16 Parks near Tipton, Michigan
Aug 2015 - $38.00
Great park for an overnight stay or a week while visiting Michigan.
The sites are on grass, large and most are level. The restrooms were clean and modern. The pool is huge with plenty of chairs.
Unfortunately the electric service is very poor. The voltage was so low, 106-108 volts, that I had to run my refrigerator on gas (Norcold recommends running on gas if the voltage is below 108)
We were the only camper in the row so I would not want to be here if the section was full. - Ed Smith
Jul 2014 - $44.00
Overall, I would describe this campground as a community of 700 permanent residents with a few, largely ignored, visitors. The campground is dumpy, as you would expect, with a lot of residential stuff smashed in to RV sized lots. The staff is unfriendly, unwelcoming, and rude. All in all, depressing. I gave it a 6 versus 5, because our lot was big and roomy, and there is a free, par 3, 9 hole, golf course that can be used. We will not return. - sse
Aug 2013 - $22.00
Rate is Passport America discount. The people and staff were very friendly. Hookups were good. All restrooms except the one by woodview and canal were very nice. The woodview one should be torn down and redone. Staff indicated that there was a lot of regulations to update and they were working on it. We had a waterfront site which was very nice but was not a full hookup. Would stay there again. - villagetraveler
Jun 2006 - $29.00
Park was shady and level. WiFi worked only in select spots. Sites are close together, our neighbors sewer hookup was under our picnic table. This is an RV Parking lot with trees. They charged us $2 each for our two adult visitors who came by for dinner. The Fourth of July was Tuesday, and we left the Saturday before, but ended up paying holiday rates for Thursday and Friday night, an extra $2 a night. I guess it would be an OK place to stay if you are going to the races, but I don't see us ever staying there again. - troyster
May 2006 - $24.00
Crowded, sites very close together. Sewer access spots were put in with no thought as to how they would be used. Wi-Fi does not work. Guy in the office was a grump. Ok for a overnight. - karonb
Jul 2005 - $25.00
Nice campground. Restrooms were remodeled this year-very clean. Hosts were very nice. Lots of shade available. If you have a Direct TV or DISH Network system, sites available with a direct view to the southwest. Approx. 15 miles west of Michigan International Speedway. Some of the sites are close to US HWY 12 - suggest you ask for sites farther into the campground. Very quiet at night. - dihtn
Aug 2014 - $33.00
Lovely park. Friendly and accommodating staff. Best campground in Jackson area (we checked them all out). Nice swimming area; use of paddle boats at no charge. - Linda Johnson
May 2014 - $33.00
Easy off/on I-94; some road noise by not objectionable. This park is actually in the Grass Lake area, but very close to Jackson. Park roads paved, sites are hard packed gravel. This is a smaller clean park with mostly seasonal residents, and very friendly office staff. There are several very long pull-through sites that could accommodate just about anything and are all very level. Most sites satellite friendly, good Verizon and AT&T service. Not a fancy park, but a nice, clean place to stop for a night or longer when in the Jackson, MI area. - Johnson's
Aug 2011 - $30.00
A nice quiet park. A little hum from the nearby freeway, but the trees buffer the noise fairly well. Lots of open space to play and walk pets. It's been a bad year for mosquitos this year in MI, so I can't entirely fault the park, but it is surrounded by woods and there is a lake in the center, and thus they were bad for this trip. The seasonals raved about this place. Recommended. - WoodedOne
May 2016 - $34.00
This campground was a bit far off of the highway, but a simple drive to reach. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were initially a bit put off as it looks like a haphazard layout of sites, all grass and dirt. However, we were pleasantly surprised.
We had the campground to ourselves. There were hiking trails, gardens and open green space. Utilities worked well. Wi-fi was spectacular (probably because nobody else was using it). The site was level. They appear to have spectacular programming for kids and appear very active during peek months.
