19 Parks near Mackinaw City, Michigan
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
Sep 2016 - $41.00
Spaces are of fair size, roads are gravel and the park is overall clean. They have two nice dog runs one for large dogs and a separate one for the small dogs which is very nice for people with pets. They are also close to a bike trail which can be accessed through the campgrounds. Would definitely stay here again when in the area. - Traveling Fool
Aug 2016 - $42.00
We arrived just as the office was closing. The staff warmly welcomed us, led us to our site and even delivered our wood. The site was large and level, the entire campground well maintained. Bathrooms were clean and monitored by the staff. We camped here in a travel trailer for 4 nights and will happily stay here again. - alkurta
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Overall, had a good experience. The personnel were EXTREMELY friendly and helpful, the sites were a little snug with trees but nothing critical. We were on a pull-through site and didn't have any problems but visited with another camper who also had a pull-through that was on the short side. We would definitely stay there again if/when in the area. - kluza2786
Sep 2016 - $45.00
We echo the good comments on this park. It was the most expensive park we have encountered this season, with 12 weeks and 9000 miles traveling, however, in this case, we feel that we got what we paid for. Bear in mind, this is a massive RV park about 3 miles south of Mackinaw City. Our site was nearly a mile drive to the entrance. Many waterfront sites, but they are much smaller than other sites. We had a site 2 rows back from waterfront that was spacious, treed and very private, as are many there. This park is a destination resort in many ways. They have everything needed there on site. The general store is a bit pricey, but has whatever you may need. I rode my bike 3-5 miles per day and never left the park! They employ many students for the summer, all of which are trained to provide exceptional service from the time you arrive until you leave, as are all other regular employees. They have ongoing programs daily. The park creates its own atmosphere and was a great place to stay. We would stay here again without question. - AlaskaJack
Aug 2016 - $59.00
Booked a "large" RV site 6months in advance, and checked in to a site that was about 25' wide. Our receipt said that our site was 40' wide. We brought this to the office's attention, and they courteously moved us to a lakeview site, which was the same width, but the view was FANTASTIC. If you can fit into a 25'w site and don't mind getting to know your neighbors, get the lakeview site, it's worth it.
Portions of the park have dirt roads which are not particularly well-maintained, but most of it has paved roads which are sufficient for navigation with RVs. Many FHU sites, OTA tv is fair (no cable). Wi-Fi is spotty (first site we were on it was great, on the lakeview site, not so good), and costs money to use, per day.
Camp store is large and well-stocked, registration office has numerous agents for check-in. As mentioned in other reviews, this park is huge and has lots of check-in/check-out activity every day.
The proximity to Mackinaw City, island ferry, the bridge, etc., is excellent, and the views of the lake, bridge and island from our site were worth the narrow site and the hassle of setting up twice, after the move.
We'd go back here, and would select another lakeview site. Would have given it a '9', if the roads were a little better on that northwest section and if there were fewer weeds in the 'privacy' growth between sites. Other people have complained about the lone shower house, but we use our own shower, so that wasn't a big deal, but it is a bit of a hike from parts of the campground. - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Good signage. Interior roads and sites are sand/dirt but are well maintained. Sites are lined by trees/shrubs for privacy. Wifi is not free. You need to purchase a plan. Our ATT hotspot worked well so we did not check the prices for wifi plans.
Interior road layout is confusing at first. Our site was up front so there was a little road noise. No cable but got a good satellite connection. Close to all attractions.
