This park is well run, clean but busy on the weekends, especially in the beach area. They have beautiful waterfront sites, but good luck trying to get one as they are booked months in advance. Michigan state parks force you to buy a passport to get into the park, which puts the camping rate up from the normal $23.00. Michigan campground designers appear to have the poorest designs as they have placed a huge new restroom right on the beach, it blocks the view of the water, not to mention it occupies 6 or 7 campsites that would be waterfront. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is how you treat campers! Nice spacious, treed site with grass and fine gravel pad. Older but clean bathrooms and showers. Awesome beach area, guy drives around the campground selling very reasonable priced firewood right to your site! Sewer pump out hose is already connected to the dump station. Don't need to get yours out, makes it a bit quicker. Just a few little things that I noticed. Staff and management work harder than other places we been to. We not only acknowledge this: we appreciate it! We stayed at site #26 and would highly recommend it. A bit of a walk to the bathroom and a bit longer to the beach but paved bike path behind our site made it easier. I've been to quite of few Michigan State Parks over the years, but this is one of the best! Negative is the town of Harrisville, cute but not much there. Alpena and Oscoda about 30 minutes drive in opposite directions, have just about everything you will need. No doubt we be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful campground. It is located right on Lake Huron. Some sites are small, but the campground is wooded and gives you that camping feeling! I would definitely recommend a lakefront site. This would have made all the difference in our trip. The lakefront sites are amazing. The beach is beautiful! It is very shallow, which was nice for the kids because they could go out forever and it would only be up to their chests. There is a playground and 2 bathhouses that were kept very clean. There is no store on site, but the town is within 1 - 2 miles and has a gas station, an IGA, a dollar store, a pizza place and an ice cream shop. We will camp here again next summer if we can get a lakefront site. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is one of the best state park campgrounds in Michigan. We liked the large sites and the lake access. There are lots of trails, some that go as far as Harrisville so there is a lot to see either walking or riding you bike. We have 3 dogs and were able to walk them anywhere in the park without problems, which was nice. One must realize that in most Michigan state parks there is no water or sewer hookup, but, outside of that the park is great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this park to be well laid out with many sites on Lake Huron and several pull-thrus just inland. Pull-thrus are large but trees can be a problem, we found it easier to back into our site. Roads are paved but somewhat narrow with fairly tight turns for larger rigs [we have a 40' Class A] but we had no problems. Like most State Parks no water or sewer, but 50 amp at many sites! The dump station is in a odd location requiring a some tight turns or a lap around the campground. A good place to base camp from to explore the Au Sable River and Huron National Forest. The town Harrisville is quaint with a nice marina. Reservations can be made on the Michigan DNR website. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.