26 Parks near Mears, Michigan
Aug 2013 - $20.00
We stayed here again the end of July. We were here last year too at the same time (see review immediately below). This time we were on the lake side of the campground. This side is extremely tight! Hookups were good. The only issue is the dump station is in the other campground on the other side of the highway, kind of a pain to drag the gray water tote across the highway. The area is all sand, so you better love sand if your in the area. Lots to do in the area, and the town is within walking distance from the campground. For the price it was a decent stay. - dodge guy
Aug 2012 - $27.00
This is the first time we have ever stayed at a state park. It was how I expected it to be. Not much other than a place to park the trailer and have a fire, nothing special. No grass, all dirty sand. We were on the other side of the road away from the lake. The rangers would do there usual walk around. Nothing more than just a presence to be seen. Within walking distance to town and attractions. Only a short drive to the sand dunes. Next time we go we will probably stay in a full service campground even though it may be $20 more a night. Very fun area! - dodge guy
Jul 2009 - $29.00
We stayed in site 228, in the section across the road from the lake. The campground for the weekend was full every night, very heavily used. But we were surprised at how calm it was, especially after dark. We were concerned that with all the ORVs & 4x4s, that it may be a bit rambunctious, but it was VERY quiet after dark and pretty normal during the day. The park maintains strict control over ORV use inside the campground - not allowed unless road licensed. The restrooms and showers (separate from the toilet area in separate rooms) were not spotless due to the heavy use, but fairly clean (sand is everywhere). One complaint we do have is that multiple vehicles are allowed on each site, so the access roads were very tight and crowded with all the vehicles (even beyond the ORVs) - getting some large units in and out could be a bit tough. Unit across road was very shaded, no grass, but large sites. The unit near the lake had trees but not as thick, so some grass, but sites were much tighter. You can walk to the nearby town for basic food, hamburgers, go-carts, etc. You do hear some of the noise from the road that runs between the two units - it is heavily traveled by the ORV traffic heading to the dunes.The park also has a beach & day use area, a boat launch, off-site parking for extra vehicles & trailers, and within the campground along the lake front, a nice large grassy area with benches for kids to play and to sit and watch the activity on the lake & the sunset. - Browndogs2
Jun 2016 - $55.00
This is hands down the best RV park we have stayed on in our entire trip. Paved roads, sites are all concrete and quite wide. nice grass surrounds all the pads. spacious sites with picnic table & fire ring. Most are pull thru, W/E/S, cable are all easy access and in good shape. Wifi works fairly well.
This park is CLEAN, very well kept and friendly. They sell propane and have items in the camp store.
Nice laundry and you will not believe the showers and restrooms - granite counters, nice private showers.
We came for one night and stayed for 3 or 4. Fair amount to do in the area too. - sunandwater
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on pull through site 21, which is wide & long concrete with full hook ups. Easy access; required one board to level. Large grass patch with nice size shade tree, well trimmed. Plenty of room for truck. Paved interior lanes. Very spacious, clean shower & laundry houses. Good WiFi, cable TV, AT&T cell coverage. Did not use pool, but looks very well maintained & is larger than most RV park pools with lots of lounges, Jacuzzi & child pool. Large children's play ground. Small book exchange. Billiard table, basket ball court, & corn hole equipment. Large level park, short woodland path-good for walking. Friendly staff. - Scottsdale RVers
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Very deep, wide, level concrete pads at each site. Beautiful, soft, emerald green lawns everywhere. Like a Class A only resort. Gated. Close to dunes and downtown. Att signal spotty. Wifi weak, sometimes useable. Doggie stations with bags. - univmd
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Nice campground near all things to do in the area. Utilities were all as they should be, good water pressure and proper electric. There are lots of tent campers here due to activities in the area and many permanents, seemingly well cared for. Would stay here again. - Sewmom
Jun 2012 - $50.00
Very nice park. Dirt/gravel roads make for a little dust but nothing to complain about. I was quite surprised on how quite it was, this was my first time to Silver Lake and I expected to hear loud engines from the ORV vehicles all day but that never happened. The pool was nice but to small for the amount of people using. We used the laundry room, they need a lot more machines, only 4 washers and dryers, we had to wait and wait for them to open up, our family alone took all 4 machines. Office staff was helpful but lacked any knowledge about park activities over the July 4th week. The Facebook page spoke of all kids of events planned, movies, bike/golf cart parade etc yet nobody on staff knew anything about them. We came home from dinner and sure enough we had missed the events that the staff knew nothing about, my kids were upset. I would stay here again. - welfarewagon
May 2011 - $47.00
One of the cleanest, best maintained parks that I have ever camped in. I highly recommend it! I will definitely be returning. - Campfire Girl
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on site 41, which is sand & W/E. Easy access & level. Lots of shade from well trimmed trees. Occasional falling acorns on rig roof. Adequate room for truck. Buddy sites (facing awning sides); however, sites are fairly wide. Clean shower & laundry houses. Shower is the push button sort that must be regularly pushed to maintain water stream. Only three washers, which might be a problem during the busy summer season. Good WiFi. Campground does have limitations on length of time & number of devices (one) that can be on-line at one time. No AT&T cell coverage. Poor over the air antenna TV some days, up to 12 channels on other days. Very quiet at night. Modest sized campground beach across the street from park, & limited grocery store is next door. Large children's play area. Restaurants & ice cream stands are short walking distances away. Staff is very friendly, welcoming, & constantly tidying sites. - Scottsdale RVers
