19 Parks near Cedarville, Michigan
Aug 2015 - $30.00
The park is small and beautiful--right on the shore of Lake Huron. However, the electrical system is so woefully outdated that I will never camp there again until I learn it has been rewired. The temperature was in the 90s and humid and very sunny. There was not sufficient power at the post for me to run my air conditioner, so I had to unplug and run my generator, which I hate to do in a park because it's so intrusive to others. (I travel with a black cat who overheats in severe weather, so I can't endanger his health.) The motor home next to me had reverse polarity! I spoke to the manager about the situation. She said it was the fault of the "little black boxes", referring to our surge protectors. According to her, the "boxes" siphon off power that would otherwise be available at the posts. She told me the wiring in the park is 30 years old. It's time for rewiring! - 0045-6420
Aug 2014 - $39.00
The location of this campground is very nice, right on the water, and they have plenty of land; it's too bad they didn't use it to spread out the campsites. We were parked awning to awning, way too close for us. True, the view of the water is very nice, but to see it you have to be at the edge of your site. Wi-Fi is available at a price and the signal was not strong. Our Verizon signal faded in and out, too. Not much going on in Cedarville. We would not come back again, primarily because of the sites being too close. - dbcordello
Jun 2014 - $20.00
Rate was for Passport America, however, we were able to use PA for only 4 nights, not a week as specified in the PA book. We did not use the bathrooms or showers, so no comment. We were assigned a very nice pull-in site overlooking the bay, which we enjoyed looking at out of our windshield. We had a lot of privacy and some shade trees on our west side. Site was hard-packed grass. Our electric and water hookups were on the wrong side of our rig but that was no problem for us. However, the sewer was also on the wrong side but impossible for us to reach with our hoses. We realize owners have to compromise hookup locations to accommodate 5th wheels, trailers, or motorhomes. We noticed other sites' sewer locations would also be challenging for any type of rig unless they had a LOT of hose. This campground is convenient for touring the eastern area of the U.P. One drawback: the mosquitoes were bad, however we found out that there was an over-abundance of the pests all over the country! Oh yes, we had visitors to our site; deer and sandhill cranes. No loons though. We will visit again providing we can us PA. We travel in a 33' rig. - gatordan
Aug 2016 - $19.00
This is a small park in town on Lake Huron. It is a very well taken care of park. Several lots are owned and several are for sale. The price sounds good except everything is ala carte! There is a $3 charge for 50 amp and $3 if you use air conditioning etc! The view is very nice as there is a boat dock for rent with seating to watch the activity on the lake. This is a friendly park. - oniedu
Aug 2015 - $41.00
We stayed in a full hook-up waterfront site at this quaint campsite. Hubby was happy to have satellite reception. Sites are level and spaced nicely apart. Hook ups were fine. Wi-Fi was poor at best. Bathrooms and showers were not elegant, but clean and well maintained. Rates seemed a bit high, but their season is short and it is a nice park. Many seasonal rentals, but all were well kept. We were there mid-week, and many units were unoccupied. As stated in other reviews, you are steps from the water with a waterfront site. We had hoped to rent a pontoon boat while here to explore the adjoining Les Cheneaux Islands, but the resort owner no longer had rentals. Others in the area wanted $300+ for an afternoon's rental. Kayaking would be a great way to enjoy the area. - RagTopDay
Aug 2015 - $47.00
Pull-in site directly on Lake Huron, my motorhome windshield was about 6 feet from sea wall giving awesome 180 degree lake views . Stayed on lot 17. Great satellite (Dish) reception. Boat docks available at RV park . More boat traffic than autos in this quiet village . Great perch fishing . - Yooper17
Sep 2016 - $19.00
Water & electric only site. Strong water pressure so bring a regulator. WIFI spotty at best. A few over the air TV signals available. Site not at all level. For the first time in our RVing life we had a very strange encounter with a rather rude older woman who showed up on our 2nd afternoon after a day of sightseeing in the local area asking who we were and when we came into the park and if we were going to pay her. We had not seen here before so we don't even know if she worked in the park since she did not identify herself but asked to see a receipt since she stated that she could not find any "card" on us in the office. I showed her our receipt and she left without so much as a thank you. We would not return in the future. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This campground is very convenient to the ferries to Mackinaw Island and restaurants. It is easy to drive by the entrance which was discussed when we checked in as we aren't the only ones that missed the road. Spaces are fairly close but not impassable. They are also shorter making parking of the tow vehicle or toad a bit of a challenge. Sites are gravel, grass and dirt. The water pressure was good as was electric. We would stay here again. - Sewmom
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Great little park. Very clean. North woods feeling. Pleasant campers. We stayed 3 nights. Great for my wife and I. Very convenient for trips to Mackinaw island.
