5.5 Average
Houghton Lake, Michigan

West Houghton Lake Campground

Houghton Lake, Michigan

9371 W Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, Michigan 48629
Phone: (989) 422-5130

Sites: 127
Recent Rate: $13 8/2014

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Latitude: 44.341138094917
Longitude: -84.795379765251
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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $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 ?
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
  • 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

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night while passing through. Rate reflects Passport America with no power. Our site was clean and level, with easy pull-through access. Wi-Fi signal was very strong but I forgot to get the code. The entry road had some potholes, but nothing that caused problems for our 39' motorhome. For my purpose this was a 10. I would have no concerns about spending a more extended stay here. Some sites were tight, but not ours. Very quiet on a Thursday night. Staff was friendly. Sites are grass, no pads. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Our visit did not start well as owner was argumentative about Passport America rules. He still gave us the PA rate but was not happy about doing so. Roads are dirt and in poor repair so drive slowly when entering and around the park. Sites are very close - too close for our liking. Wi-Fi was good. It was a quiet, family park. Some seasonal units are in bad condition which makes the park look tired. Bathroom was okay but needs to be cleaner and really needs to be replaced. Overall we were not pleased but might consider staying here again for one night. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

(Rate based on a couple nights with the Passport Discount). The good: Fast & reliable Wi-Fi - best we've seen in a long time. Close access to Houghton Lake, especially if you have a boat. Family friendly - the weekend we stayed the park was doing a summer Halloween party with trick or treating, Karaoke, hayrides, costume contests, etc. There was no "kid-tax" for groups bigger than 2 adults per site. The owners also discouraged local "Bud-bashers" from camping here in order to keep the atmosphere quiet and reasonable which we appreciated. We met several of the many seasonal residents and they were friendly and conversational. Our spot was shady all day & we enjoyed nice breezes. The not-so-good: We came in after a recent heavy rain & park entrance/roads are muddy gravel so lots of puddles. The utilities on the site were on the passenger side - doable, but oddly placed. A previous review mentions upgrading of utilities but we didn't see evidence of that - only a couple spots with full hookups are available. Bathroom and showers aren't being kept clean - floors are muddy and littered. The shower water has an odor. The park also charges a $3/day fee to use A/C. Lots of standing water around the park means lots of bugs. Overall (from a park maintenance & upkeep perspective) it just feels like a place where the minimum amount of work to keep it going is being done, without much pride in the outcome. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older campground with grass sites, dirt roads, and fairly close sites and a lot of full timers. The showers are individual rooms that looked rather old, so we didn't use them. The bathrooms were clean and freshly painted. The rate is the Passport rate with an additional $3/day for A/C. We stayed here 3 days. An okay place for a short stay. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were likely laid out several decades ago, so the width is tight now with slideouts. Only 1 section of full hookups. OK for a couple of nights. Access to Houghton Lake across the road for boating, but no beach here. Just your basic northern campground, with majority seasonals, and a couple of large grassy areas for playground/sports. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2005 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has new owners. The new owners are very friendly. Park is being upgraded with all new water, sewer, and 50 amp electric service. Quiet family atmosphere. State boat launch within walking distance across the street. I will stay here again in the future. We camped at West Houghton Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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