6.4 Average
     
Sawyer, Michigan

Warren Dunes State Park

Sawyer, Michigan



Sawyer, Michigan
Phone: (269) 426-4013

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $29 7/2016

Latitude: 41.90978279285
Longitude: -86.587114334106

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Reviews definitely depend on time of year you camp here: we experienced the same. Park is unique with the lake and sand dunes.

The Campground in summer: yikes! Sites 94 - 171 looked like a tent city at a rock concert with some trailers thrown in. The campers looked miserable. Large grassy/dirt areas with no privacy and kids running all over the place.

Fortunately we were in the "Modern" campground, and sites 67-74 were the only spacious sites we saw. However this loop also had many very close inside sites. The outside loop sites are also subject to road noise.

In the summer I would be very cautious about the site you choose and your personal space requirements. Our site had electric and some privacy.

I would visit this park again due to the unique sand dunes and the lake BUT only off season and not on a weekend. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1-74 Modern
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Town of Sawyer and the Goodbush Brewery restaurants.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean during our visit but there were a couple dozen sites occupied, if this was peak season it would be different. There is additional $9 a day for out of state residence nightly fee does NOT reflect this. Daughter rented a cabin next to our site had very musty smell probably from being closed up for the season. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I was happy that we decided to take a chance on this park after the previous reviews. We camped on a weeknight near the end of June and found the park to be about two-thirds full; it did not feel overly crowded. Our site was long enough that we did not need to unhook our 35 foot 5th wheel. It was a great place to break up our cross country drive. The kids loved playing on the sand dunes and swimming in the lake. The bathrooms were modern and clean. We would definitely return. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Quoted camp site rates do not include additional daily park entry fees, motorhome daily fees and extra charge for towed vehicle. My "Grassy' camp site either a dust bowl or mud puddle depending on weather. Showers and toilets dirty, plugged shower drains. Infested with kids. A leafy, over-priced slum. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park when it is not busy. Holidays are a nightmare because it is so crowded and noisy.The best times to stay are off season as they are unable to keep up the bathrooms when it gets busy. The cabins are nice but also do not recommend when the park is busy. The area itself is beautiful and the beach is awesome. Try to avoid the holidays as it becomes a "sardine can". We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a must stop park if you are traveling on I-94 or even I-80/90 and you have a day or two. From an RV perspective, it's a nice, basic state park with the advantage of 30 & 50 Amp service. No water or sewer, but they do have a good dump station. The real attractions are the sand dunes and the beach on Lake Michigan. It's very nice and unique. And each site has these industrial strength fire pits for some nice campfires. I was fortunate as the park was probably only at 20% occupancy, so I felt like I had the place to myself. I had my pick of sites, and choose a very easy drive through site. It is a little close to I-94, and at night you can hear the trucks off in the distance. The staff were very nice and helpful, but they were definitely all business. The no alcohol signs were everywhere and you could just tell, it was not a place you wanted to be drinking from a open container. Definitely a solo cup environment. But if you want to spend the day hiking the southern shores of Lake Michigan, this is well worth the stop. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location if you want to spend the day on the beach. Dunes access is within the park, about 2-3 miles by car. There are walking trails available, but we did not take them. Sites are narrow but wide. We previously owned a pop-up and booked when that was the equipment we had. By the time our weekend came, we had purchased a 25 ft travel trailer. The park has about 4 sites that are they do not reserve on line. We were able to switch our site and obtained a pull through. Site 92...perfect for new travel trailer owners. Simple in and out. Typical state park..not much grass, our site was very level. The people were very nice and helpful. We will be back We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

One of my favorite places to camp. You cant beat the dunes and lake Michigan. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

While the campground is nice, some spots are very small, others are a nice size. The beach is very nice. The Bathrooms could of been cleaner, and stocked better. My husband went to use the bathroom, and only one stall had toilet paper. Now this campground, like all the campgrounds on the west side of state is alcohol free. You see signs coming into campground, and it is stamp on your pass. I MUST WARN you if you do bring ANYTHING in be very careful. We pick up my son and his girlfriend from the train station in Indiana, and did stop to pick up a case of beer (cheaper there, no deposit). We got back to the site, it was dark out, and we had the case of beer in the trun. The trunk was open less than 5 minutes, DNR drove by saw it. They stopped, made them empty every can, plus they found a few in the cooler (emptied those too). The guys had also just open there first beer, which were in coolies on table. The DNR found those. Both guys got a ticket for $160 each! And were told they could kick us out of the park (which they didn't). None of us were loud, drunk (they hadn't even had a first beer yet). We met others in campground that said they had alcohol, and we warn them to be careful. We are all adults age 24-54, and we just like to enjoy a drink or 2 at night. We chose this campground because my son and girlfriend live in Chicago, and they could take a train to meet us. I don't know why at some of the state parks you can't have alcohol at your site. The bathrooms could of been cleaner too. There are no camp hosts. Some sites are very close and narrow (not deep). We would go back again, but chose our site more carefully, and back our car in (instead of having the trunk facing the road). We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 4 nights with family in 2 adjoining sites. The campsites were shallow but wide and ours were shady. There were only a few other campers in the park this early in the year. The dunes are great for hiking and for children playing on. The beach must be hiked to as the road is closed due to a bridge being washed out last fall. The restrooms were not as clean as I would have expected for as few campers as there were, and did not seem to be maintained well. One toilet would not flush as was that way for several days. The showers looked nice, but all except one had cold water. If you knew which one to get you could get a hot shower, but the others were cold. The shower floor drains did not drain well, and water ran out into the dressing area. The one night, there was a half an inch of water in the area I was standing in to dress. Also, with all of the sand, they needed to be cleaned more than just in the morning. Maybe they were not geared up yet with staff, but if the park has these kinds of troubles with a handful of campers, what will it be like in the summer? I would only come again if the family really wanted to spend time at the dunes. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were small and close together or else this park would have gotten a higher rating. The beach is one of the best on a lake. The dunes make for fun hiking and are quick to wear kids out (means they sleep well at night! Nearby towns offer many things that you might have forgotten. Be sure to check out St. Joe, as it has some good beaches and a great little downtown shopping area. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park. Our kids loved climbing and exploring the sand dunes. The bathrooms were ok, and the individual shower rooms were nice. The commute to Chicago was reasonable. We enjoyed our stay. The only negative was the daily motor vehicle permit fee which was in addition to the camping fee. We would stay here again. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved camping here for the beach, a beautiful beach in Michigan, not too far from Chicago. We stayed in #36 with extended family in two adjacent spots. #38 was an awesome site, very private with trees. It was a bit loud at night with many college kids (didn't seem to be too much ranger interaction there.) The bathrooms were not the best...very muddy due to the sand but I don't think the appropriate steps were taken to keep it clean. Would I stay here again, yes but just for the beach..the campground was just ok. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Besides the rather steep fee for electric only, no water or sewer, they get you for $8.00/day vehicle permit. Nothing special about the campground. One loop is generally open, which makes it warmer in winter. The other loop is shaded, to make it nicer in summer. The shaded loop has larger spots for bigger rigs. You are still a mile from the beach in either loop. Campground was practically empty when we were there mid-May. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Did not like this campground at all. It was very dusty, dirty and kids roaming at all hours of the night. There was no host for the campground which always makes me a little uncomfortable. The bathrooms left a lot to be desired. The dunes were really nice, and we may visit them again but would find a different campground. We camped at Warren Dunes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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