Niles, Michigan

Spaulding Lake Campground

Niles, Michigan



Niles, Michigan
Phone: (269) 684-1393

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $28 7/2015

Latitude: 41.7938404231199
Longitude: -86.2150704860687

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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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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-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 no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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happy2013camper

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 3 weeks here, and stayed out in the open area as we didn't want tree junk on our rv , with staying the long period we did. The internet worked well all around the campground (I used my phone to check diff areas too), but the cell service for Verizon was on and off depending on where you were at in there. It worked well in town. The water pressure was low. We went to go fishing, and didn't have much luck. They are so well fed, plus I swear the fish know how to strip a hook of a worm. The "lake" to go swimming in is not a lake. It is a very small pond, with green slimey things that float all around upon entering the water, from getting stirred up. There is a rope dividing where you can swim and where others can fish in that pond. The sand was firm in the water right in the middle, but you sink anywheres else. The water only came up to our waist and we only went that one time. Neither one of us cared for green slimey things floating all around. There are 2 other ponds in there too, that are for fishing only. Near the front of the campground is a small stream that flows through it. Very relaxing, nice, and ankle deep. Also many walking paths, but the bugs were too thick to go on the paths without taking a bath in bug dope first. What we found out while staying there, is that families with children get charged different than any place we have ever been. The rates didn't affect us, but I wouldn't go there with kids. 2 adults per site for that $28. Each additional kid, even if they are yours, is $3 extra a night. Also extra tents aren't allowed on a site with a larger tent, or an rv on it. They insist you must get another site for that tent. So.....any family with 3 kids, 2 adults would cost $34. As I said--the prices didn't affect us. I just don't agree with how they charge. They did give us a senior discount as we had paid for the month. The regular rate is $520 a month. They charged us $510. That was our discount. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

If you go here, you will have to ask for a picnic table and fire ring if one isn't on your site. They remove them for mowing purposes. Beautiful walking trails there. Clean park. Town is 3 miles away.

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Dave51

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in the South Bend area visiting family and stayed two nights (Friday and Saturday) because our preferred campground, Potato Creek State Park, did not have a vacancy. Spaulding Lake is an acceptable park. It is about 10 miles from the Indiana Toll Road. It is a quiet park with a mix of new and dated amenities. The electric, water, and sewer services worked well. There was good Verizon cell/MiFi reception. We had a clear view for satellite reception. Our site (102) was a very soft grass site; the site's previous tenant left a 10" deep rut from their tires. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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neilontheroad

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $31.00
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All in all a nice park. Good electric but water pressure is a little low. Nice and quite but we are here at the end of the season and no one really here. Nice and big. My only complaint would to put gravel in the parking spots. Nice good long pull thru and pretty level. It is grass and get pretty wet in the rain. We would park here again if in the area. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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HRambler

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
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We have stayed here several times, the owners are always nice, the park is clean, and the sites are level. There is a playground of sorts, but it is not very well kept but not dangerous. The lakes(ponds) are nice and fishing is allowed. The sites are grass and of medium size and length, they are easy to get into and many are shaded. We use a portable satellite dish and have had no problem getting set up in the treed sites. This is a nice campground, not to far from Elkhart. They only take checks and cash. I gave it an 8 because it lacks the amenities that some parks offer. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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retiremsgarmy

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
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We stayed overnight and it was a nice park for that purpose. A large park with lots of grass and trees which blocked our satellite signal, but the cable was good. Many activities for a family and children. We would stay here again. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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RXA-ADM

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
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This campground is a hard one to rate. Some things were very good and some things not. The people who run the campground have not progressed in many ways into modern methods. They do not take credit cards. The reservations were a stack of yellow slips of paper. We were given a site that barely fit our 32’ trailer. When we parked our truck along the road we were told we could not do that. When we asked where we could park it, we were told to fit it on the site or park in the remote parking, and we were to just “work it out”. We would have preferred that they would have told us that there was no room for us. The bathrooms are older, but are pretty clean. They had Wi-Fi, but it only work sporadically and then slowly. About half the sites have shade. Some sites were decent size but others were not; some places folks were really crowded together. The grounds were very well kept with a pretty stream flowing through it. This contrasted to the junk that sits around in various places. We stayed four nights this time, but we will think long-and-hard about there being a next time. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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CKB

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $29.00
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This is a very nice campground that is very well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. All of the RV sites have 20/30/50 amp service, water and sewer and are level. The Wi-Fi was good at our site. Getting to the site was easy. There are several play areas for children as well as fishing and swimming. We stayed here for a week and would definitely come back. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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exportman

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
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We loved everything about this place. A terrific combination of RV Park and Campground. Level grass sites and beautiful surroundings. We would easily spend a week here but need to move on after only 2 nights. Also, it has a really close proximity to Notre Dame for those who are interested. Great hosts. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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capl

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $22.00
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Family owned and run. Older campground, but well taken care of. Mostly permanent and seasonal campers. Gravel sites and road, but generally level. Quiet and most sites have some shade. Cash or check only. Easy access from US31 & US12. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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mackerman

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $29.00
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Nice family campground, with plenty for things for kids to do, including a playground, swimming lake, two fishing lakes and a nature trail. An enclosed meeting hall is provided on site for get-togethers. The grounds are very clean and well kept with gravel drives. There is firewood available on site for a fee. Fishing is free in the two stocked lakes with no license required. Bait is for sale on site. We stayed in site 47 which is a pull through site in a 40' motorcoach. The sites are adequate, but fairly narrow. Many of the sites have good sized shade trees, all sites had fire rings and a picnic table. Dumpsters are available at the entrance and exit. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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tnyankee

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $27.00
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Older park, family owned and operated, very well maintained. Restrooms very clean. Park is a little bit off the main highways but is easy to find and very quiet. Sites are gravel/grass, some seasonal sites. Stayed here one night on brief visit to South Bend. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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michdoc

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $35.00
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Possibly the best maintained park we ever stayed in. Every tree and shrub is trimmed, and they pick up every scrap of paper they see on the ground as they go about their business there. They were having problems with the cable TV, but were working on it. Restrooms and showers are spotless. Three small ponds for fishing, with one having a sandy beach. Relatively close to both I-80 and I-94. They don't allow alcohol in the park, but they never asked if we had any, so if you want a beer, you'll have to be discreet. This one is a real gem. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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NevadaJim

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $33.00
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Although a older park it was well maintained. They had nice play grounds and a small lake for swimming and 2 other small lakes/ponds for fishing. It was only 6 miles to South Bend and Notre Dame with good roads. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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User869

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $34.00
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This is a small family owned campground located a few miles away from Red Bud MX. We stayed here over the July 4th/race weekend. It was relatively quiet, except for some moderate noise from the neighboring highway. The sites were a little close for my liking, but the campground and facilities were very well maintained. Hostess was very pleasant when taking our reservation and equally as friendly upon our arrival. We'd stay here again, but ask to be located in a site farthest from the highway. Wi-Fi connection was very good. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Meanderman

Review Count: 286
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $23.00
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The price reflects the weekly rate. We enjoyed our stay here; quiet, well landscaped, and very friendly owners/managers. There are a variety of sites, from tree shaded to open, all level grass/dirt with solid hookups and a picnic table. The lakes are full of small bluegill and provide a fishing experience for the kids. There's a playground, basketball court, hiking trails through the woods and rec room, along with a small laundry. Verizon Aircard worked well, but the free park WiFi was exceptionally fast and secure. The location was perfect for exploring the Amish communities, South Bend, and the lakefront communities. A very good value; we'll stay here again. We camped at Spaulding Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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