Aug 2010 - $38.00
Clean park mostly seasonal campers and park models. Play ground is dated. Internet worked on and off ( the office said they had been having problems with WiFi.) You can ride your bikes from campground to local restaurants, ice cream shops, go cart track, etc. They have a bike path on the side of the road going into town. Showers require you to hold a handle down to get water, kind of a pain when your trying to shower. Silver Lake is a nice area. There were only 25-30 sites for non seasonal campers in the park and they are up front. Seasonal campers are nicely kept, no junk which was nice. I would stay again as it's a nice location close to town. (Not very big town at all.) - Duanesz
Jul 2009 - $37.00
We have stayed at Sandy Shores for the past three years for our week vacation in July. The sites are rather large and offer much shade. Most sites are grassy and very clean: the grounds keepers clean and rake each site upon each change-over. Sandy Shores also owns a private beach on Silver Lake. Although the campground is not located directly on the lake, it is just a short walk away. Also, weekly boat slips are available at their private beach which is very useful if you bring a boat like we do. While the campground does not have a camp store, there is a very well outfitted private store with groceries, ice, firewood, and RV supplies located at the entrance to the campground. - deanintemp
Jul 2012 - $13.00
We originally planned to stay for 3 nights, extended an additional 3 nights, then added 4 more. Really enjoyed the park. They just added more sites that had 50 amp service and we had one of them. Open area where we were (too new to be on their map) and had great satellite reception. Busy on weekends but real quiet during the week. Only complaint we had was the golf carts speeding. Even the park employees were speeding. Young drivers (under 16) as well. We would stay here again. - rvingwinnie
May 2012 - $10.00
Rate is Coast-to-Coast. Roughly 80% of the sites are occupied by members fulltime. They get used mostly on weekends and holidays; thus the campground feels like a ghost town on weekdays. Roads are paved but sites are sand with some gravel, and may need substantial leveling. Showers were very good in the clubhouse but only mediocre in the other shower building. This is a very large campground and if you want to use the showers it is a long walk unless you have a site near the center. The backwoods ambiance is wonderful. Speed bumps are plentiful as there are numerous children. Pool was not open yet. There is a huge playground for the kids. Be aware that no sites have sewer connections. - Morpauwe
Jan 2011 - $10.00
Wonderful campground. This is a membership only campground. We have a seasonal site so our camper stays there year round. The sites are huge. Most sites do not back up to another site. Our site backs up to the woods and we see deer every morning walking by in the summer. It has its own private Lake Michigan beach. There is a large amount of woods with trails for hiking, biking or riding golf carts. The owners and staff are fantastic. During the summer, they host several events like a luau, kids fair and live bands. - laffman
Aug 2016 - $58.00
Dunes Harbor is a brand new campground in the Silver Lake area located approximately 1 mile from the Dunes ORV Entrance and perhaps 1.5 miles from Silver Lake State Park itself. The facility is owned and operated by Grace Adventures - A Christian camp and training center in Western Michigan. This park is brand new, having opened Memorial Day 2016 with restrooms & shower facilities that are spotlessly maintained. We had a 30 amp full hookup site (#10) which backed up to Lake Holiday and had partial shade in the back of the site, but also allowed for excellent satellite reception. The site itself was gravel and very level with a concrete patio and picnic table. The interior roads of the campground were gravel as well but very well graded and spacious providing easy navigation for any size camping unit. There was a large field in the middle of the property which was used for children's games, a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, children's playground, a resort style pool with water slide and separate splash area for small children. The main building had a small store as well as a separate Ice Cream Parlor that was open late afternoons to early evening. The weekend we were there was "Western Weekend" with various activities centered on a western theme for the whole family. On Saturday evening they offered hay rides on a wagon pulled by two horses. We decided to try this campground as several other campgrounds in the area were booked for the weekend we wanted. We were very happy with our decision and would highly recommend this property. - Theotur
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This is an old run down park. Dirt roads and dirt sites. Bugs everywhere. Mosquitoes during the day and evening. Couldn't sit outside all week. Ants everywhere. Don't see why anyone would give this park a good rating. We had site #79 as mgr. said was 70 feet long. We could barely get our 35 ft. trailer in it. No swimming pool and the beach is about 20 feet wide with seaweed all around. Be sure to carry an extra 30 foot electrical as the connections are between each pair of sites. WiFi was sooo slow we gave up. Will never stay here again. - Bill B
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Nice for weekend trip, some what tight for parking 40' MH. Had to ask neighbor across from us to move truck for us to get in. Electric was n wrong side in our site, and water required two hoses to reach. Not much to do in area, one or two days tops for things to do. - nomore3putts
Aug 2011 - $26.00
Excellent staff, great little public park. Bathhouse is "new" and very clean with large showers. This park is 100 years old per the manager and it's one of the original Michigan Tourist Parks for auto campers. If in the area we will stay again, if they have a spot for us. - Teacher's Pet
Jun 2016 - $31.00
We stayed 3 nights here and really liked it. We are new to camping. The beach being so close was awesome. And the campground is within walking distance to town which we really liked. The sites were sandy but that was fine considering the beach! We already have another couple nights booked for July! - Tamlbrook
May 2016 - $31.00
Yes, the sites are tight to get into, but I had room to put our trailer with the slide out and park my Super Duty next to it. On the other side, we had the awning out, the firepit, and still had room to have cornhole set up.
