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Mackinaw City, Michigan

Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA

Mackinaw City, Michigan


566 Trailsend Rd
Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701
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Sites: 91
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.767328374463
Longitude: -84.739995002747

Elevation: 640' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services yes
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

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60 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

Very quiet park, good cable and wifi. Site just long enough for trailer and vehicle. Easy to find and good location for seeing the city and getting to the island. Sites are close together but big enough for slide outs and awnings. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
55
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to camp, Wi Fi poor at best but the bathrooms were great with individual showers with clean hot water. Very clean restrooms and showers. the staff very friendly and helpful. great store with a lot of things to buy. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Mackinaw City KOA for two days and nights. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our site was pull through, and level and very easy to get in and out of. Very good power and service. This campground is only 5 minutes away from Mackinaw City and the ferry to Mackinac island, and 15 minutes from Dark Sky Park. This is a small, but very clean campground and we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Michilimackinac Fort and Park, Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island Ferry, Headlands Dark Sky Park.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Pull Through
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to Mackinac Island and bring your bikes to ride the 8 mile circumnavigation trail of the Island.

Fudge is an "industry" in Mackinaw City. Be sure to get some of that deliciousness!

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here at a busy time. Wanted to visit Mackinac Island for a couple of days. The site was in the back and on a corner that was large for our MH and tow. Staff was very friendly. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

About a 5-10 minute drive from this park there are a lot of tourist activities, shopping, public parks, and restaurants. None of them are within my walking distance. My favorites were the public parks and light houses along the waterfront.

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Review Count: 169
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Mackinaw Island for a day of biking and sightseeing is a must.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
Site 70
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Bike in the area as well as on Mackinaw Island. Ferry rides run from $25 - $30 pp and another $8 - $9 to bring a bike with you. There are many places to eat and shop as you walk around town.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
in the forties
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Do not get site number 46 if you're in a large rig unless you want to back out. If you plan on taking a carriage ride, buy a combo ticket (ferry/carriage) for $47.00. We decided to take a carriage ride once on the island so it cost us an additional $6.00 each for an adult ticket. Ferry was $25(adult) and carriage was $28.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice well maintained park. The park is very well situaited for seeing the sights of the Mackinaw area. A number of sites large enough for big rigs, and access to the sites is generally good. Sites are a bit tight (not a lot of space between the sites), but have room for slides and awnings. Owner and staff was courteous and helpful. The park has a short nature trail to a 1.5 mile walking/bike trail that will take you into the center of the Mackinaw City tourist area. Great way to see the city and not have to worry about finding a place to park. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice KOA. Great location for visiting Mackinaw City and the island. The camp sits close to an excellent paved bike trail that leads right to the ferry docks. Our water and electric site was shaded, level and quite spacious. The water pressure was good and the electric service was steady. The camp WiFi was a bit disappointing, however. As in many places we've stayed, the WiFi signal was strong, but the throughput was marginal at best. I believe many of these parks don't subscribe to providers capable of offering the bandwidth required for multi-party use. "Just sayin'." Be that as it may, we enjoyed our stay and will return if we should find ourselves in this area again. We camped at Mackinaw City / Mackinac Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take a ferry ride out to Mackinaw Island. Well worth it! Dogs are welcome on the ferry for no additional charge. Bikes however, you gotta pay extra.

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