9 Parks near Carson City, Michigan
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Carson City. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Carson City in the left hand column.
May 2015 - $32.00
We've stayed here in our trailer & now in our 5th wheel. These folks are friendly & accommodating. The community is also very family friendly.
The riverside sites can not be beat.
We book many of our Holiday Weekends here. - jbgrace
Jul 2011 - $28.00
Very clean, grassy, peaceful, quiet & well maintained. They even spray nightly for mosquitoes. Lots of seasonals at this park, and all that we talked to were very friendly. Not a lot of frills here, but if you like good old backwoods camping like we do, then this is it! Currently there are no showers, but we see the construction happening to build what appears to be a nice large shower facility. Check-in was fast and easy. The fire pits are all positioned on riverside, with plenty of distance from RV. We will definitely come back soon. - 2gaycampers
Aug 2009 - $27.00
The sites along the river were very big and well marked. Each had a fire pit and picnic table. The sites were grassy and well maintained. They do not have any showers or flush toilets. They do have a small playground and a small above ground pool. There aren't many 'extras' at this campground, but if you like to sit next to the river and fish right at your campsite this the campground for you. Very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. They did advertise a pool table, ping pong table, etc located in a rec building, but that building was never open when we were there, I am not sure why. Overall an enjoyable stay. - redheadmichigan
Jul 2016 - $38.00
When I called to make the reservation 3 weeks prior, the person I spoke with was impatient and rude. Come to find out, it is really a "Seasonal" occupied campground, andd they aren't too happy to have us weekenders. And the Seasonal sites are a mess! We arrived late afternoon on Friday 7/22, it was 92 degrees. We had a nice private and shady site (110). We connected to the electric and water, within 20 minutes the power (A/C) shut off, my husband (an engineer & electrician) restarted, this went on a few times. He called camp maintenance to look at it, they said it was us (funny, has never happened anywhere else). 45 minutes later the power for the entire campground went down for 2 hours. Good we had a generator. We have a small dog, had planned to see area but could not leave her in the RV without A/C. We decided to go for a swim, pool was being shocked because it was so nasty. A/C worked enough to sleep on 30 amp (paid for 50 + the add $2.50 a day if you're going to use A/C, really? yes, really). We left first thing the next day. I really thought it would be a lovely experience, Christian campground on a lake, no one was kind or helpful, no one was friendly, not even the campers. Disappointing. - GR Peggy
Sep 2011 - $36.00
Sites very narrow. Paid regular price with no discounts offered and many amenities already closed before end of season. The water at this campground is awful, has awful metal smell and taste even after filtration. Most campsites were permanent resident campers with many in need of repair. Free Wi-Fi is 20 minutes only then $ after that. The entertainment for the evening was the drive by of the numerous golf carts. We would not stay here again. - McNutt
Jun 2010 - $35.00
Christian family campground, nice folks out in the country. Very quiet with mostly seasonal people except on the weekends when it gets busy. If you are looking for a nice family camping trip, this is a good place. - racomarley
Aug 2010 - $27.00
Do not let the pictures on the website deceive you. This is not a picture of where you would be staying unless you are a seasonal camper. We stayed there and basically we were camping in a large yard. There were hardly any shade trees. The 'heated' pool was freezing cold. The women's shower was ice cold. There is not a beach on the lake, just a small spot with some of the seasonal campers pontoon boats are docked. There was a very a small dock to fish on but the lake was to shallow and very weedy to fish off the dock. I would not recommend this campground to anyone. - redheadmichigan
Sep 2012 - $25.00
This is a great little park. We were northbound on Michigan 127 looking for a place to stay and found it in the directory. (There aren't many RV parks around there.) The campground is right on a small lake, with a swimming beach and clear water. Our site was only about 50 feet from the beach! Also a nice and well kept playground. The resident manager could not have been friendlier. Quite a few seasonal occupants, but there were plenty of sites available. Restrooms and showers aren't fancy, but clean and well equipped. We only stayed one night, but with the beach and playground it would be a relaxing place to spend a few days. - John45
Aug 2008 - $26.00
This is a nice park with activities for the whole family. Many seasonal trailers here. Most of the people were friendly. The park owners were extremely friendly. Being a gay couple we don't always experience friendliness, but we would definitely camp here again. No cable tv, but we were able to get three local stations with rabbit ears. - shadowgwm
Oct 2007 - $28.00
We stayed here twice this year, both times in mid October. The hosts were outstanding. The showers were extremely hot. Plenty of things for the kids to do. Have a water trampoline with a beautful lake that has canoe and paddle boat rentals at the campground. Area state land near by for excellent hunting or hiking. - inkd4life
Aug 2016 - $12.00
You have a choice of shaded or open sites. I believe the 50A sites are all out in the open. I chose a 30A site where I could get my portable dish locked on and still be in the shade most all day. The water hookups were more like a fairgrounds with 1 hookup serving maybe 5 or 6 rev's. A dump station is also available.