I don't think there's a site in here that's more than a 5 minute walk to the huge, soft sand beach on Lake Michigan. I loved having a separate dog friendly beach for my dogs. Note: you will get sand everywhere!
Climb the dunes by the beach for fantastic views of the water during the day or a million stars at night. Great sunset viewing on the beach that faces due west.
We were there on Memorial Day weekend and it was packed. Regular ranger patrols, along with local police patrols through the park kept the crazies in check.
It's a 5-10 minute walk to downtown Pentwater if you are looking to eat out, get groceries, shopping, etc.
We will definitely stay here again. - 4forsmores
Jul 2015 - $31.00
This is my new Love for Lake Michigan beach camping! Yes the sights are small and people are packed in. Lots of sand every where but all pads are paved. At first I thought oh no, I don't know about this place. It grew on me. If you are lucky enough to get a site that backs into the dunes they seem to be wider. All the dunes have trails to go up with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan, they also have benches to set and enjoy the view or watch the sunset. The beach is beautiful, the water is clean and clear, just a very short walk from your campsite. Very nice Rangers at the park and very helpful. People there are a bunch of happy campers. The small town of Pentwater is so cute with a lot of nice stores. We had a great AT&T 4G signal on both our phones and iPad. We will defiantly go back. - Gypsies11
Aug 2014 - $38.00
We stayed with a group. We were in an RV and a cabin. The place is certainly rough as I had read on previous reviews. The owners just barely maintain the place, some further maintenance and sprucing up could definitely be used. The cabin was dirty, it needs a good scrub. There were cob webs everywhere, the blinds and window sills were filthy and there was dust covering much of the non high traffic areas. Some extra kitchen supplies in the cabin would have been nice as well, although this was minor. The RV sites are certainly well used, but the waterfront ones are nice. If you are looking for a larger more private waterfront sites I would suggest Site 8, 9 or 11. The lake was also very nice, very beautiful and serene. There is not much of a beach. The playground has certainly seen better days and something new would be nice. The public bathrooms we did not use a lot but they appeared nice, new and clean. I also liked the fact that the resort seemed very secluded although it was not far off of Hwy 24. I would probably go back again with an RV to site 11, although I will try a few other places before I do. - Bdes13
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Heavily treed with dirt access road and site pads. Very quiet and all utilities worked fine. No satellite due to trees. Staff is very friendly as are the seasonal residents. Nice pool and lots of activities planned for the weekend (kid-related). We made last minute plans to visit Michigan Adventure and this was the only campground we could find with room available. It is about 20 miles north of the amusement park. We would stay here again. - Amls
Aug 2011 - $35.00
My sister reserved this campground for a large family camping weekend. It seems to be an older campground, but overall, we had a good experience here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the playground and fun cycles. The fun cycles were $2.00 for a half hour, but they were free on Sunday. Our site was level and shaded, which was nice. My parents had a cabin, which was also nice. The main problem we encountered was that one of the sites we had reserved was right next to the road that led to the rustic section of the campground. That site ended up being only half a site because we couldn't put anything in or near the roadway. Do not reserve sites 31/32 for this reason. Our motorhome is 31' and I don't think a larger vehicle would have been able to maneuver through the campground. Lake Michigan is a short drive from the campground. - miyzfrider
Sep 2004 - $25.00
Stony Haven? My kids call it ?dirty haven?. This was probably one of the dirtiest campgrounds that we have stayed at. We waited too long to get reservations at any other campgrounds over Labor Day weekend. While the campground owners were nice, and they would have done anything for you, the park could use a good cleaning and they need to cut down some trees. Although it was sunny when we were there, the sun never made it down to the park because of the many trees. My kids went to play on the playground and came back with grease on their clothes and more dirt. The showers and restrooms were ok at best. There was nothing to do. We did rent one of their pedal cars and found that it was again very dirty and hanging together with twine. Fun ride! We were thankful that it did not rain because then it would have become ?muddy haven?. We will never return to this campground. - crcmu93