9 RV Parks near Essexville, Michigan
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Clean campground, friendly people, quiet at night.
Dumpster has been overflowing since the weekend...should be serviced either twice a week or called in when cannot close the lids.
Overall a great campground, would recommend to friends. (Maybe a recycling area for plastic bottles, cans, etc would help alleviate need for extra trash dumping?) - Ana1
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Nice little campground at the end of the road. Small with only 50 some spaces. Road was paved and sites have level concrete pad. Water was way back between sites so I needed my 100 foot hose. WiFi was actually very good. Quiet, plenty of shade and nice breeze. Hiking trails. Great find. - Gr8daggett
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Nice campground. But way away from the interstate. Not a whole lot to do here.
Concrete pads, 50 amp and sewer. Well maintained. Be sure you have extra water hose because on some sites you have to share the same fixture with your neighbor. I had approx. 40' distance to get water. - archbarb
Aug 2016 - $25.00
We stayed four nights and enjoyed the park. However, we were disappointed to find the beach was across a busy street and the water was quite mucky. Other than that, great park. Small, clean, plenty of mature trees. 15 minutes from downtown with lots to do. - Amanda b
Jun 2016 - $23.00
The camping fee of $23 was somewhat misleading if you aren't a Michigan resident. You also need to purchase a recreational pass for your motorhome which is $6.00/day or $31.00/year. Then you need to purchase an additional pass for your towed vehicle which costs $6.00 and is good for the duration of your camping stay. The campground is heavily wooded and satellite TV impossible. The weekend was so crammed with campers and their guests it was very difficult to maneuver to our campsite. The sites are grass and dirt and the many rutted sites indicated that rain would make a lot of the campground unusable. Lots of paved rec trail for cycling and walking/jogging and lots of beach. The bay water appeared to be very dirty and in the morning a lot of scum had washed up onto the beach. - Appleknocker
Aug 2013 - $23.00
Loved this campground and will definitely stay here again when in the area! The walking paths are terrific, the showers are great, the bathrooms are clean. The park is pretty quiet for having so many sites. Nice and shaded. Two showers/bathroom facilities, so no matter where you're at in the campground, the restroom/showers are easily accessible. Next time, we'll bring our bikes, as the park and paths are also ideal for biking. I would encourage anyone to visit this park, and take numerous walks over to the bay. If you've got children, there is a very nice playground/sprinkler park along with many pavilions for a picnic....besides the beach with shells for the kids to pick up! (or the adult, if you're like me ;)!) - fenfam
Jun 2012 - $40.00
Clean campground with big sites and full hook-ups. Con is that there is no WiFi available. There is not really a beach, only the marina with bay access. Many permanent campers. - Traveler04
May 2012 - $39.00
This is a pretty noisy place to stay. There are a lot of seasonal camps and the folks seem to like to party loudly. We heard Red Solo Cup over and over again. There aren't a lot of trees for the pull-through sites. It is not really the peaceful, camping atmosphere we generally like. The bath houses were clean and good sized. Although there is no Wi-Fi, our Verizon card had a strong signal. AT&T generally had 2 bars of 4G, but sometimes switched over to the Edge. We would not choose to stay here again. - ppalmer21
Jul 2011 - $39.00
As stated, this park is kind of geared to fisherman on Saginaw Bay. We had a full hook up, pull through site. Pad was cement. There was plenty of room. Also room to park boat and trailer. Most of the sites are permanent/seasonal spots. Everyone had a golf cart. Showers were clean. There is a small pond for the kids to catch bluegill and bass, but not much else. Catholic church close by in downtown Linwood. The marine is top notch with good boat ramp. - rono
5217 Bay City Rd Midland, Michigan 48642 (map) | 989-496-3151
Sites: 77 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 15 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $35.00
The park has a new owner and the previous owner allowed it to run down. The park looks very bad. Lots of trees were cut down and just left there. The grass was not cut either (about 6" tall) - Shadoe
Jul 2016 - $44.00
We stayed overnight at Valley Plaza RV Park on our way to upper Michigan. The park was easy to find and get in and out. The sites were gravel pull-throughs. Friendly staff and made provisions for our late arrival due to heavy road construction on I-75. - bw134
Jun 2016 - $47.00
This campground has suffered from a lack of maintenance. It obviously was once a top place to stop for a few nights with a lot of infrastructure. It still has a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and workout room all in good shape. The roads and sites are what need some upgrading. It is an easy on/off US-10. - Appleknocker
Aug 2016 - $67.00
This is a gated park in a location convenient to the nice little town of Frankenmuth. It was easy to find and the office staff friendly.