The only negative is that you have to drive all the way up to the office area to dump trash. They really should place a couple more dumpsters around the park. We would stay here again. - dickens
Sep 2016 - $41.00
Like everything in this area, it is expensive. We were given a site with 30 amp & water. No sewer but there is a dump station. They have some sites on the water & you can see the big bridge. You park on grass & it is fairly level. Site was large enough for our 41 ft 5th wheel & truck or so we thought until we came back from site seeing & discovered that a huge motor home had back up to our rig within inches of our bike rack. We had set up our DISH behind our rig & just to the side. It was now shooting right into the rear end side of the motorhome. What a bummer! It was difficult to put our bikes back on the rack due to space & having to straddle his tow bar. We didn't use the restrooms. There is a game room & tourist info. Shuttle picked us & our bikes up right at camp (for $52.00 for 2 ppl) & ferried us to Mackinac Island. - Retired & rambling
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This park had a beautiful view of the Mackinac Island bridge. The beach area is rocky, I'd highly recommend water shoes if you're a swimmer. The campground is conveniently located in the Mackinac area but it's nothing glamorous. You can hear road traffic very easily. The bathrooms were HOT after a shower, and there is barely enough room to change your clothes in private. DO BRING A SCREENED IN TENT FOR BLACK FLIES. There's a nice playground on the beach area for children.
The mackinaw island ferries run a shuttle service to this campground as well as other hotels campground's in the area. - M_P_RIPLEY
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
Sep 2016 - $53.00
When I explained my frustration to the lady at the desk about trying to find a suitable site, she said "This campground was built 45 years ago. Not for todays campers". The campground is from 45 years ago. The sites are horrible. We booked a backin 30 amp, but the site that we were given had trees blocking us from opening our awning. The lady at the counter politely gave us 3 other options. We drove around twice and still did not see the other options as a suitable option, either the site was oddly small for our 31 foot RV or the hookups were spread too far apart or, again, the trees were blocking us from opening slide outs or the awning. We asked about the Pull Thru or the other backin sites and were told they were $13 MORE a night because they were 50 AMP $53/night). We finally decided to upgrade to a 50 AMP backin for $13/ more a night, but after our KOA discount then it wasn't as bad. The pull thru sites looked worse. The backin site that we selected had the electrical on the right side, the water spicket in the back and the sewer hookup on the left side near the front of the RV. Thankfully all of our hoses reached but we had cords and hoses everywhere. We stayed here for the "free shuttle". The "free shuttle" is provided by the ferry, so we really could have stayed anywhere else to get the free shuttle. Rusted dangerous looking pieces of metal in the playground. I couldn't even let my toddler play on them. I wouldn't stay here again because they need to lower prices to justify what you get, they need to put money back into the campground, they need a new playground area and they need to cut down and remove some trees to make the sites work better. This should not be a KOA. - Yellow Submarine
Sep 2016 - $53.00
Our pull thru was great. Fairly level. Good over the air stations. Our site was satellite friendly. Cable TV you will need to get a box from the office. (No charge) - Cricket49
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Park large and shady.People constantly pulling through empty lots for shortcuts to their site.Numerous people changed sites because staff have no idea what sites are like.Dead trees all around should be felled.Washrooms dated and taps turn opposite to turn on and off.Car parking at washrooms prevent RVs from getting around park on check in and leaving.Playground next to dump station.Not much room to turn at dump station which was overflowing and muddy.If two or more RVs are trying to dump you cannot leave until they are finished as exit road is too skinny. - too tall
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Love this park! We arrived on a Sunday, left on Wednesday and wish we could have stayed longer! We do plan on coming back.
Our site was #35, in the eastern side of the lower campground. It was a great fully shaded spot - level with a dirt pad. The trees meant we could not get a satellite signal, but did help in the heat. We did have a heavy rain while we were here and the site drained well. The site was electric only (30/50 amp), but no water or sewer, although there was a water fill site at the dump station, and there was water available throughout the park. We had a decent AT&T signal, and the Verizon mobile hotspot also worked. There were several OTA TV stations.
The individual locking shower rooms and restrooms were brand new and kept very clean. The showers are push-button, and (hint for short people) the showerhead is mounted high enough my hair got wet - bring your shower cap!
The lower campground is at the base of the Mackinac Bridge, right on the Straits of Mackinac. There is beachfront, not sandy but rather rocky like many northern beaches. We enjoyed walking down and watching for lake freighters; they pass within sight of the shore.
