19 Parks near Ottawa Lake, Michigan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
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. - Br43
Jul 2016 - $35.00
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. - Dapper
Jun 2016 - $30.00
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. - The Penguin
Aug 2015 - $38.00
Definitely an older park that shows its age in several ways. Most notably, the restrooms, showers and laundry could all use some cleaning and repainting. While they were not dirty when we were there, they were just dingy and old, and were definitely not of the quality we'd expect at the price we were paying. Two dryers were out of order in the laundry. Picnic tables were run down, and the electrical boxes also showed their age, but ours did work fine. The "free wifi" was completely inaccessible at our site that was relatively close to the office; I did not see any repeater antennas in the campground. I could access WiFi if I walked closer to the office. Again, not at all what I would expect for $38 per night. Plus, the charge included $3 extra for a/c, which I probably should not have paid because it ended up being cool that night, and $2 extra for sewer. I would feel more positively about the place if those both were included in the $33 base rate. But at least there is a Good Sam discount. Overall, this place would be fine if the rate were no more than $20 per night. As is, I would definitely try to find more quality for my buck somewhere else. On the positive side, the check-in staff was very friendly. - Edistobob
Jun 2015 - $33.00
Oldest campground in the state going back to 1949. Yes, very old, but it fills our needs very well. Lots of shaded sites, superb, clean in ground pool, nice swimming pond with jumbo raft. Not for the rich folks with those mega mansions on wheels. For the poor folks on a limited income like me, it is a perfect place. During the week, pay for 3 nights and get one free. Putt Putt Golf is nice. Old playground, laundry room, game room, mega family use shelter with grill just steps away from pond and good fishing. Many have rated this place as poor; well, this be what I be looking for. Note: where can you spend 4 nights for a hundred bucks. Yes, you get what you pay for, so suck it up since my family of 4 all truly like this place. Oh yeah, good WiFi too. - ALPOE
May 2014 - $35.00
Password for Wi-Fi given by office did not work. Laundry had 4 washers and 4 dryers. 2 washers and 2 dryers were out of order. Mens shower and restroom was dirty. 2 shower stalls and one was out of order, other stall had no shower head. This campground is by far the worst I have stayed in in the last 42 years of camping. The fact that that they used the picture of the guy standing on the yellow and blue raft says it all about the facility. Look close and you will see the man giving the finger with both hands to photographer. - Matt Hill
Jun 2016 - $52.00
We've camped here several times due to proximity to family and friends in Toledo. Note: the campground automatically adds a daily $7.50 "resort fee" on check-in. The fee apparently includes morning pancakes and kid's activities. As a senior, when I questioned the resort fee, I was given the option to opt out. Many sites are satellite-unfriendly, so if that is important to you, be sure to let the host know. WiFi was surprisingly good, but then the campground was mostly empty. I really wish there was a more reasonably priced option close to Toledo. - CO2RV
Oct 2015 - $47.00
Right beside the highway so there was road noise. Park mostly empty. Cable and WiFi good. Water pressure good. Abit overpriced, had to pay a $6.00 resort fee on top of the regular rate. Sites close together. - DBSnowbirds
Aug 2015 - $45.00
We have stayed at Monroe Co. KOA several times, but only because it is the closest campground to family and friends in Toledo. This KOA, like others we've stayed in is overpriced. The on-line rate was $45, but when we checked in, the clerk said it would be $53. When I inquired about the difference, was told the $8 was a "resort fee." The clerk removed the $8 when I convinced him we were not interested in the "free" pancake breakfast, etc. WiFi was so-so. Also, as with many KOAs most sites are not satellite friendly. We were fortunate to get one that was. We camped here three days, but had to leave Friday as they were solidly booked and we didn't have a reservation. No problem there, but when I inquired if I could just dry-camp over the weekend, the response was "sure -- that will be $41 per night." Needless to say, we packed up and moved our rig to Cabelas, which is quite nice (and free). - CO2RV
Jul 2016 - $52.00
My wife and I have going to Harbortown for more than 10 yrs., recommending this park to fellow campers. But we have noticed a change in customer treatment and enforcement of printed rules. We see dogs off leash and site violations which seem to be ignored. On our last visit this month the next site campers returned from a day of fishing and parked their large boat on site and began cleaning fish, even though there is a fish cleaning station available. The office said they would check on this but never did. We went to the office and said we had family coming to visit and felt we shouldn't have to sit next to or smell the boat. The manager said too bad, the boat stays, it's not against the rules. Rule in the printed brochure explicitly said 1 vehicle and 1 camper per site. He was very rude and insulting and boasted that this was "my place" and if we didn't like it we could move on to another place. After we strongly expressed our opinion on the situation, we got a refund, left and went elsewhere. On leaving Harbortown another camper said others also had issues with management. To our surprise the sites at Sterling were larger, cheaper and with very friendly staff. Plus a nice view of Lake Erie. Our family arrived there and a good time was had by all! For a so called business owner (?) he needs to show respect for campers who support his business. We definitely will not return!!! And definitely not worth the $52 we paid per night, plus $4 per visiting guest. We camped in a motorhome. - Br43
Oct 2015 - $58.00
The campground is easy enough to get to, but once you're there getting to your site can be unnecessarily complicated. If you're looking to get away from it all and enjoy some quiet family time, this isn't the place for you. Sites are extremely close to one another! We were fortunate to have lovely neighbors, so that part could've been worse. The staff themselves were incredibly rude and unwelcoming. I've seen the reviews that rules were not enforced, but my experience was not the case. The staff ride around in their golf carts barking orders at guests.
