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Gladstone, Michigan

Gladstone Bay Campground

Gladstone, Michigan


Gladstone, Michigan
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Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.846925364443
Longitude: -87.006279230118

Elevation: 594' (approximate)
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 no
  • 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 no
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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32 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The "park" was not a campground as much as it was a mostly grass covered lawn with mature trees. There was NO privacy between sites. Some sites seemed to be vastly larger and the placement of the above ground fire pits was not logical as it put some very close (20 ft or so) to the next sites rig. There was no enforcement of quiet hours and had loud crowd of people next door well past midnight two nights in a row. There appear to be seasonal people mixed in with shorter term campers. The showers are private and very clean as are the restrooms. My site was level. The ice cream truck comes through several times a day. This is a good place to stop overnight but not my idea of a relaxing camping experience. I would have left early except for the no refund policy. The staff went above and beyond to deliver a package to me which I had sent to city hall. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The shoreline boardwalk was lovely, there is a playground and small sandy beach area.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had site #1, right next to the office. Great free WiFi connection but everyone and their brother thought our site was part of the park's community parking area. They would park right next to our steps to the motor home and then walk to the beach area, or another site to sit by someone's campfire, or they would park immediately next to our car so their site space could be tidied by park maintenance. There is no clear delineation for sites for extra vehicle parking so that's a minus. It also sits in an industrial area of town but has easy access to the shoreline of Lake Michigan and a very nice yacht harbor via a short walk or bicycle ride. Restrooms were separate from showers but very nice. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 1
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gladstone is a lovely town.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

When we arrived, there was a major downpour. We were able to pull into our site but by the time the rain stopped we had to set up in 3 inches of water. It was morning before the water soaked into the ground. Seems the site we had and the ones on either side of us are the lowest of the full hookup/pull through sites. I would caution that if you have a choice, ask not to be put into campsites 21, 22, or 23. I made a mistake on my dates of stay and and paid for an extra night before I realized what I had done. I went to the office 4 days prior to departure and they would not give me a refund. The guy in the office said it is the city policy to not give refunds and that this happens a hundred times. The city should be making pretty good money this way. Also for big rigs, be aware that the sites are narrow and a few motorhomes had trouble pulling in and missing the electric boxes and water posts. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

There is a nice paved/board walk trail along the edge of the RV park, along Lake Michigan. If you need a place to board your dogs for a day, try D & D Take 'em Kennels. The folks were really nice and took our dogs back for an introduction period to all the other dogs. This was the most reasonable kennel we have left our dogs at for day care.

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great city campground on shore of Green Bay. Level grassy sites in the trees, strong wifi. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Found this campground when looking for places to stay on our vacation in Aug. 2016. Was the best find for a city owned campground that there was.

Nice people, sites, beach, walk and bike areas. Loved their fire pits. Had view of lake.

We live in Wi and would go back in a heart beat. Wish we lived closer vs. 6 hours away. Thanks Gladstone Bay Campground for a wonderful find. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park,great price,good view of lake,some sites close together,Fire ring too big and may cause problems when departing if park is full .Very clean showers and washroom. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Getting to the parks location initially concerned us, but once inside, wow! A beautiful park, right on the Lake...and close to town. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful walking trail all along the lake.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to spend a night or two. Only $30 for pull through full hookup with free wifi. Not private, not much space between sites. No laundry. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Full service
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 4 nights at this campground and just loved it. The sites are nice, a bit close together on the full service sites but even that was okay. Lake Michigan is directly in front of the campground so we could swim in the beach area of the campground. It's within walking or biking distance to town and to the marina which we loved. The bathrooms/showers were very nice. WiFi came in perfectly! No cable but even that was okay. Loved this place and highly recommend it :) We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Big rig friendly with level sites. Great place to ride bicycle on two mile broadwalk along water and to park. Park has free music on Thursday evenings. Beach behind campground. Showers were great with hot water and pressure. No dog park but lots of places to walk dog. No laundry facilities nor pool. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart was about 10 miles in Escanaba which was a pretty town.

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Review Count: 157
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We debated about driving this far from Racine, but we are really glad we did. Access road is paved as are the interior roads. The pads are gravel, with some grass at the ends of the drive through sites. Beautiful tent sites. Walking/bike trail runs along front of the campground and along the lake. Some trees, but still could get satellite service without a problem. Good utilities. Lots of open areas with beautiful trimmed grass. Couple of sandy beaches leading out into the lake. Clean. This is a gem. Never saw the camp host. Note, do not take site 21 if you are a motorhome or a long 5er. The problem is a light pole at the entry to the site. Other drive thru sites seem to be okay. Some comments complain about getting to the park thru a residential area. From the south, take a right on Lakeshore Drive and follow it to the end, where it turns north and becomes 9th street. Go up the road to Michigan ave, and take a right on Michigan. Keep going and you will drive thru the gate. Simple access. There is a map posted by the rest rooms. Find your site and get settled. Check out is at noon. This place is a real treat. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground on the shore of a bay off Lake Michigan. Pull-through sites are long and level. We've been here before and loved it. People are nice. Showers are large and clean. We took a nice walk along the paved trail along the bay and caught up on our reading. If you like to watch tv though, you'd better have a satellite dish because they don't have cable and there are only a couple of over-the-air channels. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful location on the Bay. No sewer hookups at the sites, but they do have a dump station centrally located. We camped at Gladstone Bay Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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