One note for non-Michiganders: you will need to buy a Recreation Passport for $31, good through the end of the calendar year at all Michigan state parks, recreation areas and other facilities. - Indybear
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This was a nice park, close to St. Ignace but away from the main drag. It was a convenient base from which to see Macinac Island. Using a/c costs an extra $3/day. We were warned upon check-in that the internet may or may not work; it didn't. - beckydmc
Aug 2016 - $36.00
We previously stayed at this park 18 years ago. We love the view. The sites looking into the Lake Michigan is magnificient. However, even on holidays, we must communicate with family and tenants and internet is not working. The family knows and don't seem in a hurry to fix the problem. When we asked if we had internet, she answered if it is working.
In 2016, internet is a must have.
We did not tow our pickup on this trip. There are sites for pull-thru available, but they do not have the view. Sites are tight. Our neighbors traveled through our site to go back and forth: never apologised. They walked between our table and our front door. - Nicoray
Aug 2016 - $36.00
This could be a nice park if it got some TLC. The spot we had was level and the place was quiet. The bathrooms are old, which is okay, but they were filthy. Showers curtain were unraveling, floors needed resurfacing and were dirty, mildew in showers and on ceilings, light fixtures full of bugs. This is a family owned park and reflects a lack of pride in ownership. Nice walk across the street to the water with a rocky beach. This is our first night of a two night stay. We had a shade tree and lots of grassy area behind the coach. - HayNan
Sep 2016 - $19.00
Water & electric only site. Strong water pressure so bring a regulator. WIFI spotty at best. A few over the air TV signals available. Site not at all level. For the first time in our RVing life we had a very strange encounter with a rather rude older woman who showed up on our 2nd afternoon after a day of sightseeing in the local area asking who we were and when we came into the park and if we were going to pay her. We had not seen here before so we don't even know if she worked in the park since she did not identify herself but asked to see a receipt since she stated that she could not find any "card" on us in the office. I showed her our receipt and she left without so much as a thank you. We would not return in the future. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2016 - $24.00
This campground is very convenient to the ferries to Mackinaw Island and restaurants. It is easy to drive by the entrance which was discussed when we checked in as we aren't the only ones that missed the road. Spaces are fairly close but not impassable. They are also shorter making parking of the tow vehicle or toad a bit of a challenge. Sites are gravel, grass and dirt. The water pressure was good as was electric. We would stay here again. - Sewmom
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Great little park. Very clean. North woods feeling. Pleasant campers. We stayed 3 nights. Great for my wife and I. Very convenient for trips to Mackinaw island.
But if you have children, you may want to consider Mackinaw City. - archbarb
Aug 2016 - $47.00
We stayed in the new (opened 2016) full hook-up campground section. A new campground check-in station was being constructed at the time of our visit. The campsites in this section are good size and some have trees or bushes between to give some privacy. The parking surface is gravel and the living surface is mostly sand at most sites. Because it's newly carved out of woods, the trees (mostly pine) are not filled out so shade is spotty. The site descriptions in the reservation system are not always real accurate, especially when talking about shade. Our site was on the lake side of the road but we could not walk directly to the lake due to a fence to prevent this. It was great to have (partial) lake views right from our campsite. There is no bathhouse in this camping area.
There was no TV reception and limited cell phone reception. Town (Mackinaw City) is about 10 miles away but the road there is curvy and in parts very rough so it takes a while to get there. There is a reason it is called Wilderness State Park! We looked at the other (older) campground sections. The section by the lake has sites that were very small and crowded. The other older section was more spacious.
We will stay again in the full hook-up section of this park when we again come to this area. - RXA-ADM
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
Aug 2016 - $27.00
The owners are lovely people--very friendly and accommodating. We felt like family here. Bathhouses have private dressing area and are kept sparkling clean. We would definitely stay here again. - Wind blows
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