19 Parks near Mackinaw City, Michigan
Jun 2016 - $44.00
Another good KOA park. We had an end site so at least one side of the site was open. The other was quite close to our neighbor and their fire pit. We kept getting a lot of smoke odor in our camper even though we did not have a fire.
All the sites were packed dirt so there was a lot of dust and since it rained a little, mud too.
All the services worked great even the wifi.
We would stay again if in the area. - John Borajkiewicz
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Stayed one night. Facilities are adequate and well laid out for easy access. Most sites are pull through. Some are full hookup, some are water electric.
We used the laundry facilities, 4 washers and 4 driers, which were new.
Free breakfast - all you care to eat pancakes. - R V Camper
Aug 2015 - $46.00
We reserved 3 sites here for our family from Georgia's road trip. We thought we were safe with a KOA, boy were we WRONG. The showers are unisex and the doors didn't lock! There was a 3 ft. stump on one of the sites right where the awning would let out. They said "well you know it is in the woods" and" it takes years for a tree stump to rot away". I guess they have never heard of a stump grinder. The place had no gravel, anywhere! Roads and sites were sand. The worst place we have ever stayed!!! Oh and to wash and dry a load of clothes $5.00. - Nanaof4
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is basically a large field that has been made into an RV park with roads and utilities on sites. Water and electric and a dump station. Pit toilets! But in another city that is a big tourist destination with $40-$50 parks this is a great park! We were here to see lighthouses not for park amenities! - Rick & Karen
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Hookups are 30 amp electric and water only. Pit toilet and no showers. At $20 a night, the value is off quite a bit. However, if you are self contained the location is very good. Sites are mostly level and grass. Big rigs might want to avoid the first gravel road as the trees have grown in quite a bit since our last stay. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This is a relatively small campground. Sites are grass and level and is close to the Interstate and downtown Mackinaw City. Good stopover for one or more nights, especially considering the $20 price. We would stay here again.
(Contrary to the previous review this campground is not on Lake Huron, but is about 1.75 miles away as the crow flies. And, the camp rate is $20, not $33). - gatordan
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Hard to maneuver around in this huge park. Dusty roads inside park. Lots of campers here, tho, so it must be THE place for the area! - Genielady
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Campground too large. Everything is far away. The camp store, pool, golf are centrally located but they are still quite far from the outer sites. The roads to get places are very confusing, we got lost several times. There is only one entrance/exit which is also far from the outer sites. There are other roads that could serve as a closer exit but they are blocked off by a chain. The only trash is located at the entrance/exit which is not convenient at all. This campground has so many sites, you definitely don't get the small campground feel that most campgrounds have. However they do have a nice beach area with a view of the bridge. There aren't a whole lot of places that you can walk your dog (lots of the grass areas are marked no dogs), but they do have plans to put in a dog park in the future. - 4RollingGs
Jul 2016 - $50.00
My wife and I liked this park. It was quiet, and clean. The store, check in, and management of the park seemed well organized. Everyone we talked to was friendly and helpful. Its a large park. Beach at campground is nice. Part of it is rocky, but most is easy access to water. It was a long walk from our site. If that's important to you, try to get nearer to it. I would stay here again. - Greaseman93
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The previous review by "bloomis" was right on. We stayed for one week, paid for 6 nights and received one night free. Ask for the bonus package. Great family park. Bike trail just outside of park takes you to town in about 10 minutes. Really convenient to ferries to Mackinac Island. Only down side was the water pressure was very low when the park was full. - Pastor Bob
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We stayed 4 nights. Smaller campground that was just perfect. No frills, just camping, a nice beach. Very close to town, offered to call shuttle service for ferries. No full hookups, but if you needed to dump while there, they provided blue totes to dump. Staff was on site and friendly. Nightly group campfire on the beach was awesome! Beach was mostly sand with some rocks, but they were smooth. We will return here. - bloomis
Sep 2015 - $32.00
A smaller park on the water. We managed to get an excellent site overlooking Lake Huron and the Mackinac Bridge. Very friendly lady manager that personally delivered a package to our site that I had ordered a week earlier. Our site was fairly level, with shade and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely go back to this little gem. - User2400
Jul 2016 - $41.00
