M family has been coming here since they opened many years ago. I love coming to this campground to spend time with my family. The owners are really nice and it's a very quiet and small campground where everyone knows everyone. It is situated on a small lake that is great for fishing, boating, or kayaking.
There are also little cabins you can rent that are very cute. They don't have a bathroom but are located directly across from the bathrooms and the path is well lit at night so you don't have to worry about not being able to see your way there. The cabins are very well kept up, as are the bathrooms. Often times when I stay with my grandparents, I will use the campground bathrooms over the camper bathroom because they are SO clean you never have to worry about anything.
“Slow, Grandparents at Play” are what the signs around the campground boast, which tells you a bit about their target audience at this lovely little RV only lakeside campground in the heart of Elk Rapids, MI. Though the campground is filled with friendly, older seasonal residents, they have a few spots for “transients” (as they call them) as well as things for families with kiddos to do, including a small playground with a climbing wall. There are also 2 different styles of cabins available for rent, clean bathrooms with showers, and a laundromat on site.
The campground sits on the shores of Bass Lake which is great for a quick paddle around, fishing, etc., but if you are seeking larger bodies of water, the Elk Rapids Marina on Grand Traverse Bay and Elk Lake are just a couple miles away. In addition to water-based activities of all kinds, this campground is across the street from a large golf course and just down the road from historic downtown Elk Rapids which has many good eats, shops, etc. And, don’t miss the Short’s Brewing Company which is an easy walk from the campground or marina!
Prices vary depending on if you are interested in just an overnight or monthly/seasonal rates. Be sure to ask the manager for details if you are interested in being there longer-term.