The park has a lot of potential under proper management, so it's a shame that it's being run in such a poor way. My family and I will not be returning. For the money you spend here (they charge for EVERY little thing) you could stay in a five star hotel with everything included.
If you're going to stay here, be sure to double and triple confirm your reservation and site. Staff is of the mind that they don't make errors and aren't very accommodating when they do. - JDunlapMH12
Sep 2015 - $27.00
We stayed 2 nights at PP America, then full price ($54) the third night. So the average was acceptable, but the $54 price was in my opinion excessive for this park. The sites were a decent size with grass on each side. The pad is extremely narrow and there are trees that a growing up on each side at the entry and exit of the pull through sites. I had to back out as I could not go out forward with the trees in protruding onto the corners of the sites (45' moho).
The wi-fi was horrible. Could get it late at night or very early in the morning. Other than that it was hit and miss whether could connect, as if it did connect it was very slow. Seems like for this kind of money, the wi-fi could be better.
Hookups were good, lots of cable stations to choose from. Was open to receive Dish satellite. Mostly quiet except for an occasional train going by.
The office staff was efficient and very helpful. They recommended a restaurant in Monroe, Public House, which was terrific. - JoeVinnie
Jun 2016 - $27.00
All campsites back-up to wild areas and most have privacy between sites. Area well maintained with miles of paved rec. trails to gain access to long Lake Erie sandy beach, swimming lake, wildlife center etc. We were here during the annual mayfly hatch in early June. The flies were everywhere in great abundance but were harmless. The redwing blackbirds were well fed by the unavoidable largess. - Appleknocker
Jun 2016 - $14.00
Very large park, but broken into many sections, so it doesn't seem like a huge campground. Everything is very well manicured. There aren't a lot of trees, but they have big shrubs planted in between most of the sites, affording a lot of privacy. Nice bike trails, and lots of roads to ride on as well. No water at site, but potable water available at dump station. The campground legend shows water available in the camping areas as well, but you cannot hook up a hose to those. A decent value at the Passport America rate, which is available Sun-Wed. No wifi, but good Verizon signal. Not that easy to get to. - KAP99
Aug 2015 - $27.00
This is part of a whopping huge recreation area but loops are well separated so it does not feel confined at all. Sites are nicely separated. We got our 36' plus truck in. No problem & saw plenty other sites that could accommodate us. Water no problem when you have 100gal tank but can see it as an issue for small tanks & many people. Biggest issue for us was signage to find the place. A frequent complaint that we have with CGs. No problem once you know. - Veebyes
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Price reflects Value Kard discount with tax. Roads and sites were gravel. We encountered low branches upon entering, and our premium pull thru was not satellite friendly as requested. They permitted us to move to a second site, which was satisfactory. Staff was somewhat cordial, but obviously not going out of their way to be friendly. They were unable to print our receipt due to a lightning strike, but did not manage to get one to us prior to our departure. WiFi was mostly up and down and elusive, so we used our Verizon MiFi. Would stay again in a pinch. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Family friendly environment with wonderfully helpful staff. There were fun events for the kids and it was just a relaxing vacation in general. Sites are spacious enough too. I highly recommend this campground for a getaway with the family. - JDunlapMH12
Aug 2015 - $51.00
We stayed here about 3 years ago, and many improvements have been made. The sites are level and very large. The new dog park was great for our two large Labs. I would highly recommend this park. - epoux
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Please be aware there is a whole page of additional fees. 30 amp service plus additional $2.50 to use your own AC. Golf carts overrun the place. There is an additional fee for sewer based on the number of people. I will not return--don't nickle dime me to death. - az2wv
Aug 2015 - $18.00
This place is huge. Well maintained and organized. WIFI is good once you get on. This WIFI is very secure and takes some patience to get on. Mostly permanents and seasonal, but very neat and clean. Lots of rules, but I'm sure its necessary with this number of residents. - B&S
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Nice clean family run park, site was grassy, level and just long enough room leave tow car hooked up. Good 50 amp and sewer. $$ for wifi, tv over air was good. Worth the short 7 mile trip off the expre$$way. Would come back. - eventanman
May 2016 - $34.00
This campground was a bit far off of the highway, but a simple drive to reach. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were initially a bit put off as it looks like a haphazard layout of sites, all grass and dirt. However, we were pleasantly surprised.
