8.7 Excellent
     
Stanwood, Michigan

River Ridge Resort

Stanwood, Michigan


22265 8 Mile Rd
Stanwood, Michigan 49346
Phone: (231) 823-8338

Sites: 231
Recent Rate: $45 10/2016

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Latitude: 43.583678344238
Longitude: -85.530152320862
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • 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 yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • 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 yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Large well-maintained resort. We stayed overnight before heading to Big Rapids. Since it's late in the season, the park was very quiet with most facilities closed for the winter.

Nevertheless, the grounds were immaculate with concrete pads, grass surrounding the site and fire ring with patio table. Most sites are back in with some pull through with ours the latter. There are basketball courts, a small soccer field, sand volleyball and tennis courts along with a marina.

We would definitely stay here again. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
74
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were there as part of a late season rally. There was still a lot to offer even with as much closed up as was. It is a very pretty setting and far from most of the hubbub. The only draw back is that the sewer connection is not with the other utilities and we had to disconnect to pull forward enough to dump. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

It is located in Huron Manistee National Forest and on Hardy dam pond with a marina.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

I reviewed this park last Labor Day, and hit it pretty hard for not enforcing their posted rules. I even said we wouldn't be back. Well, due to this being so convenient to family we wanted to visit, we did come again, and I'm glad we did. We had a totally different stay this year. Security was very visible all weekend, and we had no problems with loud campers after quiet hours. Same good items from last year's review with an addition- they put a slide in the pool which the grandkids really enjoyed. All employees we had contact with were friendly and helpful. The packed gravel sites are still not level, but certainly workable- it's worth the effort for the size of the sites. The only real "complaint" was the wifi, which experienced campers know not to count on especially on a holiday weekend. We would certainly come again, and are already talking about meeting our relatives here next year. River Ridge, thanks for changing my opinion. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Grass section
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

It's always difficult for me to review a campground. At least for me, anyway. There are so many factors that aren't necessarily reproducible, or systemic of the campground, that impact my impression. You know what I mean; bad weather, inconsiderate neighbor, RV problem... At any rate, our stay here went off without a hitch. Wonderful neighbors. Gorgeous weather. Trailer in perfect working condition. So, I'll try to dispassionately review for the remainder of my commentary: very clean, and well manicured. Trash pickup. Neighbor told me about the "hot boat" weekend on the Muskegon River. The pool and adjacent patio area would be an absolutely primo place to hang out and watch. I wonder if management would let you set up a barbecue there? Beautiful views. Children loved the water slide. Tennis courts. Large playground and play set. Roads are large and excellent condition. No tents was inconvenient for us, but I can understand it keeps the riff-raff out. Top notch operation. They pay attention to the details and it shows. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Great family park with lots of things to do. Playground, large pool, tennis courts, basketball hoops, marina with boat launch, very good store and plenty of spots to put your trailers.

This was so close to be rated excellent. But when the "face" of your resort, the person who works the front office, is unfriendly and close to rude, it places a bad image of the stay. This happened to me three times. The blonde lady, probably in her 40's, needs to be retrained or let go. Would still go back but they need to fix her. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
concrete section
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Walmart and Meijers about 15 minutes away.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice RV resort! We were impressed from the beginning. The grounds were very well maintained, the staff was very friendly. The amenities were awesome. Our back in site was huge, big enough for our 33ft motorhome and jeep side by side and level. The camp store/grill was very nice. The view of the water was beautiful. The seasonal campers kept their sites clean and were friendly. The only down for us was really our mistake...we turned into the marina entrance by accident and had a hard time turning our rig and tow vehicle around. We would definitely stay there again if in the area again. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
190
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Ferris state university, Walmart, Meier, fast food, panera all about 8 miles away.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

