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273 Reviews of 34 Bar Lake, Michigan Campgrounds

Tobi W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Good place to stay for a few days

We stayed here in our van and it was just what we needed. I wish we had a place to dump our grey water, but otherwise it was an easy drive in and had fresh water.

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Month of VisitJuly
sarah G.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Great campsite for all

I went camping here with some friends over a weekend and it was absolutely great! The sites were pretty spread and it had an amazing trail to Lake Michigan! Overall super good and would recommend coming here :)

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Month of VisitJuly
David B.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Very nice camping

We enjoyed our time here, sites are bigger with lots of trees/shade. Nice views, bathrooms will be a bit rustic for some. But we loved the area and space the campground provides. The worms dropping from the trees were crazy.

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Month of VisitJuly
Brady R.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Great campground, but not best location

Review for Loop 1, Site 102. We tent camped in the electric area due to cooler temps and wanting to have a space heater. It worked out lovely. Our neighbors were quiet and friendly. We were directly across from a water source and the recycling(!!!) and trash bins. They're designed for bears and…

  • Beach views from short hike at campground
  • Dogs allowed! Site 102, Loop 1
SiteLoop 1, Site 102
Month of VisitMay
Chris M.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

First time, will be back!

We had a chilly Memorial Day weekend but were very impressed with the campground. Great mix of activities for the kids. Big park but felt small, no problems with traffic and golf carts like we have experienced at other “resort” style campgrounds. All sites are full hookup and there are just enough…

  • Timber Ridge trails connect to 26km VASA trail system!
  • Man-made lake way in the back on a chilly day
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Month of VisitJune
Bradley B.
Reviewed May. 24, 2021

Great small spot!

Cool small campground next to the pine river. About 20 spots to pull in and camp. Also areas along the hiking trail to camp. Lots of wildlife and good views along the trials. $15 a night. First come first serve.

Careful of the locals. They have tricks to snagging spots and not being there for…

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Month of VisitJune
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Reviewed May. 22, 2021

Nice Spot...Easy Access

Sites are nice and easy to access... no issues with the road coming in... the dispersed camping is free but if you drive and park in the lots for the dunes/beach access it requires a pass or 5$ a day fee

Month of VisitJune
LThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Clean, friendly, accommodating!!!

Half of our party got to the office hours early and was able to check in and start setting up the site! The owners got up later and helped me in the store because I forgot some water, they were super accommodating! The bathrooms were clean, sites well maintained and gorgeous right on the River!!

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Month of VisitJune
Brian N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 8, 2021

Clean and almost doesn’t feel like camping

Super clean. Asphalt as far as the I can see LOL. It’s a National Park so what do you expect. Great for the family and great for those who want to rough it but not too rough Oh!!! And early May is too early if you’re in a tent and don’t mind below 30 at night. Bathroom and showers are very clean.

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Month of VisitJune
Den R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2021

Sandy gem

Great camping and hiking site. The dunes provide moderate difficulty levels, despite being a relatively small park there are so many hidden trails one can take. Dispersed camping is allowed and pets are welcomed. I didn't see any ticks or many insects but we camped by the lake trail which was windy…

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Month of VisitMay
Susan W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2021

Rustic with great view of lake but traffic noisy

We are accustomed to very rustic camping and prefer to be distanced from our neighbors. Walkup camp is a really sweet campground except for the noise from the very close by road. We were able to camp in November 2020 with only 3 sites occupied! Loved it.

Allison H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2021

Nice State park, Be Careful of Swimmer's Itch

There are lots of advantages to this campground -most sites have big trees and some are along a forest.  It's across the street from the Interlochen Music School, so you can often hear music or concerts on summer weekends.  There are a couple trails to walk (not really strenuous enough to call them…

Month of VisitJuly
Allison H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2021

not the best, not the worst

This campground is a good sized campground, but doesn't have much to do there.  There is a small lake that is fun for short kayak/canoe rides and fishing.  It's called Turtle Lake for obvious reasons- when my kids went fishing, they pulled up large snapping turtles both times. A bit of a surprise…

Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2021

Great Location-Friendly Staff

Awesome Campground! Not a parking lot, lots of trees! We had a family, socially distant reunion with 6 sites. We rented a extra site, so nobody could rent near us, sooo nice! Very close to Manistee River and canoe/raft liveries, very fun family togetherness activity.

Very clean bath houses and…

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Month of VisitAugust
Ann D.
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2020

So many activities

This resort is great if you are wanting a bustling campground full of activities. There is a pool, jump pad, miles and miles of mountain biking trails and hiking trails, a man made lake which has some inflatable water toys. The campground also has a pool, hammock area, bikes and other rental toys,…

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