7 Parks near Munising, Michigan
Sep 2016 - $9.00
With an experience at another national campground where we barely got the last site mid afternoon still in our minds, we arrived late morning to secure a spot. It was after Labor Day but these parks are very popular. The ranger at the Visitor Center in Munising gave us directions and said in Summer, folks are lined up in the morning for sites and they are full often by 9am. It was 10am. We drove directly here to be sure. The roads are wide and open for easy driving by any size rig. There are sites along the Lake, the most popular for sure. Most of those are reservable and most of those sites were already reserved. A second loop away from the water had lots of open spots. We found a site near the end of the water loop that was deep, pretty wide, part in the shade and mostly level for our 25' motorhome to easily back into and be well off the road. We left a tarp lashed to the lantern pole along with our registration sheet to prove the site was taken before we left for the day. National Park campgrounds require something be left on the site to hold your registration if you leave or you could return to someone else in your site. The roads are wide, tree limbs cut back from the road and are an easy drive for even the largest rigs. In this Park, we found no rules that said generators couldn't be used so we assume they can. This park is totally dry camping with only a toilet or two as amenities. There are fees to take on fresh water as well as a dumping fee which was surprising until I found a third party management company appears to manage the facilities for the Park Service. Even so, with so much to see and do in the Munising area, I clearly see why this inexpensive National campground is so popular. - khorne
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Waterfront sites are very long but are back-ins, so you do not get the view from your motorhome window. Dumb! Very dusty as the roads are all dirt. We did have a small beach behind our site that could be useful for bathing in warm weather. One camper had a pontoon boat beached behind his site. - Rodstein
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Fantastic views. Many sites are 50 amp and water so plan on being frugal with water. Worth it for the views. Bring hose extensions and perhaps electric extensions. Hookups may be more distant than usual. - Steve Kiemele
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Less than ten minutes drive to town as park was located on highway just outside Munising. Campground quiet after quiet hours, and dark. We reversed our drive into our pull-thru site so that we had somewhat of a view of the lake from trailer's rear window and did not hook up sewer hose. Three sliders not an issue. Call to get information on campsite length and width. Reservations recommended as it is a popular campground. - rvYoungster16
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We're traveling for three months and seeing a wide variety of RV parks. This is the absolute worst we have ever seen. Park is far from town, other parks in the area are much closer. Park is a dustbowl. Dry dirt covers the entire park. Electric only sites. Water and sewer dump are 10-15 feet apart, and only one of each in entire park. Also observed other campers washing feet from fresh water fill hose. This is a serious health hazard. WiFi only works if you stand directly under the antenna at the bathhouse. Only two showers for men and two for women in the park and they were dirty most of the time. When WiFi issue was addressed with manager/owner, his attitude was "Well mine works here at the office". A promised follow-up never happened. If you're going to a primative, desolate, isolated park just to get away this place will work. If you're planning to see nearby sites and want a reasonably comfortable, clean park with some amenities, keep driving. As a retired fire chief, I'm also disappointed that the owner/manager would deceive the public with such filthy offerings. - Scenic Cruiser
Aug 2015 - $25.00
This is the kind of place in the woods you want to bring your kids or grandkids for a week. It has the feeling of a campground from 50 years ago. Pretty little fishing and small-boat lake with "just okay" sandy beach. Rent paddleboats, canoes or kayaks. Playground with tetherball and a big sand volleyball court. The sites are a mixed bag, some tight, some spacious, some level, some not. My site only had 20 amp, so be sure to ask before arrival if you need 30. The WiFi only works right at the office, and Verizon cell and data service works on and off (mostly off) - one bar at best. AT&T data is "no service." Long trail through the woods to walk your dog. The park is about a 15 minute drive into Munising. This is a good place to relax in a setting pretty as a postcard. - Charles3
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Great campground. Very friendly staff. Had a wonderful stay despite the UP mosquitoes! The road in was gravel and had a few potholes requiring you to drive pretty slow. If it hasn't rained, it is a bit dusty with the cars coming and going. The sites are generally pretty big with a lot of trees. Most of the campground is 20 amp with a few 30 amp. No water or sewer hookups, but the dump station and water source was easily accessible. Nice lake with kayaks and boats to rent. Play area for kids and a nice volley ball pit and net. The staff will deliver firewood to your site when you buy it. - Spizzer
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Very close to Grand Island ferry, Munising, and Pictured Rocks NS. Deep woods, in September wasn't too crowded. Great alternative to Tourist RV park which was very busy and looked to be very smoky from all the firewood being sold. - Old Geezer
Aug 2016 - $43.00
First, this place is way overpriced, period! When you turn in from Route 28, you are welcomed to the campground by a huge pavement dropoff, (be VERY careful!) then a 100 yard pothole strewn entry to the office. Office staff has a "Whatever...." attitude. Interior dirt roads are as bad as the entry, except the huge potholes are full of water and mud! Our site was severely out of level where the rear of our fifth wheel was on the ground and the front was nearly 6 feet high! Scary at best!
