Pontiac Lake Recreation Area


Waterford, Michigan
Phone: (248) 666-1020

Sites: 176
Recent Rate: $18 9/2014

Latitude: 42.6860724812395
Longitude: -83.4723865772095

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com


Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a good campground for seeing the greater Detroit area. Most of the sites in the west loop are in the trees and very private. We chose site 44 because it was more open. Glad we did because Verizon both cell and 4G struggled inside our rig. The campground was never full even on one of the biggest weekends of the summer, Woodward Ave. Dream Cruise. Everyone was extremely polite and quiet. At night on the weekends it does get a little smoky from the campfires; thank goodness for A/C. The showers are individual with plenty of hot water. The restrooms were always spotless. Sites do vary in levelness so pay attention to what the website description says. A previous reviewer noted that the electric box is close to the pad on the west loop and far away on the east loop. A significant reason to choose the west loop (numbers 1 through 94) with an RV and A/C. The rate was $18 per night. $8.00 reservation fee. Out-of-state: $30.50 non-resident pass good for one year at all MI parks. We camped at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Freedom Bus

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is the closest location for visiting Detroit and the surrounding area. Website shows pictures and description of each site which allows you to determine the type you prefer. As a 45' motorhome with 2 satellite dishes we prefer no trees and these are available. Power does not appear to be a true 30 amp service (very old) so take care when trying to run more than 1 a/c. Trees need to be trimmed along road to prevent tall rigs from brushing limbs, but not impossible to pass. Very quiet and large sites. Price is $18, but you will pay $30 for out of state vehicle pass. We camped at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was excellent. There are two circles to the park. The lower end of the park with lower space numbers have the electricity very close to camping spaces. Higher numbers you will need a very long extension cord to reach electricity. The park was clean and well shaded which means leaves all over (it was the fall) and apples on the ground in the upper areas which smelled like rotting apples (again it was the fall) It was a beautiful park. Well kept, kid friendly, very clean restrooms. I would stay here again without hesitation. I ranked it a 9 because there wasn't anything 'extra' but for a place to camp it was great. We camped at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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J Miller

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

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

For being as close to civilization as this park is, it truly has an outdoorsy feel. The shaded sites, one of which we had, were extremely private. The campsite was essentially carved into the woods, there was no sight of neighbors on either side. Paved and level pads for the camper were very nice. The sites are a bit on the smaller side, but I personally enjoyed that, made it feel more rustic. The paved roads are a bit narrow, so I can see how bigger rigs may have a problem. One large motorhome had a shaded site, and just barely had enough room to expand his slides. The sunny sites would alleviate that problem I would imagine. Bathrooms were a bit older, but were kept quite clean. The shower facilities also were older, and had some bug issues, but all in all weren't terrible. If you're looking to camp in the woods, this is the place to be! We camped at Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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