This is a larger KOA but you wouldn't know it when you pull in; lots of sites in the back. We stayed over the July 4th weekend, and the place was packed, so might be some of the problem, but if you know you're going to be packed, bring on the help/staff. At check-in, the staff was nice but no one knew the park layout, which direction to pull into sites or what side of the sites the utilities were on. No one led us to our site. We walked it first because the directions from the staff were so poor. We unfortunately booked water and electric only as full hookups were unavailable. My poor(er) rating on this KOA is because we had to use the bathhouse more frequently then we would've if we'd had full hookups. The bathhouse (men/women) in the back was constantly a mess. Toilets were failing to work/function constantly. Someone complained and help came, but you never knew whether you'd get functioning toilets or not. There is no VISIBLE staff (i.e., golf carts). We met the "owner" and he drives around in a truck, but so do most of the other guests here, so unless you KNEW he was the owner, there is NO VISIBLE staff working here (other then the office/bathhouse from time to time). The interior roads are dirt (gravel long gone) and is dusty. The sites are gravel, level and somewhat long (fit our 5'er and truck). Low weeds are plentiful, as is the dirt. No grass. WiFi comes and goes, like in most KOAs. There are lots of shade trees, which probably helped in being more quiet then most parks. Convenient to St. Ignace. Small pool for such a large park. For such a large popular KOA, it's hard to understand why so few full hookups sites exist. There are 145 RV sites, only 44 are full hookups. On the other hand there are 62 tenting sites, which brings to the bathhouses trying to serve 207 sites many with 4+ people per site. Overwhelms the facilities. Hence, if we had full hookups, we'd not have had this issue. - ErinandCorbin
Sep 2015 - $40.00
This KOA is on the main road and only 7 minutes to the Star ferry to Mackinac Island. Roads are gravel and when it rained they got messy. Sites are dirt and gravel. Some shade, but when make reservations just tell them you want a site for your satellite. This park is much larger than it appears on arrival. Many secluded tent sites and 30 amp sites behind the bathhouse. Lots of places to walk the dog, but no off leash area. Staff helpful. Utilites were good, but placement was odd. Water and sewer hookups were everywhere. (Our sewer was by front DS, and water was by rear PS- so bring extensions.) Little road noise. Lots of campfires at night so there is some smoke. If coming back here we would stay here again. Location for the island ferries is great. - okdiver
Aug 2015 - $41.00
We stayed here two nights. Large campground we stayed near the back. Most of the sites in the back are pull through. They have some full hookups but we had only 30amp electric and water, which was ok for two nights. I like this campground and would stay here again. - Rwake901
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Modern restrooms with individual shower rooms that Michigan is building in their State Parks. Separate Recreational Passes required for your motorhome and towed vehicle at additional fee. Two camping areas i.e. Upper & Lower. We stayed in lower near the water and views of the Mackinac Bridge. Beach area has spectacular views. St. Ignace is a nice tourist town and home to several ferries to Mackinac Island with many restaurants and summertime activities. - Appleknocker
Jun 2016 - $30.00
There is an upper & a lower campground here, with a view of the lake from the lower area. You will need to purchase a park pass ($9/day or $31/year). Only the upper area was open when we were here, but brand new bathhouses should be completed before they open the lower levels. The bathhouses in the upper area are clean, with individual uni-sex shower rooms. Roads are paved, but sites are either gravel or grass. Mature trees are throughout the campground with lots of grassy areas. You can fill with fresh water at the dump station on the way in because sites do not have sewer or water. We could only get 2-3 OTA TV stations here, but our Verizon Mifi worked well. - R&S
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Nice state park. Paved roads, easy to get in. Sites are grassy and large. Lots of trees for shade. We stayed in the upper campground, which does not have a view of the Straits or the Bridge. Good 30 amp electric. Dump station was easy to access. Hiking trails all over, including some that give you very good views of the Mackinac Bridge. The campground fills up on the weekend, so reservations are probably necessary. During the weekend it's easier to get in. There is a rocky beach of sorts that some people were using to go swimming. Excellent Verizon 4G signal. Good OTA television. Close to St. Ignace and everything you could need or want. - cmgoeke
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Rate reflects the 7 nights for 6 rate, there is a $2 reduction if you pay cash on a nightly basis. This family owned park is a rustic campsite but in a perfect position overlooking Lake Michigan and close to the Mackinac Bridge. We had a second row pull thru but still had a view of the lake. Roads and site gravel with grass between. Sites mainly spacious. Restrooms clean but need refurbishment. Very friendly owners, good antenna reception. Wifi either excellent or non excitant but understand this is a work in progress. Easy access from I-75 but no highway noise and very quiet at night. - Harris England