The only drive by trash bin in the place had a huge mudhole filled with water about half the size of their pool.
The campground is located on Route 28, a MAIN thoroughfare in The Upper Peninsula, so roaring traffic 24/7 is the norm.
Bottom line is that we have a tough time understanding why the owner of a popular campground cannot spend a few dollars to at least make the place comfortable. Bear in mind that there are MANY tenters that are there to hike, so there are many campfires and LOTS of smoke, so close the windows and don't run the air!
We will never return because it just seems to be a money grab to bilk the tourist. - AlaskaJack
Aug 2016 - $28.00
This is a nice little campground. We were there to tour Pictured Rocks and a few waterfalls. It's on the outskirts of town and traffic noise is in the background but tolerable. All services, water, electric and sewer were adequate. Had our first Pastie there. - Sewmom
Jul 2015 - $16.00
This park is a gem in the wilderness. Quiet, beautifully treed sites right on AuTrain Lake. Nice little Songbird Trail Hike through the woods. Clean rest rooms. We took our canoe out on the lake and caught perch. Would definitely return. - Marsha D
May 2014 - $16.00
No showers at this park... Open May 15 thru October 1 Fees Site Fee $16 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Some of these sites are reservable. We love this campground. Very shady remote but if you have Verizon you may get cell service. Vault toilets but clean when we were there. Very friendly hosts. Not many fish, at least we have not caught many, but a beautiful lake and real real pretty in the fall. Stayed here many many times. - toflake
Aug 2011 - $16.00
This is a concessionaire operated campground within the Hiawatha National Forest on the Upper Peninsula. Considered "primitive" but sites are nice, private with lots of room. Water pump available at entrance. Vault toilets, no showers. Toilets are very clean and kept that way by the camp hosts. Whole park very clean, no trash seen. Lake front sites available, some with access to launch kayak or tie up boat near your site. Firewood for sale at camp host site or can use the "down and dead" rule. Generators allowed but not after 10pm. Paved road. All sites are shaded as you are in the forest. Very relaxing. Fishing in lake allowed but need license. Fire rings at all sites. Camped here for 4 weeks. Will go back there again. - micwtx
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Monamonaco said it best. It appears that only the camp host, who was excellent, knew where the 30 & 50 amp sites were. We had to move once and it rained the entire 2 days we were there.
It'a very nice park. I think it's primary function is to accommodate ATV enthusiasts. There were some beauties here. - DJanis
Aug 2016 - $27.00
Very nice, clean park with gravel roads and gravel pad at site. The rest of the site was sand and grass. Several pine trees throughout the park. They have a camp store where you check in and a small lodge/bar that serves great local beers and fantastic food, the servers are very friendly. They have some pull-thru sites and several back-in sites. Some of the back-in sights are very tight for a placing a 36' 5er because of the placement of the trees, but we managed, other sites are more open. Wifi is available in some areas, Verizon coverage is non-existent, you can find an open spot through the trees for satellite if you have a portable dish. Laundry area was clean but small, 2 washers and 2 dryers. Overall a great place and very enjoyable; highly recommended. - AstroDave
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Lovely quiet park halfway between Manistique and Munising. Level gravel site and nicely shaded. Decent spacing between sites. Park host sells wood at campground prices, but loads of wood for sale outside the park by private individuals at less than half the price. Nice walking path behind the park, away from everything so we could let our dog run and get some exercise. Only complaint (not about the park) is complete lack of Verizon service. Park has iffy wifi, satellite so doesn't work well when it's rainy. - Phoenixbird