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123 Reviews of 21 Alabaster Junction, Michigan Campgrounds

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Amazing veiw

The site we stayed at had an amazing view and was right on the water.

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Month of VisitJuly
Sasha K.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

The dog beach is so much better than expected

The campsites themselves are sadly devoid of much shade, and only a few even have a water view.  But the dog beach, a bit of a walk down the trail towards the lighthouse, surely exceeded our expectations.  Most places designate barely usable waterfront areas to dog beach. At first glance, the dog…

  • Our dogs don't even normally like to swim, but loved the dog beach, with it's warm shallow calm waters.
Month of VisitJuly
Sasha K.
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

A great pet-friendly getaway

We rented their pet-friendly cabin.  It consists of a single room, two bunk beds, a table mounted to the wall, two chairs, a mini fridge, a microwave, coffee pot, a wall heater and a wall-mounted fan.  Nothing fancy, but serviceable.  There's a site with a picnic table, grill, and fire pit,…

  • Paved trail that leads to nature trail
  • Day Use Area Beach (not at campground, but in park)
  • Dogs flopped after a hike, on the pet-friendly cabin bunk
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Month of VisitJuly
Michelle S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 13, 2021

Quiet & small

We chose this campground due to location (family event nearby). The sites are spacious and clean. The campground had 4 other occupied sites (seasonal?). We never saw another person during our visit. The sites have electric only. Water is shared between 3-4 sites, so you better bring a hundred feet…

  • Our site seemed to be the only one with a sledding hill.
  • Very clean shower. Only one stall.
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Month of VisitMay
J
Reviewed May. 10, 2021

Awesome secluded Park!

Beautiful little park, secluded and quiet. Every backcountry site has beach access which would be incredible in the summer. We went in early spring, I would recommend sites 1-3 for that time of year because they are protected from the wind. We stayed at site 4 which is the most secluded but also…

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Month of VisitJune
Gary G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2021

Great park with a lighthouse

East Tawas is a place I've visited most of my adult life. There's some walking trails here, the lighthouse is a close walk/bike from anywhere in the park. Getting to town is a few minute drive, or a very long bike ride on the road.

Like most Michigan State Parks, your site has electric (30/50)…

Site127
Month of VisitJuly
D
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2021

Nice big sites, not far from the Ausable River.

Stayed there last October, it was quiet and the campsites were large. There are a couple of ADA sites as well. No electric or water hook ups. The one thing is the water in the Lake is heavily contaminated with PFAS. There are warnings to not touch the foam that occurs on the shoreline of the lake.…

  • Setting up camp!
Month of VisitNovember
Rob G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Beautiful

Beautiful spots, nicely spaced, right on the water. Ranger stopped in to say hey each day. I plan on going back before it gets too busy.

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Month of VisitDecember
Becky K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2021

On the AuSable River

Lots of things to do in this area! The large campground is crowded in summer months and you have to buy tokens to take a shower, but the views and access to the River are spectacular.

Becky K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2021

Beautiful !

Lovely views of the lake! Busy, but clean, friendly and quiet. Hiking trails and a playground for the kids.

Samantha C.
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2021

Worth the drive for us!

We took a group of 6 adults and 3 kids to Bay City which was a pretty good drive for us. We had a lot of fun! Park was clean and located across from the lake. There was a splash pad area for the kids which they begged to go to every day! The only bad thing was we had to drive our kayaks across the…

Emily F.
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2021

On the water

Well maintained. Sites are kind of tight. Well maintained facilities and it’s nice to be so close to the lake.

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2020

Perfect Early Fall Camping

Camped here in early fall. The area around here is beautiful with lots of sights and trails. This park has a wide variety of individuals and many long term residents but the staff were pretty friendly and the lake is beautiful (especially in the early morning).

Lydia T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2020

Bay City State Park Campground

This is a really nice campground with newer bathrooms. I saw two cabins. The campground is not right on the lake. You have to cross the road to get to the state park with a great beach and a small, two mile trail. The campsites are right next to each other but there were a lot of mature trees.…

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David B.
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2020

Tight

Narrow and tight, lots of tents, pop ups and sand. Nicely treed area though and of course next to the lake

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