12 Parks near Lake Leelanau, Michigan
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We stayed in this campground for 12 days before, during and after the RV-Dreams Fall Rally. The campground is located on Lake Leelanau with a number 0f sites that are big rig friendly. We had full hook-ups and the WiFi worked OK most of the time. They also have cable TV which we did not use. Our pull through site was a level concrete pad including a small picnic area with a table. The laundry facility and bathrooms/showers were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay here and would return if we are ever in this part of Michigan again. The campground is open from May 1st to Oct 31st each year. There are a number of seasonal RV's located in the campground but there are well maintained. The sites nearest the lake are reserved for short-term camping. - Co-Mike
Oct 2015 - $45.00
From the moment we step foot in the office to check in this RV park has everything everyone needs. Hospitality, service great sites with full hookups. All services were good, the 10 individual shower/restrooms were always clean and had plenty of hot water. - smoky40
Sep 2015 - $52.00
Have been to many RV parks and this one is as good as any and better than most. Friendly / helpful staff, very clean, large sites, good WI FI, lots of cable TV channels. Extended our stay another week, we didn't want to leave. Lots to do in the area. We have already made reservations for next season. - Chip Lyn
Jul 2016 - $59.00
There's lots to do nearby and all that is easy to get to. There is a driving range and a pond. We didn't use the party room but it looked nice. If the cherry orchard has ripe cherries you can get permission to pick your own. - Jlcamper
Sep 2015 - $55.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on back-in site 62, which is sand. Easy access & required one board to level side to side. Long site with plenty of room for truck. Large concrete patio. Lots of grass between neighboring sites & backed to grass reaching to pond. No shade. There is no shower or laundry house. There is a clean laundromat three miles away in Sutton's Bay. Good WiFi & antenna TV. Exchange book collection. Very quiet at night except for low hum from pond air bubbler, which might not be heard if at another site. Location is lovely, surrounded by woods, while sites are open. Would rate this park much higher if there were showers & laundry facilities. - Scottsdale RVers
Jun 2015 - $62.00
We recently bought our new-to-us 37' RV and wanted to try it out for a few nights. We live in the area and chose Wild Cherry Resort because of its lovely landscaping and peaceful atmosphere. Office staff were so pleasant, put us in a prime spot on the end of a row by the pond. Pond was clean (they have a little cleaning robot in it that keeps it from getting scummy) with cattails and wild birds. At night the frogs sang us to sleep. Park is extremely quiet, which we appreciate, and staff is working all day, every day to keep it lovely. We were in a 50 amp full hookup space, everything worked perfectly. Trash is picked up at daily at your site. Parking site was gravel with a concrete patio and picnic table. Very little leveling needed.
We brought our two dogs, one of whom is 80# and over the stated weight limit. The park is flexible on that restriction, just ask. Lots of areas to walk your dog, including orchards and woods. They just ask that you not let your dog do their business on the beautifully maintained lawns around the sites, and I can understand that.
