8.8 Excellent
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Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort

Hillman, Michigan


27800 M 32 W
Hillman, Michigan 49746
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 23
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.05929
Longitude: -83.88430

Elevation: 757' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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15 Reviews

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Except for not having restrooms at the RV park, this was a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay. About a mile from Hillman, not much of a town. 20 miles from Alpena. Check in is a little crazy. You pull in next to the pro shop and then have to squeeze through the putting green and the 1st tee with all the golf carts to get to the RV park. The roads are paved. The RV park is small, just 2 rows and maybe 30 sites. The first row overlooks the golf course. The sites are asphalt and very long. They supply wood blocks that they ask you to place under the jacks. The sites are level. There is an asphalt patio with table and chairs. There is a spacious grassy area at each site. The utilities worked fine. All sites appeared to be satellite friendly and there is cable as well. The WiFi was very good. The golf course looked very nice. You can walk or bike on the cart path early morning or around dusk. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice park in North east Michigan and sits on a beautiful golf course. We were just driving through the area when our GPS told us it was a passport America park. The check in was very quick and getting tinto our site was easy. The camp host came and told us if we needed anything to let him know. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my truck camper and travel trailer (plenty of space)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The resort does host Elk viewing tours and a camp dinner for a fee.

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

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

Small but emaculate with level 23 sites.all with cement pads, patio sets, electric, water, sewer and cable. Beautiful golf course. Definitely will return with our 40 ft motorhome. We camped at Thunder Bay Golf & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Golf and they offer horse driven elk tour on the property with the option to enjoy a 5 course meal.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 250
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $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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