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21 RV Parks near East Jordan, Michigan
Aug 2018 - $43.00
We have camped for over thirty years staying in a variety of campsites from state parks to beach resorts on the Gulf. The feeling of being in the middle of the woods was amazing. Most of the campsites are enclosed by spruce trees giving you privacy and no view of your neighbors camper. We went to the area to trail ride. They were very accommodating and trail access was about seven easily reached miles away. This is not a concrete resort; it is a beautiful nature resort with clean facilities and a very friendly staff. It's on our list of "will return" campgrounds. - Gvido Burcharts
Jul 2018 - $43.00
Very clean, level sites, heated outdoor pool, cornhole games, congenial staff! We stayed a month. Trees mostly shield you from neighbors. - Texas Sheryl
Jun 2018 - $25.00
Price reflects a monthly stay (plus electricity). Our site was spacious in the midst of fir trees. The grass site was level, long & wide enough for our 40' fifth wheel and full size truck. The power pedestal was at the back and we needed an extension cord to reach. (Our 5th wheel has the power hook up on the side toward the front). The park owner was very helpful and ran to town to help us purchase the extension cord so we could continue to set up. The park is quiet and peaceful. Beautiful pool. Hiking trail. New bath facility being built. Newly installed WiFi worked well, most of the time. AT&T and Verizon cell service strong. We were here over Memorial Weekend and the park sponsored a BBQ chicken dinner and a pancake breakfast. Park staff friendly and helpful during our month's stay. A great location to see and do everything in Northern Michigan. Would definitely stay here again. - Melanie Golden
Jun 2018 - $45.00
We stayed here to be near a wedding in Bellaire, MI. The campground was beautiful - right on the lake. It is small (only 4 sites, plus an Airstream available to rent on the 5th site), and there are no restrooms or showers. However, each site is full hook-up (20/30 amp/water/sewer) and very spacious. The owner was great and always quick to respond to any questions we had about the area or the campground. We hope to stay again! - jlmcpher
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Nice, clean, quiet park. Level, grassy sites. Value priced for northern Michigan in July. The cable tv did not work and we were only able to get 5 channels over the air. The wifi was pretty good most of the time. I would suspect someone was streaming which caused occasional slowdowns. The bathrooms seemed to see a lot of use and they were mostly kept clean. It is right on the edge of the south arm of Lake Charlevoix so the scenery was beautiful. There are softball fields at the south end of the park and a nice swimming beach at the north end. We made good use of the ice cream stand within walking distance. Easy drive to Charlevoix and Petoskey. We will stay here again if we are in the area. - AT hiker
Sep 2014 - $35.00
Sites were grassy and not that level. Nice view of lake. Not very crowded in September. The restrooms were clean but old. This was a very noisy campground due to the East Jordan Iron Works that was running all day and night. Lots of trucks backing up and making beeping noises, trucks dumping ore down chutes, steam shovel digging, etc. It was noisy. Staff was friendly and low key. - Pager60
Aug 2012 - $34.00
The Good: Clean park, nice grassy sites, and nice views of the lake. I got some awesome sunrise photos. Close to town, shopping, gas, food, etc. Our Verizon aircard had a good signal. Local Police have a strong presence in the park. The park was quiet except for one weekend night that had a lot of campers that stayed up all night. The Bad: The Wi-Fi is not free. It's $5/day if you buy by the week. It seemed fast during my trial period but I didn't want to pay for it. The bathroom and showers were decently clean but aging & not in that great of condition. Showers are pretty small & with a curtain that doesn't cover the entire door opening. The sewer hookups were the oddest we have seen. The connections are 10" off the ground and without a threaded top. I had to use a bungee cord to keep my connector from slipping off and still had to walk the contents down the hose since it was all lower than the final connection. The fire rings are buried without a flag or anything easy to forget and drive a wheel through. Be careful! Overall a nice park if not just a tad over-priced. - Boyinks4Adventure
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 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 2018 - $72.00
Beautiful park. We stayed in the old section, in the front of the park. Our site was a back-in, large and level with a concrete patio and grass. This section of the park is beautifully landscaped. The park was impeccably maintained. We used the pool and laundry while we were there, and both were clean. The newer section of the park still needs time for the landscaping to mature, but has plenty of pull through sites which will eventually be grassy with concrete patios. We enjoyed our stay very much, and will be back next year. - MrsBowman
Aug 2018 - $78.00
Price fluctuation! Checked in for 3 days on 08-02-18, was told the The "new section"was now open, and they were giving a 20% discount for the rest of this season, it was 66.24 @ nite. Then we decided to stay a couple extra nights, which happened to be a Sunday & Monday night, and we were charged 78.40 @ night for those 2 nights. We asked about the extra charge and were told that the price fluctuates in the computer, based on demand, kind of like "gas prices"...WHAT? Never heard of this, and it wasn't because of demand, because, there were less people in the park on those 2 nights! The manager would not refund the difference, poor customer service in my opinion! The new section has newly planted grass, with a lot of weeds, it is watered daily, which makes it messey when walking a dog. Did have a nice pool, clubhouse, cable and WiFi! - GL364
Aug 2018 - $63.00
