Kalamazoo, Michigan

Markin Glen County Park

Kalamazoo, Michigan



Kalamazoo, Michigan
Phone: (269) 381-7570

Sites: 38
Recent Rate: $26 7/2015

Latitude: 42.3344381797089
Longitude: -85.5859798192978

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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 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 yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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 no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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24 Reviews

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B lacourse

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park,. Small, only 38 sites, full (50 amp) hookups, concrete pads, decent sized sites, could use more shade but the trees are growing as fast as they can! Swimming area was quite nice too. Quiet park. Only real complaint is the wet firewood they sold us. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gatordan

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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I agree with former reviews. This was a first-class county park. We went over to the day-use park which was also very nice. It has a well maintained beach for sunning or for swimming in the lake. Fishing is also allowed in the lake. We stayed here for 4 nights on a pull-thru site with 50 amp electric. The only bad experience (not the fault of the campground) was tornado warnings for this area of Michigan. We definitely would stay here again! We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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Cactusflower400

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
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We spent one night here while visiting Kalamazoo. Very convenient to town. Easy in/easy out. GREAT little beach on the small lake, nice play area for kids,paved walkways. Well maintained. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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From this location you can visit all of Kalamazoo, Flint and other nearby towns. Our only complaint was the overzealous seasonal worker who mowed just feet from our table during breakfast (she proceeded to mow other areas of the park that were uninhabited, so not sure why she chose to interrupt our breakfast)

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Ftcollinscamper

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $26.00
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This is a great campground for a short stay. Full hookups, plus plenty of TV channels via antenna. No Internet; weak cellular signal. Area is flat and fairly rural. It is small--38 sites that are uniform in size and much larger than expected. Easy to maneuver, and several pull-through sites. Sites all have a paved pad--level and in good shape. 2-3 miles off interstate, so it is a good overnight stop with little traffic noise--although there are trains. It is a county park with good recreational facilities, including a lake with a swimming beach. Great walking paths--paved, and dogs can swim at the far end of the lake. Camp in a west side spot for late afternoon shade. It is probably crowded during the season but very quiet weekdays in September. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Biker2

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
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Concrete pads accommodate big rigs. Concrete patios, picnic tables and fire rings. All utilities work well. Sites generous size. Plenty of room for slides. Staff are friendly and helpful. Fishing lake with platforms, so no need for a boat. Sandy swimming beach and bathhouse well maintained. Paved hiking and biking trails. Big rigs must SWING WIDE at the entrance. May need to enter via the exit. Would have rated a 10 except for the tight entrance. Our rig is 40' long. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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Danni

Review Count: 124
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $26.00
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Rate above is daily fee. There is also a $5 reservation fee. We felt that we got a great bargain for this price for the facility. Paved roads and sites. Sites were level and an easy pull-through. The county park is beautiful, with a swimming beach and a magnificent walk around the lake. So great dog walking or bike riding. There was a little train noise but not when we were sleeping. Good Verizon voice and data service. I would definitely come back here. It was very relaxing and a beautiful setting. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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illini777

Review Count: 167
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $26.00
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What a nice clean park. Middle of campground has several pull-through spots for large rigs. Nice beach on lake makes for a great swimming hole. Utilities were in the right place and worked well. Our rig is 40' long.. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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RXA-ADM

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $25.00
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We stayed two nights at this campground. It is a county park with nice paved sites and roads. There is no shade in the campground. Everything is well maintained. Be aware of a late checkout time on Sunday (3:00 PM); we arrived on a Sunday and had to wait for the previous tenant to leave our site. The restrooms were very clean. There is only one shower per restroom (plus one in the family restroom) but the shower is very spacious – and it is not as busy since all sites are full hook up. The rental rate is very reasonable for full hookup sites; note that there is a flat $5 reservation fee in addition to the site fee. There is no Wi-Fi. Local TV reception was good. Our biggest disappointment was that we had planned to use the attractive bike trail system that appeared to be connected to the park. While there were limited bike trails within the park, the access points to the more extensive trails were gated off. To use them one would need to go out the main gate to public streets and then find an access point. While we would stay here again we would know to not count on a lot of biking. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Boyinks4Adventure

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
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We really enjoyed our stay here. I'm not sure we've seen bigger cement pads for sites - plenty of room for your big rig and all of your gear. We enjoyed the fishing (lots of bluegill & some large-mouth-bass), the swimming, and the access to the bike trails. The restrooms & showers were kept meticulously clean by the park staff. Local law enforcement has a presence in the park as well. There is a train track next to the park but the trains were few and far between. The only real downside of the park is lack of shade - more noticeable for us since it was fairly hot when we were there. We have family in the area and will definitely stay here again. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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Grumpier99

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
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Another very nice MI county park. Very clean and well maintained. Wasn't crowded when we were here. Nice and quiet. Had a lake area for swimming and another area away from the swimmers where our dog could have her fun in the water. Our only complaint about our stay here had nothing to do with the campground. Kalamazoo has several off leash dog parks but the rigamarole you have to go through to gain access is very inconvenient and impractical for short term visitors like us. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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mjtesky

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
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Very nice county park. Seems new with excellent hookups, cement pads good spacing. The whole park seemed very clean with great walking trails, and a pretty lake for scenery. Great place for walking your dog. However this was new enough to have very little shade. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Truck Camper.

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JustPassinThru

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
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This is a very nice park with lots of amenities as mentioned in previous reviews. The Cons: Though the pads are nicely concreted with patios, they are not level side to side. At times, the water pressure was low even though the park was sparsely occupied. When camping here, the park requires you to attach an entry tag to the passenger side windshield which is impossible to remove. The adhesive is so strong that solvent and a razor is required for removal. A hang tag would be less expensive, less annoying and more user friendly. When we visit a community, we like to remove our 'Entry Tag' so as not to advertise we are travelers who may have valuables in our vehicle. Also, if you have visitors, the park insists they pay a $5.00 daily entry fee (or $25.00 annual pass). To avoid this exorbitant fee, your visitors must park outside the gate and be picked up. We found this to be embarrassing and obnoxious! It is a poor reflection on the park administration. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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coloradorvers

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
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LOVED this place! We weren't able to swim, but the beach was great, the playground was fun and, for better or for worse, a train went by from time to time which was heaven for our 5 and 1 year olds. HIGHLY recommended. We will go back! We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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rgg

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
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2nd year using this campground while in Michigan. Nice walking area, nice park. Always enjoy it and close to everything yet no street noise. Oh yeah, do have a daily train. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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dem

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
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Very attractive park with a very nice walking path around the park. The park has parking for visitors, clean and well maintained restrooms, and a lake with beach area for swimming. Great for kids. There is a train that goes by the park a couple of times per week, sometimes in the middle of the night. You'll probably wake up the first time or two it goes by. One thing I didn't like was the reservation process was kludgy and they required advance payment by check for our entire stay. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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