Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $68.00
If only all KOA parks were like this park! Our usual preference is to stay at privately owned parks, but we were lured to this park by the previous excellent reviews. The office staff were most welcoming and helpful as were the employees working around the campsite. We ran in to some dangling branches when initially parking, and the staff responded quickly with branch clippers. The campground appeared to be very family oriented with organized programming for youth and play areas for younger children. The only negative was having to cross a very busy three-lane highway on foot if you wanted access to the bike path. But once on the bike path, you couldn't ask for anything better. We would definitely return to this campground. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $53.00
Campground is located off US 31. Did not see any direction signs until one at entrance. Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on pull through site 85, which is paved, but not level side to side. Small grassy spot & concrete patio. No shade. Like nearly all sites, this one is narrow & very close to neighbors. Easy access to site & room enough for truck. Full hook up with 50 amps. Electric pedestal is in the center of site. Layout of campground is nice; i.e.; circular site groupings & trees create a feeling of a smaller RV park. Pretty flower gardens & friendly, pleasant staff. Good cable TV & WiFi connections. Shower (cramped stalls) & laundry houses clean. Did not use pool, but looked well maintained. Quiet during the night. In addition to very narrow sites, vehicle & rig washing is permitted on sites. On three days of stay an outside cleaning service washed & waxed neighbor's rig. Our truck, patio, & picnic table were sprayed in the process. We could not use picnic table because workmen were immediately adjacent to it, sometimes using it, & getting it wet. Noise from washing & buffing, not to mention the intrusiveness, disrupted a quiet time on our patio. Two sites down another rig was washed. Vehicle cleaning is inappropriate because sites are too close beside each other. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
This KOA is a very nice clean and well maintained campground. The interior roads are narrow asphalt and sites are paved with a concrete patio, and have a picnic table, fire ring, and trees. There is grass between sites, and the sites are mostly level. Most of the sites are back in, have a lot of trees, and are fairly narrow. Pull in sites are few and narrower. The staff helps you with backing into your site. We were not able to get satellite access in our site because of the trees. Campground has a security gate, heated swimming pool, and hot tub. It is located off Hwy 31, but it is far enough away so there is little road noise. The staff picked up the trash at your site in AM. Water has a sulfur smell but that appears to be an issue with most Michigan water. Staff has done a very good job in planting flowers all over the park so it is very attractive. We would stay here again if visiting Petoskey. We have a 39 foot fifth-wheel. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
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Close to Petosky City and Lake Michigan. This is a family park.
Very nice clean well maintained campground. Roads and sites are paved with a concrete patio, picnic table, fire ring and trees. There is grass between sites. Sites are level. Back in sites have a lot of trees and relatively spacious. Pull in sites are long with a few trees and somewhat closer together. I was able to get satellite access on my pull through by positioning my RV on the site. Campground has security gate, heated swimming pool and hot tub. It is located off Hwy 31 but far enough so there was no road noise. Staff pick up trash at your site in AM. Very convenient to Petoskey. There were a lot of ants on my site(any everywhere) requiring that I treat them to get rid of them. Water has a sulfur smell but that appears to be an issue with most Michigan well water. Staff has done a very good job in planting flowers all over the park so it is very attractive. Would stay here again if visiting Petoskey. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $50.00
We stayed at the Petoskey KOA as party of an RV rally and were pleasantly surprised by this quality park. We normally stay at State or municipal parks and find most RV parks make us feel as if we never left the suburbs. The Petoskey KOA has enough trees that makes it feel a bit more like a campground than an RV park, but with all the amenities. They have a number of rental cabins as well, and there were many families in town for soccer tournaments staying in them. There is a staff escort to your campsite and they ensure you are in good position for your hookups. Throughout our stay, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Bathrooms and showers were very clean, standard fiberglass showers, not fancy, but in great condition. The campsites around the perimeter have mature trees behind them. The pull-through sites in the center have some shade and are a bit closer than we prefer. The water pressure was fine. The cable TV had a good variety of channels including many HD channels. The Wi-Fi only worked if you were near the office, but there is a wonderful porch there with comfy rocking chairs. There was good Verizon 4G service, so we used our hot spot for the majority of our stay. The KOA is located on US-31 north of Petoskey and is convenient for touring the area. The campground is far enough back from the highway that traffic noise was a non-issue. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
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There is a wonderful bike trail that stretches from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs that is a few blocks from the park.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $53.00