You can have a nice stay here. Ask for a spot in the old section. We got a spot in the new section. It will be nice next season. This season they opened too early which resulted in a bad experience for what this is supposed to be; luxury Resort. There was nothing luxury or resort about having overgrown weeds everywhere, sprinklers that came on several times a day leaving residue on our freshly detailed rig and a muddy mess. They even had sprinklers timed to come on on the weekend between 8 and 10 pm. We were enjoying a Friday evening camp fire when the sprinklers turned on underneath our chairs soaking everyone and putting an end to the evening festivities. Once they shut off it was a muddy mess. They could have set up better timing on the sprinkler schedule. There are lots of unhappy people in this section of the park. It all makes sense what they are trying to do as they establish this part of the park. They appropriately set expectations of smaller trees and thinner grass. They did not set expectations of being overgrown with weeds, inability to use the campsite because of sprinkler over use. They offered a discount because of the new grass and small trees. That was appropriate. It was not appropriate to populate campsites and not pull the weeds until they are able to mow. And it was not appropriate to time sprinklers during prime camping use time. These are easy things to fix which would have changed the experience. Aside from a bad timing experience this is a nice park if you book in the old section. There are nice pads in the new section but it will be a few years before there is any privacy. There is a significant amount of road noise in this park, but it is a good location just outside of the bustle of Petoskey. Extremely disappointed in what was meant to be a week of luxury camping relaxation. We should have gone elsewhere. - We Full Time
Jul 2017 - $40.00
Campground not well kept. Very poor customer service. Was not allowed to get the Passport America discount. Bathrooms old. Buildings need some TLC. Would not come back. - Melisska
Aug 2016 - $16.00
Campground okay. Convenient to some shops, great golf courses. - eagle on the move
Aug 2012 - $50.00
My parents spent most of the summer up at this campground. I had a very good experience. Owners are very friendly. Many activities for the kids. Free ice cream/popcorn, movie nights, arcade, and hayrides. Very nice park overall! - nikkimarie590
Aug 2018 - $50.00
You get what you pay for at Magnus Park. The other RV parks in Petoskey and the area are very expensive with some that are three times the nightly rate at Magnus. The campground is at the dead end of a street that passes by million dollar houses on the shores of Lake Michigan. From the nice street, you hit a dirt, sand and gravel road that is the entrance to the park. There is very little green grass; it's brown. The sites are mostly sand and dirt, but there are traces that gravel once was there. At the end of the park is entrance to a very large wastewater plant. I only noticed an odor when I walked beside it on the bike and hiking trail. If you get a site in the front half of the park, you will hear the constant roar of the air conditioning unit for the hospital at the top of the hill that overlooks the park. No exaggeration: it is a roar. It's no worse than road noise at most rv parks, though. The person in the office was the most indifferent person I have come across in four months of camping in dozens of parks. I'm guessing she is the Sunday staff person and not the full timer. If she is a full time employee, then she needs some training in hospitality and how to inform a guest about the camp. I got no info about wifi, TV, codes for locked doors, etc. To top that off, she told me my site number, pointed to it on the map, and never told me how to approach it and how to exit it. She wasn't rude in the least, just indifferent to the job. I doubt I will go back to Magnus Park. I won't pay the high prices of the other RV parks, either, so I guess this was my one visit to Petoskey. - EdinFL
Jul 2016 - $27.00
Nice park,some sites have waterfront views( 1-10).
Nice location, very convenient. Interior roads a bit bumpy. Tight turns to get into site. Signage poor at site. Our first night we unknowingly stayed in the wrong site. No numbers on the pedestals.
Paid $80 for 3 nights.
Very convenient to town with great walking and biking available.
Good 30 amp and water. Convenient paved dump station. - dover
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We camped on an interior site, near the Hospital. The noise was ok and the site was fairly level, although some sites require a lot of boards to level the RV. The sites are fairly close to your neighbor with the sewer hookup right near your outdoor living area. The area is great with lots of scenery and bike paths to explore!! Downtown is within walking distance. Pretty much self service parking, no one was at the reception house, just your assigned lot number on a chalk board. We asked about our site we reserved later on in the month and would we would need more leveling boards, but the person refused to tell me our assigned site, for whatever reason. Overall a super area to camp and a very average campground and staff. - scirocco
May 2017 - $30.00
I stayed here two nights while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with a tow car. I stayed here for over a week last year around the same time (just after Memorial Day). What a great park. Big paved interior roads, sites of all sizes, electric boxes have been redone since I was here last year (which they seriously needed to do) and have 50 and 30 amp. Sites are gravel/dirt and come in many different sizes and shapes. Quite a few would handle big rigs. There are a few reserveable sites but they aren't near as nice as the non-reserveable ones. There is a primitive tent camping area and small sites with electric that are on the forested dune above the campground beach. Beach is reached down a wooden staircase. Large playground area with open field. Very convenient dump station and potable water. Dogs aren't allowed on the beach but there are several miles of lovely loop walking trails through a forested area. I don't use the bathhouses so no idea what they are like. Sites on the right hand side as you come in the entrance can hold bigger rigs. Verizon works well. - SoloRed
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