11 Parks near Ypsilanti, Michigan
Aug 2016 - $48.00
When making your reservations, check with them about directions. Google Maps had us coming in on a road that they said had tight rotaries. They gave us directions that were much easier to follow. Sites are mostly grass and dirt mix but fairly level. Interior roads are easy to navigate but there are a few low trees to avoid. Wifi worked well. We will probably never go to the Detroit area again, but if we do, we'll stay here. - dickens
Aug 2016 - $44.00
This is a very busy, former KOA park located on a small, private lake. Swimming is in the lake, with boat rentals available. Fishing is also available as catch & release but I never saw anyone catch a fish. Most sites are in heavy shade and all are dirt with little gravel and no grass. Sites have a table and fire ring but our ring was partially filled with trash and remained that way for the 4 days we were there. It was very dusty but part of that was due to the lack of rain in the area.
Service was the best part of the park as the staff do seem to give extra effort to accommodate. Other than the dirt, our site was nice but the sewer connection was slightly higher than our dump valves so using it was very difficult, requiring the lower and raising of the hose to finish draining each tank. The park is far enough from Detroit to avoid most of the security issues the city is known for, yet has good access to the attractions to be found there.
Showers can best be described as adequate, as they are reasonably clean but have no place to sit while dressing and only some hooks to hang your clothing and personal items. Ample hot water is available and there were enough to seldom require a wait.
Lawns are in desperate need of water, which may be due to the dry year that they are experiencing. There is some litter blowing about and there were many children darting through sites between our RV and our table, sometimes on bikes and there seem to be many barking dogs with staff paying no apparent attention to the problem. - RV Camper1
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We had a lakefront space which was very nice and shady. The fire ring was sunk into the ground and filled with previous tenant's ash and some garbage. Had to clean it out before using. The site itself was littered with cigarette butts which I found very unappealing. This seemed to be a theme, as we saw a lot of butts littered around the grassy and dirt areas.
My husband chose this park due to it's proximity to an event we were attending in Dearborn and for the lake and water slide. The weather was nice, but overcast while we were in town and the slide was closed while we were there, even though they allowed people to swim in the lake, saying the weather was too dangerous for the slide to be open. That was a disappointment. My husband and kids did go swimming in the lake, but it lasted about 10 minutes because they said it was too shallow (in the area that was roped off) and too crowded with wild kids. Not a lot of parental supervision.
The shower area and restrooms were fairly clean and nice - no better or worse than most campground facilities. They sold firewood on site, which was nice, but anything else you wanted to buy at the camp store was hugely marked up ($3.29 for a half gallon of milk.) Luckily, stores were not too far away.
Apparently the campground lets in day users to the lake and picnic areas for a fee. So, the people you see there, especially during the weekend, may not necessarily be fellow campers. It's a private lake, so I guess they can do what they want...but it added to the numbers at the beach area.
