6.5 Good
     
Gladstone, Michigan

Pioneer Trail Park

Gladstone, Michigan



6822 US2/41
Gladstone, Michigan 49837
Phone: (906) 786-1020

Sites: 96
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 45.796392923721
Longitude: -87.075951836182

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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 ?
  • $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 ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 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 ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

We chose this campground to "hide out" during the Fourth of July weekend. There were very few RVs when we arrived mid-week but it was completely full for the weekend. There were lots of families and kids. It's a strange layout. Most sites are plenty long enough for any size rig. The sites are not clearly defined and leveling is interesting to say the least. Some sites are in the shade and some in full sun. The shaded spots could use some tree trimming. There are some so-called waterfront sites but it is a very narrow portion of the river and there are lots of trees blocking the view. We had 50 amp and water, and there is a dump on site. The Wi-Fi worked sometimes with our extender, but it was very slow. We could not get Directv satellite in our site due to trees, but it appeared RVs in sunnier spots were successful. There is one washer and one dryer available. The bathrooms and showers, although utilitarian, appeared clean. It is very dusty which is made worse as most people, including some camp hosts, don't honor the speed limit. There was lots of traffic while we were there as people were using the boat ramp near the rustic camping area. Mosquitoes made themselves known so bug spray was handy. It is definitely not a quiet place. There is road noise from route 2/41 despite the large number of trees. More interesting are the trains - and they run day and night. Luckily, they hold off on the whistles in the dead of night but you can feel the ground hum as they rumble by. It sounds like they are going to run right through your RV. The rustic camping is so near the tracks I don't know how they get any sleep! We would not return. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
R6
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Other
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

On the plus side, yes there is one, Escanaba has a nice bike trail that runs through town and by the lake. There is a beautiful waterfront park with a marina, kayak/paddle board rentals, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Lots of people were taking advantage of it too.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

County park with excellent facilities and strong WiFi. Nicely laid out with back-in and pull-through sites. A couple of "river" sites that are $2 extra - well worth it. Showers were utilitarian but clean.

Check-in staff were extremely helpful. WiFi was STRONG.

We would definitely stay here again! We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
R1
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Escanaba (major centre) and Gladstone are not far away.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Somewhat noisy and lacking any privacy from trees. No recycling. Well patrolled. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
R1
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

It is easy on/off M35. While park lacks sewer and cable it makes up for with a park setting and no road noise. We requested a pull thru site close to the office for good Wifi and I have to say this is the best Wifi connection in all the parks we have stayed at. There are a few rigs that appeared to be there for a while but the park is clean and a great place to walk pets. There is also a free disc golf course on the property along with a playground. The sites are spaced apart so there is no problem opening slides etc..We would stay here again. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
57
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

There is a very nice American Legion in Gladstone. Major shopping area is in Escanaba, a short drive away.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The girls at check in are friendly and the campground is large. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

4 of the 82 sites are pull-through spots.  Our back-in site had electricity, water, and cable TV.  The campground manager let us pick our site. We chose one of the six "river view" sites.  The sites are right on the Escanaba River, but the drop down to the water is too steep to make the site riverside.  Unfortunately, the view is obscured by bushes and trees.  We liked the larger site and paid the extra $2 per night.  The trees are mature, so most sites has shade.  We drove approximately 16 miles to fly fish for trout below Boney Falls, the no luck as we only saw 1 trout in 10 hours of fishing. Sad.  We will return. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park has all the things that we look for in a campground. River View lots and not "View" you can not hear or see the river it is there but the brush takes over the seeing and the looking on our river site. It took us about 15 to 20 minutes to pull out of the park onto Busy rt 28. There was construction on the road and and the traffic was heavy and with 48K of weight and a toad I don't have a "hotrod" RV and I like my RV and Toad not to get bent up trying to get out of the entrance. We like the area very much and I will return to Gladstone but will try other parks. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large county park located on the Escanaba River a few miles from Escanaba. Sites are large, grassy, shady, and fairly level. Cable TV is available for a charge. Staff is friendly. If staff is not at park, check in instructions are available on office door. Nice nature trail. Occasional train noise. We camped at Pioneer Trail Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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