21 Parks near Decatur, Michigan
Jul 2015 - $20.00
A family campground in a "back to nature" setting." Friendly neighbors and staff. Swimming pool, lake, plenty of room for the kids to run and play. Our site was "rustic" and private - we liked that a lot! We stayed only one night, sat around a fire and watched fire flies. Would gladly return for a vacation length stay. One caution - bring plenty of insect repellant. Mosquitoes had their way with me. - arascal
Apr 2012 - $15.00
Fair Verizon data & voice. Good air TV. Price quoted is PA price. Pull through sites are actually dual sites front to back, only pull through if both empty. Pool not operating when we were there (early in season). Quiet park. Fairly level hard pack dirt sites. Small lake on property. Watch for dirt entry drive just west of park sign. - earlymun
May 2010 - $15.00
We camped here with Passport America and it was a great value as they gave us the price for all 3 days we stayed. We were able to pull through a site due to the park not being busy. It was extremely quiet but we were here before the season. The pond is beautiful and clean but it was too cold to swim. The pool wasn't open for the season yet. There was a lot of grass and trees and was a peaceful setting. We followed the directions on the web site and had no problem finding the park, but it is a bit out of town. There were 3 good signs just as we were questioning how far we had traveled. The one issue we had was that the 30 amp breaker was very old, so we had to manage our electric more than usual, as it didn't seem adequate. I had good internet service with my Verizon card on my laptop. Park was clean and maintained. - Danni
Sep 2009 - $35.00
Busy park with mostly seasonal campers. Lots of golf carts. Lake is small, and lined with seasonal trailers. We camped near several partiers that were up very late. - krusn98
May 2009 - $32.00
Oak shores is a laid back campground. Lots of children. We have been here twice and going back again in July. The only negative I could say is there was a lack of enforcement on the rules of quiet time. But all in all we enjoyed both of our stays. It is on a lake which is handy if you like to fish. There are no cement pads so remember some blocks for leveling. You can have either very shady sites or sun sites depending on your preference. - scubasailorcampinggirl
Sep 2006 - $35.00
The park was "golf cart central". Lots of seasonals which cruise on their golf carts all day and evening long. It was fairly quiet. Most roads were paved. Bathrooms/Showers were old and could use a remodel. The site I was told to be lake front, was not really "lake front" as it was enclosed on 2 sides by a fence with a retaining wall. The path to the beach was next to that site. The location of the electrical box was situated closer to the neighboring site, which made it impossible for us to extend our electrical cord. I returned to the office to have us put onto a differen site. Which was the same way, so we just moved to the next site over, as they were not full anyway. Beware of even number sites. That's where the problem is with the location of the electric box. it wasn't too bad, but we will not return. Grassy sites. - burny
Aug 2010 - $30.00
This is a mainly seasonal park. There are only about 10 sites for daily rate use. Most of these sites I would not recommend for big rigs. Our site was a dirt back-in with hookups in an awkward place. Park has a small beach on the lake. - Onemoretrail
Jul 2010 - $1.00
This would be a great family campground. Area set aside for tents and popups. Park like setting. Fishing pond. Don't know why it is not full. Added an extra day when we got here. Very quiet. Would stay again. The only reason for the overall 7 rating is the roads. Just go slow. - ChrisnMarv
Jul 2012 - $35.00
Rating is for cleanliness and attention to security. Lake very low, so boating is difficult. WI-FI there, but did not allow connection. Fireworks noise was loud, but not at the campground. Sites dirt, concrete, or gravel. Nice landscaping. Off gravel road. - mcguyvered
Jun 2012 - $35.00
I could almost rate this campground a perfect 10, except for the poor quality of the boat launch. I have an 18' fish and ski boat and it requires a concrete or good rocky launch. This was my only problem and it was in NO WAY, the fault of the owners of Hemlock Lake Campground. Our stay was present, they allowed us to pitch a tent next to our cabin for the kids and the neighbors we met were all nice. A big thumbs up!! - MKajzer
Jun 2012 - $30.00
A bad day of travel, then try to get some sleep on the night of the 30th before July 4th. They were not in the park, but very near and very noisy and rude people. Roads are gravel, but in decent shape. Park well taken care of. - mcguyvered
Jul 2008 - $28.00
Shady campground with a recreation pavilion and a large pond with a floating island on it for swimming, also an older-type playground. The wi-fi is free; they'll give you a code at check-in. The bathrooms are very old. It's hard to adjust the water temperature in the shower, and there are no outlets inside. Quiet place. - sierramom
Jul 2012 - $25.00
Boat launch was concrete, but was weedy and VERY mucky. As were the spots to park your boat. I have an 18' Astro fish and ski with a 150 on it and it struggled to cut through all the weed debris. It was shooting a black stream. Site #29 electric wasn't working and I sleep with a CPAP machine. VERY burdensome and a risk to my well being. We reserved days in advance so one would think they would've at least checked everything was working. Also, the outhouse had no toilet paper in it. We informed management and it was still never done. We decided to cut our stay short by 1 night and the owners refused to refund us our money citing, "You should've called us at midnight because we have an ADAPTER for the electric." It was a simple 110 volt house plug that DID NOT work. Hopefully they read this, do the right thing and mail us 1 night's lot rent. We also purchased $10 in firewood that we left without even a thank you. I strongly agree with the other posts. Watch out for this place. - MKajzer
Aug 2010 - $40.00
We stayed 4 nights in 35 footer at a cost of $85. Although the site was a backin we were able to pull through. The family was very friendly, but it was obvious that the full time residents were favored. The laundry room had 3 washers and dryers, a wet floor from pool toys and no table for folding or a place to hang anything. The bathroom was very old and cleaned every other day. Not a treat to use. They graded the road everyday, raising dust. We would not stay here again. - gwenmc
Aug 2008 - $31.00
BIG RIGS BEWARE! it takes a lot to make me mad, but this place managed it. If you have a camper longer than 30', then you need to avoid this place... there's no way you can get level if you're longer than 30'. NO gravel in the parking spaces, muddy back-ins, rude staff - and just plain nasty seasonals. The grass was 2' high around everything. I had reservations and left when I saw what was available. I wouldn't boon dock in this place if THEY paid ME! The "manager" told me, "We have spots - find a place and park." Are you kidding me? Avoid this camp ground. - Steve and Kathy Burnett
Jul 2016 - $78.00
Nice park. Owner and all employees were extremely nice and helpful. Best part was being able to pick blueberries 30 feet from our trailer. Our site was a premium one, but very sandy, and gravel.
