6 Parks near Manistique, Michigan
Sep 2012 - $1.00
Its hard to complain about free. We discovered that there are two 30 amp hookups next to the parking lot, and a half dozen or so sites with 20 amp hookups which are back away from the parking lot and near some trees. All sites are on grass, but automobile owners may park to block in a big rig making leaving more difficult. However, we left in the morning and the parking lot was nearly empty, so no problem. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. By registering for a Rewards card I received $10 gambling credit, and since Friday night was ladies night, wife received $15 credit. We might stay here again. Considering the price, its not a bad place at all. - jmorgan54
Jul 2012 - $1.00
I was lured in by the free camping, and then lost $300 on slots. RV camping is free at this location this year. Sites are back-in, grassy, and about 300 feet long. You may want to check-out early as non-observant casino customers begin parking their cars in front of the motorhomes, blocking you in. All that is available is 20 amp electric. There is no water, or dump station, or garbage can. This location only has the RV park, does not have a hotel. No reservations. Just pick a site, you don't have to register anything. We were the only camper here on a mid-July day. Convenient location to explore Manistique attractions. The lakeside parks in Manistique have fresh water springs so bring a jug if you want to get drinking water. A restaurant is available, but we didn't get a chance to try it. Free coffee and soda in the casino. We were on a casino camping tour, and this place is conveniently located between Kewadin St. Ignace, and Islands Casino near Escanaba. Casino is open til 3am, so you may hear some car doors during the night. Security is around, so we slept good. - cherrytree
Sep 2012 - $27.00
If you like quiet this is the place to stay! Nice, small park directly on the shore of Lake Michigan. No cable TV, but over the air signals are available. No sewer at site, but they have a dump station. Nice owner, very accommodating. Since they cannot provide cable, the owner has a large selection of VHS tapes and DVDs available, a nice touch. Wi-Fi worked well. We would definitely return. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2012 - $28.00
Beautiful location with a great view of Lake Michigan and fairly close to Big Spring State Park. If there were sewer hookups, the rating would be a 10. We stay here whenever passing through the area just for the view. There are several videos available in the office and a book exchange. Very nice owner. - hahnderosa
Jul 2012 - $27.00
A real gem for overnighters like us. Not exactly a 'campground'. Does have laundry facilities, though we didn't use them. Grass and gravel sites, many right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Owner very accommodating, directed us to our site. Quiet, relaxing, but not much to do. Perfect for us. Sites level. Water and electric good, voltage steady. Wi-Fi open, easy to connect, and reliable. We will stay here again. - kipmeister
Jul 2016 - $26.00
There was easy access to the electrical panel. Sewer was very accessible for ease of access.
Lots were spacious and offered some shade. Site was grass and featured a fire ring and picnic table. Very friendly staff and campers.
Beautiful place with the access to a beautiful lake. - nocoastltd
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Very small camp sites. Playground is very old and in need of repair. - No 1 Camper
Sep 2015 - $24.00
This is a small fishing resort on a very pretty lake. We just stayed overnight. It is about 4 miles off the main road. We were very close to our neighbors. It was acceptable for an overnight. - suerover
Jul 2016 - $17.00
We were looking for a quiet place to avoid the weekend crowds yet still be within 2 hours of the Mackinaw Bridge area. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed here on a Friday night in July.
Note there are 2 separate camping areas - south/main and west. We stayed in the west campground.
