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St Ignace, Michigan

Straits State Park

St Ignace, Michigan



St Ignace, Michigan
Phone: (906) 643-8620

Sites: 270
Recent Rate: $28 6/2016

Latitude: 45.8527446394149
Longitude: -84.7195055952454

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • 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) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • 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 ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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R&S

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

There is an upper & a lower campground here, with a view of the lake from the lower area. You will need to purchase a park pass ($9/day or $31/year). Only the upper area was open when we were here, but brand new bathhouses should be completed before they open the lower levels. The bathhouses in the upper area are clean, with individual uni-sex shower rooms. Roads are paved, but sites are either gravel or grass. Mature trees are throughout the campground with lots of grassy areas. You can fill with fresh water at the dump station on the way in because sites do not have sewer or water. We could only get 2-3 OTA TV stations here, but our Verizon Mifi worked well. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Star-light ferry to Mackinac Island has a free shuttle that will pick you up at the campground and bring you back, but you'll have to call them.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Modern restrooms with individual shower rooms that Michigan is building in their State Parks. Separate Recreational Passes required for your motorhome and towed vehicle at additional fee. Two camping areas i.e. Upper & Lower. We stayed in lower near the water and views of the Mackinac Bridge. Beach area has spectacular views. St. Ignace is a nice tourist town and home to several ferries to Mackinac Island with many restaurants and summertime activities. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit carless Mackinac Island and take your bike or rent one on the island.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
215
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
190
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Mackinac Bridge is easy to see and photograph from several places in the park; the Father Marquette memorial is part of the park (but separated physically and requires a drive). The Mackinac Island ferries are only a few miles away from the park. St. Ignace seemed like a nice little town, although we didn't have much time to explore it.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A typical well cared for Michigan state park. If you're a resident the annual passport for state parks is $11. A quirk in the system is that motor-coach owners have to buy a pass for both the coach and the toad while trailer towers only need a pass for the tow vehicle. If you're not a resident of Mi the annual pass is $39 per vehicle. Verizon mifi is the strongest we have encountered. Will stay here whenever in the area. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here twice. First time when arriving in the Upper Peninsula and the second time before returning to lower Michigan. On our first visit we stayed in the lower section to the left at the bottom of the hill. The section is good, yet hilly and the sites vary widely in levelness. This section is quieter as it is farther from I-75. There are tremendous views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. The sunsets are spectacular. St. Ignace is a quiet tourist town that we found much more enjoyable than Mackinaw City. All three boat companies offer service to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace. The second time we stayed on the upper level. The sites are larger, more level and many pull thrus. Verizon cell/MIFI extremely strong. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in site #254 in the Upper Campground. There was plenty of room and a couple of nice walking paths. Though the freeway (I-75) was a few hundred feet away, we could hardly hear it. Verizon cell was good and Verizon LTE was also good. A well-cared for park. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here many times and just love this park. Although the big rig section is not near the water, the sites are gravel and fairly level. My Verizon 4G aircard attained download speeds of 30mbps and upload speeds to 15mbps. The rate was higher due to the reservation surcharge of $8. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolutely in love with this park. Stayed in site #225, large corner pull through site in the upper campground. Most of the sites over here are well shaded, private and have a nice gravel camping pad. Really glad we chose the upper side: no way we could have navigated the lower (lake view) area with our rig (38" fifth wheel). There were some larger spots, but getting around down there and trying to navigate parking would have proved difficult. Upper had only a few other campers so we enjoyed a peaceful weekend. The 1-mile walking trail from upper sites to bridge overlook was nice and appreciated. We got some amazing photos. Already planning a return trip this summer. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the upper campground, sites 254 & 256, due to the size of our travel trailers. The noise from I-75 was not too much for sleeping or enjoying the trails and views of the Mighty Mac. Saturday St. Ignace had a free concert and we ate at one of the many restaurants in town. A grocery was just outside the park as were all other types of shops. Stayed here due to Silver Mtn. Disc Golf course closeness, and enjoyed walking the area for two days. Park was very clean, grassy, shaded, with the classic UP feel. Power level was good and got several clear TV stations. Good cell reception. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice roomy gravel sites accessed by asphalt roads.  Sites on Lake Huron were separated from the rocky wet beach by a thin area of bushes.  Our site was the closest to the lake with electricity, and was one of the few sites with brush separating it from neighbors.  We enjoyed the views of the Mackinac Bridge from the lake, and from the overlook.  We used the laundromat in town.  We spent a day exploring the Lake Huron lake shore.  Our second day was spent on Mackinac Island, hiking the paths, exploring Fort Mackinaw, taking the  horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoying the ferry rides.  It was nice to have bins to recycle plastic, metal, glass, and paper - the first state park campground to take all these.  We hope to come back. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A gorgeous campsite. Who can argue with a view of Lake Huron from your bedroom? We stayed in the lower loop that is closest to the bridge. Yes, there is traffic noise, but fairly constant, so you get used to it. We had a 50 amp site, back-in, grassy, fairly level. Good antenna TV and AT&T cell signal. The showers here were the best I've ever seen in a state park, individual rooms, fully tiled, well-designed, clean, and plenty of hot water. We have a great shower in the trailer, so I rarely venture out, but these showers were worth it. Only drawback for us were the zillion campfires. Most campsites are back-to-back and there is no escape from your neighbor's fire. If you are sensitive to wood smoke, you will have a problem, at least in the busy months. Otherwise, this is a wonderful place, with a grocery store within walking distance and the charming town of St. Ignace to explore. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Again this is one of the nicest "big rig" parks in the MI state park system. We have stayed here many times and the park is always clean and well maintained. If you camp in the early spring, the rate is only $16. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest state parks in the MI system. Big rig pull through sites are easy to pull in and leave and relatively level. Verizon has a cell tower almost next to the park so the cell phone internet signal is exceptional. Download speeds at 3G were in excess of 100k per sec. We stayed here 6 times this summer and will stay next year also. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

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