I would only recommend this place for it's location. If we come back to the area we will try to find another place first, but if we can't we would settle for this one. Not a glowing review, I know, but not a glowing experience. - bqpratt
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This park is conveniently located to explore the Detroit and Dearborn area. It is easy on and off from the interstate. The sites are grassy areas separated by the hookups, which were easy to locate. We had no problems leveling our coach or connecting to the utilities. Everything worked well, except for the WiFi. We checked in on Friday and was told they were working on the WiFi. On Monday, when we checked, we were told that parts of the park had WiFi, but our site was not one of them. We ended up having to use our hotspot then entire time we were there. - Bbtj
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Price reflects Good Sam discount for a 50 amp full hookup back-in site. Park has gravel roads and grass sites and is convenient to shopping, restaurants and the interstate. Good Verizon signal and satellite friendly. Would stay again. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is a fine place to stay if you are visiting the Detroit area. It is in a suburban area right off I-94. The Walmart is right behind the fairgrounds, very convenient! The sites are absolutely level, grass, large, open and sunny. The wifi worked fine the day we checked in, but then went down for the duration of our stay. Hookups were good. The office closes now and then while the staff takes breaks, goes to lunch, etc. Laundry uses cards instead of quarters - a plus! - SusanRon
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
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Called on August 1st for Labor day weekend reservation (praying they had a space for us) and she said they had two spots left. Told us we would be in "L" section, which I wasn't thrilled about-being in a circle, not close to water, and near the front enterance. When we got there, she told us they squeezed us into spot G4. In front of the beach, with nothing but woods behind us. Amazing spot. Couldn't believe it. Beach was clean, quiet, and filled with good people. Quiet at night (even when sold out on Labor day weekend)...Literally our only complaint was that the water had some awful smell to it, methane/rotten eggs. Not a big deal relatively speaking. - RoyalOakAndy
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Stayed for three weeks in premium pull-in site to lake. Gravel roads with big potholes and very dusty. From site to paved road over two miles. If roads were fixed this would be lovely. - Buspuppies
Aug 2015 - $28.00
This park is HUGE....almost 500 sites! Each area has it's own swimming lake with a small beach for each. The manager put us in Z1.....what a great pull-through spot! No one on our right, in front of us and lots of room to our left. It's like we were there all alone. Very accommodating staff. Close to WalMart and Lowes. We'd stay here again. - Lastrick
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
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Wow, just wow.......and I don't mean this in a good way. We opted to stay here for an overnight stay.. They gave us a "pull through" which is just a spot in a field and we had to drive through a wet area in the field to get into our spot, almost getting stuck in the mud. Michigan is tough for finding a quick overnight spot when traveling through, so you take what you can. In hindsight, a parking lot looks like a palace! Lot's full time residents and some interesting RV/Trailer set ups, kind of trashy. - scubajoe
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Stayed here for three nights. The campground is a mixture of travellers and seasonal campers. We had a nice spot with a view of the lake. Locals come to the lake on weekends to fish and relax. Unfortunately, we couldn't get out and do much due to rain and flooding in the area. The campground did a good job of trying to remove water from the campsites. Spots were a bit close and would be very hot in the summer. There were no laundry facilities. No wifi, but Verizon coverage was good. Cabela's is close if you need to shop or get a good meal. - tripster
Jun 2015 - $16.00
I wouldn't go out of my way to come back here, but since it was on my path anyway, it was a good value at the Passport America rate. No Wi-Fi, and the AT&T signal was very weak, but Verizon signal was strong. Free cable TV, and lots of over the air channels. The activities are included in the nightly rate, not extra as mentioned in an older review. I was not charged any of the surcharges mentioned in the older review. The transient sites are in a big open field, and have no sewer hookups. There are a number of attractions for kids, especially younger ones, and this park would probably be a very good value for young families, even at the standard rate. - KAP99
Jun 2016 - $48.00
OK park. Nothing to really complain about, but noting of real note for me either. We were here to visit the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village, so not here to relax in the park so it fit our needs well. Site was level. The full timers have made their home here, and not in a bad way. Nicely kept up. I think I would camp at another park, just because of the closeness to the beach, not because our time here was unpleasant. - steammaker
Mar 2015 - $50.00
We stayed here very early in the season and there was still snow on the ground. Mostly seasonal campers. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There are a lot of lakes around which is probably very attractive during the summer. Lots of place to walk the dogs. From what we saw we would stay here again. A bit pricey though. - Novi MI
Nov 2013 - $30.00
Spent a month and 3 weeks in pull threw site that the back side had a pile of leaves and junk so it was unusable. Restroom individuals and maintenance man both seen cleaning items in the showers and floors dirty. Park was not plowed after snow until late in day and undriveable to get rigs in or out. Only a few sites were even plowed. Monthly sites were charged .14per KWH and heat tape to parks water lines was charged to the sites. Park staff was not well trained. Question about propane bottle exchange when there exchange bottles were over due inspection individual did not know about dates! Wild cats loose in park and individual allowed dogs to run loose. One trailer was in such bad shape the individual had several tarps covering most of trailer and living in it with large pile of unknown items covered with tarp behind trailer. - Hob
Jul 2016 - $21.00
We were looking for a campground that would be convenient to visit friends in Ann Arbor. We're self contained and don't use the facilities except for an occasional shower. We stayed on a weeknight in July.
