27 Parks near New Era, Michigan
Aug 2011 - $35.00
My sister reserved this campground for a large family camping weekend. It seems to be an older campground, but overall, we had a good experience here. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kids enjoyed the playground and fun cycles. The fun cycles were $2.00 for a half hour, but they were free on Sunday. Our site was level and shaded, which was nice. My parents had a cabin, which was also nice. The main problem we encountered was that one of the sites we had reserved was right next to the road that led to the rustic section of the campground. That site ended up being only half a site because we couldn't put anything in or near the roadway. Do not reserve sites 31/32 for this reason. Our motorhome is 31' and I don't think a larger vehicle would have been able to maneuver through the campground. Lake Michigan is a short drive from the campground. - miyzfrider
Sep 2004 - $25.00
Stony Haven? My kids call it ?dirty haven?. This was probably one of the dirtiest campgrounds that we have stayed at. We waited too long to get reservations at any other campgrounds over Labor Day weekend. While the campground owners were nice, and they would have done anything for you, the park could use a good cleaning and they need to cut down some trees. Although it was sunny when we were there, the sun never made it down to the park because of the many trees. My kids went to play on the playground and came back with grease on their clothes and more dirt. The showers and restrooms were ok at best. There was nothing to do. We did rent one of their pedal cars and found that it was again very dirty and hanging together with twine. Fun ride! We were thankful that it did not rain because then it would have become ?muddy haven?. We will never return to this campground. - crcmu93
Aug 2014 - $38.00
We stayed with a group. We were in an RV and a cabin. The place is certainly rough as I had read on previous reviews. The owners just barely maintain the place, some further maintenance and sprucing up could definitely be used. The cabin was dirty, it needs a good scrub. There were cob webs everywhere, the blinds and window sills were filthy and there was dust covering much of the non high traffic areas. Some extra kitchen supplies in the cabin would have been nice as well, although this was minor. The RV sites are certainly well used, but the waterfront ones are nice. If you are looking for a larger more private waterfront sites I would suggest Site 8, 9 or 11. The lake was also very nice, very beautiful and serene. There is not much of a beach. The playground has certainly seen better days and something new would be nice. The public bathrooms we did not use a lot but they appeared nice, new and clean. I also liked the fact that the resort seemed very secluded although it was not far off of Hwy 24. I would probably go back again with an RV to site 11, although I will try a few other places before I do. - Bdes13
Aug 2014 - $37.00
Heavily treed with dirt access road and site pads. Very quiet and all utilities worked fine. No satellite due to trees. Staff is very friendly as are the seasonal residents. Nice pool and lots of activities planned for the weekend (kid-related). We made last minute plans to visit Michigan Adventure and this was the only campground we could find with room available. It is about 20 miles north of the amusement park. We would stay here again. - Amls
Jul 2012 - $65.00
This campground is either very good or very bad. The good: There is much to do. There is a modestly priced and very nice indoor water park, outside horse back riding, a weekly rodeo and pig roast, several restaurants, and a beautiful golf course. The bad: The restaurants and golf are quite expensive. And, the campground is heavily wooded, making it very difficult for a 43 foot RV like mine to maneuver. There is no WIFI and no cable. It is impossible to get satellite reception. Also, the cell phone coverage is poor. And, most of all, the trees need to be trimmed. It is very frustrating and maddening to scratch up your RV just getting in and out of a campground. This place is so close to being great. There is even a a flat open spot just outside the campground, that could be set up for higher end RV's. If Double JJ wants to bring in higher end campers for their expensive golf and food, they need some higher end camping spots. Until then, it is unlikely we will return. - sse
Aug 2008 - $79.00
Dusty? Yes. Overpriced? Yes. But the Double JJ is a fun place to stay, and the CG is quite attractive, with lots of shade for most sites (helpful in the summer) Those trees do pose a hazard for larger rigs, though, especially threading through the narrow roads in the campground. Very family-friendly place, the western theme is fun, and there is lots to do. The pool area next to the campground is beautiful, with several fun pools, none too deep, and an awesome waterslide. Horseback riding is plentiful (albeit extra charge), and the rodeo (also extra) is fun. Would consider going again, perhaps for a special occasion. - PokyRVer
Jun 2008 - $89.00
AAAAA+++++ Kids loved it. Water park is the best - pputter
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This very large campground is a hidden gem. There are limited sites with power so make sure to have a reservation if you need one. I was a little hesitant when I heard that the campground only had port-a-potties. I will say that these were amazingly clean and odor free. They have these placed every 500 feet around the campground. The roads are dirt and it can get a little dusty at times but it never bothered us at our site. Big rigs will have no problems navigating the campground. Many of the sites are right on the water and the kids were able to swim right from our site. There is a beautiful sandbar with swim platforms in the middle of the lake. We did not fish but our site neighbor did and was able to catch a large bass every second or third cast. The owner and his wife were very friendly and made rounds regularly. It is clear that they take pride in the park and keep it well maintained. We did not receive a WiFi signal (nor did we ask about it) but we had strong AT&T 4g so it wasn't an issue. - TeamErnzer
Sep 2015 - $18.00
We stayed one night mid-week in September. There are only a few sites with water & electric. Many sites have electric and most are dry camping only. All sites have a view of the lake.
