doing extensive damage, and to this day they have never admitted responsibility. The outage lasted for a good part of 2 months of the summer. Sad to see what was a really lovely campground destroyed by the owners. You can be a good guy one moment and a bad guy the next depending on which way the owner’s mood is swinging and that’s a constant pendulum. The injustices I witnessed and was put through myself by the owners is unbelievable. It sickened me to see the owners bullying people. I even witnessed their child telling other children that if they didn’t do as they said,they’d have them kicked out. I could go on and on, but will end now with hopes that this will save many others from going through the nightmare we were put through. We did our time, sorry to say. - TOP unseasonal
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Terrible campground. Nothing was the same as what they advertised on the web site. Wi-Fi was turned off; the lakefront site was on a swamp/marsh; the activities were cancelled at the last minute because there were no 'volunteers' to do them (they rely on seasonals to organize their activities); and the site we booked (and paid for in advance) was not reserved for us. Phone calls not returned. Low voltage power through July/August (ran on generators). The list goes on. Beautiful property but terrible management. - Susan_Sunflowers
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Most are seasonal sites. Golf carts were everywhere. Some neighbors were nice but felt out of place there. They had really nice fireworks for the 4th. They seem family friendly if you are one of the seasonal people. Sites are really close together. Probably wouldn't stay there again but it served its purpose for us. - MCDC1
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We were on the full service sites...lots are small. Staff is friendly. Firewood delivered to site. Pool was clean. Lake and beach was clean. Bands on the weekends. Volleyball on the weekend. Basketball court and mini golf offered. Store that sells anything from ice cream to trailer supplies. We stayed a week and next year staying two weeks. Have also signed up for a seasonal lot. Close to home. No rowdy campers. Quiet. Upon check in staff directed us to the lot. Dog friendly. (Can't take to the pool or store) Chose this park over others for the pool and close to home in case of bad weather. - Muskegon Bound
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We would have given this park a better overall rating but the roads were dirt and not well maintained. Lots of holes and ruts and when it rained they became mud. Sites were sparse grass and very hard to determine your lot lines. After the weekend most people left and they put another camper right next to us with lots of campfire smoke when they could have put them much farther away. 30 amp electric and water only. Most sites do not have sewer. Showers and bathrooms were in good repair and clean. Only one dump site for a very large park. - User1984
Aug 2014 - $35.00
This campground offers a lot of activities. There was a concert the first night we were here and numerous playgrounds for the kids. We camped on a pond and had some interesting neighbors (not the parks fault). It was a little tricky finding our spot as we checked in after dark but the park ranger was helpful. The site was level and we had room to park. - Trinket
May 2016 - $1.00
Large park with lots for families to do. Our stay was early in the season so not everything was ready. Sites were very wet so it was difficult to get leveled, staff was working on leveling sites & roads.
Didn't use the washrooms & showers but did use the laundry. They were awful, washers & dryers needed a good clean, detergent & softener receptacles were disgusting. Areas to fold laundry were dirty. Signs all over asked you not to leave your laundry unattended, but there was not place inside or out to comfortably sit. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This is a private Outdoor Adventures membership campground. Great for families as there is lots to do for children and adults. Two beaches to a nice size pond. Two outdoor pools and one indoor heated pool. Full hookup and 50 amp electric. Fishing, kayaking, putt-putt, crafts. Can fill up fast and you must have a reservation. Level sites some shade some sun. Cabins are available for great prices with membership. WiFi doesn't work real well but cable brings in 24 stations. - Tricia M.
Apr 2014 - $30.00
Very happy with our stay. This was our first camping trip for the season, but very enjoyable. Staff was nice and facilities very nice. The putt-putt golf was no additional charge. Walked the trails. We will definitely come back. - MrRemote
Jul 2016 - $32.00
The campground is clean and maintained. The boat launch road runs in front of and behind campsites: very noisy and a bad set up. Quiet times are not enforced. They stated that it was a pull through site. It definitely was not. The sites are too small and the road is way too busy. - Gables
Jul 2011 - $16.00
Campground IS NOT closed. We had a great time. Would have given it a 10 except the restrooms are disgusting (at least the men's anyways). There isn't much for small kids to do. Recommend bringing games like beantoss or ladder golf, etc. No real hangout places for teens except over at Bluebell Beach. Having a boat here is almost a necessity. Makes it WAY more fun. The sites that are in area D and not on the water are still neat sites in the shade and still able to see the water. Busy lake on the weekends. Lots of waves. They have a no alcohol policy. We just put it in cups and kept our site clean. We got asked to be quiet one time, yet were up late all 4 nights. They were friendly and just said we have to quiet down a bit, and we did. To me, that's awesome. I don't go camping to sleep, I want to have a good time! But overall the campground wasn't excessively noisy at night, but everyone was up early. - KayakRyan
May 2011 - $1.00
This campground is closed. - PappaDee
Sep 2011 - $32.00
As said before this park has a lot of seasonals but they are in their separate area. Sights were level and grassy. We were here in off season so not many people in the park. Park was clean and check in staff was friendly. Would not want to spend a week here but it was good for 2 nights to be able to sight see the Frankenmuth area. - Colette
Jun 2011 - $32.00
Nice level area, lots of spaces, but they tend to be narrow and are not paved at all. The roads are muddy and hold water in the rain. Nothing to write home about. Did not use or even look into the bathhouse but they were showing their age from the outside. No 50 amp service, 30 service was fine. Older campground but okay. - hug448844
Jun 2011 - $28.00
This is a friendly campground with many seasonal and permanent residents. There are sites available for daily camping as well. The showers and restrooms were clean. The sites were small but maintained. The pond has a lot of weeds so it's not pretty looking but the water is fine for swimming. There are quite a few activities for kids to keep them entertained and the campground even has a little shed (library) full of books. It is close to Frankenmuth and the outlet mall which was nice also. - zippywafflehead
Sep 2016 - $38.00
As mentioned on many other reviews, this is a huge park, over 500 sites and most are park models/permanent/seasonal campers. Our site was a very nice concrete pad with 50amp and FHU. Everything worked well and getting satellite coverage was good. One thing I didn't see on any other review is that a train goes right through the campground, literally through it! Luckily, it didn't run during the night, but it did start at 5:30 a.m. We were only there 2 nights and the one day we were there, we were gone most of the day, but I did hear it go through at least 3 times. The park is very nicely landscaped and the fulltime resident take pride in their sites. Everyone was friendly and we would stay here again if in the area. - jacknpeg
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Used this park to stay in when we visited friends who stay in a seasonal park up the road. Site was back in grass with 50 amp service, good water pressure and sewer connection. The park is large with about 95% seasonal/summer folks. They keep a number of transient-nightly-weekly sites on the golf course side with some concrete, some grass sites with full hook-ups. Office staff friendly and we met one of the owners who was very friendly and accommodating when we wanted to switch sites. Would return when in this area visiting our friends. - xarmoreddriver
Jun 2016 - $38.00
We chose this campground as a one night stopover on the trip to get to the other side of Michigan. There were a lot of mobile homes as well as campers that were full time. Even so it was a very nice looking campground and well maintained. It was also very large with a couple of lakes and a 9 hole golf course.
Our site was grass but very level. There was no cable but the OTA channels were plenty for 1 night. No wifi though.
We would stay again for a longer visit. - John Borajkiewicz