Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort

     


Hillman, Michigan
Phone: (989) 742-4502

Sites: 23
Recent Rate: $24 9/2014


Latitude: 45.0592884060955
Longitude: -83.884296387497

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

12 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

HandyHank

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The biggest downside to Thunder Bay is location. It's in the middle of nowhere. On the other hand if you play golf, like solitude, and nature, it's ideal. The Wi-Fi runs 5/3 Mbps down/upload speeds that put it in the upper bracket of campgrounds. Cable TV is okay not really outstanding. Networks through our RV outside antenna was very good. There's a horse drawn wagon and gourmet dinner available that others have said is terrific. We didn't go to it. All roads and pads are asphalt and level. Campground personnel is very cordial and friendly. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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D. Ann

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

First-class RV park with big rig amenities including some of the fastest Wi-Fi I've encountered on the road. You must be self-contained, as there is no shower house. The sites are beautifully landscaped and include a patio/apron with wrought-iron table/chairs (a very nice touch). There's a covered pavilion w/gas grill that's available for use by RV Park guests. It's near the fire circle & horseshoe pits. The park is golf-side so just a few steps to the 1st tee, Pro Shop and Clubhouse Grill. The course was in excellent shape and very playable. The grill, surprisingly, makes one of the best pizzas anywhere. The fish fry on Friday was also excellent. We didn't go in any of the rooms, but the lodging/hotel looked nice. We did take the Elk View Carriage Ride that included dinner & wine tasting. This is the resort's "signature" event & it was well worth the expense. Dinner at a cabin in the woods is cooked on old wood stoves & is delicious. Service was impeccable and the owner's made us feel like we were the most important guests they'd ever entertained. The carriage that took us out to the cabin was pulled by Belgian horses that were as majestic as the elk we saw on the way. This is not a resort for anyone looking for "daycare" for young children. Although there is a small playground, the only other activity that might be suitable for children is river tubing--though they do have some very nice bikes for rent. We stayed at Thunder Bay Resort because it was affordable and gave us a central location for places we wanted to see in the area. It's only 20 or so miles to Lake Huron where we visited the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Admission to the Heritage Center is free!! The glass-bottomed boat tour of the shipwrecks was a big hit with everyone in our group & we were close enough to make Machinaw Island a day trip. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Jim Weems

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

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to stay with a great golf course if you want to play. If not, you will find it a wonderful place to use as a base to visit many of the sites in the area. Big Rig Friendly. Don't miss the Elk viewing ride and gourmet dinner. It is fantastic and in a wonderful setting and lovingly prepared by one of the owners. You will really enjoy the five course meal including wine and a wine tasting. This is primarily an adult park, but families who are traveling the area will enjoy the stay as well. Kid facilities and activities are limited in the park, but are available in the area. The park is limited to self-contained RV's and there are no separate restrooms or showers, so you have to rely on your unit for those necessities. All in all a very nice place to stay and enjoy. Hosts and owners and staff are wonderful. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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axtoncampers

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved roads and sites, minimal leveling required. Friendly professional office staff and camp host. Escort to site. No problems with water or power, fast free WiFi. No bath house, laundry 1 mile away in town. Not much to do in the area except exploring Alpena or playing golf. Still, this is a great place to decompress. No pool or playground, so the kiddies will probably be bored. We would stay here again. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Freedom Bus

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park that is well maintained, open sites, and friendly staff. We did not play golf, but course looks inviting. We were in the area visiting friends so it was an exceptional find in NE Michigan. We did not have a chance to try their restaurant. The drawback is the lack of things to do in this area, but if you want to relax and/or play golf this is the place to stay. I wish there were more parks like this in Michigan. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Brian&Donna

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet park. Sites were easy pull-throughs with paved parking. A great place to stay while exploring the area (don't miss Alpena's Maritime Museum). Exactly what you'd expect staying at a Golf Course, lots of campers who leave early in the morning and don't return until afternoon. Very friendly staff, would stay here again. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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pariaman

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet small park on a nice looking golf course. We enjoyed our stay here. The site was pretty level although they are fairly close. The sites and streets are paved. Not much for children to do but for us that made it a quiet place to rest for a few days. No laundry facilities, etc. We would recommend it for this area. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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gerollen

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were pleasantly pleased with this park. The facility is absolutely beautiful. The pull-through sites are all paved with large patio areas. Each site has a well manintained grass area. We enjoyed the covered pavilion which allowed us to have meals and games with our other campers. We also made use of firepit with plenty of firewood provided. It was an easy walk to the restaurant for their delicious Friday night fish fry. We will definitely return again and again. This is one of the nicest RV parks we have been to. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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tdwms

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very Clean and quiet. Even though we do not golf we enjoyed our week here. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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pickleballking

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for a little over a week. They have no restrooms or showers. Wi-Fi is poor, and there wasn't hardly anyone else here. Spaces are long but narrow, and aren't really set up for motorhomes. Staff is friendly except for one woman, who was very rude and matter of fact. Owner is not very friendly at all. Will not be back!!!! We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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codgerbill

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

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great sites with WI-Fi, cable TV and full hookups. Its not a place for the kiddies. It has a great 18-hole golf course and a fantastic elk viewing ride through the woods to a fabulous dinner. There is no pool, laundry room, or showers so you have to be self-contained. It has all pull through sites and is big rig friendly. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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D. Ann

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay in NE Michigan. The RV park is small, clean, and well taken care of. No showerhouse, but that's not a problem for most of us RVers. We're big golfers and they have a beautiful course - with very reasonable rates. The Clubhouse is just pitching wedge away from the RV park, so we could easily walk back and forth. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the Clubhouse Grill so I hardly had to cook while we were there. Best of all, the Carriage Ride to see the Elk and have dinner at the remote cabin was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We saw elk in velvet and new babies with their moms. The food was spectacular - exceeded only by the service and personal attention. Don't miss this place. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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