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Was at CG for 8 days and the wifi was bad at best, as it was off most of the time. CG is an average CG in a great location. - Ralph EL
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The owner is so sweet, but this campground is tired and really needs some TLC. The bathrooms are in really bad shape. We had a campsite right next to the gazebo/restroom building, which also doubles as a walkway. This means that when designing the campground, they did not allow for walkways in the entire park, so on a full weekend, everyone walks through everyone else campsite. It is the tackiest thing I have ever seen. I literally ran a rope across our site to prevent trespassing, and teenagers simply stepped over the rope and walked around our stuff. The location is very convenient to town. We honestly stayed here because everything else was booked and the price was less than other places. Would not come back unless they renovate the campsites. It's hard because it doesn't seem like there are many great campgrounds in this area. But the access to the Mackinac Island ferries are great. - barrygoodtimes
Jul 2016 - $21.00
The park is very convenient to the multitude of restaurants in Saint Ignace, the Mackinac Ferry will send a shuttle, and the Casino is just up the road. The park itself offers few, no, amenities other that the basic but is well kept and quite. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. The rate reflects the Passport America rate plus three dollars for 50 amp service. Only a handful of the sites have a view of Lake Huron.
The park closes in October for the season and opens in May. - The Penguin
Jun 2016 - $18.00
We spent two nights side by side with party traveling with us. Plenty of room to maneuver, clean sites, clean electric. Very nice campground. Will recommend and stay here again. - be rob
Jun 2016 - $16.00
Nice campground, but needing a bit of maintenance.
Fairly level gravel sites.
Fire ring was flush with the ground and a potential hazard!
Close to ferry boats to Mackinaw Island. - thetravelkids
Jul 2016 - $27.00
We stayed 2 nights (July 4th & 5th), had never camped here before. The park was understandably packed since it was a holiday, but nobody was rowdy or too noisy. We were in the Pines area, so a short walk to the beach. I'd like to come back here someday, it's a real peaceful place. I wasn't crazy about our fire pit, but nothing to get riled up about. - Bob806
Jul 2016 - $29.00
We were initially looking for a place to stay to break up a long drive to the UP. We extended our stay to wait out a storm. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed on a week night in July.
The campground was very full. However, we were in the East Lakeshore campground, site #35, at the end of a loop which bordered on a trail to the beach. This made the site feel quite spacious. Although we couldn't see Lake Michigan from our site, we essentially had direct access to an almost private beach. The staff was friendly and helpful. The campground was clean and well maintained. In general, sites with a lake view were smaller, those away from the lake were larger. There was no wifi. ATT and Verizon coverage was adequate. - dsvt
Jul 2016 - $29.00
The rate is for a 30 amp site and does not include the required daily entrance fee or annual pass at $31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle. The name of this park gives somewhat the wrong impression as this is pretty much civilization with a camp store. The roads to the park are good, if a bit bumpy and narrow in places. We were there during the week but it was still crowded. We had OK spacing but the sites are pretty close together and there is no vegetation for visual separation. It is fairly tree covered. We were able to get satellite by asking our neighbor if we could use a bit of their yard for our portable dish. We had Verizon data and cell by using our Wilson amp and roof-top antenna. A few of the sites are on the lake or with some view of the lake, but I suspect these go early. In our loop, we were back in the woods. As we were leaving they were preparing to open some full-hookup sites, which should be nice. Good to have full hook-ups in the wilderness. Since it was crowded and the sites are pretty close, it was a bit noisy at night, but not too bad. We would probably not stay here again. - TheJim
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We did not stay at this park. We pulled in to check it out because I could not find it under any reviews except Yahoo local.
This is a beautiful little rv park. It is electric and water. Not sure if they have 50 amp. There is a dump station on site, in a very convenient location. There are a couple of pull through sites in the center of the rv park. The rest appeared to be back in. The sites are huge with an amazing, unobstructed view of Lake Huron. The owner was so nice, and tried to accommodate us. Unfortunately, we were looking for a 2 week stay and my hubby doesn't like having to pack up to go dump. That is the only reason we did not stay here. The owner gave me brochures, some magazines and coupons for local attractions. We will definitely stay here when we return to the area for a shorter stay. - Mr&MrsFulltimers