We had the campground to ourselves. There were hiking trails, gardens and open green space. Utilities worked well. Wi-fi was spectacular (probably because nobody else was using it). The site was level. They appear to have spectacular programming for kids and appear very active during peek months.
We enjoyed our overnight stay, slept well, and exercised the animals. We would definitely stay here again. - Sheryl E
Jul 2013 - $13.00
Rate is Passport America. Medium size park with lots of amenities for kids and adults. Easy to access and good interior roads. I parked on grass overlooking a pond. The staff was friendly and helpful. Strong Verizon signal and good TV channels. - RVW Traveler
Aug 2012 - $32.00
Stayed here as season campers for six months. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Park, restrooms, etc., were immaculate. Unfortunately, this campground very isolated from shopping, etc. We still would recommend the facility for multiple things to do within the campground itself, and for the family activities scheduled. - User2915
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Interior gravel roads in dire need of repair. Potholes and dust everywhere. We experienced some rain, and many of the sites were flooded. 30 amp service and old equipment. There was some arcing in our power pole and it caused our power cord to melt into the receptacle. Thankfully I had good power monitoring equipment in my rig that prevented damage. No sewer either. For the fees charged, this campground is not a good value. The staff is below average in friendliness. Not bad, but certainly not the outgoing friendliness we see at so many other places. The county roads leading up to the park are atrocious. Both asphalt and gravel, and both in terrible, terrible condition. We traveled at a crawl and were weaving across both lanes just to avoid potholes and crazy-rough patches. I realize that is not the fault of the owner, but it certainly has a bearing on my overall satisfaction. - User3367
Sep 2012 - $28.00
Campground roads are gravel and not well maintained. The camp sites are grass and almost level. We camped at site 20. Good satellite reception, 30amps, water, no sewage and partially shaded. I reserved the site over the phone. No one was in the office when we arrived at 4pm. We would camp here again, but only for a overnight stay. About 20% of sites were occupied. - tethomas
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This campground was disappointing. It needs to be kept cleaned and maintained. It appears the owner lives within the campground in a beautiful well maintained home. Please put the same care into the campground. The bathroom need's to be maintained and cleaned. The place needs TLC just like the lovely home. - Gabby Smith
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here very early in the season and there was still snow on the ground. Mostly seasonal campers. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There are a lot of lakes around which is probably very attractive during the summer. Lots of place to walk the dogs. From what we saw we would stay here again. A bit pricey though. - Novi MI
Nov 2013 - $30.00
Spent a month and 3 weeks in pull threw site that the back side had a pile of leaves and junk so it was unusable. Restroom individuals and maintenance man both seen cleaning items in the showers and floors dirty. Park was not plowed after snow until late in day and undriveable to get rigs in or out. Only a few sites were even plowed. Monthly sites were charged .14per KWH and heat tape to parks water lines was charged to the sites. Park staff was not well trained. Question about propane bottle exchange when there exchange bottles were over due inspection individual did not know about dates! Wild cats loose in park and individual allowed dogs to run loose. One trailer was in such bad shape the individual had several tarps covering most of trailer and living in it with large pile of unknown items covered with tarp behind trailer. - Hob
Jul 2013 - $31.00
This is a beautiful park in a very nice setting. Sites are well spaced, some with shade. Blazing fast WIFI, about the best we've ever encountered. We would definitely return in the future if we're passing through this area. - Bob & Stephanie