7.4 Good
     
Monroe, Michigan

Sterling State Park

Monroe, Michigan



Monroe, Michigan
Phone: (734) 289-2715

Sites: 256
Recent Rate: $35 8/2016

Latitude: 41.929644822005
Longitude: -83.344173431396

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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 yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Park is very nice, but needs a little TLC. Had 50 amp site but cover was gone. Interior roads are great, sites need some TLC and trimming. Great view of the water. Little shade. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
150
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

The park borders Lake Erie, so it is a beautiful setting. The pads are paved and very long but very basic. There is no screening between spots, but they are far enough apart that it still feels private. However, there are a lot of beach day use people in addition to campers. Dogs are allowed on leash on the paved walkway, but not on the beach. There is a park day use fee of $15 in addition to the campground fee, even if you arrive late in the day. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We stayed 2 nights, our first time, and found the park to be clean, staff was friendly and helpful. The sites were large enough so you didn't feel crowded and we had a nice view of the lake. Roads were good for bike riding. We will return. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We stayed in 2 different spots due to a change in plans. The 1st was awesome. The 2nd not level at all. The biggest complaint was allowing tents to reserve full hookup sites. That should be forbidden. Looked like some people had been there long pass the max limit. Sites were cluttered and messy!!! Need more than 1 trash dump. More ranger patrols! We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
110 68
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lake Erie

Beach access

Bike trails

Fishing

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The RV park is located on a beautiful Lake Erie island. Many of the sites have a view of the lake and the sandy beach. The sites are large, many pull through and very long. There are not many trees though many have been planted. The island was created with fill provided by a two million dollar grant.

Various types of sites are available; 30 amp, 50 amp, 0 amp, water or not, sewer, or not, and back in and pull through.

The location is convenient to shopping, museums, Detroit and Toledo.

They are family friendly here, watch for children playing.

This park is high on my list of desirable places.

The only caveat is it is run by the government with all that implies including an awkward reservation system. Reservation can not be made on site. You have to call people who are not there and that caused us an inconvenience. Be sure to ask what hookups are available on the site you are reserving. They will put you on a site with no hookups without telling you. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Henry Ford Museum, Willow Run, and he Great Lakes Museum in Toledo are must sees through there is a lot more to see in the area.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

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.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay. Very family oriented - lots of kids riding their bikes, at the water, and having a good time. Parents were good about keep kids quiet after curfew. Beautiful access to the beach. Nice folks staff the offices. My gripe is an additional daily fee of $9. This should be incorporated into the advertised fee. Once you add that to the reservation fee - it gets expensive. However, I would return here cause it is so nice. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Monroe is a nice town to investigate. WalMart and Petsmart within about 10 minutes. We used this as a base to see Greenfield Village (45 minute drive).

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent Michigan State Park - our favorite in Michigan. Full Hookup, 50amp, paved streets. Great park, playgrounds, Lake Erie, bike trails, boating, golf course close by, restaurants, shopping and more. Close to city of Detroit. Located in Monroe, MI. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 55

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

$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.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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