6 Parks near St Ignace, Michigan
May 2013 - $33.00
This is more like a state park than a privately owned campground. The pluses are the sites are heavily wooded and it is situated on Lake Huron. But the level of the lake was low so there were wide stretches of unappealing coastline. The showers are lousy. There is no temperature control; the shower is either "on" or "off". The water shuts off automatically after a few minutes so you must constantly turn it back on. Shower curtains were missing on 3 out of the 4 showers. Many sections of the roads are all dirt with no gravel. - rkh
May 2012 - $36.00
Fee includes $8 day use fee. We really enjoyed this very basic state park. Our site was perfectly fine, but the views of the bridge were gorgeous. It was especially lovely as the sun set. Not a terribly dog-friendly park--no good "official" exercise areas (and no dogs on the beach--too bad we didn't see that sign until after we'd been once). Bridge traffic is audible, but not bad at all. We would return, but wish campers were not assessed the additional day use fee. - JCLC
Jun 2011 - $32.00
Campground was okay, but just average. Needs some cleanup and site improvements. - hoganc
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We made reservations, but they don't issue you a site number and this time of year probably didn't need reservations anyway. There were many empty spots and we just chose one and then checked in at the casino. They had water and electric at the site. There was a dump station to use on the way out. Campers have use of the pool and exercise room. You need to get a key card when you check in. Both were very clean and nice. It seemed if you were just staying overnight and didn't want hookups, you could just park in the parking lot for free. We had good 4G Verizon signal. Very convenient to St. Ignace and the ferries to Mackinac Island. The casino employees were very nice and the security did come through the area several times. Trash bins located in parking lot. At the time of our stay there was construction on the bridge near casino on I 75 and the exit was closed near casino. - Tracy and beth
Jun 2015 - $15.00
I agree with what others have said. The only reasons for my review is that the price is now $15.00 a night and most, if not all campsites are reservable and book on the weekends here in the Summer months. There are also pull-thrus in the back of the lot. - magic
Aug 2014 - $10.00
This was a great place from which to tour the east end of the UP. The back in sites are along the edges of the parking lot ...very quiet, as the parking lot is several hundred feet away from the main casino lot. Some sites were on a slope, but it looked like everyone leveled OK. A short drive to St Ignace. The price was great! We would definitely stay here again! - MBRADLEY
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Central Location. Shuttle to Mackinac Island Ferry Pick up at Campground. Utilities on both side for Maximum Lake View. Approx 8 sites OK for Lake View/Direct TV. Dog friendly with small Beach across street . Very nice Office staff. St Ignace Golf course about 3 miles away. WI FI/ Verizon OK. Will stop again. - silverado
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We stayed here for 2 nights and had no problems. Our site was a back in and had no problems. Sites are close together but had enough room to park our truck next to our unit. People in office were friendly. No cable service which would have been nice. Wifi was on and off, early in morning we had good service at night time it was hard to get on. - Jim Moyer
Sep 2015 - $36.00
We were here near labor day weekend and we could only get in Friday and Sat night. It was not full but people get all crazy about Labor day and it fills because you can walk the bridge only on Labor day. As far as the park it is easy to get a big rig in and ample room. Sites are fairly close to each other. It is an older park but kept up well. We had 50 amp service water sewer and pretty good WiFi. No cable TV and we could not pick up anything via antenna. - signaloil
Sep 2015 - $40.00
This KOA is on the main road and only 7 minutes to the Star ferry to Mackinac Island. Roads are gravel and when it rained they got messy. Sites are dirt and gravel. Some shade, but when make reservations just tell them you want a site for your satellite. This park is much larger than it appears on arrival. Many secluded tent sites and 30 amp sites behind the bathhouse. Lots of places to walk the dog, but no off leash area. Staff helpful. Utilites were good, but placement was odd. Water and sewer hookups were everywhere. (Our sewer was by front DS, and water was by rear PS- so bring extensions.) Little road noise. Lots of campfires at night so there is some smoke. If coming back here we would stay here again. Location for the island ferries is great. - okdiver
Aug 2015 - $41.00
We stayed here two nights. Large campground we stayed near the back. Most of the sites in the back are pull through. They have some full hookups but we had only 30amp electric and water, which was ok for two nights. I like this campground and would stay here again. - Rwake901
Jul 2015 - $50.00
We stayed for 8 nights through July 4th. Sites were spacious. Some shaded. Some open. Stay was very pleasant until the park started filling up for the July 4th weekend. Almost all sites were occupied - and tents were everywhere - with 2 just a few feet from the rear of our 5th wheel. I've seen pictures of Woodstock back in the 70s that weren't as crowded as this place. But, no one got too wild, and quiet time was observed. The office staff were very helpful with area information and called for the shuttle service to the ferry for us. Would stay again, but not on a holiday. - Big450
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Nice state park. Paved roads, easy to get in. Sites are grassy and large. Lots of trees for shade. We stayed in the upper campground, which does not have a view of the Straits or the Bridge. Good 30 amp electric. Dump station was easy to access. Hiking trails all over, including some that give you very good views of the Mackinac Bridge. The campground fills up on the weekend, so reservations are probably necessary. During the weekend it's easier to get in. There is a rocky beach of sorts that some people were using to go swimming. Excellent Verizon 4G signal. Good OTA television. Close to St. Ignace and everything you could need or want. - cmgoeke
Jun 2015 - $30.00
We loved the park - the sites are a little close together, but are otherwise well designed, and the roads are paved. They have some hiking trails, too. Although it's right next to the interstate, I could barely hear it even outside. The campground offers convenient access to the lake and to the Mackinac Island ferries. The views of the bridge on the trails are sometimes blocked by trees, but you can still get some great pictures. Take bug spray; the bugs were all over us when we were there, especially when we went to the beach at dusk to get some shots of the bridge.