But if you have children, you may want to consider Mackinaw City. - archbarb
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Love this park! We arrived on a Sunday, left on Wednesday and wish we could have stayed longer! We do plan on coming back.
Our site was #35, in the eastern side of the lower campground. It was a great fully shaded spot - level with a dirt pad. The trees meant we could not get a satellite signal, but did help in the heat. We did have a heavy rain while we were here and the site drained well. The site was electric only (30/50 amp), but no water or sewer, although there was a water fill site at the dump station, and there was water available throughout the park. We had a decent AT&T signal, and the Verizon mobile hotspot also worked. There were several OTA TV stations.
The individual locking shower rooms and restrooms were brand new and kept very clean. The showers are push-button, and (hint for short people) the showerhead is mounted high enough my hair got wet - bring your shower cap!
The lower campground is at the base of the Mackinac Bridge, right on the Straits of Mackinac. There is beachfront, not sandy but rather rocky like many northern beaches. We enjoyed walking down and watching for lake freighters; they pass within sight of the shore.
One note for non-Michiganders: you will need to buy a Recreation Passport for $31, good through the end of the calendar year at all Michigan state parks, recreation areas and other facilities. - Indybear
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Modern restrooms with individual shower rooms that Michigan is building in their State Parks. Separate Recreational Passes required for your motorhome and towed vehicle at additional fee. Two camping areas i.e. Upper & Lower. We stayed in lower near the water and views of the Mackinac Bridge. Beach area has spectacular views. St. Ignace is a nice tourist town and home to several ferries to Mackinac Island with many restaurants and summertime activities. - Appleknocker
Jun 2016 - $30.00
There is an upper & a lower campground here, with a view of the lake from the lower area. You will need to purchase a park pass ($9/day or $31/year). Only the upper area was open when we were here, but brand new bathhouses should be completed before they open the lower levels. The bathhouses in the upper area are clean, with individual uni-sex shower rooms. Roads are paved, but sites are either gravel or grass. Mature trees are throughout the campground with lots of grassy areas. You can fill with fresh water at the dump station on the way in because sites do not have sewer or water. We could only get 2-3 OTA TV stations here, but our Verizon Mifi worked well. - R&S
May 2016 - $15.00
Great place to spend a few nights. Water and electric hookups. Wi-Fi in the casino. Sites are on the perimeter of a parking lot. The back-in sites have grass behind them. The pull-thru sites are all gravel. All sites have picnic tables. We'd stay here again. - jprisbe
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We made reservations, but they don't issue you a site number and this time of year probably didn't need reservations anyway. There were many empty spots and we just chose one and then checked in at the casino. They had water and electric at the site. There was a dump station to use on the way out. Campers have use of the pool and exercise room. You need to get a key card when you check in. Both were very clean and nice. It seemed if you were just staying overnight and didn't want hookups, you could just park in the parking lot for free. We had good 4G Verizon signal. Very convenient to St. Ignace and the ferries to Mackinac Island. The casino employees were very nice and the security did come through the area several times. Trash bins located in parking lot. At the time of our stay there was construction on the bridge near casino on I 75 and the exit was closed near casino. - Tracy and beth
Jun 2015 - $15.00
I agree with what others have said. The only reasons for my review is that the price is now $15.00 a night and most, if not all campsites are reservable and book on the weekends here in the Summer months. There are also pull-thrus in the back of the lot. - magic
Aug 2016 - $36.00
I strongly discourage anyone from staying here. Showers are unclean and water does not stay on. Handicap mother was unable to use showers due to poor function. Beach area is gross and unkempt. Playground is just a bunch of toddler toys. Had company come to visit, they didn't realize that had to pay, was accused of "blowing past" stop sign (which we did stop at) and was kicked out of campground and police threatened to be called. Simply for an innocent mistake. On a positive note, we did stay on site 77 and it was peaceful and tucked back in. I did notice some sites were extremely small making fellow campers overflow into the roads, we did not have this problem. This all is very disappointing because we had hoped to be returning customers. - PKG82711
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed in site 52 right on the lake. All the sites are divided with trees, which I think makes it great. We were taken to our site. As the lake sites are harder to get into with my rig (36' 5th wheel), a staff member backed my rig in, which was great! Great location for all the Mackinaw things plus a short drive to Sault St. Marie. I would stay there again. - rving4fun
May 2013 - $33.00
This is more like a state park than a privately owned campground. The pluses are the sites are heavily wooded and it is situated on Lake Huron. But the level of the lake was low so there were wide stretches of unappealing coastline. The showers are lousy. There is no temperature control; the shower is either "on" or "off". The water shuts off automatically after a few minutes so you must constantly turn it back on. Shower curtains were missing on 3 out of the 4 showers. Many sections of the roads are all dirt with no gravel. - rkh
Aug 2016 - $27.00
The owners are lovely people--very friendly and accommodating. We felt like family here. Bathhouses have private dressing area and are kept sparkling clean. We would definitely stay here again. - Wind blows
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We did not stay at this park. We pulled in to check it out because I could not find it under any reviews except Yahoo local.
