7.4 Good
     
Monroe, Michigan

Sterling State Park

Monroe, Michigan


2800 State Park Rd
Monroe, Michigan 48162
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Sites: 256
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.929644822005
Longitude: -83.344173431396
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 ?

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44 Reviews

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

A word of caution, if you live out of state, you will need to buy a DNR pass for the park. If you have a motor home and are towing, you will need to buy two DNR passes. You can buy them by the day or for the year. When made our reservations, we were told we would only need one pass for the Jeep, but when we got to the park, we had to buy 2 of them. That should be taken into consideration, if you decide to stay here. We had a back-in and didn't have any problems getting situated on the site and no problems locating the connections or getting connected. We had some electrical problems, low voltage on one leg of the 50A, and when I called the RV office, they had the ranger there in about 30 minutes. Turned out to be a bad circuit breaker, which the ranger promptly changed. AT&T cell phone and hotspot and satellite TV worked well. Our OTA antenna shot craps, so we don't know how well OTA TV worked. This is a nice park on the shores of Lake Erie. There is a swimming beach and boat ramps in the park, not far from the campground. Bike and walking paths through out the park. This is a nice park, and we would stay here again. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 4 nights in a 42 foot 5th wheel and the rate reflects per day rate but does not include the annual Michigan State Parks Pass you must have ($34.00/year). The park is right on Lake Erie and has great site lines, however it is book-ended by two large power plants. The bike paths are nice but pretty bumpy as are the interior roads. The sites are macadamed with grass and you are allowed wood fires. There is no WiFi and no cable TV. There are campers of all sorts and walks of life but everyone was very nice. Our pull thru was plenty long enough with some buffer between us and the next site. the electric and sewer connections were good although wish the sewer connection was threaded. All sites are sunny but we had cloud cover for most days so it was cool. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
161
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

You are 35 miles from Ann Arbor and 35 miles from Dearborn and a couple miles from downtown Monroe, MI (home of General George Armstrong Custer). Ann Arbor is neat for University of Michigan museums and Dearborn was excellent for the Henry Ford Museum and the building of the F-150 truck.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped on the South end of the RV park in a spacious area convenient to the bath house and a short walk from the beach on Lake Erie. The park was full for the holiday weekend but didn't seem crowded. Most of the sites had few trees for shade except for those on the outside loop on the extreme South end. Except for the beach itself there were few amenities and although we had good cell reception there was no wifi. There was a consession stand some distance from our site but no camp store or souvenir shop although you can purchase firewood. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
230
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We ran into some road construction and detoured slightly north of the Park. This worked out well as we noticed a sign directing us to Calder's Dairy near Carlton, Michigan, a working dairy farm that is famous for their Chocolate Milk and Ice Cream. They provide tours year round with lots of farm animals (and smells) to enjoy. When you visit Sterling State Park bring your kayak/canoe or other floating equipment. Safety Note: No Life Guards on Duty.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park - with a lot of TLC this would be a great state park. No shade in the area where we were assigned - lots of open space for kids to play. We had a pull-thru site with gravel and grass. Utilities were good with 30 & 50 amps services. Our picnic table was not usable because some previous user set there charcoal briquette BBQ on it and almost set it on fire - large black charred circle in the middle of the table. The lake was close by and it was nice to walk on the beach - swim at your own risk. We had no neighbors - there were at least 5 or 6 sites between us and the next RV's. For a one night layover this is not bad. There is a a daily fee and then another park fee per day which ratchets up a decent per day cost to more than you would expect. No laundry facilities that we could find. Little bit of a drive to stores and restaurants . We camped at Sterling State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
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: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Really enjoyed the cotton blowing around - we thought it was dandelion pods! Stayed one night as stop-over. Level hard-surfaced pad. Our site offered view of Lake Erie. Website stated that all sites were booked, but very few were occupied (which we greatly appreciated). We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lakefront
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Beach was small but nicer than most in MI. Collected small shells and shiny rocks. Nice for sitting even though it was windy.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

First Impression: Very attractive, large state park, beautiful views. Asphalt biking/hiking trails. Safety: no concerns. Access: Exit 15 off I-75, north on N. Dixie Highway about 1 mile. GPS took us right in. Excellent signage. State Park access road in very serious need of resurfacing. Office: Buy (if you don't have one) a Michigan DNR "Passport" (entrance fee) at park access gate. CG office for registration only. No store. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. No price discounts. Facilities: No pool, spa, or fitness room but you do get a rather large Lake Erie to play in. No rec center. No laundry room. Very nice restrooms with private room showers, clean and modern (score "A"). No propane sales. No playground in CG area. No off-leash dog run. Campground: Not in a flood plain. Roads are "2 lane" wide, asphalt with gentle turns and no overhead obstacles. Big rig friendly. Coaches won't have problems. Tents can go in any site. No yurts or cabins. Sites are all spacious, asphalt, back-in and some pull-through, grass landscaping, sufficiently level. Not all sites have all utilities. Electric and water at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Medium water pressure with "ok" taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, in a cement pad just above ground level. Some sites have patios. Aging picnic tables. Each site has a fire ring. Good satellite views. No cable TV. OTA TV found 42 channels with good reception. No Wi-Fi. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars. Recycle bins for just about everything, next to the pavilion. Noise: Occasional, distant railroad, no aircraft, no local traffic or interstate noise. Unfortunately, some weekend campers don't understand "quiet". Bug Report (late June): black ants not an issue. Runners: CG roads okay for running but watch for tree roots on trails making surface irregular. Yoga: sites are good for your mat. Conclusion: FHU price ($35) a bit high if you're looking for amenities. Otherwise, this SP is a keeper. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Monroe, MI is Michigan's 3rd oldest city. Red Lobster less than 1 mile away, towards I-75. Drive north for restaurants and fast food. Wal-Mart at N. Telegraph and Mall roads. Groceries at Meijers (best diesel $2.279) and Kroger. Banks and credit unions. Ace hardware store. No VA health facility within 15 miles. Silver Sneakers at Go M.A.D. Fitness Express, 4.8 miles away.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

2017 Fleetwood Jamboree 31U with tow car. Great view of Lake Erie. One of the few State Parks in Michigan that have full hook ups. Very clean and quiet. All hook ups are well laid out: 20, 30 and 50 AMP service. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Right on Lake Erie, some shopping near. Very small town of Monroe, MI.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for tricker treating. Had a great time. Campground was full and very busy. Nice view of the lake kind of wet due to heavy rain. Not a lot of trees . Good biking trails. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
27
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park with no shade on the shore of Lake Erie. Paved, level sites. Electric sites do not have water hook-ups ($26). Full service sites cost more ($34). The catch is you must pay a daily recreation fee of $9 on top of this and a completely ridiculous fee of $6 for a toad behind your motorhome. As a stop over for one night the total cost of $41 is unacceptable in my opinion. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 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: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 74
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here to visit in the Detroit area for a few days. Didn't use any of the park features. Good security for the park. Easy access to the entrance and sites. We camped at Sterling State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
120
Site Surface
Gravel
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
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 21

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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