We enjoyed our overnight stay, slept well, and exercised the animals. We would definitely stay here again. - Sheryl E
Jul 2013 - $13.00
Rate is Passport America. Medium size park with lots of amenities for kids and adults. Easy to access and good interior roads. I parked on grass overlooking a pond. The staff was friendly and helpful. Strong Verizon signal and good TV channels. - RVW Traveler
Aug 2012 - $32.00
Stayed here as season campers for six months. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Park, restrooms, etc., were immaculate. Unfortunately, this campground very isolated from shopping, etc. We still would recommend the facility for multiple things to do within the campground itself, and for the family activities scheduled. - User2915
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Interior gravel roads in dire need of repair. Potholes and dust everywhere. We experienced some rain, and many of the sites were flooded. 30 amp service and old equipment. There was some arcing in our power pole and it caused our power cord to melt into the receptacle. Thankfully I had good power monitoring equipment in my rig that prevented damage. No sewer either. For the fees charged, this campground is not a good value. The staff is below average in friendliness. Not bad, but certainly not the outgoing friendliness we see at so many other places. The county roads leading up to the park are atrocious. Both asphalt and gravel, and both in terrible, terrible condition. We traveled at a crawl and were weaving across both lanes just to avoid potholes and crazy-rough patches. I realize that is not the fault of the owner, but it certainly has a bearing on my overall satisfaction. - User3367
Sep 2012 - $28.00
Campground roads are gravel and not well maintained. The camp sites are grass and almost level. We camped at site 20. Good satellite reception, 30amps, water, no sewage and partially shaded. I reserved the site over the phone. No one was in the office when we arrived at 4pm. We would camp here again, but only for a overnight stay. About 20% of sites were occupied. - tethomas
Jul 2010 - $25.00
This campground was disappointing. It needs to be kept cleaned and maintained. It appears the owner lives within the campground in a beautiful well maintained home. Please put the same care into the campground. The bathroom need's to be maintained and cleaned. The place needs TLC just like the lovely home. - Gabby Smith
Jul 2016 - $27.00
On line check in was easy enough. Site was small but easy to maneuver. Over Forth of July, I never saw anyone over the age of 25 working in the campground. Never saw anyone patrolling. Dogs are supposed to be on a six foot leash, most were not. Beach area was clean, but again unsupervised. Here most dogs were on 25 foot ropes, if not running free. Trash receptacles are non existent except for two small dumpsters, yet the grounds were fairly clean. - T_I_S_H
Jun 2016 - $29.00
The sites are too small and the campground itself is too noisy. The park does not enforce quiet time. We were going to stay two nights but left after the first night. - Gables
Aug 2010 - $26.00
This is a very nice state park with 30 Amp service. There is no water hookup available. There is a dump station. We stayed here while attending the Nascar race at nearby Michigan Speedway. It is only 5 miles away. For this it was very convenient. It was quiet and well kept even though it was full. We would stay here again. - cdnoutback
May 2016 - $25.00
Beautiful park. Easy flat paved streets. Dirt road about half mile long to get to park entrance so vehicles filthy when coming and going. Long drive to Ann Arbor. Put@1000 miles on car in 12 days visiting friends in and around A2. Camp host and staff excellent. Very difficult to find camping around A2. - MyVoice
Aug 2014 - $22.00
Great park; spacious sites. Nice restrooms/showers. Nice lake with beach and swimming area. Nice playground. - Linda Johnson
Sep 2013 - $25.00
We stayed at the Portage Lake Campground. Very nice facility, clean and updated. Electric is the only hookup, but water was close by. Twenty thousand acre recreation area with a lot of walking/hiking trails. Nice clean sandy beach for swimming, when it is warm. We would definitely return. A Michigan passport to use a state park is required. Yearly non-resident fee is $30; daily rate is $8.50. - pkd31780
Sep 2006 - $25.00
Campground is kept clean and the kids enjoyed the playground area, hay ride and leprechaun hunt. Sites still had plenty of grass for being late in season. The campground could use an upgraded electrical system as 20 amp service is the norm, however, the price would then reflect the increase. By the end of busy weekends the two dumpsters are full to overflowing. The single lane for the dump station can cause long delays in departure, but there is the option of having your tanks pumped out at your site for a fee. Owners are very friendly and respectful. - Not-so-grumpy Sam
Jul 2015 - $36.00