This is a nice hideaway with 72 walk-up (non-reservable) sites. Registration is self-service and cash or check only, or you can register and pay with a credit card at the main/South Indian Lake SP campground 2 miles away. The sites are 20 amp electric only. Although the sites are relatively close together, the 'pod' shaped areas make the sites feel much bigger. There are no dump station nor trash/recycling, however, these can be used at the main campground at no additional charge. Showers are available at the main campground for $2. There is no wifi. Verizon cell coverage was just strong enough to use a hot spot. ATT was adequate. Despite being a weekend in the busy season, the campground was about half full. - dsvt
Jul 2016 - $23.00
The rate reflects a 30 amp site and does not include the required daily or annual pass ($31 each for motorhome and towed vehicle). Our site, 136, was very unlevel, even though it is listed as level on the web site. The only way we could park was sideways near the front of the site which meant that we barely had enough electrical cord to make it to the power pedestal. We made it all work, but just barely, by working on it for a long time. Our site was on the west end in the East Shore unit. (The West Shore unit is about 15 minutes away, more remote, with 20 amp service, and does not take reservations.) We did not have any type of water view, but it seemed to be much quieter in our loop. Many of the sites on the east loops did have a lake view, with some being wonderful. I suspect one has to book very early to hook one of these sites. We were able to find a hole in the trees to get satellite with a portable dish, but it was not easy. We had Verizon data and voice using our amplifier and roof-top antenna. On one side we had close neighbors, on the other we had lots of space. Most sites are fairly close together with little vegetation for separation. It was fine for a couple of nights to visit the area, but we would not go out of our way to stay here again. - TheJim
Oct 2015 - $33.00
This is a beautiful state park with most of the sites offering a great view of the lake. There are sites up on a bluff and some smaller sites right on the lake, enjoy your morning coffee sitting on your own beach. There are very few pull throughs and only one was really level, 39. Larger rigs would need to use a back in site but well worth it as it is a great park. We stopped overnite and ranger didn't charge us the entry fee for our tow vehicle as we weren't going to unhook. We would stay here again. - Nautical Wheelers
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Monamonaco said it best. It appears that only the camp host, who was excellent, knew where the 30 & 50 amp sites were. We had to move once and it rained the entire 2 days we were there.
It'a very nice park. I think it's primary function is to accommodate ATV enthusiasts. There were some beauties here. - DJanis
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Very nice, clean park with gravel roads and gravel pad at site. The rest of the site was sand and grass. Several pine trees throughout the park. They have a camp store where you check in and a small lodge/bar that serves great local beers and fantastic food, the servers are very friendly. They have some pull-thru sites and several back-in sites. Some of the back-in sights are very tight for a placing a 36' 5er because of the placement of the trees, but we managed, other sites are more open. Wifi is available in some areas, Verizon coverage is non-existent, you can find an open spot through the trees for satellite if you have a portable dish. Laundry area was clean but small, 2 washers and 2 dryers. Overall a great place and very enjoyable; highly recommended. - AstroDave
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Lovely quiet park halfway between Manistique and Munising. Level gravel site and nicely shaded. Decent spacing between sites. Park host sells wood at campground prices, but loads of wood for sale outside the park by private individuals at less than half the price. Nice walking path behind the park, away from everything so we could let our dog run and get some exercise. Only complaint (not about the park) is complete lack of Verizon service. Park has iffy wifi, satellite so doesn't work well when it's rainy. - Phoenixbird
Jul 2016 - $25.00
This park is only 10 minutes off of highway 2 on the UP (upper peninsula)...so if you are traveling over the top of Michigan...this works really well. We were traveling from WI to St. Ignace. This is a small rustic, old-school family campground and it is right on the river. We pulled in late in the evening and rented tubes in the morning and had the most wonderful time. You can use your own tubes...we only had one, so we rented 3 more and my husband and the kids hopped in the river at the campground, I drove down the road and picked them up 45 minutes later. It was the perfect activity before we hopped back on the road (tube rentals are $10 each). Showers were nice and hot after being in the river. We would definitely do this again! We also had a convenient W/E pull-up site (basically parallel parking in a half-moon shape that was convenient). - barrygoodtimes
Aug 2015 - $26.00
We have stayed here many times over the years and have found this park very helpful and friendly.
We arrived after hours and they were very good in letting us choose whatever site we wanted that was open. There is no TV reception and no cable here but it is not a big deal to us. They also rent canoes and kayaks here. There is some road noise but it is very little.
We will come here again. - MINomad
Jun 2015 - $23.00
OK if you need an overnight stay and will not be using the facilities. Bathrooms were so bad I took pictures. No soap, drying devices or towels furnished. Excessive mold in the dark showers was abundant among the cracked concrete blocks. One light bulb for two showers, one shower had a blown bulb. Men's bathroom/showers were just as bad. The park is in a pretty setting but is in a state of decay. The office is dark and not a camp store. The male owner is grumpy, although the Campground Rules paper states, "No. 1 - no frowns allowed!! Any frowns brought in are to be left at the dump station and can be picked up when you leave". Charges for electric heaters or using your air conditioner is $4.00 extra per day. Unfortunately, there is no reason to stay longer than you have to. - NatureWandering