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Marquette, Michigan

Gitche Gumee RV Park

Marquette, Michigan


Marquette, Michigan
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Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.487756153597
Longitude: -87.230705022812
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 ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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 no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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42 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

No rate information posted on the website. Be sure to verify price at time you are booking the site. Also verify and pay before driving into park and before getting set up. It would be a good idea to look at the site to see if it is as promised before you give your credit card. Do not let the owner guide you in. Corners are very tight to get around for a big rig, especially with your tow still connected. We did not have satellite access as promised and there was no cable at our sites as advertised. Verify before getting completely hooked up. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

Should have confirmed rate, but based on previous reviews expected around $60. When arrived presented with an already run credit card for $90 per night. Checked card and it had been run through on the day of reservation. As per previous reviews nothing is as represented on the website. Everything is run down and left in a state of disrepair or just not finished. No refunds, "this is the UP" etc. Brushed almost every tree coming in and out. No Sat after being promised. The only thing going is the location. Will not stay again. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I negotiated a rate for two weeks back in March ($350+electric - rate was $0.25/kwh. ). The grounds are treed, and clean. Sites are large with picnic table and a fire ring. We hardly ever have fires, but we did here. Nice quiet, chill kind of place. Loved to be able to cross the street to look at the lake. The hiking trails out back (got to look for them, no sign) go for miles in a wonderfully peaceful setting. My biggest problem is the water. It is orange (stained my shower) and stinks. Very glad we had a RO water system. Owner said to let the water run; it never cleared in two weeks. We were told we could have packages delivered. When none of our mail arrived, a trip to the P.O. revealed that they refuse to deliver here due to some dispute. Some packages happen to be sitting there, others were sent back. It is a bit run down. The theater, various other buildings, and additional sites are under construction which makes parts of it look messy. The fudge shop was closed. It is a good ten minute drive to downtown Marquette. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sculpture park 4.5 miles to the east.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $90.00
Overall Rating:      

Terrible, dirty park. Trash dumpster hadn't been emptied for weeks. We stayed a week and dumpster was over flowing when we got there and heaped and overflowing when we left. WE WILL NOT STAY HERE AGAIN!! We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lot 4
Site Surface
Dirt
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

Owner quoted $59 on phone and needed card to reserve. Charged $69 at checkin. There are no water views and premium site is just average. Restrooms haven't been cleaned in a while, Nasty. He's nuts. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site 49-premium lot
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $69.00
Overall Rating:      

The owner Jeff said over the phone he would send a confirmation e-mail; the only confirmation I ever received was a $55 charge to my credit card. Check-in at J's A-frame office consists of one dim light-bulb over his cluttered desk; it took about a minute for my eyes to adjust. We were just over-niters so had no plans (or desire) to unhook our tow. I was under the impression I had reserved a full hook-up pull-thru site. When we arrived, I was told a pull-thru would cost $14 more, cash-only. Add that on and a pull-thru site here cost $69. Previous reviews covered the dust, no wifi, no cable, dark filthy showers, unkept/overgrown grounds and the other quirky-weirdness factors of this place. The 'Courtesy Phone, High Speed Internet Access & Computer' Station shown on his campground map consists of an open timber lean-to with 3 shelves; in one was ancient phone, another had a computer internet plug-in cord lying on top a dusty board and the 3rd was chained off. (Guess its Jeffrey's idea of irony.... or false advertising?) Since reviewers previously alerted that it was debatable if the faucet water here is potable, we used our RV's reserve water tank instead. The inside of his log clubhouse is interesting and about the only thing worth seeing; a huge center beamed log cathedral ceiling, 3 pool tables, a large library with 100's of VHS tapes and books. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50dusty intersection
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Just across the highway is a nice beach area.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a week reservation & went to the park to explain the situation of having to cancel days (nearly a week) before before coming in. Full payment was taken a month earlier and no refund is being given at all. It was explained that is not their policy. I said I wish I'd know that in advance. The explanation was ," This is the UP. That's how I do things." The park is rustic to say the least. The facilities in the men's room had a leaky pipe & would not flush. That's the only facility I used. Walking around dirt roads with very tight turns could be difficult. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here twice before in our 6 years of rving and there have been no changes to the restroom facilities - very old and dark, wouldn't try to shower. The campground is being expanded and lots are lovely. The owner is a fun person but relying too much on gimmicks (which are cute) but needs to improve the basic facilities. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a hidden treasure. Great experience. You will enjoy meeting host and walking through his park. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Felt like when the owner saw our big rigs, he upped the price. However, it is tourist season. As others stated, nice beach across the street. Interesting stone work pieces around the grounds. Movie shown the night we arrived. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Lakenenland Sculpture Park, 15 miles east of Marquette, ...most interesting and unusual iron sculptures....and it is FREE!

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 35 days so our monthly rate wasn't too bad, however I believe a nightly spot for a Class A is $40 - $50 in high season.

If you want a resort, this is not the place to stay. However if you like a woodsy, rustic upper peninsula experience than this is a place worth stopping at.

Plenty of charm and craftsmanship from the owner who has been there for 40+ years. We liked the park so much that we fixed his website. http://gitchegumeepark.com/ We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

11 miles from downtown Marquette and all of the sites, plus beach access across the road.

Drive around Presque Isle

Hike through Dead River Falls

Hike Sugar-loaf Mountain

Bike ride through shoreline

Pictured Rocks is only 32 miles away

Sandwich Worthiness = Donckers!

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

BYOW: bring your own water. The water at the park is full of iron, tastes bad, looks bad, and will stain. The owner is a unique individual who built and maintains the park all by himself. And, it looks like it. After the initial creepy feeling I got meeting the man and seeing his treasures, I realized he is most likely harmless, just eccentric. The Wifi is worthless, the Fudge Factory is closed, there is no pool or other amenities other than the rock carvings and his collection of junk. There is, however, a nice beach right across the street.

The price is on the high side but negotiable, especially if you bring cash.

None of the roads or sites are paved, and the park becomes a little muddy after rain. We will not stay here again because of the water and other reasons. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Pictured Rocks boat tour is something that you don't want to miss. There are also many beautiful waterfalls in the area.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A throw back park to the 80's or 90's but a fun place to be. Man that runs it is very interesting and they have a lot of things to look at around the park. It is across the street from the lake. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed meeting Ranger Jeff very much. He told us a lot about the camp and his life. True the water is very mineral dense, so we drank bottled water. Our site , no. 50 was very nice and we enjoyed admiring all the art and buildings. The wi if was good and our antenna picked up 14 channels. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is an old school campground. The rest rooms are dark and only one stall had one roll of toilet paper. The drinking water was brown. Buy water before you get there. The price was cash only. WiFi was weak except for in the Library where you cannot find a light switch when dark! Our site had deflated balloons and used paper towels on the ground from the previous user. We camped at Gitche Gumee RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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