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10/2010
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had site 215 on the lake. While this was a small site, it was plenty big for our 24' pop-up. This was one of their Halloween weekends, so there was trick-or-treating on Saturday evening and many folks decorated their sites for the event. The only real drawback were the neighbors from (well, you can guess). Between their need to set everything alight in their fire pit to the constant nagging and yelling, I was convinced that someone was filming a reality show. I looked hard for the cameras. We had a great time (and great weather) and will be back in the future.
07/2010
rating [ 8/10 ]
This was our first visit to this park in 14 years. I was able to book an electric site (pull-through, #123). This was one row back from the the lake. The site was pretty level with a good balance between sun and shade. In this area of the park (near the front), you can hear the traffic passing on the highway. The staff was very friendly and we had no problems during our stay. The beach is wonderful, even the water temperature was warm enough for a swim. They built another comfort station so there was little to no wait for the showers. We'll stay here again next time we're up in this part of Ontario.
07/2010
rating [ 10/10 ]
This is our third visit to this park. We stayed in the Dunes Campground, Area 4 (site 294). This was a huge site with lots of shade. There was a hill behind us and it was quite a distance to the adjoining sites; so it was very private. The new bathroom and shower facilities are fantastic! We loved canoeing on the river and swimming in Lake Huron. We will be back.
06/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were on an electrical/water site (#16) in the middle of the park. There were many things for the kids to do around the park and it is very close to Mammoth Cave NP. Some of the facilities are a bit dated, but they are maintained quite well. The staff was very friendly. The waterslide was out of order during our stay, but the pool was nice and clean. I guess the only negative issue were the number of flys around the park. I think it may be indicative of the area as we saw them around town as well. We'll be back next time we come down to the caves.
09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our third visit to this park. We decided to wait a week to skip the crowds after Labor Day. The park was only about 2/3 full which made for a bit nicer experience. As always, the kids had a blast enjoying all this park has to offer. We were in site 90 near the lake. This was equidistant between two bathrooms and near a couple of playgrounds. This weekend was their bingo marathon. My youngest son and a family friend each won big jackpots ($70). The park staff made sure they got back to the site with their money. We'll be back again (maybe even this fall).
08/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second stay at this park. This time we were in the Dunes Campground (286). This is an electrical site, but the power post was 50 feet away from the best location for the trailer. The site was very private - no one on one side (site closed for rehab), no one behind (nice bluff), and quite a distance to the next site. It was nice and shady, but we did get a bit of afternoon sun on some of the site. It was fairly level. The bathroom facilities need to be rehabilitated as they are quite old. In particular, they need some more shower facilities (separate showers would be nice). In the Dunes area 4, the bathroom building did not have showers. As others have said, this is a beautiful park with lots of hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. We'll be back in a couple of years.
07/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
We were in site #38 on the river. The site was a bit small (other sites around us were a bit bigger). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool was very clean and well maintained. The water was even warm! We'll be back again.
06/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
We were on a small electric/water site (#73). The size of the site coupled with the numerous trees made it difficult to place the pop-up so we could open both ends and the slide out. We ended up putting it right near the edge of the site. It was a good thing that the GC was pretty empty as we just spilled over into the next site. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. The outdoor pool was not open for the season yet. In our area of the CG, there were a ton of mosquitos. All in all, I don't think we will be back as there are plenty of alternatives in this area.
09/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
Very nice park! We had a site with a great view of Silver Lake (#6). The sites are close together, but it did not seem that we were on top of our neighbors. The sand dunes are the major draw at this park. There are 3 sections (commercial dune ride, hiking, and personal ORVs). Also Little Sable Point lighthouse is in the park area along Lake Michigan ($2 adult, $1 child to climb). The rest rooms were very well maintained. However the showers could have been hotter. We will be back!
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a fantastic park on Lake Huron. We camped in the Riverside campground (area 1, site 487). This area has pull-thru sites (with electricity) and 12 rental yurts. There are electrical sites also in Riverside area 4 and in the Dunes campground (near Lake Huron). The kids loved swimming and playing in Lake Huron. The beach is very sandy and the lake is shallow. The 14km bike trail is a nice ride around the park. Good store on-site with a snack shack. We'll be back next year!
08/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We just loved this park. We stayed in South Nicolet Bay Campground (764E) for 4 nights and Tennison Bay (438E) for 2 nights. We preferred Nicolet Bay due to the proximity to the swimming area. Also, the sites seemed a bit more private there as well. The bathroom and shower buildings are due for replacement as they do not compare to the buildings in the Michigan State Parks. We will be back in the future.
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a site in the back of the Pines Campground (45). We were disappointed to find the sites so close together. It almost looked like a parking lot. Some of the sites along the edge were more private (backing into the woods or dunes). The park as a whole is fantastic. We loved the Lake Michigan beach and floating along the Big Sable River. The lighthouse tour is another must see. The odd thing about the newer restroom buildings is the lack of hand dryers. I'm sure we'll camp here again.
07/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We had a site right on Green Bay (38). However, we had a ton of flys around our site. It seems the lake sites were more prone to attracting flys. The shower and bathroom building is very new and clean. The beach area is nice and the lake is very shallow. However, there is nothing in the little town of Cedar River (not even a store). I don't think that we'll be back unless we use this park as an overnight stop.
07/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
We had a site on the East Loop (17) with a bridge view. The sites are close together and small. However, we did not mind as our neighbors were quite nice. Our site had quite a slope to it. I had to crank the tounge jack all the way down to level the camper. Very nice camp hosts. The beach is pretty rocky, but the water is shallow. We'll stay here again when we want to explore the Mackinac area.
07/2006
rating [ 3/10 ]
This is mainly a seasonal park with very few transient camping spaces available. It did not really seem like camping, rather it was like we were in a trailer park. It was pretty loud until quite late at night. We won't be back.
08/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was our second year at this park. While it is pretty crowded, the kids just love the activities. They played bingo, swam, used the water slides, played mini golf, and rode their bikes to the store. We had two sites on the lake (next to the beach) for our two families. We did not encounter any problems (other than the rain). Very close to Amish country (nice day trip). We will visit again!
05/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We've camped here the last 3 years with our local cub scout pack. The lake is wonderful with plenty of fishing to be had. The park is well maintained, but the bathrooms could use with some extra attention. We did not experience any noise issues after dark.
07/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a wonderful, large state park in the UP of Michigan. There are four campgrounds in the park (two by the rivermouth, two by the Lower Falls). We camped at the Riverbend Campground by the Lower Falls. Most of the sites are shaded and level with dirt or grass. Some of the pull-through sites are paved. All sites have 30 amp service with a few 50 amp sites. No city water hookup are available. The restrooms and showers are very nice and clean (perhaps the best I've ever seen). The Riverbend Campground is a short walk from the Lower Falls area. An absolute must-do is renting a row boat ($2 per person) and paddle out to the island. This allows you to get up-close and personal with the waterfalls. We had our picnic lunch out there one day. The park is enormous. Most of it is undeveloped, with plenty of hiking trails. While we were there, we saw a black bear and a moose.
06/2006
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a very nice, new park. Since the trees are very new, there is not much shade available. Most of the sites are geared for RVs. If you are tent camping, ask for a site in the back, near the woods. The bathrooms were very clean, but there were only three showers - mens room, womans room, and family room. The only major drawback is the park's proximity to an active railroad track. Around 5:00am each morning, the train came through sounding its horn. Not a fun wakeup call. The beach was very nice and the water was clean. We would camp here again.
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