Gladstone, Michigan

Gladstone Bay Campground

Gladstone, Michigan



Gladstone, Michigan
Phone: (906) 428-1211

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $30 8/2015

Latitude: 45.8469253644433
Longitude: -87.0062792301178

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

Review Details

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19 Reviews

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Edistobob

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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This is a busy campground and stays pretty full. If you can, call ahead for reservations to maximize your chances of getting a site for the number of days you want without having to move. Views of the Bay are good and access to streets and trails is excellent. Our stay would have been better if the campground host would enforce the "quiet hours" rule--our neighbors the first night had a smoky campfire with almost 20 noisy people around it until after 3 a.m., in spite of the 11 p.m. quiet hour. Campers are also bad about cutting through your site-several almost hit their heads on our windows because they were passing so close by. After the first night things got better because we moved to a different site. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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nazpaz

Review Count: 76
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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The campground has a variety of camping setups ranging from grassy tent sites to electric only, grassy RV sites to full hookup, 50 amp gravel pull through sites. The tent and grassy RV sites are generally larger. The pull through sites are crammed in to the point that your neighbor's awning will come within a couple of feet of your camper. The campground boasts modern restrooms and private showers, all kept quite clean. There's decent WiFi throughout the property, however during the busy weekend it slowed considerably under the heavy load. One of the nicest features is a wonderful boardwalk and paved trail that runs along the bay. We enjoyed several walks along it and then out into the neighborhood. There are huge fire pits at each campsite and some folks built large, almost bonfires. Depending on the wind direction the smoke was objectionable at times. My Verizon 4G was good and I was able to get satellite TV with little problem. This is a popular summer place so I recommend you make reservations if you plan on staying over a weekend. On future visits I think I'd pick either one of the end spots, giving us a bit of room out the front door, or maybe one of the electric only grassy spots which are much roomier. Not only would a grassy spot give us some elbow room, but since they offer only partial hookups, they cost a bit less too! We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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dbcordello

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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We stayed here for two nights on an August weekend and the park was full, mostly with family groups, but it was very orderly and quiet. Many of the sites are pull-throughs and the spacing is a bit tight, but we had lots of space in front of and behind us, so it didn't seem too restrictive. Our water spigot was leaking and a maintenance man came right over to make it right. This park is city run and nicely priced for full hookups. We would come here again if in the area. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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Steve & Nancy

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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Great RV park in a great location. Fair amount of shade and always a great breeze coming off Lake Michigan/Green Bay. Sites are smallish (narrow) but adequate. Hookups in good location and water, electric, and wifi was good. There is no cable even though the website and their own brochures still state there is. RV park roads are easy to navigate and are paved, site pads are gravel. Great views of the bay. Park is on east end of Gladstone and you have to travel down residential streets to get to it. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Irish Oaks Golf course less is than 3 miles from RV Park, and is a nice 18 hole course with reasonable rates. Gladstone is only about 5 miles from Escanaba, which is a nice city with all the big city shopping and eating opportunities you may like.

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Lastrick

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
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When going to a hotel, you show up and get the best room available...usually. Now, we show up at this campground and, even though we were there before anyone else, we did not get the preferred site facing the lake. Why? Because our reservation came in after theirs. I realize why some parks have to do this but it's exasperating to see a site go empty for a few days that I could've had.
Having said all that, this place had very, very clean bathrooms and the location to the lake and parks nearby are great.
The sites were rather close and LOTS of children all over the place...after all, it's a campground, not an RV park. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Fayette State Park is a great day trip.

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Wheelbarrows

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $27.00
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Clean, big site, good cell (Verizon), decent Wi-Fi (even at farthest site from tower). Did not test the cable TV. Our site was #15 at end near a refinery(?). Was pretty noisy but since it was chilly at night, closed windows and noise not bad. Good ice cream nearby - Sweet Tooth - very inexpensive and good, intersection of Delta and 8th Ave. Staff very friendly and helpful. Gravel pad, very level, plenty of grass. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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jmlsrpc

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $23.00
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We stayed here during state fair week. We were in an area of the campground that only had electric & cable. We couldn't get the cable to work. Sites were grassy with some soft spots. Navigating the roads with a large rv was challenging but doable. We would definitely stay here again We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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mrpeepers

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $27.00
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First the essentials. Sites are wide so you aren't elbow-to-elbow with your neighbors. Some turns are narrow, but we made it with our 36' motorhome towing a Ford Escape. Bathrooms and showers are best I've ever seen. Modern, all tile, clean. Showers are very private with large dressing area with bench. Wi-Fi is great. Now for my opinion: I love this park. We only stayed a few days, but I would like to come back and stay for a month. People are friendly. Park is well-kept. They have bikes that you can borrow. They only ask that you sign them out at the office and sign back in when you return. The view of the bay is beautiful, and there's a boardwalk through the woods. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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John Tee

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $25.00
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I was a little apprehensive having read the prior reviews regarding late night noise. We were pleasantly surprised however. There was a Girls Little League Tournament going on during our 5 night stay and the campground was nearly full, but everyone was well behaved. The shower rooms are nearly new and in good repair, but could have been a little cleaner. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I would stay here again without hesitation. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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Saltydog44

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
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Hard to rate. The site was level, Wi-Fi and 50 Amp were great. Manager was friendly and helpful. View of lake was great also. BUT we found another camper in our site, were given another one and then we were accosted by the neighbors who said their friend was supposed to have that one. Manager must have handled it because we didn't hear any more and we had good contacts from then on. BUT another problem and the biggest one of all was that the dump was plugged up and black water was spilled before we saw it. Manager said it had happened before - sheesh. Also no material for cable stations, site locations etc. Just a friendly point toward the site. And finally the parties lasted until the wee hours of the morning (3AM) with lots of kid sounds having a great time. We would stay again if we need to since it is one of the few full service camp in the area. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $24.00
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For the 24.00 a night fee, this place is great for what you get. Full hookups, including cable and Wi-Fi at no charge, with level gravel pull throughs available and partial view of the small bay, you can't beat the value. Bathrooms and showers were clean and modern. Only bad thing, is that rules are not followed much here, as there were too many vehicles parked in individual sites. Monster fire pits made out of large culverts and concrete made for too many huge fires and were in odd places that were out by the road. Children biking and running wild everywhere, made for some close calls by some of the people driving through the park. One night had children running and laughing through our site very late at night. I blame the parents on those, not the park. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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tomntina

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $24.00
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Not a bad campground, nice sites but was very noisy. Manager lives at the campground and did not seem to have control of very loud parties going on until about 2 in the morning. Do not plan on going back. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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ctk3

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $24.00
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Nice quiet campground with adequate space between sites,strong Wi-Fi signal in trailer. Beautiful location on the water with boardwalk around the campground. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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whizbang

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $24.00
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A very nice campground. We had a large, level, gravel pad, pull-through site in the open with a beautiful view of the bay. The waterfront boardwalk goes all the way along the bay. Bathrooms and showers are modern and spotless. 50amp power and Wi-Fi both worked excellent. We are full timers and this is one of the nicest places we have stayed in a long time. Two thumbs up. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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OnDaRoad1

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $22.00
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Nice campground. Nice walking trails and beach on the lake. Site was a little unlevel. There were some low hanging tree branches. Wi-Fi and cable worked well. I would camp here again. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

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