I did not use the showers. The women's restroom was clean, but not air-conditioned. This gave it a feeling of being less than clean because it was extremely humid and over 90 degrees during our stay.
There was a beautiful outdoor pool next to the restrooms that looked inviting, but was never opened although the sign said, "Opening summer of 2016." It seemed really odd for this big new finished pool to be inaccessible in mid-August when there are so few days left in the season. The indoor pool was opened, but again, it was so hot and humid in the pool area, it was not inviting.
There are a limited number of 50 amp sites and the pads are crushed stone, not concrete. Some of the corners are tight and the park roads are very narrow, making it a little difficult to navigate a big rig.
The park advertises "free high-speed" internet, however, we could not even access our email using their wi-fi. There was an antenna next to our site and our devices said that the strength was at 100%, but the band width was so minimal, neither our tablets nor laptops could even access email or a web page. The park was sparsely occupied on the first couple of days we were here, so I doubt the problem was due to an excess of devices using their Wi-Fi. The free cable was via Direct TV and provided poor reception for only 22 channels. When it rained we lost service. We will not likely stay here again. Although the park overall was ok, it is WAY overpriced for the services provided. It is more like a $25 to $35 per night park. The price before our military discount was $71 per night for weekdays and $76 for weekends.
I was really sorry that I had paid for three days before we found out: no outdoor pool and no internet since those were the reasons we chose this park. - ahmavic
Jul 2016 - $63.00
Very nice and spacious. Quiet and friendly. Not much to do in the area other than the Christmas store. WiFi not good. - Genielady
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We spent two nights. The park is very clean and laid out very well so that access is easy in and easy out. Standard sites are very close, a 10' wide gravel parking strip separated by a 10' grass strip. Slideouts are very close. Premium sites have more space, some with paved patios.
WIFI was extremely slow. There is no cable TV. There were more than a dozen stations received by our antenna. - R V Camper
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Very happy with the stay, will recommend to others. Waterfront access to Sebewaing River and out to Saginaw Bay. Great area, and very friendly people. - Michigan Man Forever
Jun 2011 - $24.00
This was our second summer staying here, the park is clean, the sites are grassy (you can not hardly find that anywhere else) and the showers and bathrooms are clean, We plan on going back next June and maybe staying a month. This park is more for people who like to fish as you can get right to the Saginaw Bay from the river. - campergirl58
Jul 2010 - $22.00
Arrived at 2p.m. July 18th 2010. The office was closed there was a sign on the door to call a number which we called an got a answer machine. The park was 50% empty so we decided to take a site away from anyone an backed in, no sooner got backed in an a truck came with a gentleman in it, saying the office would be opened later an did you have a reservation? No reservation we were just traveling. Less than ten minutes another gentleman showed up asking do you have a reservation we said no just passing through. Sometime later around 6 p.m. another person came to my door i own the campground i live in that trailer on site 2. I will be there in my trailer or in the office later but he wouldn't take any money from me then we had to go to the office. About 20 minutes later i had to go find him at his trailer and meet him at the office back at the front of the park to pay for a nights stay. Found out he had a camp host but he couldn't collect the money only the owner can collect money. It is a very nice campground large spaces but you spend most of your time trying to find the boss to pay your bill an was told that we prefer you make a reservation so we know you are coming. We don't think we will be back to the campground due to we don't make reservations because we never know where we will be going. The train came through and was a hour doing his thing whistles an slamming cars at 11:30p.m. we left early in the morning an never looked back. unhappy customer! - wheretootraveler