This spot had a nice gas grill and paved patio. NOT WORTH $78 though! - stlmp
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Well shaded sites but very tight you must like your neighbors. Clean and easy to get to. Mostly shady, gravel sites with fire ring and picnic table. - Jayco owner
Aug 2015 - $50.00
Enter at your own risk with a big rig. The office does not mark your route for you, you get escorted to your site. We were taken down a road and were led to a site where we would had to make an absolute 90 degree turn between a tree and electric box. We thought we were brought down the wrong way because going around the opposite way gives you a direct shot onto this site. The fellow they parked next to us had less than 90 degrees (a no-no for big rigs and he should have refused) and the KOA young man led him right into the tree, taking it out and doing considerable damage to the motorhome.
I looked at the map and the arrows indicated we were brought in the way the young man took us!
The sites are poorly identified, the roads have NO markings to indicate which way you are to go but they are all one lane!
We walked the area determining how to leave when it was time, again having no instruction or road markings or indications on their map.
There is an exit gate with not a lot of wiggle room. To get to the outside road which gave you the best access we would need to go to the end of our road, make a less than 90 degree turn on a road lined with boulders to circle around to the perimeter road.
My husband chose to go the most direct route, swing as wide as he could with me standing in front of the obstacles along the way. He had to hug a tree causing the branches to scrape the top of our rig to make the turn but we made it.
A motorhome that left before us avoided the tree so didn't swing wide enough and took out their cargo doors on boulders.
I didn't use any amenities so have no comment on them. Next time I will go to South Haven for about the same amount of money.
I hope management addresses these shortcomings for RVers. They were more concerned about their 4.5 rating and their tree! - DR Rogers
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Out of about 25 KOA's we have stayed in during the last 5 years, this ranks near the bottom. Roads, while paved, are very narrow. Tight turns for big rigs towing. Some extra gravel on the sites would help. Playground has old, tired and broken equipment. A couple of items looked very dangerous. The small lake looked like a cesspool. The bounce was so dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for years. The pool was good size and looked good.
Lots of bugs, bring repellent.
Will never be back. - kegmaster
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Great campground for kids. We don't have any, so we thought there were way too many. Fires in the evening kept smoke lingering under trees in park.
Easy access, older KOA, site was small. Park was completely full on weekend. Then it emptied out by Monday. Great place for families. - Smunro55
Oct 2014 - $43.00
We stay here every fall while attending the Paw Paw Wine Festival and the St. Joseph/South Haven tourist areas. It is a nicely kept older KOA. We had a pull through site and had plenty of room for our tow vehicle and slide outs. Entrance to park is directly off a highway so be aware or you might miss it. There is a slight highway noise and a train track nearby. The only thing we missed on our trip this year were the homemade donuts that the owner used to make and sell. We will return again this fall. - Looney Bird
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stayed a couple nights at this park and I was so very impressed with the friendliness of the park manager, the overall neatness of the park, and just the whole atmosphere of the park. We were in the newer section. Site was spacious, level and easy to get into. The river flows along the edge of the park and is so pretty. It is near Lake Michigan and we used this as our base for our sightseeing. We didn't use the restrooms, showers, etc. but I cannot imagine they were not as clean and neat as the rest of the park. Good cell service. The only thing I missed having was a laundromat. We would definitely stay here again. - Darcan
May 2016 - $35.00
We stay in Shamrock whenever we're in southwest Michigan. The on-site manager is very friendly and we appreciate the beautiful flower gardens around the grounds. The bordering St. Joseph River is very beautiful. The older campground is shadier and closer to the water. The new campground has bigger sites in full sun. We've stayed in both. Private bathroom/showers are excellent. They even have a small room with a sink exclusively for washing dishes! WiFi is good. The park is close to Lake Michigan, Notre Dame in South Bend, and to the bountiful offerings of this agricultural and wine region. - Tumbling Tumbleweed
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on back in site 121, an end spot with a nice size grass patch (in newest section of park). Full hook ups. Wide, level, gravel site. No shade, although, small trees have been planted on sites. Plenty of room for truck. Some sites in old section are buddy type (facing awning to awning). Clean shower houses. No laundry, but there is one about two miles away in town. Good WiFi, AT&T cell coverage, & over the air antenna TV (about 15 stations). Volley & basketball courts, ping pong table. Book exchange. Small children's playground. Located on St. Joseph River with wide boat launch access. Quiet at night. Construction underway to expand park. - Scottsdale RVers