Top of the line KOA. We are not generally KOA campers because we find spaces are too close together. We stayed here to see Petoskey area and because it is off the highway and has cable TV. The back-in spaces towards the back of the park are the most secluded. Many have great trees and shade. We found the staff really accommodating in getting a site that met our needs. The website really describes the choices fairly well. This is a very large RV park so we imagine it is crowded, busy, and somewhat noisy in the summer. But kids should love it because there's so many activities, plus a large swimming pool. The grounds are beautifully kept. Good landscaping and flowers. Seasonal residents are separate. There are some park model units, also separate and very well kept. Just seems like these owners thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable. I would definitely recommend. The higher cost compared to other choices in the area was definitely worth it. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $40.00
Wow! Great campground-wooded, shaded, private, clean, friendly, perfect location. This is a winner. Stayed here in late September, so it was not crowded at all. We will return next fall. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $55.00
This is a really pretty park in the trees. The nicest KOA we've been to. Staff was extremely helpful in getting us in for one night when our plans changed. I know this is an area that is very popular and the park was pristine but thought the price was too high for no sewer and 30 amp. All sites are paved and roads are good. Lots of activities and although it's on U.S. 31 it's back off the road and quiet. Our dog did enjoy Kamp K9, the off-leash park. Good Verizon data and voice. Short drive to town. We wouldn't stay again due to the price because there are better choices available at a lesser price. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $58.00
Lovely campground with concrete site pads. Staff extremely friendly. Convenient to Petoskey, Tunnel of Trees, and other local sites we were visiting. We would definitely return here. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Overall excellent KOA. They had a very friendly staff who were extremely helpful. The sites are immaculate and well maintained. The store is well stocked and clean. Bathrooms and showers are in excellent condition. Family activities for older kids and teens are limited. Activities are focused on younger children. The dog park is a bit out of the way but in good condition. This KOA is very close to all sorts of activities in the local area. Only strange thing was the firepits are below ground to make mowing easier. I would camp here again. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice park clean and well kept up. It is close enough to town that it is a just a short drive to whatever you would want to see. We were able to get satellite service with no problem but for some reason could get nothing off the antenna. The camp does provide cable but it is through a cable box that has to be plugged into the back of your TV--not an option for us. Our rate reflects a 10% KOA member discount. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
We made reservations at this campground at the last second because of a terrible mosquito problem at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. We arrived on a cool, overcast (56) windy day and were still able to enjoy the pool because it was heated to about 85 degrees. There were quite a few kids activities throughout the weekend. This is a well cared for campground with newer structures and nice landscaping. Roads and sites were paved. The kids loved catching frogs at the small pond. The staff was very friendly and the staff frequently drove past our site for area garbage pickups or a friendly smile and wave. The only plausible complaint during our stay is the playground could be updated. For us, this is a campground we would enjoy returning to for a week long visit to the Petoskey area. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $53.00
This is an excellent park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We were guided with no problem to our Big Rig Site #94. Cement pad and patio. All the facilities are clean and well taken care of. Full hook-ups. Plenty of room for our RV and car. Close to Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Bay and the Bay Front Park & Marina. Beautiful area. We had advanced reservations which we would recommend, especially if going during the summer. We stayed here for 2 days, and the next time will stay much longer. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
This is a very well operated KOA. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our site was paved, but some sites are gravel or grass. The paved roads were a little tight for our 40 foot rig. It has a nice heated swimming pool and a jacuzzi. The laundry was clean and reasonably priced. There are activities for the kids. On Wednesday and Saturday morning, they sell fresh warm donuts. The campground is very close to the Little Traverse Bay Wheelway, a bike path that runs between Charlavoix and Harbor Springs. We would stay here again. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $48.00
This is a busy RV park. It appears that the staff works hard at keeping the grounds nice. Paved roads, parking area, and patios - very nice. Many sites have good shade which we like, but there are sunny sites too. Season lease people are in a separate area and are not as "trashy" as some parks' seasonal sites. We had a multifamily group in cabins near our site for a portion of our week-stay and they were very noisy. Understandably this is not something that a campground can control. There are not enough bathrooms for those who will use them so they are not kept as clean as they should. The site size is average for this type of RV park. The site rental rates are high but since they are busy they must be competitive. They have lots of weekend activities if you like those. Staff is very friendly. Wi-Fi was not real great at our site's location - especially using an iPad. When going to this area in the future we will likely stay here again. We camped at Petoskey KOA in a Travel Trailer.