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Honcho Rest Campground

Elk Rapids, Michigan


8988 Cairn Hwy
Elk Rapids, Michigan 49629
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 91
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 44.90495
Longitude: -85.39294

Elevation: 601' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

My review is influenced by the fact that we were here over Labor Day. We paid $50 for a site with no water view and no sewer hook up. IMO that is not a good value. The park was also at full capacity. Sites are very close together with no barrier between sites. Interior roads are lined with vehicles making it very difficult to back into most sites (there are no pull thru's). Almost every site requires you to unhook. It's a very active park but it does quiet down after 10 PM. Restrooms were nice. Active playground for kids but no pool. Wood is available in a self serve area for $.25 per piece. I liked that. We camped at Honcho Rest Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
109
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

I think Elk Rapids area is ideal. We went to Traverse City but the traffic was bad.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 21

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.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Near Traverse City.

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Review Count: 219
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 15

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: 30
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 7

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: 1

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: 108
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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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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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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