The only reason that I give this park 9 stars instead of ten is that there are no bathrooms or laundry. For a self-contained rig, this is not a problem, but for the tent and yurt campers (they have a yurt here!) it might be less than desirable. The park has several driving range/putting greens but no playground. Kids were safely riding their bikes on the paved roads within the resort, though. Personally, we greatly enjoyed the quiet. Several wineries right next door, with quaint towns, beaches and more wineries within easy driving distance. Yes, the park is expensive, but rates are representative of the area. We would stay here again, and recommend it to others. - ZombieNurse
Aug 2014 - $39.00
I won't repeat all of the information in previous posts as to location, etc. We camped here with 2 of our children and their families. We found the campsites to be spacious, nice fire rings and fairly level. I did not have to level side to side. The campground does have a lot of seasonal campers, but we found them to be quiet and friendly. The campground management was friendly and helpful. We experienced a lot of children in the campground, but they were not a problem. The campground was quiet before quiet hours started. We used the laundry room a number of times and it was clean and machines worked as they should. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely camp here again. - K_and_I
Jun 2013 - $32.00
Leelanau Pines Campground is located roughly 30 minutes outside of Traverse City and about 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. It is located on Lake Leelanau and has boat access to the lake and docking availability. The campground is very quiet. If you like a lively active campground, this is may not be the place for you. We only saw a few families with children. Approximately 60% of the sites are seasonal campers. The camp store had a variety of food products and camping supplies although it was not overly large and the selection was somewhat limited. There is ice and firewood available. You choose your own firewood (whatever fills one side of a cart they give you). The amount of firewood is very good for the $5 you pay. It is not stored in a covered shelter, so one night we had some damp wood. One very nice feature was that there was a laundry room. - crazy4camping1
Jul 2011 - $40.00
Felt welcome here. Boat ramp could be better. Water access is great. Owner accommodating for handicapped spouse. Campground worn. Laundry, shower, bathroom facilities updated and clean. If back in Michigan I would come back. - loveourdogs
Jul 2015 - $38.00
Seasonal campground. Back in site with gravel and cement strip, table and fire ring. Our site was next to the garbage and had a big tree. We really couldn't sit outside because of this. Full hook up, back in, cable, playground, bath and laundry. On lake so lots of boats on property. Wouldn't go back. But would find another campground in the area. - jcpjane
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The campground says it's on Cairn Highway, but it's called Ames Street too. There are a lot of permanents, but no problem there. Nice level site with a concrete patio. Good place to stay to explore Traverse City and environs. We needed an oil change for our rig and found a great place to do business. I recommend Uncle Rod's - 231-264-6070 -in Elk Rapids. We find it difficult sometimes to get an oil change for our 30 foot motorhome, so if this helps someone, that's great. They were very accommodating. We had called an RV place in Traverse City and they wanted way too much money. - har-fl
Aug 2013 - $40.00
We stayed for six nights at this campground. It is a medium size campground with about 2/3 of the sites taken up with seasonal lease campers. There are two sections: an older one and a newer one. The sites in the older section are smaller, but generally have more shade. The sites in the newer (north) section are larger, but with few trees and many trees that are there have died. All sites have a concrete patio, which is nice. While the campground is on a small lake, there are no lake sites available to overnight campers. Lake access is pretty limited. There is no real camp store, but the campground is relatively close to town – we rode our bikes there several times. Campground roads are gravel and can be dusty. Main bathhouse is a “trailer” type unit with several private bathrooms. While generally clean they could have been maintained better (example: wastebasket never emptied during stay) and better ventilated (always hot and stuffy). The Wi-Fi reception and speed usually pretty good for public Wi-Fi. We would stay here again. - RXA-ADM
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Stayed on the campground side. The sites are very close together! The showers are not clean and there aren't very many available. The garbage dumpsters were overflowing with trash. - 2016_camper
Jul 2016 - $44.00
I paid $44 a night for water and electric, NOT sewer. They offer NO discounts, including nothing off for staying 7 days. On top of that, they charge for showers! Bathroom had **** on the toilet seat. You can connect to their Internet, but download speed was less than 0.2 mbit (useless). Internal roads are paved but not in good shape. Pool is nice, and support staff friendly. Sites have lots of shade but are sandy. - laredoct
Jun 2016 - $65.00
This campground is really 2 in 1. One side is rustic and older and the other is new, modern, and very well equipped.
We stayed on the newer side. They are still adding new sites here but the current ones are very nice. They are fully paved and have a large patio attached. There was no picnic table but we have our own to use.
We were quite far from the club house, pool, and showers but a new building is in progress that will have showers and laundry in this area.