It's located right off of Hwy 31 but there is a lengthy dirt road to the main gate. It's still big-rig friendly but maybe not for the high-end motor coaches.
Owner is friendly, helpful and made his rounds in the evening. Great rate for PA members. - Craig H
Jul 2012 - $35.00
Lake is larger than it appears on Website. Horseback riding and Golf is right across the street at Double JJ resort which is in Rothbury. A store is right down the road and the town of Montague is very close for shopping or canoeing. The lake has a lot of lakefront sites, but many of them don't have a lot of shade so you have to think about how the shade moves with the suns movements to get a shady spot. Also has more shady private sites off the lake and a large group area with several nice sites with electric grouped together. Clean fire rings, clean everything. Very clean porta-potties everywhere. Very clean campground. Only two shower stalls but clean and adequate as this new campground is not very busy yet. Really nice roped off sandbar swimming area in the middle of lake is connected to a peninsula so you have a nice safe place for swimming with little ones. Also a floating swim dock with a ramp that you can jump off into the deep side, a fishing dock, and two floating volley ball courts. Nice sandy bottom lake with small beach areas in front of most all of the lake front sites. A road goes around the campground in a circle which is great for bike rides. Also has a bike trail towards the front of the campground and another trail towards the back. Only ice, wood, and inner tubes for rent available on site. There is a store is right down the street. Close to Michigan's Adventure. Lots of wildlife and catch and release no license fishing. Only small no gas motor boats allowed. The only thing we did not like was a bit of highway noise at night after all the birds and crickets calm down. Beautiful night sky. No frills, but it has that back woods nature feel with lots of blueberry plants everywhere and lots of privacy because there are a Lot of sites. Saw a crane living right in front of our camper on the water. - csunbean
Aug 2016 - $31.00
Park was clean and the staff could not have been nicer! Lots are spacious with sunny/open exposures. Site surface is gravel, dirt and sand. Features a fire ring and picnic table.
Complaint is that there is no TV signal (5 channels), no Wi Fi even at the store where there was supposed to be some, and no cell phone signal.
In this day and age I feel that a campground that is charging a pretty good price should have at least TV and wi fi. - User3353
Jul 2013 - $39.00
Many different sites available. Electric and water are popular. Good level full hookups. Wi-Fi very weak and sites are controlled to limit traffic. Had to use smart phone for email and trip planning. Hiking trails are good, and canoe/kayak/tube livery is close and excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff. A well established park (I used it in 1978) and they continue with improvements and new sites. - Hornman
Jun 2013 - $41.00
We really enjoyed this park. We had a site right on the creek and kids played in it all day long. They also have a decent sized pool, playground, basketball court, fishing lake nearby, small arcade, and small camp store. It is a large campground that is spread out into smaller sections which makes it seem smaller than what it actually is. Our site by the creek was quiet. There is quite a bit of shade and nice sized lots. It is 15 minutes away from Lake Michigan. Montague and Whitehall are both very nice, quaint towns. It is on White River so if you like to canoe it would be perfect. - focchick
Jul 2015 - $24.00
There were no signs at our (northbound) exit for this County Park. We had to rely on our GPS which isn't always correct. When we did arrive near the end of Meinert Road, there was a sign for us to turn right into the campground. We noticed most campsites were occupied by fifth wheels and trailers, probably by seasonals for use during weekends. We stayed here mid-week and we were about the only people in the campground. This campground offers 67 campsites with water, electric and sewer hookups. It has a modern bathroom with showers and a sanitary dump station. Ice and firewood are offered for sale.
All sites were well maintained and not trashy. We selected a grassy site with 30 amp service as most 50amp sites were taken. There are lots of trees but we were very lucky to get satellite service, although we frequently lost the signal. We had no service for our MYFI or our cell phone but the campground does have WIFI.
We were disappointed that the camping area was about ¼ mile from Lake Michigan. The day use was at the end of the road at the beach. This campground was okay but a little out of our way for short stays, therefore we probably would not stay here again. - gatordan
Jun 2016 - $55.00
This is hands down the best RV park we have stayed on in our entire trip. Paved roads, sites are all concrete and quite wide. nice grass surrounds all the pads. spacious sites with picnic table & fire ring. Most are pull thru, W/E/S, cable are all easy access and in good shape. Wifi works fairly well.
This park is CLEAN, very well kept and friendly. They sell propane and have items in the camp store.
Nice laundry and you will not believe the showers and restrooms - granite counters, nice private showers.
