We went during the Halloween party. Had lots of fun.
As always Michigan State Parks are exceptionally well maintained. New construction going on here for 2020. Our campground is perfect. Close to the water not too close to neighbors and reasonably close to the restroom. We are camping late in the year and in spite of the fact it’s the restrooms now have been closed in preparation for freezing weather we have been very pleased with our site.
Stayed here a couple time. Decent Sites, and good stopping point before the bridge. Close to Dark Sky Park. Great kayaking. There’s a strip of islands at the point of the park.
This is one of the most secluded parks I’ve been to. I happened to drive out there at night, and the long road is pitch black on the way there. Some of the sites are pretty close together, you are pretty close to your neighbor. The rangers are good at making sure noise level is down. I didn’t see many kids while I was there, mostly older groups that were playing corn hold and drinking beer. Would be a great spot for when the northern lights are out or if you want a great view of the stars away from city lights. Close to many tourist attractions.
Gorgeous campsite right on the lake. We stayed in the group sites.
I’ve stayed here countless times. I’ve never had a bad experience! The bathrooms are usually pretty clean, the drive through the forest is beautiful. Don’t forget to stop to see the huge boulder on the ride in from the city! If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch the northern lights. The campsites are pretty open, but not as open as most camps. We had pretty good coverage by shrubs and trees. Just wish they hadn’t taken away the merry go round!
Beautiful stargazing from the beach. We saw northern lights for the first time!! Disappointed no dogs on beach but it is necessary to preserve nesting habitat for endangered birds. Well maintained. Nice location near Mackinac City. Our kids have rated this in their top 3 best so far in Michigan. (Low key beach won them over).
Sites are close together. Very kid friendly, not a ton of hiking trails right off campground but clean restrooms and beautiful area to stay. Very buggy in June, come prepared.
We stayed at the Organizational Campground which is a very large group site made for 30-100 people located just before the entrance of the park. The staff gave us lots of conflicting information. Apparently we were way under charged for the site, which unfortunately for them was in our favor, but we were also told it’s an extra $5 per person per day to use the showers, which are located within the park. This was not made known until we went to use the showers. There were other conflicting bits of Information as well. Very unprofessional and awkward.
However, we basically had a “private” beach with sand dunes, lots of shoreline on Lake Michigan, and a short kayak trip out reveals the Mackinac Bridge! We saw bald eagles, various birds, and experienced swarms of mosquitos (no surprise there).
The group site had a working water well, and two non-flushable toilets, multiple fire pits and stationary barbecue grills. Beware! There are many mosquitos and poison ivy found on this site.