We would stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2016 - $39.00
The location of this park is extraordinary, right across the road from a wonderful beach on Lake Michigan, with a pedestrian overpass access directly from the campground. Also available was a large parking area, just a quick drive across the road from the campground. The campground itself left some things to be desired, but had some good things going for it as well. First of all, it is a very busy campground with a lot of people walking all over the place to get to and from the beach. It is brimming over with kids in the interior roads riding bikes, skateboards, scooters, you name it. The bathrooms were full of sand and toilet paper on the floors, unflushed toilets, etc. all hours of every day. The showers were individual lockable showers, moldy, dark. There were only two bath and shower houses for 400 some-odd sites, making a long walk for some. They were busy all the time. The fire rings were big and wonderful for those summer nights after the wind died down for a great campfire. Camp neighbors were pretty nice, lots of tents and trailers, fewer motor homes. The utility pedestals were shared by 4 sites and poorly located, making things a little confusing, given the odd layout of some of the sites. Traverse City itself was wonderful, and the beach at the park was irresistible. It had a very large swimming area, waves were manageable, water was warm. The dump area was awkward since it was right on one of the loop roads, and rigs lined up 3-4 deep every morning before checkout, some blocking the roads. - MissMyGolden
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Traverse City SP campground is the closest and most convenient campground to downtown Traverse City, a scant four miles! This is a huge campground with almost 400 sites! My wife and I were concerned it would be like the packed conditions at Yankee Springs when we started this trip along Michigan's west coast. To our delight and surprise TC SP is a very woodsy sandy beautiful campground. The interior streets are narrow but we got through OK with our 35 ft. motor home with a dolly tow. The sites all appear mostly level hard pack sand. Power hook ups can be a long distance away, on the opposite side (camp side) of your electrical supply. Thankfully I carry a 30 ft. 30 amp extension cord. Two campsites share the same power pedestal so that would make it every other site will have power on the correct side. Our site was only a couple of rows away from Hwy 72 outside the campground but the road noise did not affect our stay at all. There is a walkway bridge over the highway to access the beautiful fluffy sandy beach, park of the state park. Beautiful setting with plenty of room to stretch out! Shower and bathroom facilities were kept clean and supplied. One thing that we came to appreciate is the individual shower rooms Michigan State Parks have. Very private with good water pressure and hot water (I at times use park showers while the Mrs. uses the one in our RV to expedite our readiness). Within walking distance are several restaurants and resorts and Traverse City is a short bike or vehicle ride away. My wife and I know we will be returning to TC SP soon because our last visit was too short to enjoy all that the area has to offer. - vincee
Sep 2015 - $31.00
Great location to explore the the area and a fantastic location for bicycle riding as a 31 mile path is right in the back of the campsites. ATT data - 5 bars. Sites are very tight so anyone over 30 feet needs to pay attention to site descriptions. Roads are paved and also very tight with trees very close to road - go slow and no problems. Beach access, plenty of outdoor activities to keep all entertained. We will return but probably again in Sept/Oct and not high season of summer. - garry63
Jul 2015 - $32.00
No water and no sewer make it hard to consider this for more than overnight. The owner did say he can arrange tank drainage if you stay longer. No WiFi is another negative. We would stay again for overnight. - Don E
Sep 2014 - $18.00
This is a small quiet campground with water and electric. You don't have some of the amenities in other campgrounds that some folks might be interested in such as store, pool, etc. but, they have the BEST Wifi we've had in almost any campground. We actually prefer a place that doesn't have so many amenities that we would never use. Our price reflects Passport rate. Owner very friendly. We loved it! - Legends Of America
Aug 2013 - $18.00
The nightly rate reflects the PA price. We had a beautiful shaded site, so level that we did not have to even put our jacks down! The small creek directly behind us sounded great as it flowed over large rocks. We had a fire ring and the owner provided a generous amount of firewood for a reasonable price. Our site had both water and 50 amp electric. The water delivery system is a little unusual but the taste and pressure were fine. There is no sewer or dump station, but we were told there was a local pump-out service ($) if we wanted to stay for an extended time. The owners were very nice and I think the low tolerance for alcohol has more to do with behavior than consumption. This will be our 1st choice for a campground if we return to the area. - Lee and Jacque
Jul 2016 - $79.00
Definitely a Class A park. Great location and the staff and grounds were top notch. - ga80486
Jul 2016 - $79.00
Great park. Great location. Excellent facilities. Very nice
people. Sites were well designed and very spacious.
Separate areas for motor homes and fifth wheels.