This campground was an easy half hour drive from Ann Arbor. It was clean and well maintained and the staff was friendly and helpful. There was a nice selection of campsites - shady, sunny, lake view, grassy, dirt. The sites were relatively large, spread across an open area interspersed with large trees for shade. There's no wifi. There was acceptable cell service for Verizon and ATT. The shower was quite nice and clean. There was a beach which we did not use. - dsvt
Jan 2016 - $21.00
We were in the area for the balloon festival in nearby Howell which turned into a non event due to weather. Nice enough CG. We were in the upper loop where sites are not really defined. No trees or vegetation separating them. Started as a full weekend but weather chased the softies home. Did not feel too very boxed in when it was full. - Veebyes
Jul 2015 - $21.00
Nice view of the pond from our site. Birdwatchers will love this one. This camp has a country feel with sunny spots, mature trees, good amenities. Good pull-through site. Canadian geese like the pond and the grass. Cranes graced us on the second morning. - Dick and Linda
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Sites are plenty wide but not very level. Hard to get our 39' motorhome level enough to put out slides. Finally wound up with front wheels off ground. - Full time RVers
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Proud Lake is a Michigan State Campground. The staff was excellent, helpful and friendly even as we tried out 3 different sites. Sites are on grass and not level. Some are 30 amp and some are 50 amp. No water or sewer on site. Campground has nice bathhouse and the dump station/water fill station, with 3 lanes, was convenient. We enjoyed time spent on the grassy beach area on Proud Lake; kids were swimming in the lake. A private canoe/kayak rental company is on site.
Beware of your directions: the Wixom Road address is the park headquarters about a mile away from the campground on Proud Lake Rec Road. - Nancy J
Jun 2014 - $24.00
It's a pretty park with many mature trees. They are making quite a few updates. The one bath house in the park is new with very nice, private showers - some with toilets. The negatives outweigh the positives though. Many sites are very uneven, and I couldn't get my trailer completely level. Also, there is no playground, although the campground was full of kids. People were literally stumbling down the streets drunk our first night. There were many vault toilets which could be smelled a couple of sites away. Overall, we were not impressed and won't be heading back. - Shrug
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else. Unless you prefer the sounds of babies crying, dogs barking, and car horns all day and night as well as the feeling of being squished in like sardines and a vaguely uneasiness that your car will be broken into while you sleep. This place is HUGE and has dozens of permanent residents, many of whom live in tents or the weird tarp buildings that the camp has built over by the lake. In addition to these sad tent cities, there is also a huge trailer park in the back full of falling down trailers. Also the water was visibly reddish and rusty and smelled and tasted bad. The worst part was that we picked this place because it had a pool and we promised our kids a pool at the next stop in our journey to the east coast, except that when we got there we were turned around and told "No floaties in the pool." Okay, fine I thought, as we were carrying pool noodles and a blow up animal ring, I could understand not allowing those. However, we were rudely told by the young staffer that this rule ALSO included the "floaties" they were wearing. What they were wearing were those foam, clip-on flotation armies that also go across the front of the body called "Puddle Jumpers." They would sink without them! These are neither "floaties" nor are they toys of any sort. They should be considered part of their swimming attire and are in NO way bothering the pool or any other swimmers. This rule is ridiculous and designed ONLY to sneakily keep kids out of the pool. I am appalled and really mad. - Zoey Katz
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Little difficult to get to off the interstate due to all the construction on the interstates around Detriot this year. IF you are looking for a quiet stay for a week this is it. Nice sites, lake, and a 27 hole championship course for $25/cart for seniors. Little driving for the sites but you are in a really nice community and very clean Not far off the interstate if heading up north. - Barber1998
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Very nice park owned by the City of Dearborn, which is 35 miles away. Very clean, paved sites, not too close together. Friendly staff. Milford is a really neat village with lots of shopping nearby. - air28