We came for one night and stayed for 3 or 4. Fair amount to do in the area too. - sunandwater
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on pull through site 21, which is wide & long concrete with full hook ups. Easy access; required one board to level. Large grass patch with nice size shade tree, well trimmed. Plenty of room for truck. Paved interior lanes. Very spacious, clean shower & laundry houses. Good WiFi, cable TV, AT&T cell coverage. Did not use pool, but looks very well maintained & is larger than most RV park pools with lots of lounges, Jacuzzi & child pool. Large children's play ground. Small book exchange. Billiard table, basket ball court, & corn hole equipment. Large level park, short woodland path-good for walking. Friendly staff. - Scottsdale RVers
Jul 2015 - $50.00
Very deep, wide, level concrete pads at each site. Beautiful, soft, emerald green lawns everywhere. Like a Class A only resort. Gated. Close to dunes and downtown. Att signal spotty. Wifi weak, sometimes useable. Doggie stations with bags. - univmd
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Nice for weekend trip, some what tight for parking 40' MH. Had to ask neighbor across from us to move truck for us to get in. Electric was n wrong side in our site, and water required two hoses to reach. Not much to do in area, one or two days tops for things to do. - nomore3putts
Aug 2011 - $26.00
Excellent staff, great little public park. Bathhouse is "new" and very clean with large showers. This park is 100 years old per the manager and it's one of the original Michigan Tourist Parks for auto campers. If in the area we will stay again, if they have a spot for us. - Teacher's Pet
May 2006 - $24.00
This is a small quiet, very friendly campground over looking Hart Lake. Many seasonals, but very nice. Most of the sites are very narrow and not very shaded, but we love this campground because of the location. It is at the beginning of the Hart/Montague bike trail and is a short walk down the hill into historic Hart. There is fishing on Hart Lake with a boat ramp. It is also close to Silver Lake. The managers are awesome and couldn't be more helpful. There is security after dark and the restrooms are locked (you are given a code to open door) at night, which was nice. Great new restrooms. Will definitely return. - campingbug
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on site 41, which is sand & W/E. Easy access & level. Lots of shade from well trimmed trees. Occasional falling acorns on rig roof. Adequate room for truck. Buddy sites (facing awning sides); however, sites are fairly wide. Clean shower & laundry houses. Shower is the push button sort that must be regularly pushed to maintain water stream. Only three washers, which might be a problem during the busy summer season. Good WiFi. Campground does have limitations on length of time & number of devices (one) that can be on-line at one time. No AT&T cell coverage. Poor over the air antenna TV some days, up to 12 channels on other days. Very quiet at night. Modest sized campground beach across the street from park, & limited grocery store is next door. Large children's play area. Restaurants & ice cream stands are short walking distances away. Staff is very friendly, welcoming, & constantly tidying sites. - Scottsdale RVers
Aug 2010 - $38.00
Clean park mostly seasonal campers and park models. Play ground is dated. Internet worked on and off ( the office said they had been having problems with WiFi.) You can ride your bikes from campground to local restaurants, ice cream shops, go cart track, etc. They have a bike path on the side of the road going into town. Showers require you to hold a handle down to get water, kind of a pain when your trying to shower. Silver Lake is a nice area. There were only 25-30 sites for non seasonal campers in the park and they are up front. Seasonal campers are nicely kept, no junk which was nice. I would stay again as it's a nice location close to town. (Not very big town at all.) - Duanesz
Jul 2009 - $37.00
We have stayed at Sandy Shores for the past three years for our week vacation in July. The sites are rather large and offer much shade. Most sites are grassy and very clean: the grounds keepers clean and rake each site upon each change-over. Sandy Shores also owns a private beach on Silver Lake. Although the campground is not located directly on the lake, it is just a short walk away. Also, weekly boat slips are available at their private beach which is very useful if you bring a boat like we do. While the campground does not have a camp store, there is a very well outfitted private store with groceries, ice, firewood, and RV supplies located at the entrance to the campground. - deanintemp
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Nice campground near all things to do in the area. Utilities were all as they should be, good water pressure and proper electric. There are lots of tent campers here due to activities in the area and many permanents, seemingly well cared for. Would stay here again. - Sewmom
Jun 2012 - $50.00
Very nice park. Dirt/gravel roads make for a little dust but nothing to complain about. I was quite surprised on how quite it was, this was my first time to Silver Lake and I expected to hear loud engines from the ORV vehicles all day but that never happened. The pool was nice but to small for the amount of people using. We used the laundry room, they need a lot more machines, only 4 washers and dryers, we had to wait and wait for them to open up, our family alone took all 4 machines. Office staff was helpful but lacked any knowledge about park activities over the July 4th week. The Facebook page spoke of all kids of events planned, movies, bike/golf cart parade etc yet nobody on staff knew anything about them. We came home from dinner and sure enough we had missed the events that the staff knew nothing about, my kids were upset. I would stay here again. - welfarewagon
May 2011 - $47.00
One of the cleanest, best maintained parks that I have ever camped in. I highly recommend it! I will definitely be returning. - Campfire Girl