I am not really sure where the bad reviews are coming from. We stay here year after year and enjoy each stay. True, the road into the campground and the road in the campground are dirt but are well maintained and potholes are promptly patched with gravel. We saw many places in the campground that had been recently taken care of. The water does have an odor and if you are picky about your water I would bring plenty in. WIFI is said to be available throughout the camp, but we were not able to connect. It definitely needs to be upgraded. That covers any negatives. The staff there is very nice, very helpful and have always been pleasant to us. The beach is sandy and clean. The lake was fine to swim in with a sandy bottom. No evidence of any problems. The kids certainly enjoyed swimming and playing there. The playground was full of kids the whole time we were there, having a wonderful time. The restrooms are kept clean and the showers are some of the best we have experienced. The water pressure could be low if there were a lot of people showering. Cell phone coverage is fine for both AT& T and Verizon. Our site was large, fairly level and well maintained grass. There is a nice mix of shaded and sunny sites. We will definitely stay here again. - Meyer Camping
Aug 2012 - $38.00
Awful place. The "crystal clear lake" they mention is horrible. Wouldn't swim in it on a bet. Water supply is contaminated with sulfur, so be sure have bottled water. Dirt/gravel road into campground and throughout. Wi-Fi weak and slow. Convenient overnight stop, but I'd check out other options. - macandphyl
Jul 2011 - $35.00
Decent park with a nice sandy beach and pond. Couldn't access Wi-fi despite being only a short distance from the office. They do let outsiders in for swimming and gatherings. Gravel roads, but not much trouble maneuvering. Camp store offers some basic items. We'll probably stay here again. - WoodedOne
Oct 2015 - $47.00
First impression when entering park is very good. Carryout/deli in office area, driving range and small pond for fishing/swimming. Arriving at our site we were not as impressed. Park is 90% seasonal and the places around us were not cleaned up before they left for season. Beer bottles, and other trash were left beside a tree on our site. Site is a corner lot so was roomy. The park was empty with only a couple seasonal still present. Water pressure is poor, no terrible. They have two pumps but not commercial size. Can't run water in two sinks at once. We used their showers because we couldn't get enough water pressure in ours to get wet. We have stayed in RV resorts with a lot of amenities for the price we paid here. They were told about trash but never came to pick it up. Kept our gray tank closed due to sewer odor. End of season and they haven't had their holding tank cleaned. We will not stay here again. - Pennylee
Jun 2015 - $48.00
The campground has mostly seasonal sites. The site we were on was terrible - mostly mud, with a few sprouts of grass here and there, and when it rained, the back of the camper, including the jacks, electrical cord, and water hose, were laying in two inches of water. Good thing I didn't need anything out of the back of the camper around that time. There was another site only a few feet behind our camper, too. It looked like most of the other 'transient' sites were on grass, and I don't think they were full, so I'm not sure how we landed on that lousy site. The only thing I liked about the site was that it was shady.
The roads were in good shape, although navigating to our site was bizarre - we had to drive through the site from the side, then back in. It made sense once we saw it, but when they explained it to us in the office, we were scratching our heads. No major problem with the utilities or their location, other than the rainwater issue I mentioned above. We were in site #51 - on the map it looks parallel to the site behind it, but that's not how we were directed to use it - the front of our camper was facing toward the bathhouse.
The office was also a small grocery store/deli, more than the usual campground store affair. There are two lakes - I think you can swim in one and fish in the other. There was also an auction every Saturday night. We didn't try any of these. The wifi worked fine.
A golf cart hit our camper during our stay, so we talked to a lot more people than usual. Everyone we talked to, including the owners, were as nice and helpful as they could be. The owners got the name, address, and insurance information for us and had it ready when we came back to the campground after a day in Detroit and discovered the damage.
Note, all sites are 50 amp only. If you have a 30 amp camper, you need an adapter. They sell them at the store. - skater
May 2015 - $48.00
This old campground is way overpriced. Yes, it is clean, but just a money grab. $45 per storage and the only option is to pay from the 1st to the end of the month with no discount for starting in the middle of month. Owner is old, rude, and a money grabber. What a shame she thinks everyone can afford the outrageous fees; sorry that is not for us. Good roads, all utilities work, close spaces, shaded camp sites. Dirt roads, clean restrooms and showers. General store onsite, with beer, wine, liquor and Lotto along with deli and pizza. Dump stations, swimming pool, fishing pond, golf driving range, and shelter for rent. Over priced: charged extra 10 buck's per night for kids and dogs. - ALPOE