Professionally run. We are planning to return and stay
longer. Highly recommend. - David perry
Jul 2016 - $79.00
Extremely nice resort, well maintained, quite of few sites are owned by individuals. We stayed here a month, our second trip, our site faced a small pond with waterfall. - Tricia B
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Sites are reasonably spaced and have gravel pads with paved interior roads. Most of gravel around the RV and picnic table with some grass and landscaping for nearly all sites. Wifi is poor to unusable in the campground but works well if you go to the office area. Hookups are well placed and easy to use. This is a very large park with many monthly users and some have purchased memberships. It is very busy and weekends need a reservation. There is no pool but some swimming in the lake. Lake front lots are available but expensive as they cost extra. Laundry room was available but we didn't use it. - RV Camper1
Aug 2016 - $51.00
The park itself was very clean. Unfortunately, the restrooms were not that clean. We stayed in the newest part, without shade. During the day, that was very hot, but after sunrise, the wind made it far much better than in the woods. We had a spacious place with a big fire ring. We did not hear any noise from the highway at all. The WiFi was very unstable, especially in the evening, we were not able to read e-mail anymore.
Nearby the picnic shelter was a BBQ situated, which we used to cook on.
The campstore has everything one needs when he forgot something.
The Silver Lake is beautiful. - Bisan
Jun 2016 - $49.00
There are few private RV parks in Traverse City. Most of the parks are state parks with electric only and which are not financially favorable to out of state travelers - think lots of fees. So we chose Holiday as a base camp for exploring. In hindsight, we would most likely stay somewhere on or near the Leelanau Peninsula as we spent a lot of time there and on the Old Mission Peninsula. Unless you take back roads from Holiday, which is okay but slower, you have to go through downtown which can be quite congested. Mixed feelings about this park. As other have mentioned there are different sections. Some by the lake (very few and it's a tight loop with tight sites), some wooded and some (I guess the newer ones) that are pretty much out in the open but close together. There is nice greenery around but all the sites had weeds growing in the gravel. We stayed in a wooded site which was gravel, long and level. Much roomier here than any of the other sections. It was a nice space where we could easily put out our wide awnings and have plenty of room for chairs and tables. The trees provided decent coverage from the heat of the sun, and oddly, we were still able to get satellite coverage. The strange part was the placement of the fire pit. It was in the back near various objects like a tire and some other stuff that was covered with a tarp. The downsides are WII FI and noise. The WII FI was pretty useless even with our WII FI extender. It was either up or down and 90% of the time down. The noise from Highway 31 is constant and loud during the day which makes sitting outside loud. What a shame because the weather was really nice and there were very few bugs. We could also hear the thumping of music at different times of the day. We think it was coming from boats on the lake but we never quite figured it out. Our price reflects a weekly rate which is overpriced for what you get. We most likely would not stay here again. - Free
Aug 2016 - $29.00
We almost passed on this park because of other reviewer's comments but I'm so glad we didn't. Contrary to what others have reported, we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The park was very full but it was so quiet we overslept one morning. We don't have kids but there appeared to be many kid-friendly activities. Sites were level, hookups worked well and we even had a concrete patio. I would not hesitate to stay here again. - Wind blows
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Rate reflects average cost with PA discount and non-discount days. Registration was fast. Had very little interaction with camp staff after that. Big park with a lot of sites. Loop road is new asphalt. Outer loop road appears to be oil covered gravel. Inner roads are gravel. Not all fhu sites include cable, so if you want cable, be sure to ask. Not sure if cable is available with PA rate. Water pressure was about 42 psi until the weekend when more campers arrived, then the pressure dropped to about 30 psi. Wifi was adequate for email and Facebook. Lots of trees that may interfere with satellite. Not everyone follows the dog leash rules or the 10 mph speed limit. No fenced dog area despite what the park map shows. Nice mountain bike skills park. Lots of walking/biking/atv trails just off the park grounds. Would stay here again if in the area. - TH travelers
Aug 2015 - $45.00
This was the biggest mistake we made in our travel across the country this spring/summer. Great ratings from Good Sam but what a disappointment. The staff was not friendly and acted as if they couldn't be bothered trying to help. The sites were dry, dusty dirt and mostly uneven. Apparently no rules with speeding golf carts, which were staff driven, which constantly created a dust storm. We actually forfeited our two week reservation and moved to another nearby resort. The final straw was when the park used a motorized blower to clean the "dirt roads" of debris which created a complete mess. Don't stay here! There were Class A, B, C and tents intermingled throughout the park. People hanging towel and laundry on lines they attached to trees. Horrible place. - Lardan