The good: nice picnic table and fire ring. Average width site, but very deep- probably 50' of grass to site behind. Campground well stocked for food, camping and marine. Kids enjoyed pool.
The bad: Site was packed gravel, but not level. Back corner of site fell off to the point we needed an extra step which we didn't have. OK, it was a holiday weekend, but I have never camped in such a loud campground. We were in the grass site section. Many of the campers were seasonal. Friday night had music blaring and people trying to shout over the music. We turned the AC fan on, and still couldn't sleep with all of the noise. Someone must have complained, because Sat and Sun nights were quieter, but still needed the fan's white noise to sleep. Almost every site had a dog and they all barked every time someone walked by their site. Golf carts everywhere, some driven by kids pulling other kids on skateboards. Boats parked along the road in front of sites made it difficult to drive down some of the roads. We like a more laid back camping experience. We thought the resort would be more to our liking. We read the rules before reserving, and thought this would be a good place for us. I think every rule in their list was ignored for this weekend. Maybe a non-holiday weekend would have been better. This would be a good campground for those who like the party camping scene, but we won't be back. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Grass sites section
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice RV Resort. Great family park. Lots for kids to do. Good everything - pool, playground, utilities, paved roads and sites. In some parts of the resort trees were planted close to the road and now have grown to the point that backing into a site can be a challenge. A few pull-through sites are newly available. The Good Sam discount is now gone, as is daily garbage pick-up. Sites are not overly big so parking at the site can be an issue for bigger RVs. Some campers park in the lot near the Welcome Center and walk to their site. Lots of modified golf carts that travel at speeds well over the posted limits so kids and at times adults need to be careful. We have stayed here several times in the past and will return. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a nice week here in a 43 ft RV. Our overall experience was excellent. River Ridge is among the nicest landscaped RV parks we have ever stayed in. Resort staff were very friendly and service orientated. Clubhouse, pool and restroom facilities were well above average. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, full service, family friendly campground resort. It is geared for mostly large travel trailers, motor homes and permanent seasonal use. Our 23 foot AS was one of the smaller rigs! If you want any imaginable amenity, with not so much privacy, this is your destination! Apparently ownership has recently changed, in the last 2 years. Check in staff a little disinterested, but may have been anecdotal...Make sure not to check in before 3pm or out after 1pm, or you will be charged $5 for each 2 hours early or 2 hours late. Lots of planned activities for families/movie nights with popcorn at the clubhouse. Great store, marina, fishing available, very clean and nice bathhouses. A winner for families! Not for the outdoor, hiking enthusiast... We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We stayed as part of an FMCA Rally with the Blue Water RVers. The park is the one of the best we have camped in. It is clean from top to bottom and everyone is nice to talk too. The restaurant is well stocked as is the store. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent place to stay. Spic and Span clean. Spotless really. Beautifully manicured grounds. Great clubhouse and pool facilities. Shower and bathroom facilities at clubhouse were amazingly clean and well maintained. Multiple curtains for showers and stalls, with ample bench room and plenty of places to hang kit bags, towels and clothes. Lockers are provided in the clubhouse locker room as well, so you have a place to put your stuff when using the pool as well. Nice camp store with grill to order sandwiches and such. Store was like a small party store with a good selection of beverages and snacks. Staff at this store/grill was very friendly. Beautifully situated on the Muskegon River with a really nice marina facility. Campground is above the river on high ground. Pool overlooks the river and the entire setting is just beautiful. All the lots had a really nice cement pad, in-ground cement fire pit, and each site had it's own landscaping making it feel like you were home. It really felt like a sub-division for RV's. Nothing rustic about this place. Top notch higher end facility. Very family friendly, with a wonderful playground facility for the kids. I will return with my family again, and suggest you try it. Some issues that I encountered on my visit were as follows; 1- It would be nice to have access to the laundry facility during later hours or perhaps with coded pass keys to allow you entry anytime you needed. 2- I was not overly impressed with some of the desk staff on our arrival. While there was a cheery young lady on duty, her smile and attempt to greet us was mitigated by the fact that another woman who actually handled our reservation was a real sour puss and we were very put off by her. Our impression was she was in charge and to be honest she had an attitude as though we should be thankful to be staying there. Could have been an off night, but my wife encountered the same woman on the phone when booking our reservation and her attitude was the same two weeks prior to our arrival. I certainly wouldn't let that dampen your enthusiasm for staying here, but am pointing it out in case anyone from River Ridge reads this review. Lastly, the real disappointment during our stay, was that we could not rent personal watercraft (jet-skis), or pontoon boats. The web site and printed literature both indicated this was possible and posted rates. Also, a roadside sign/billboard advertising the place also stated this. We were told that they no longer rent these out. Disappointing since we planned on it and we happened to be staying there during 90+ degree weather. With the RV park being on the Muskegon River and with it's own marina, it would have been nice to enjoy the water like that. Other than these pretty minor issues, I would say that this will be on my roster of places to return to time and again. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Great resort for a short or long stay. The resort is on the Muskegon river and boating is easily available. There's not much that a camper would want that is not available. The resort is open to most types of motor homes, 5th wheels and trailer but no tents or pop-ups. Stanwood is a rural area so there is not much else close by. There is golf, some shopping and a few places to eat within 10 miles. This resort is well worth a stay. Some people stay the whole summer. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

River Ridge Resort is a great RV park. It is well maintained and manicured. It is very quiet and family friendly. The staff is also very helpful and friendly, too. We have a three year old and find the playground and grassy area perfect for him. The camp store has everything and more that you will need. The pool is nice but, our only complaint is that there is not a hot tub. For the volume of people there, a second pool or an indoor pool may be a good idea. If you have a boat, this is a great place to go boating. The only other drawback is that you are quite a ways away from things to do or stores. While the campstore is huge and the park has a lot of activities, rainy days can be hard because you are far from the nearest town. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at this park before. During this stay we were in the older part of the park and the cable tV was not operating correctly. The electric supply was not impressive, we kept blowing breakers in our unit and this has never happened at another campground. The park was noisy, and the staff apparently does not enforce the quiet hours. The water supply was very good. Hookups are at the back of the site, and the sites can be difficult to back into. We camped at River Ridge Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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