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123 Reviews of 27 Camp Lu Lay Lea, Michigan Campgrounds

Melissa B.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Big Bear Lake

This was a nice and quiet spot, but not much to do in the area. The lake has a beach, but it has been covered by water and the water is kinda gross looking, but we still got in. There are some nice trails nearby, but nowhere close to ride your bike. The Lakeview spots are nice (we didn't have one).…

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Site21
Month of VisitJuly
John W.
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Peaceful National Forest Campground

Very nice campground on Kneff Lake in the Huron-Manistee National Forest. The campground road is blacktop in great condition. There are 2 loops. The lower loop (1-18) has gravel spurs and the upper loop (19-27) has blacktop spurs. Sites are generously sized and fairly well spaced. This is dry…

  • Kneff Lake swimming beach at sunrise.
Site26
Month of VisitJuly
Geo D.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Do not go to this campground if you are expecting a good time.

This is one of the worst campgrounds I have ever been to. The bathrooms and showers close at 10pm, and the restrooms themselves are nasty, the showers cost $2 (in quarters) for 6 minutes of lukewarm water, the locals are hostile to unfamiliar faces, and to top it off, the rental ATVs and dirt track…

Month of VisitJuly
Brian N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Rustic and close to Lake Huron!

If your campsite is not already on the lake with a short 30 yard walk, you still have far to walk to get to the beach. I stayed at 29 and you could fit multiple cars and tents or a good space for a trailer. Fire pit and table at each site. Vault toilets. All and all it’s a win to stay here. I had…

  • some have great big sites like 29
  • tons of space
  • drive in
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Site29
Month of VisitJuly
D G.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Camping as it should be

First time at Ossineke but plan to be back! The camp spots were spacious and all were either on the water or had a path to the water. One downside was the fire pit was so tall (like over 2 ft off the ground)…you had to stand up to feel the heat from it.

Great locations as you’re close to Alpena…

  • sunrise from the beach
  • campsite 29
  • sunset on the beach
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Site29
Month of VisitJuly
Corey O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Gorgeous

This place is just gorgeous. Right on lake huron, the lake side sites fill up fast. The sites are tucked in just enough to eliminate traffic noise but super close to markets and fuel. Clean privy. Drinking water isn't the best but it would be tougher if there was none.

Site24
Month of VisitJune
Corey O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2021

Beautiful and quiet

Gorgeous area right on Jewell lake. Walking distance from Barton City. Sites have nice privacy between them. Utilized the grill on the fire ring alot Privy was well kept. The lake had a beach area to swim. Didn't actually intend on staying here but it was a happy accident and salvaged our memorial…

  • teach the kids real skills
Site3
Month of VisitJune
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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Site186
Month of VisitJuly
Joe S.
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2021

Great Location, but poor maintenance

We arrived at the campground and it’s right across the street from the beach in their day use area. You are also not far from many other beaches if you are looking for options. There is an awesome farmers market in Port Austin on Saturdays which is within 15 mins of the campground. The park ran…

Site70
Month of VisitJuly
D
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Going back for sure

This place was so cute and the owners were very friendly. I tented with my 2 kids here for the weekend and will be going back for sure 😁

  • walking the trails
Site40
Month of VisitJune
Joshua G.
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

Great sites

I camped at kneff lake federal land for two weeks. then came back for my last two weeks of camping. very peaceful not to many people. great spots to set up camp.with a hill going down to the wonderest small deep lake. trees surounding the lake that's at the bottom of a circle of trees on hills.…

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

Good state park

Like most Michigan State Parks, you get electric (50/30) at your site, period. There's public water available at various spots, but not at your site. Rangers are a good bunch here, friendly, helpful and work to keep things in line.

Most sites are very sandy (the whole place is ancient dunes),…

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Month of VisitSeptember

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