My one gripe would be the employee that checked us in. We're from out of state, so we didn't know about the required car pass, which we had to pay for on the way in even though we'd already paid for the site. Then, he handed us the map of the campground and told us to have a nice day, not giving us directions to the site (after it was made clear we'd never camped in a Michigan state park before) - and, in fact, we initially pulled into the site the wrong way as a result. He definitely didn't seem in tune with how things normally work in a campground. - skater
Sep 2014 - $28.00
Stayed two nights in the lower campground site 102 to view the bridge at night. The site was OK but in the forested area muddy and damp. We moved up to 169 in the top campground and it is great. You need to fill with fresh water at the RV dump at the entrance to the either camp. We will always stay here when in this area. - NE Travelers
Sep 2015 - $36.00
This was the first time we really disagreed with the other reviews on RV Park Reviews. The owners seemed to be in a bad mood both times we spoke to them. It's a small, older park with very narrow roads and somewhat bizarre site placement. There are a few pull-thru sites and a few sites on the very edge that are easy to get into or out of.
Our site, #56, was extremely narrow & unlevel and took us quite a while to position the trailer between the trees so we could open the slide-out. We leveled, hooked up everything, and went inside for lunch. Within 10 minutes, we noticed we weren't level (about a half bubble off according to our level). After another 10 minutes we checked again and found it was a full bubble out of level.
Went outside to check and our leveling blocks had sunk into the soil by an inch and a half. In 12 years of RVing, I've never had this happen. We ended up having to completely break camp, hook up to the truck and move the trailer so we could put solid wood under the leveling blocks. That took about an hour and was extremely frustrating, especially when I politely mentioned it to Mr. Owner and he accused me of "doing something to the site."
I also asked him about the wi-fi. We were about five sites from the wi-fi antenna but signal wasn't strong enough to connect to our laptop or phones. His reply was that the park was full (it was about half full) and that, if I wanted to use my "doodads and gadgets," maybe I "should get up at 2:30 in the morning" to do so. The wi-fi wasn't slow, just too weak.
Bathrooms were tired-looking, but mostly clean. Showers were separate. There was only one shower that was unlocked so I'm glad we had full hook ups and were using our own facilities.
The dump station was positioned in the same parking area as the entrance, the camp store parking, and the dumpster. Since the dump station wasn't a pull through arrangement, I imagine it would be a traffic nightmare to get a lot of people through. - 4forsmores
Aug 2015 - $22.00
This RV Park is in St Ignace, MI - a primary launching point for visits to Mackinac Island. The park is just minutes from the ferry docks and downtown St Ignace and near the northern end of Mackinaw Bridge. There are a variety of campsites, ranging from full hookup, 50 amp, pull-throughs down to tent sites nestled in the woods. Most of the sites are gravel, although there is a popular no-sewer, grassy area near the restrooms. Many, but not all, of the back in sites have grassy strips between the campsites but the pull-throughs are a generally a bit tighter. We were given an "end site" that resulted in our having a larger front yard. Our neighbor to the driver's side, though, was faced in the opposite direction of us and was within just a few feet of us. The interior roads are all good gravel and the sites are fairly level with the exception of a few that would be challenging. Lake Huron is easily visible from the road in front of the campground entrance but only a very few campsites would offer any sort of lake view at all. There are some big trees in the campground but we were able to get satellite TV after moving the dish around some to find a "hole in the sky." My 4G Verizon was pretty good and the campground WiFi was solid. The restrooms were kept reasonably clean and there are individual shower rooms as well as a laundry on site. They honor Passport America, Escapees, and other discounts and I was allowed to combine them, giving me a nice discount for 6 of the 7 nights we stayed. Obviously, the discounts offered, plus the location results in lots of overnight visitor who are just passing through. I don't think we would have done any better for the price at any campground in the area. - nazpaz
Aug 2015 - $22.00
It was easy access for us to this park and it is big rig friendly. Only concern we had was check-in area is not identified. The park is older but found strong utilities, level sites, quiet, friendly staff, spacious sites, walked 1/2 mile to ferries, and overall will stay here again. Location is on a hill so up from Lake Huron. - RJourney