This is a great state park but the rate is a bit steep. We had a W/S/E (50 amp) pull-through site that was level and clean. Each site has a table and fire ring. Site was long and adequate room between you and your neighbor. We had decent Verizon 4G service and no problems getting satellite tv as the campground is wide open. Big rig friendly access.
The campground is right on Lake Erie and there is a beach, however, it was closed due to bacteria in the water from heavy rains. There are a lot of things to do in this state park with several lakes, paved hiking, biking trails, and things for the kids. Restrooms were clean. We were there during the mayfly hatch and they covered everything but are just a nuisance. We would stay here again. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
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Lots of shopping nearby in Monroe. If you are a history fan, there is a museum with a large display featuring an entire floor of General George A. Custer.
Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $35.00
We stay here several times each year. While there is no shade the view of Lake Erie are awesome. It is windy at times and you may have to bring your awing in from time to time. The beach is wonderful, lots of biking/hiking trails. Friendly staff. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
This is a very handy state park just south of Detroit, directly on Lake Erie. In fact, it is about the only campground most of the year anywhere near the city. It is also only about a mile off of I-75 at Exit 15 and so easily accessed and on the way to almost anyplace in Michigan. It is also open about 8 months of the year, which is more than most places are open around here. There is absolutely no shade, but this is a good thing because you have a good view of the lake from all sites. About 2/3 of the sites have water and electric and the other third have full hookups. However, be warned that the water is not turned on when there is a potential for a freeze. I had to fill my tanks near the dump station and am using that water. And, it is also sometimes quite windy, but the view of the lake is fantastic, so well worth it, at least to me. Lots of bike and hiking trails around here. Also a boat ramp and ponds or river areas where you can kayak. One of the trails goes underneath the freeway to a War of 1812 battlefield national monument. Also, there is a day use fee on top of the camping fee. Non-resident annual permit is $31 but good at any Michigan state park. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
$33 per night was for full hookups. In addition, there was a $30.50 charge for a non-resident MI annual recreation passport plus $6.30 for a vehicle pass for our weeklong stay. There is a row of Lake Erie waterfront sites but all other sites are just a short walk to the beach. Pull-through sites were really long. Spacing between sites was adequate & most sites were level. All sites are in full sun. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well lit. Many recreational opportunities are available in the park. There are many miles of paved walking/biking trails around the park and they connect into town. No Wi-Fi at the park, but AT&T cell phone reception was great so we used our phone as a hotspot. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
This campground is very basic, not much in the way of landscaping or amenities. The roads in/out are solid surface and easy to navigate. The campsites are adequate along with the hook ups. It was very windy at the sites closest to Lake Erie and the beaches were dirty, littered with debris, trash and dead fish. Unfortunately we happened to visit the area when the mayflies were swarming. We were looking forward to seeing Lake Erie and I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed with this campground. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
I have stayed here several times when I visit old friends in Detroit and have doctor appointments. Sites are far enough apart and the view of the lake is very nice. There are also a lot of hiking trails, including one to a War of 1812 fort site. There is a very nice beach area and playground for kids. I liked the lack of trees because it preserved the view of the lake. Sites are paved and somewhat grassy between. One problem is that the sites on the southern end of the campground might notice the rumble from the coal-fired power plant in the distance. A very nice benefit is that there is a coin-operated car wash with two big RV bays across the road from the park entrance! We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
The park itself is very nice. The biggest problem with the park is the cost. It is $33 a night but there is an $8 reservation fee. If you are a non-resident of Michigan there is an $8 A NIGHT fee for your RV (or you can buy an annual sticker for $29) and a flat $6 fee for your tow car. I paid $43 before I even got into the park! Plus you pay the $33 a night for full hookup sites. With all the fees we paid $43.75 a night. For that price I could have gone down the street! Why so much for non-residents? Residents pay $10 a year. Since most of the people here were from Michigan shouldn't they be paying the bulk of the price? We will never again stay at a Michigan State Park because of the high fees. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park that is convenient to I-75 as well as the local Southern Michigan area. Really nice for a state park. We did have to pay to enter the park, but that is included in our night's fee. Nice wide sites and right on Lake Erie. Most sites have a good view. Few trees but that gave a great satellite connection. No wi-fi, but picked up good signal from AT&T so used that for internet. Very big rig "friendly". We will be staying here again. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
We were not impressed at first and were initially disappointed that there were so few trees. However, after staying there a little while, we were quite pleased. We did not miss the trees. They would have blocked the view of the lake anyway. There is a lot to do and see here. We enjoyed our stay and will go back. It is quite windy at times though. We couldn't keep the awning up long. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $24.00
As previous reviewers have posted, there is no shade in the campground here, however, this is one of only a few state parks with full hookups available. The closer you camp toward the water, the higher the wind velocity. It is not always an issue and you can view the lake quite well from a row away. Roomy sites with clean, newer restrooms. Great biking/walking trails allow trips into Monroe and through the migratory bird viewing areas. Good fishing and you can walk along the beach for a good distance. The picnic area is nearby with additional playground facilities. Staff was very friendly as were neighboring campers on all three of our visits. We like this park as a quick getaway and price. A full hookup is $33, but for a two night stay, we have found we don't need it. Dump station can take care of three units at a time, which speeds the departure process. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
We stayed over Memorial Weekend, very nice park. Would of gave it a 10 but no trees for shade, but didn't them them this weekend. Was surprised how quite it was with all the kids there. Will go back again. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $26.00
We pulled into this campground and drove right back out. I was excited about the proximity to home plus having a lake view site. To my surprise this "state park" was more like a parking lot. Once we found our site next to us was about 15 adults cursing and shouting with a mile high pile of wood. We immediately went to Harbor Town RV Resort and had the best trip of the summer. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This park has huge sites, excellent hook-ups, reliable electricity. Sites are well maintained. It was quiet (might not be true on busy weekends, but we were here mid-week.) Has friendly staff; trails for biking, running, walking, and bird watching. It is a park mainly for people who want to fish on Lake Erie. This is our second stay in this park and we would come again. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
One of the nicer camp grounds in Michigan. Great for Walleye fisherman that want to pull a boat and do some great fishing. Fishing cleaning station and parking for 400 boats. Great nature trail that is roughly 3 miles of paved walkway. During the busy times of year staff seem to have trouble keeping the bathrooms clean. Prepare for a good amount of wind off of Lake Erie. Well worth the trip. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.
Sterling State Park is a nice place to stay, though they're more strict than other campgrounds are. We've been sitting out at 11pm around a campfire, and told we need to go to bed, it's past 10pm. One car per lot, even if one is a handicap visitor. Other than that it's great. It's now on the lake, not much shade, but is fairly new as it was recently built. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.