Other than a church camp the first 2 weeks in August, I don't think this c/g gets much use. It really is a nice place to stay but not much to do in the area. Some road noise early in the morning. - mrracechaser
Aug 2015 - $10.00
Nice park what a jewel and the family who run it are great people very friendly.
We were blessed finding this CG. Our rally was being held at another campground and they started having electrical problems so one of our group did a search on this site and called to see if they had opening for our rally of 15 5th wheels. Great big lots big rig accessible.
The cost is $20 a night Passport America discount $10 a night for the whole week. Every one liked it so much we reserved spots for next year. - JustDon
Aug 2015 - $10.00
We held a small (15 RVs) rally here. This is a Church of God campground that has recently opened for the public. It is also Passport America. It's 2 miles outside Saint Louis in the country. Half the park is in a shaded area with mature trees with water and 30a. The other half is in the open with water and 50a or 30a. They rent ($25/day) an air conditioned building where we conducted our rally activities. There are two large bathhouses/bathrooms. There is a large covered pavilion with an adjacent fire ring. The roads are gravel and the sites are grass. You can easily pull through open sites making then pull a through. The sites are level. There is some road noise from Bagley and M46. The Verizon cell phones and hotspots worked well as did the 50a and water. There was another RV rally here, they were in the 30a shaded area and we were in the 50a open area. LOTS of room in this park. The staff was VERY friendly and helpful. We are very pleased we found this gem of a campground. - big greg
Aug 2016 - $41.00
We have stayed here before and were disappointed this year to find that the sites have not been taken care of as we remembered. All the sites and roads are gravel which is fine. However, many of the sites and raod edges are overrun with grass and weeds to the to the extent that for some, it is becoming hard to differentiate between the gravel and adjacent turf. Drainage after a rain also appears to be a problem with standing water.
All the facilities such as the pool, office, etc., are beautiful and show excellent care and presentation. Staff at check in were very helpful.
I hope they can get back on track with the grounds keeping and drainage. We shall see. - DavidO
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Best thing about this place was the nearby town of Ionia, MI, with some interesting, old architecture and a still-surviving old downtown. Although the structures at the park (pool, shelter house, camp store/office, bath house) are clean and newer, everything else here is just 'average'. Gravel interior roads, sites were formerly gravel, but our site was mostly just grass, and an average distance from the neighbor's site. There is very little shade, but they do have some trees that will mature.
They did have an ice cream counter, which was nice on the first night, but on the second night, we went to get a little treat about fifteen minutes before closing and the lights were off inside, and we heard the clerk announce to some kids that they "should not start playing video games, 'cause she was gettin' ready to close", so we took that as a sign that she'd already washed the ice cream scoops, too. Also, it was clear they didn't have any inside firewood storage, as when I asked if they had any dry firewood (it had rained buckets), I was soundly laughed at; shame on me for not knowing that they store all their firewood UNCOVERED.
The place looked to be 50% seasonals (some VERY nice, some not so much...), and mostly locals, at that; lots of driving in and out by same vehicles. There are a LOT of kids, as the park sort of caters to that. On the plus side, cable is good, 4g LTE on ATT is good, good water pressure, the park is close to shopping, local restaurants, has easy access to interstate, interior roads are wide. So, weighing the good and the bad, it's just sort of 'average'. - fastalker64
Aug 2015 - $39.00
We chose this park to bring our grandkids to for a few days. It has a beautiful large pool with a large 1 foot area for babies. The kiddos really enjoyed themselves in the pool. They have a number of bounce slides that are usually wet so best enjoyed with swimsuits. The large bounce house was uninflated during our stay during the near constant wind. The arcade was unimpressive. Roads are gravel as are the sites and there is no shade. I wish they would pave the roads so it is quieter and less dusty when people leave but that is the way it is. They are working around the lake to extend sites out there and will have a number of pull through sites.
