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. We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
Be sure to check out the Buckhorn bar and restaurant just down the road. Munising area has a lot of activities for biking, kayaking, and hiking.
I'm not sure why one camper said the spaces were too small. Perhaps it was because all of the larger sites were already occupied. Actually we were able to easily park our 33 foot fifth wheel on the site assigned to us.
We arrived on the Saturday of Memorial Day week-end (we did have a reservation). It is definitely a family campground and there were lots of children having lots of fun all the while being well behaved!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. When the owner found out that we were touring lighthouses on the Great Lakes he gave us a very nice scale model lighthouse that he had purchased recently.
Our only complaint was all the sand and bugs but that is simply because of the nature of the area. Otherwise it was great. We would stay here again. It is the epitome of a woodsy, on a lake campground! We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Fifth Wheel.
Tips for other Campers:
Close to Munising and all the tourist attractions there including the boats for the Pictured Rocks cruise.
We stayed here for a week and loved it! The location is perfect, as it is convenient to the area attractions, such as Sandy Point Beach and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and numerous boat tours. We were never bored for a minute, and neither were our young children. There is a nice beach(not for swimming), cheap boat rentals, fishing, sand volley ball, giant sandbox, basketball, swingset, et cetera. The bathrooms were the nicest/cleanest I've seen at a campground. Hosts were great and very friendly. Wifi was available. This is a remote campground for nature-lovers. We found it truly refreshing. It did seem like a tight squeeze for some of the bigger rv's, and the lodges didn't look too impressive from the outside. We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Our first trip in our RV. Beautiful location and close to town. We did not travel with children but playground needs updating. Bathrooms clean. Shower water pressure was good but not much ventilation. Needed a longer hose for water so office gave us one to use during our stay. Large sites with plenty of shade. We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Motorhome.
Beware of this place, if in a larger RV or with slides, while 1 or 2 sites may work, it is not big rig (or medium rig) friendly at all. The website says: "A magnificent setting with full modern facilities." Well maybe 30 or 40 years ago, not now. Most sites are electric only (or no electric) and not very level. We were hitting branches on the driveway in, with our 35' MH. There is a water station for filling, no water hookups at site. Verizon had no service here. It was a real short stay for us. We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $20.00
Very nice campground. Beautiful lake. Clean laundry room. New bath house and showers. Warm and clean shower and bathroom. Great place for our dogs. Beautiful trail to hike on. Highly recommended. We camped at Otter Lake Campground and Lodges in a Truck Camper.