Kalamazoo, Michigan

Markin Glen County Park

Kalamazoo, Michigan



Kalamazoo, Michigan
Phone: (269) 381-7570

Sites: 38
Recent Rate: $26 9/2014

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) ?
  • 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 no
  • $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 ?
  • 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 ?
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

21 Reviews

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Ftcollinscamper

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Danni

Review Count: 119
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Biker2

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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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illini777

Review Count: 167
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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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Grumpier99

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Boyinks4Adventure

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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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mjtesky

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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coloradorvers

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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JustPassinThru

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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rgg

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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
Overall Rating:      

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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Saltydog44

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really great find. We were only here for 1 night, but if we needed a stay longer we would still stay here. VERY friendly staff and other campers. A few long termers were a bit standoffish but no big issue. Road in from the north has a few overhanging limbs. Quiet: just a good place to spend a pass through or a while. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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User1535

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Although not a lot of amenities other than the county park, which was very nice, this is, without question, one of the nicest parks we've ever stayed in ... staff went waaaaaaaaaay out of their way to be nice and it was as neat and clean as a whistle. Would strongly recommend this park and will always return when in the area. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Motorhome.

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HobbyTalk

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here the 4th of July weekend. The are both angled back-in sites and pull-through sites that will easily accommodate the largest rigs. Many of the outer back-in sites are very large being over 50' wide. The park was immaculate even though it was completely full. There is a lot to do here with paved bike/hiking trails, a couple of fishing ponds, a small lake for swimming, playgrounds and more. Across the street there is a large wooded area for more hiking. The restroom/shower building has separate facilities for men, for women and a separate family facility. Verizon cell and data service worked well. The park is fairly new which means that the trees that have been planted throughout the park have not grown very big so there is little shade. If there was more shade I would have rated the park a 9. I will return here again. We camped at Markin Glen County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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