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Mackinaw City Campground

Mackinaw City, Michigan


13496 N Mackinaw Hwy, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701
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Sites: 26
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.74617
Longitude: -84.73187

Elevation: 703' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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16 Reviews

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Check-in board at office will show assigned sites and what's available for a particular night. Fill out form, put money in envelope and drop it through the slot in door. Easy in/out for big rigs, but the sites are on grass. Ground appeared to be well compacted, we didn't sink. We have a 40' Class A diesel, with tag axle. Entry road is paved, interior roads are dirt/gravel. All sites are pull-through. In the event you can't find another campground for the night, there is an overflow lot, which is the same price as the hook up sites. Although the map on the website looks as though row 1 sites might not be pull-through, there is plenty of space between the sites and the fence in order to pull out. There is 30 amp electric and a water hook up at sites. Our breaker tripped a couple of times. Dump station easily accessible. There are no shower or laundry facilities at this park. There are a couple of out houses. The road between rows 1 and 2 had some overhanging branches. The third row might be best for larger rigs since there are no trees on row 3. Our Verizon data and cell service worked well. There is no fenced pet area, but there is plenty of space to walk pets. The campground offers food items (brats, buns, eggs, butter, water, sodas, etc.) on the honor system. Nice touch! There is a pricing chart on the refrigerator. Based on our experience, don't expect quiet hours to be honored here. We would stay again if passing through the area. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grocery stores have limited supplies. Visit Mackinac Island and take a trolley tour.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We were last here a few years ago. It was a hidden gem. Well news gets around because it was packed this year when we arrived. We took the last available pull thru spot on a Sunday afternoon. The amenities are few. There is convenient 30 amp and water plus a picnic table and firepit. I don't believe there are any showers. We got 8-10 TV channels. The ATT and Verizon signals are strong. Use the honor system when paying for ice and wood. This is a place to rest your head at a price that doesn't break the bank and is in a great location right off 75. We will return but will get reservations next time to be safe. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This little gem is a great alternative if you are self contained and have no need for the playgrounds, pools, stores and such that have driven RV park prices to the ridiculous. This park has clean, level pull-through sites and an owner that, while not on site, answers phone calls and makes reservations for you. Our site was listed on the board when we arrived and marked with a red "reserved" bag on the utility pedestal. Payment, firewood, smores, and eggs are on the honor system. There is even a loaner sewer tote that is for camper's use in dumping waste. Overall, an economic, clean, convenient place to spend a couple of nights and see Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss Colonial Michilimackinac, well worth the admission. Also there is a small grocery store on S. Nicolet St. called Mackinaw Family Market that has fresh meat and produce.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We called 5 parks in the area looking for a site for the next day. The owner of this park was the ONLY one to return my call. She called back around 8:00 pm on the day that I called. This park is a hidden gem, and only $20.00. This is over half of what other parks in the area charge. Water and 30 amp electricity is provided at all sites. Dump station is available. No showers, only vault toilets. Sites are flat, fairly wide, and mainly pull through. Sites for campers with reservations are listed on the board at the office. A camp map is also posted at the office identifying available sites. The Park consists of three rows, with clearly identified site numbers. We called the owner with questions about the ferry to Mackinac Island. She not only returned our call, but also stopped by with a copy of the ferry schedule. The ferry shuttle picked us and our bikes up and return us to the campground, free of charge. As the previous review states, there is a small chicken coop where children may feed the chickens. However, the owners also feed these chickens. Eggs, fire wood, and a few others basics are for sale from the unattended office. Payment is on the honor system. While there were a few seasonal campers, most campers stayed one or two nights while traveling though the area. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Buy ferry tickets on-line, and take the shuttle to and from the ferry.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

If you want a home base while visiting the Mackinaw City area, I recommend this park but only if your RV is self contained. Besides water and electric hookups and a dump station, there are no amenities. There is a men's and lady's toilet but they are pit toilets only. Still, for the prices in this area's other parks, this place is a blessing! The only thing is, there is no office with an attendant, therefore no one to offer any help if you have problems. When we arrived, no one greeted us until we had set there a while, wondering where we were supposed to go. Finally a lady came and pointed out our site. It was quiet at night, surprisingly enough even though located between 2 main roads. About half the sites had some kind of shade, but ours had none at all. Also, there are no "rules for the park" given out so short of other campers politeness you are out of luck. There was one group who had at least 2 little dogs in a cage and they yapped pretty much all day...the owner of the dogs made no attempt to shut them up. Very annoying indeed. The park owners have a pen of chickens behind all the RVs and advertise eggs for sale, which is nice, but what struck me as the ultimate in ridiculousness is that they had a coin feeder mounted on the side of the cage so that YOU could PAY to feed THEIR chickens!! I guess that's good for them if it works! That way they collect money from when the chickens eat and also from when they sell the eggs!! Overall this a a place to park off road with NO amenities. Dump station which was nearly directly behind our site. I would have thought it would be better located a distance from paying guests. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is lots to see and do here in this area of Michigan but all the attractions do have a hefty entry fee for retirees especially. Even so, the views here are gorgeous.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:

Located approx.. 3 miles off I-75, 2 miles from downtown Mackinaw City, good roads and park well marked with signs. Check in is at the front, and they provide detail instructions as to how to get to your site. This campground has well over 600 sites, which include tent sites, cabins and partial or full RV hook ups. Our site was full hook up, located in the middle of the park. Our site was back in, dirt/grass, and had to level as it dropped off to one side. We had a heavy rain while at park and we went off level due to the wet ground. Sites in the middle have more space than those by the water. Our site also had a fire pit & weathered picnic table. Electric & water located in rear of site, sewer located in the middle. Good roads to walk and bike but be careful when driving as there were kids that would just pop out from side roads. There is a store, pool, bike rentals & you can ride on a fire truck. Trail located across the street that leads into Mackinaw City, about 2 miles. Dog park located at a distance by store. It was the end of the season, park was not full, and plenty of green space to walk dogs. Located on Lake Huron, has private beaches and you can see the Mackinac bridge. There is a cost for Wi-Fi service which was good but did cut out at times. We were able to get satellite at this site but with these mature trees, not sure all can. The park quiet time starts at 10 pm. and provides number to call for excess noise. Park doesn't have laundry. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackinac Island is a must!

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

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! We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 480
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 61

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

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). We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping in Mackinaw City is a pleasure and has great restaurants and, of course, FUDGE! Candies can be bought in abundance here. Be sure to visit Fort Michilimackinac State Park in town (not to be confused with the fort on Mackinaw Island). Also on the drive east toward Cheboygan is Mill Creek Historic Park (not to be confused with the private campground with similar name).

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said with 2 differences. 1. The 2015 price is $20. and 2. There's no clean up after someone leaves or worse, as someone has their dog poop all over and then leaves. Still a good value, but watch where you STEP ! ! ! We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This park has two outhouses, no amenities, and no perks. However if you want a nice flat spot in a quiet area that's close to everything, then this is your park. The rate for water and electric is almost unbelievable in this day and age. Nice trees provided shade and the owner was mowing when we were there. It you want to pay a lot, go somewhere else. If you want a great place to relax and feel safe this is your park. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

If you are looking to spend a night and not a fortune in a touristy area, this campground is an excellent choice. Good 30 amp solid electric with water and convenient dump station. There are both shade and open sites available. Self contained units would be best as there is no bath house. We stayed 6 nights while touring the area. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 480
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 61

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older CG with decent hookups, 30 amp electric and water. Both good for our stay. Nothing fancy here, but a solid value for $15 a night. Sites are hard packed grass pull thrus and fairly level. TV via batwing was strong, but with a limited channel list. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. Be careful pulling in, it is a long narrow drive so you want to avoid meeting on coming traffic. But traffic volume is low here. As long as you don't expect much, you will have a nice spot to visit the Mackinaw from. Which is a lot bigger than we expected given its population of under 1,000, so we ended up spending 6 nights. Plenty of food and drink choices in town, but on the high side. For a good alternative, try Clydes Place which has outstanding pizza and much better prices. Take a left out of the CG to US-31 and then 3 miles south to Carp Lake. It is just south of the blinking light on the left. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This 'no frills' campground is perfect for those not needing amenities (pool, playground, showers, etc.) It is big rig friendly and offers the basics - 30 amp electric, water, dump station, good AT&T and Verizon access, and good satellite reception. You can't beat the $15 price. Those of us who are self-contained need more reasonably priced parks like this. It's just a short distance to town and all the activities of Mackinaw City. I'm rating it a 9 because despite the lack of amenities it was adequate for our needs at a fair price. We stayed a week and would return again. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Well-kept and clean, probably because it isn't advertised and isn't near the tourist traps. Payment is honor system. Good grassy sites (about half of them have tree shade), good gravel roadways, some site butt up to the road and there is a bit of road noise (not much, since this isn't on the main tourist road). Each site has a picnic table and grill. Satellite reception is decent. Electrical is 30 amp. There's a dump station and the pit toilets are pretty clean. Very basic and inexpensive place, which is great if you're self-contained and don't want hordes of screaming children or amenities like pools...this is a great home base for exploring around Mackinaw City. From US-23 or from I-75 Exit 337, turn SOUTH on Nicolet Street/Mackinaw Highway; cross over I-75 and go south about a mile. The campground is on the left (east) side of Mackinac Highway at Paquet Road. We camped at Mackinaw City Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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