We got there an hour before check in and it was a big problem for the check in receptionist even though the park was half empty. It turns out you should pay three dollars an hour for an earlier arrival. She never told me the rate - I looked it up on the paper work. It is not on their website so who would know. Most campsites have been been fine with an earlier arrival as long as the site is empty. It wasn't the best welcome. Landscaping was very pretty and well cared for. We would try it again sometime. - Djinfl
Oct 2016 - $20.00
We have stayed here many times as it is a little over an hour from home. The campground sits off Sessions Lake which is a small "no wake" lake making it great for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. There is a nice two-slot boat launch. They rent canoes and one person kayaks. The beach is nice, however the wild geese can sometimes make it a mess. There is a bath house located at the beach also. The recreation area also has a picnic area along the lake with a nice fishing pier. There are nice hiking trails that encompass the lake and surrounding area. Last year they finished resurfacing the main road which was terrible prior. The campground also has an equestrian camping loop. All sites are spaced well apart and have nice cover with the sites in the lower loop having more shade. There is a two-slot dump station at the campground entrance. All sites are paved, with 20 and 30A electric, fire rings, and picnic tables. There are central water spigots located around each loop. There is one bath house with (4) showers and (1) HCP shower. The water pressure is good also. The bath house is relatively clean and the rangers come mid day to tend to it. We were in site #12 this last visit, but have been in many different ones over the years. Some have more room than others. I haul a boat along and they are not concerned if you park vehicles or boats on the grass. Ionia is just six miles down the road where there is a Walmart, Meijers grocery, and many other establishments. Overall the recreation area is pretty quiet as it is five miles from I-96 and there are no large cities close by. - Uncledon
Jul 2014 - $19.00
Site 45. Stayed here with another family over July 4th weekend. The park is nice and appears to be well maintained. The camp hosts had a list of events planned for the kids which was well received by the four children camping with us. That all said, the park has some problems. First, and most annoying to me, the firewood sold at the ranger station ($5) was so wet that it was almost un-burnable. Second was the lack of rule enforcement by the rangers. There was lots of noise after 11:00 PM, the posted quiet time, as well as many campsites with more than two vehicles which caused for very congested camp roads. There were barking dogs all night and people shooting off fireworks well after midnight (sign posted saying "No Fireworks"). It's sad that such a beautiful location is ruined because it's so poorly managed. It is unlikely that we will stay here again. - Brewstar
May 2013 - $19.00
This campground is set way off the road and provides a very nice country setting. A variety of different lots to choose from. Many of them shady and private. We took advantage of the hiking trails and really liked the part through the woods and over the creek. The bridge was out on the trail, but I think it just made the hike more fun. The beach has improved with much better sand than the previous year - although it is a distance from the campground and you will probably need to drive there. There were a lot of fishing boats on the water and people seemed to be reeling them in. There is also a horse campground too, so if you like horses take a walk through there. The playground has little to offer with only swings and a sandbox. The bathrooms were clean and the showers appeared to be too. Roads were paved so decent bike riding with a mountain bike trail. People were very friendly and most were local. - focchick
Jul 2012 - $32.00
We booked our family vacation here based on their website, which promised so much but delivered so little. Campground smelled of dead, rotting meat. Pool was green but was promised "We're working on it." Electrical boxes worked sporadically. Dog waste from previous campers not cleaned before we arrived. The worst though, is the customer services. Their brochures highlights activities available telling you to get more information at the office. When I inquired at the office the girl snottily said "Did you get a brochure at check-in?" I answered yes but I had questions. She tells me "to go read it again or I suppose I could sit here and recite it for you." When we complained to the manager he admitted to hearing the conversation but he states his hands are tied, the owners are aware but won't change. Do yourself a favor and find somewhere else to spend your hard earned money and time! - Vanroller68
May 2010 - $32.00
They have many activities that you don't normally see at a campground. These include canoeing & tubing on the Flat River, horseback rides and a 9 hole golf course. Since I stayed on Memorial Day weekend they also had a number of special activities for the kids. Most of the sites are very large and clean with no pads but most sites have a nice grass surface. They have 30/15 amp electric, water, fire pit and picnic table at each site. No Wi-Fi is available but Verizon cell and data service was good. I did the canoe float down the river and an hour horseback ride, both were very enjoyable. While the roads are dirt and a bit bumpy I had no problem with them going the posted 5mph speed limit. Problems I had include there were constant low voltage problems (temps were in the mid 80's and the campground was full) and my Surge Guard shut off at least a dozen times on my 2nd day. While they are located on the Flat River, there is no way to easily access the river upstream so you can float down to the landing stop, you have to take their bus, for a fee, to a drop off point a number of miles away. They could provide a spot upstream that could be walked to if they would just turn the far end campsite into an access point. Quiet time was not enforced with loud parties going on until after midnight. Even though they had a camp store close to the camping area you couldn't make reservations for their activities, you had to drive close about a mile to the main office. The firewood they offered for sale was close to worthless, it just wouldn't burn. As much as I really wanted to like this campground the negatives outweigh the positives. I doubt that I will return - HobbyTalk
Aug 2009 - $31.00
I don't understand the ratings this park is getting. We've camped here for years in an RV and decided to tent it this year. IT IS A WONDERFUL campground. The flat river is perfect for kids to go down. We tubed once and canoed the second day. MY son who loves fishing was very lucky on this river. The horses are wonderful and we went for a ride 3 days in a row. They have nice bike trails and a little BMX track for those interested. The pool was warm and clean. I love the back part where it is wooded. It is bit bumpy, but this is camping - I don't want a lot of cement when I camp - even if I am in an RV! The lots on the river vary in size and some are more conducive to groups. Be sure to ask when reserving. This is one of the most beautiful private campgrounds I have ever been to. Please don't let negative comments keep you away. Also, they have a golf course that we've never played but it looks nice. - lowell151
Jul 2011 - $27.00
Very friendly management. The lake is very nice and well maintained, with lots of people swimming in it, and a very cool lighted fountain in the middle for nigh time enjoyment. Close to the highway and easy to get to, but once you're there it feels like you're a long ways away from anywhere. A good wholesome campground. - 2gaycampers