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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Straits State Park is located in Michigan
45.857 N
-84.72 W
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23 Reviews of Straits State Park
The view!

We stayed on site 4…it was absolutely beautiful!! The view of the bridge was amazing during the day and at night time. You have to get site 4! We did have trouble stealing our tent down in a couple spots. We think there is concrete under the dirt.

Awesome view of the bridge

This campground is really nice and has amazing views of the bridge! It is very close to town and very close to the ferries that take you across to Mackinac island. I would definitely stay here again!

Be prepared to pay.

Campground is beautiful. But I didn’t read the fine print on my online reservation, which stated a recreation pass $32, must be paid before entering state park. Then we were told & billed $7 per day for parking our tow car. We have traveled in several states & never experienced this unwelcoming feature. We could have stayed at a private campground with full hookups @ cable for what we paid here. Sad Michigan treats out of staters this way. We will never stay at a Michigan state campground again. What a shame.

Great location!

Overall nice well maintained campground.

You can see the bridge and are witin 5 minutes of the ferry to Mackinc Island.

The bathrooms and showers are nice- be careful the shower head came off on one and the water pressure was intense!

I enjoy that many of the sites are wooded, even though you are nearby other campers you don't feel completely overcroweded.

Nice place to stay if you are enjoying St. Ignance or Mackinac Island.

Clean and great sites on water

This campground is one of the cleaner state parks that I have stayed at in Michigan. there are beautiful sites near the lake, although I remember staying here as a kid when the beach access was better. Now there is a lot of beach grass (probably due to the park trying to preserve the grasses/beach) and the beach isn’t as nice as it once was when I was young. This is a very family friendly park. Prime times are during the car show in St. Ignace. a great place to stay if you plan on checking out the island for a day or so. Good prices for sites. I highly recommend tent camping so you can hear the waves at night.

Gorgeous view of the Mackinac Bridge from beach access sites

Most sites are on the smaller side, all natural no paved. Beach area offers gorgeous views of the Mackinac Bridge. Bathrooms are well-kept, usually clean.

Waterside views; uniquely close to town

Straits State Park is a handy place to camp if visiting Mackinac Island. Just a three miles away to the ferry in Saint Ignace. Convenient access to grocery store, a fair choice of restaurants if you're inclined to eat (the other way) out.

Plenty of grassy lots, especially nice for tents. Several waterside spots and access to the shoreline/beach. Scenic views of the Mackinac Bridge, especially nice to see it lit at night.

Shower house is very clean and well maintained. Hard to say anything adverse about this park, other than to suggest it can be busy and crowded. Interstate 75 can be a bit noisy. I would go back.


We loved our stay at Straits over July 4th holiday. it’s a popular campground with great amenities. biking distance to downtown, grocery market, and the ferries that go over to Mackinac Island. the shower facilities are clean and excellent. The lower campsites are all close to the water, with access every 100 feet or so. if you want to rough it, you can came on the water, but no power. fresh water stations are thoroughout the grounds. firework is plentiful and affordable. cops come thru just to have a presence. family friendly.

Northern Oasis

I’ve spent multiple trips here, all of which I can rave about. Clean, secluded, and the campsites are more private than a lot of other campgrounds. The drive in is beautiful, and the beach has an amazing view.

Great Views, Clean, Close to Amenities.

The Straits State Park in Michigan's Upper Penninsula sits on the North end of the Mackinaw Bridge in St. Ignace. This bridge conects Upper and Lower Michigan at the crossing of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This campground is clean, and well layed out with just about a campsite for the taste for everyone. From campsites on the shores of Lake Huron to open sites and wooded sites. Take the drive to the look outlook area in the park for awesome views of the Mackinaw Bridge and Mackinaw City which sits on the other side of the bridge. St. Ignace is a tourist town with lodging, restaurants, shopping and bed and breakfast inns and even a casino. There is a grocery store for your needs just before the entrance of the park. If you decide to take the 5 mile trip across the bridge to Mackinaw City, be prepared for a cost of $4 every time you cross and possibly heavy blowing winds across the bridge. There is a service at the entrance of the bridge that will drive your vehicle across for you if your feeling timid. Mackinaw City on the opposite side is definitely busy during the Summer months and more touristy feeling than St.Ignace. With plenty to do on either side quiet isn't hard to find. From visiting lighthouse's in downtown Mackinaw and another lighthouse just a short drive East of Mackinaw City at Headlands International Dark Sky Park sits McGulpin Lighthouse. You can travel North 45 mins and hit historic Sault Ste. Marie at the border of Canada and United States or visit the beautiful Tahquamenon Falls area for sights never to be forgotten.