8.2 Good
Elk Rapids, Michigan

Honcho Rest Campground

Elk Rapids, Michigan

Elk Rapids, Michigan
Phone: (231) 264-8548

Sites: 91
Recent Rate: $38 7/2015

Latitude: 44.9049489356229
Longitude: -85.392941236496

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com


Review Count: 62
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Seasonal campground. Back in site with gravel and cement strip, table and fire ring. Our site was next to the garbage and had a big tree. We really couldn't sit outside because of this. Full hook up, back in, cable, playground, bath and laundry. On lake so lots of boats on property. Wouldn't go back. But would find another campground in the area. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Near Traverse City.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 170
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground says it's on Cairn Highway, but it's called Ames Street too. There are a lot of permanents, but no problem there. Nice level site with a concrete patio. Good place to stay to explore Traverse City and environs. We needed an oil change for our rig and found a great place to do business. I recommend Uncle Rod's - 231-264-6070 -in Elk Rapids. We find it difficult sometimes to get an oil change for our 30 foot motorhome, so if this helps someone, that's great. They were very accommodating. We had called an RV place in Traverse City and they wanted way too much money. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for six nights at this campground. It is a medium size campground with about 2/3 of the sites taken up with seasonal lease campers. There are two sections: an older one and a newer one. The sites in the older section are smaller, but generally have more shade. The sites in the newer (north) section are larger, but with few trees and many trees that are there have died. All sites have a concrete patio, which is nice. While the campground is on a small lake, there are no lake sites available to overnight campers. Lake access is pretty limited. There is no real camp store, but the campground is relatively close to town – we rode our bikes there several times. Campground roads are gravel and can be dusty. Main bathhouse is a “trailer” type unit with several private bathrooms. While generally clean they could have been maintained better (example: wastebasket never emptied during stay) and better ventilated (always hot and stuffy). The Wi-Fi reception and speed usually pretty good for public Wi-Fi. We would stay here again. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful sites on a lake. Some sites shaded, some with cement pads, some gravel. All with cement pads under tables. Bathhouses were generally clean but little place to hang clothes. Overall a good place to go back to. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

There are tight quarters in this campground on Bass Lake, although it is clean and neat. All the lakefront sites were taken by seasonal campers, and many other campers were seasonals as well. Everyone was friendly. The bathrooms are individual toilet, sink & shower combos, and were pleasant and clean. The playground area is spacious and kids seemed to like it. There are two docks by which to access the lake, but only a small area that could really be used by anyone without a lakefront site. It would be nice if there was a picnic table or a seating area down by the lake for use by those without the prime sites. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with full hook ups, cable and WI-FI (both worked very well). Staff was very friendly and helpful upon check-in. Sites are pretty tight if you have a big rig. I had a pull thru but they only have 3 of those in the park. Most sites are occupied with seasonal campers. Rated an 8 because of the small sites and difficulty in maneuvering. Otherwise a nice place to stay. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is beautifully maintained. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. There are a lot of seasonal campers here, but there was still plenty of spaces when we were here. We had a nice big pull-through site, but there are some sites that are pretty tight. We did not use the restrooms, so I can't comment on those. It is very convenient to downtown Elk Rapids and grocery. The owners are very helpful with restaurant, etc. suggestions. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rebecca Wyn

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely clean park. Owners are friendly, hardworking and helpful. Smaller, lovely, park, on a good sized, pretty lake with plenty of boat parking. Quite a lot of seasonal units. Lots are a generous size and level. Good fire pits. There are 2 long fishing docks. They do try to route the traffic "one way" inside the park. The signage could be better and it's a little goofy to figure out at first. Nice park, quaint town, plenty of unique shopping and places to eat. We look forward to returning and recommend it. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Bruce Baker

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on opening weekend to shake out our newly acquired motorhome. The campground is well maintained and facilities are very good. There are a couple of pull through sites but most are back in. The sites are paved with paved patio areas and are reasonably level. The sites are close together with some shade. It's a short walk to a grocery store and there is a public golf course right across the street. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great campground, located right on Bass Lake just 1 mile off US 31; 18 miles north of Traverse City. Elk Rapids is a charming, clean village with many shopping and entertainment venues and an excellent marina for Traverse Bay. Torch Lake is 10 minutes away; great fishing all around. We used CampClub USA for the two nights we stayed here. WI-FI worked ok in all sites we checked, and the cable TV was great. Sites 90-95 are best for satellite. Normal rates are $35-40/day. Good level sites all around. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Motorhome.

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