5 Parks near Mackinaw City, Michigan
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
Aug 2015 - $39.00
We had a pull thru full hookup site. Site was level for the most part. Water pressure was a little low, 50 amp electric was fine. Cable was snowy. We could not get satellite but we knew this going in. Wifi is horrible. The one time I was able to connect it was 4:30 am. No excuse for sorry wifi these days. Our site was mostly dirt although not all sites are like this. Friendly staff. some pull thrus looked better than ours. My neighbor had to back out of his pull through site to avoid hitting a tree. I would avoid the pull thrus in the row numbered in the 40's unless it was at the end of the row. There are 2 small dog runs. Park is in a good location for a base camp. The ferries provide shuttles that will pick you up at the campground. - AnnS
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We spent a couple of nights here on our way through the state of Michigan. We wanted to be close to the Mackinaw Island ferries and the town of Mackinaw City. Also, we wanted to be able to bike to town. There is a paved bike path that is right near the campground which takes you right into town. If you have mountain bikes you can ride for many miles. The trails out of town turn to gravel as these trails are the old rail system.
There was cable provided in the park which was satisfactory. Water pressure was around 40 psi. The electrical service was adequate. We stayed on a site without sewer so we used the dump station provided which was easy to get into.
This is a great park if you want to be close to town! - Howard Jaros
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 2015 - $32.00
Biggest park we've ever camped at. A basic facility with a beautiful location with many sites on/or near the water!
Our site was above average 30×60'.
The best reason to visit the area is the scenery, the lake and a boat ride to the island and back. - DJanis
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Yes, this is a huge RV park. Contrary to what other posters have mentioned, if you look at the piece of paper they give you to clip on to your site post, there are very detailed, turn by turn directions to get to your site. Guess they didn't notice it.
We were in a Lake front site, # 641. Had clear roof top satellite access, and very good Vz and AT&T phone service. The park is pretty big rig friendly, though the lake front spots require quite a bit of front to back leveling. Site 643, the Class C had his front wheels about a foot off the ground. The park wifi did not work at all, and the front office advised me of that at check in.
Our site had plenty of room for our awning to be out, as well as slides, and we didn't feel cramped. We had an unobstructed Straits view, as well as the Mighy Mac, and Mackinac Island.
We will definitely return when in the area. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Sep 2015 - $37.00
This was our 2nd stay here this year. Our first experience in June was very nice but we were not happy with our site #610. But I checked out all the sites and when I made reservations for our stay in Sept. I requested site 102. Phenomenal!! Our view was spectacular! We were right across the camp road for Lake Huron, with Mackinaw Island also directly across from us and the bridge just to the west. It was so beautiful. We had great weather, the campground was quite because schools were already in session. Most of the campers were retired like us. We really love this campground. It is extremely big, but I love that because there are so many places to ride my bike and walk. This was my favorite camping trip of the year and we will be back! We highly recommend. - ShirlC
Aug 2014 - $35.00
You can't beat the location (1 mile from the city), but the sites are small and narrow. We had a tricky time backing our 35' fifth wheel into the assigned site. The park was very dusty as every car that drives through kicks up quite a bit, even when driving slowly. The power (30 amp) was insufficient, as we tripped a breaker quite easily with 2 small appliances. The people were nice and the park was clean, but next time we will stay in St. Ignace. - KBMontana
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Park has a very nice view of the Mackinaw Bridge and Lake Huron. I prefer the 50 amp sites in the back of the park as they have a nice view of the water and bridge and are far enough from the road that there is no road noise. These sites are large enough for a 40 ft fifth wheel and are wider than the sites at the front of the park. The park does not have any sewer sites, which is a negative for me, but we stay here every time we come to Mackinaw City because of the view and the friendly owners. - Greg and Kim
Sep 2013 - $42.00
Pictures on their website are not realistic as the campsites are close! For example, beach was small and weedy, more weeds than sand. Water pressure was so low that we could not shower. We were there on Labor Day weekend and every possible space for a campsite was used. If the park is not crowded it would probably be much better. On the plus side: close to Mackinac City and the hosts were pleasant. - User2914
Aug 2015 - $27.00
Spent 4 nights at campsite #42 on the Lake then the next 4 nights across on site #46. 42 was awesome, gorgeous setting, some nice tall trees, great access to the lake (maybe 150' from the back of the site). #46 was a bit tight but not too bad. Not a lot of privacy but, the nice tall pines gives you the "Up North" feeling. This park is truly a state of mind place, if you go there with the feeling that the sites are small, the bathrooms are old, and there are too many loud people and dogs you are going to have a bad time. I choose to enjoy the beach, watch the awesome sunsets, take time and enjoy the gorgeous dark night sky full of stars, paddle the kayak out a half a mile straight out to get a fantastic view of the Mack. Bridge, take a few long bike rides on the roads and trails, and just relax and breath in the fantastic clean air. Apart from the strong winds that can come off the Lake, the Lower campground is nice although there were some decent sites up the small hill at the Pines camp. I would love to go back there! - jbondy2
Jul 2014 - $27.00
This is a very family-friendly campground located about 20 minutes west of Mackinaw City. The mailing address is Carp Lake, Michigan. We stayed at the Pines Campground for five days. Sites are a bit close for a state park, but this is a very popular campground. Bathrooms and showers are cleaned each day by DNR personnel but as noted in another post, need to be updated. Outer loop sites have more privacy than the inner loop but despite the crowd, everyone was respectful with no loud or obnoxious groups. If you are planning for a family get together, the inner loop sites adjoin nicely. DNR personnel on site each day for maintenance and management issues. Camp hosts located in each campground are great and sponsor daily activities for kids and adults. Hosts and DNR sponsor a recycling program that helps fund park improvements with a collection bin for returnable bottles located near camp hosts. Pines Campground is up the hill (about 100 yards) from the Lakeshore Campground. There is dump station with one receptacle between both campgrounds. “Book Nook” library shed (books, board games, movies) is located at the Lakeshore Campground and available to all campers. Wilderness Nature Center is attached to Pines Campground and sponsor nature talks almost every day. Amphitheater and frog pond (frogs visible just off the path) is east of the Pines Campground and open field, horseshoe pits and swings located just south of the Pines Campground. Hiking and biking trails originate just outside the campground. The beach is wonderful and shallow depth of water is great for swimming. A wet 2014 has the lake higher than normal. Most campers walk or bike down to the beach each night to watch the sun set-- a fun, festive atmosphere. Be aware: dogs are NOT allowed on the beach. This rule is enforced so if you bring your dog, it will need to stay at the campsite while you spend the day at the beach. - fleetwoodpopupfamily
May 2014 - $25.00
Our favorite park in Michigan. Staff are friendly and helpful. Have stayed in both lakeside sites and up in the pines (a lot nicer up there during cold weather). Absolutely love the access to the donuts down the road! - MI traveler