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
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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Location, location, location! Close to everything. Very nice KOA with very friendly and helpful staff. We had a pull-through site with full hookup, cable TV, and reliable WiFi. The laundry facility was clean, bright, and one of the best. If you want to visit Mackinac Island they will arrange a "free" shuttle for you that will even transport your bikes - what service! They even helped us when we had to change our plans due to inclement weather, stayed an extra night, and pulled information from the internet to let us know what roads were closed and bridges that were out. They truly go above and beyond and excel at customer service. - Breezy2
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
Aug 2016 - $46.00
This is a huge campground a few miles south of Mackinac City right on Lake Huron. We have a 45' with toad so they directed us to a road where we could unhook and take car separately into the site. It was a very wide & deep site with room for the trailer in front of the coach and lots of space next to it for picnic table/chairs/etc plus parking the car. We were able to pull out and load the car right on the trailer to exit but getting into the spot with the trailer/car would have been tough. No wi-fi. Big camp store and pool area. Also saw a big playground. Lots of kayaks at sites so I'm sure kayaking was great right off the sandy beach. - monamonaco
Aug 2016 - $12.00
Tent camped on a more rustic site. Plenty of privacy between sites, trees and shrubs, and grass to place tent on. The water was hot in the showers and free of charge. There is a swimming pool and bikes for rent.
We didn't have a Fire Ring but never asked about it because we were not having a fire. We actually asked for this particular site and was told it was not an available section, but they let us camp there anyway. We were lucky and didn't have any one camping right next to us, so it made it more private.
Overall very satisfied with our experience. I would camp here again next summer. - anne36
Aug 2016 - $54.00
I think we had the best waterfront site in the park. The view was great. The site was plenty big enough and had some trees/shrubs for privacy. Nice store, and the roads were great. Nice beaches and a pool we never made it to. We had to leave early for an emergency at home, and they offered to refund my unused days without even asking. We'll certainly be back in the future. - ga80486
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
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
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
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $19.00
A Passport America park. Just .7 mile from Shepler's Ferry to Mackinac Island. Nice shady site for us. Nice campground. We would stay here again - MizB450
Aug 2016 - $20.00
At full price, we would rate this park lower because it has no amenities and is pretty dusty, but at this Passport America price, it's hard to beat. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our site was level, shaded, the campground was quiet, the utilities worked fine. It is well located with easy access just blocks outside downtown St. Ignace. Very easy ferry access to get over the Mackinac Island, quick and easy freeway access to go North or South, or head West. We would definitely stay here again. - MissMyGolden
Aug 2016 - $22.00
A worthwhile stay if using Passport America or other discounts; otherwise it's a bit pricey. Sites are arranged helter-skelter, some pull-thrus but mostly back-ins. Our site was on a slope but was doable, some had their front wheels well into the air. Some sites are very close together (ours was), others have adequate spacing. The dust from interior roads is significant and you can expect your vehicles to be covered each day. The free WiFi was sporadic, and while Verizon cell was weak, data worked well. Some areas are heavily treed, but we were able to use a tripod to receive DirecTV. Fair OTA TV. Hookups worked well except for the sewer fitting being elevated 8" above ground level. A park with a large variety of sites, and how well you enjoy your stay will depend on where you're located. - Meanderman
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
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