This is a beautiful little rv park. It is electric and water. Not sure if they have 50 amp. There is a dump station on site, in a very convenient location. There are a couple of pull through sites in the center of the rv park. The rest appeared to be back in. The sites are huge with an amazing, unobstructed view of Lake Huron. The owner was so nice, and tried to accommodate us. Unfortunately, we were looking for a 2 week stay and my hubby doesn't like having to pack up to go dump. That is the only reason we did not stay here. The owner gave me brochures, some magazines and coupons for local attractions. We will definitely stay here when we return to the area for a shorter stay. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We echo the good comments on this park. It was the most expensive park we have encountered this season, with 12 weeks and 9000 miles traveling, however, in this case, we feel that we got what we paid for. Bear in mind, this is a massive RV park about 3 miles south of Mackinaw City. Our site was nearly a mile drive to the entrance. Many waterfront sites, but they are much smaller than other sites. We had a site 2 rows back from waterfront that was spacious, treed and very private, as are many there. This park is a destination resort in many ways. They have everything needed there on site. The general store is a bit pricey, but has whatever you may need. I rode my bike 3-5 miles per day and never left the park! They employ many students for the summer, all of which are trained to provide exceptional service from the time you arrive until you leave, as are all other regular employees. They have ongoing programs daily. The park creates its own atmosphere and was a great place to stay. We would stay here again without question. - AlaskaJack
Aug 2016 - $59.00
Booked a "large" RV site 6months in advance, and checked in to a site that was about 25' wide. Our receipt said that our site was 40' wide. We brought this to the office's attention, and they courteously moved us to a lakeview site, which was the same width, but the view was FANTASTIC. If you can fit into a 25'w site and don't mind getting to know your neighbors, get the lakeview site, it's worth it.
Portions of the park have dirt roads which are not particularly well-maintained, but most of it has paved roads which are sufficient for navigation with RVs. Many FHU sites, OTA tv is fair (no cable). Wi-Fi is spotty (first site we were on it was great, on the lakeview site, not so good), and costs money to use, per day.
Camp store is large and well-stocked, registration office has numerous agents for check-in. As mentioned in other reviews, this park is huge and has lots of check-in/check-out activity every day.
The proximity to Mackinaw City, island ferry, the bridge, etc., is excellent, and the views of the lake, bridge and island from our site were worth the narrow site and the hassle of setting up twice, after the move.
We'd go back here, and would select another lakeview site. Would have given it a '9', if the roads were a little better on that northwest section and if there were fewer weeds in the 'privacy' growth between sites. Other people have complained about the lone shower house, but we use our own shower, so that wasn't a big deal, but it is a bit of a hike from parts of the campground. - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Good signage. Interior roads and sites are sand/dirt but are well maintained. Sites are lined by trees/shrubs for privacy. Wifi is not free. You need to purchase a plan. Our ATT hotspot worked well so we did not check the prices for wifi plans.
Interior road layout is confusing at first. Our site was up front so there was a little road noise. No cable but got a good satellite connection. Close to all attractions.