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Camp is not Autism friendly! We stayed here on a very hot weekend in June. Many seasonal campers with an over-abundance of golf carts. While our campsite was level and grassy we were way too close to neighbors on either side. The seasonal camper (who wasn't there) failed to mow their site and left their crank out extended to the point we had trouble extending our awning. Picnic table was significantly smaller than those found in recently visited campgrounds. Also lot's of large black ants everywhere we went. We were surrounded by little "barky" dogs. Fire ring consisted of rusty old rim from a semi stacked in the corner of our site with a few others. We were told "Just grab one and put it anywhere." The first night as we dropped off to sleep (10:30 pm) we were treated to a laser light show & loud music by one of the campers two rows over from us. The second night the camp had karaoke night which was equally awful. We have stayed here a few times in the past due its proximity to Frankenmuth. However, under new management the camp seems to have lost its charm. Unfortunately, we will not return Berwagana. - purpleturtles
Sep 2016 - $16.00
We called to find a site just before a very busy weekend. At first,they said no sites were available but then said there might be something. They called us back a short time later and were able to accommodate us for the week we wanted to be there. They went well above and beyond for us. A great deal using Passport America, - Robert683
Sep 2011 - $32.00
As said before this park has a lot of seasonals but they are in their separate area. Sights were level and grassy. We were here in off season so not many people in the park. Park was clean and check in staff was friendly. Would not want to spend a week here but it was good for 2 nights to be able to sight see the Frankenmuth area. - Colette
Jul 2012 - $10.00
They advertise full hookups and let you reserve them through Coast 2 Coast, but they have so few of them, don't expect to get one. Watch where you walk, because the kids on bicycles don't watch out for you, not even if you are driving a motor home. Very, very dusty. Staff very indifferent to you, they really don't care that you chose to stay here. Glad I only booked two nights. - Bill & Cheryl
Jul 2009 - $30.00
The campground setting wasn't bad but the staff was not friendly. The staff is not kid friendly and they will strictly enforce the rules including the not "traveling" (ie: biking, driving, idling) over 5 mph. They patrol the park looking for violators and reprimand violators (mostly children) by yelling at them. The bathrooms always looked like the toilets were used and not flushed and the sinks had hair in them. Guests were not treated well here. I would not recommend this park to anyone. - camp09
Aug 2008 - $5.00
We stayed here as ROD members. We had reserved a full hook up, but they were all taken when we checked in on a Wednesday afternoon. The first site we were on totally flooded after a heavy rain (in the back of the campground). The roads are mostly dirt and were very muddy. Bathrooms were just "OK". There are two pools, one indoor and one outdoor. They both have liners rather than cement. The indoor pool's liner ripped and that pool was closed for the 4 days we were there. There are 2 nice playgrounds, a very nice 9 hole mini-golf, a beach and planned activities on the weekends. There are no dog walks and most of the sites are not very grassy. Cell phone coverage is spotty and we weren't able to use our satellite dish due to all the trees. - LilDarlin1972
Jun 2017 - $39.00
The park was very clean. We were with a group of 14 units. Gathering room had stove and many plugs with enough tables for us. Power was good as well as water pressure. Sites are adequate but trees make maneuvering careful. - dalenoel
May 2017 - $39.00
Great park close to Birch Run Outlet Mall and Frankenmuth. Sites would feel close if park was full but when we came there were very few units. Huge trees, nice people and fairly quiet. We would stay again. No wifi that we could find but lots of air TV channels - Kbittle
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Expensive for what you get. Gravel/dirt sites on gravel roads. No cable or WiFi. Laundry: 2 washers and dryers for the entire park. Showers cost money to use. Staff is friendly but service people cut through occupied sites with golf carts and other equipment. Understand the monthly price just went up to 720.00. - Boxcar Bill