The only negative is that you have to drive all the way up to the office area to dump trash. They really should place a couple more dumpsters around the park. We would stay here again. - dickens
Jul 2015 - $33.00
This little park, on Lake Huron, is a gem. At first, the campsites seem a little close (we are used to WI State Parks,) but compared to several other Michigan State Parks we've been to, these are actually quite roomy. The staff is very young, but attentive and polite. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly. The water sites, although technically on the water and very pretty, are not on swimmable water. The lake near the campground is reedy and marshy. The swimming beach is a few miles down a gravely road. I advise driving, or renting a kayak to get through the reeds at the campground (kayak rentals are reasonable.) The lake beyond the reeds is swimmable... The bottom only slightly mucky and rocky. You can kayak to the beach if the water isn't too choppy. The beach has a nice, sandy bottom. Best advice is to kayak out to the 3 shipwrecks, marked with plastic milk jugs on a day when the lake is calm and clear. Very cool! From the campground - go through the reeds, turn right (north) and kayak until the water drops off. Just beyond that point there is also is a sandy area that is shallow and nice for swimming. - JSCS
Aug 2014 - $23.00
This is a pretty small park relative to the other state campgrounds we've used. We had site 44 which was a prime site with decent privacy and a path directly to the water. Other sites looked like they were lacking in privacy and very close to each other; be careful selecting. Camp roads are dirt and small. I kind of felt this park might be due for a refresh. Location wise, we had easy access to Mackinaw City, the bridge, and the City of Cheboygan. It was a great base of operations for activities in the surrounding communities. My biggest complaint with this campground was the lack of ranger presence. The staff seemed extremely young, which isn't a problem itself, but they seldom ventured away from the ranger station. The sense of order you get with a visible park ranger presence was missing. From teenagers playing catch in the road and hitting parked cars with their baseballs to very loud groups after quiet hours, it just wasn't a relaxing stay. If parents aren't willing to parent their kids and teach them to respect the folks around them, I expect the park rangers to step in and take some action. Furthermore, from 3-7 AM, there was a cell phone ringing non-stop somewhere in the park. We tried to contact park staff but at that hour the ranger station was vacant and the park phone number went unanswered with no option to leave a message. That made for a few grumpy campers the next morning. We spent part of a day at the beach, which was nice. The beach facilities appeared well maintained and there was plenty of room to setup the umbrella and watch the kids play in the water. There was firewood and ice available at the ranger station, $2 for ice $4 for wood. The wood was dry, mostly oak. There was also kayak rental which we didn't do. I doubt we'll return to this park to camp. - Brewstar
Jul 2014 - $33.00
This park looks like waterfront on the map but it does not have Waterfront sites. You can see out to the water, but it is very reedy, treed, and grown in. The sites close to the water were not long enough for our RV, or they were pre-booked. Office staff were difficult to find and did not appear to know which sites were available. I had to make 3 trips to the office before setting up. Sites are $23 but you have to buy a passport to get into the park. - acadiandave
Sep 2016 - $53.00
When I explained my frustration to the lady at the desk about trying to find a suitable site, she said "This campground was built 45 years ago. Not for todays campers". The campground is from 45 years ago. The sites are horrible. We booked a backin 30 amp, but the site that we were given had trees blocking us from opening our awning. The lady at the counter politely gave us 3 other options. We drove around twice and still did not see the other options as a suitable option, either the site was oddly small for our 31 foot RV or the hookups were spread too far apart or, again, the trees were blocking us from opening slide outs or the awning. We asked about the Pull Thru or the other backin sites and were told they were $13 MORE a night because they were 50 AMP $53/night). We finally decided to upgrade to a 50 AMP backin for $13/ more a night, but after our KOA discount then it wasn't as bad. The pull thru sites looked worse. The backin site that we selected had the electrical on the right side, the water spicket in the back and the sewer hookup on the left side near the front of the RV. Thankfully all of our hoses reached but we had cords and hoses everywhere. We stayed here for the "free shuttle". The "free shuttle" is provided by the ferry, so we really could have stayed anywhere else to get the free shuttle. Rusted dangerous looking pieces of metal in the playground. I couldn't even let my toddler play on them. I wouldn't stay here again because they need to lower prices to justify what you get, they need to put money back into the campground, they need a new playground area and they need to cut down and remove some trees to make the sites work better. This should not be a KOA. - Yellow Submarine
Sep 2016 - $53.00
Our pull thru was great. Fairly level. Good over the air stations. Our site was satellite friendly. Cable TV you will need to get a box from the office. (No charge) - Cricket49
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Park large and shady.People constantly pulling through empty lots for shortcuts to their site.Numerous people changed sites because staff have no idea what sites are like.Dead trees all around should be felled.Washrooms dated and taps turn opposite to turn on and off.Car parking at washrooms prevent RVs from getting around park on check in and leaving.Playground next to dump station.Not much room to turn at dump station which was overflowing and muddy.If two or more RVs are trying to dump you cannot leave until they are finished as exit road is too skinny. - too tall