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So in all fairness this was just a overnight stop for us traveling between Petoskey MI and Silver Bay MN. We arrived late since we had spent the day on Mackinac Island, but the camp host was nice enough to touch base with us while on the road and make sure everything was ready for our arrival. Due to the early freezing weather, water and sewer had been unexpectedly, but understandably, disconnected, but they made sure to have a hose ready for us to fill our tank (and the dump station still worked when we left). She set us up in a big spot with a huge firepit (we actually had 2 spots for the night) and had wood ready for us. We had a nice quick fire that night while we setup and made dinner. The next morning it was lightly snowing so we had a fire and breakfast in the falling snow. We did not get any chance to actually enjoy the area but it seemed like it would be a great place. Bathhouse was very clean and so was the campground. Met the owner the in the morning who was extremely nice and helpful in pointing things out and what to do. If we ever make it to the UP again we would definitely stay (and longer). He originally set this place up as a hunt camp but people started to want to stay during non-hunting season so he is open till it freezes and opens memorial Day weekend.
PROS: Nice sized sites
Right out of town but still in the woods
Close to river hiking trails
CONS: Didn't really spend enough time there to see anything negative
The sites are quite close, and it is right off the highway. Not too far from the dam and there are trails everywhere. Certain times of the year they will have events and it brings out the rowdy crowd.
I went to Pentoga many years as a kid, always a good time. They have a decent playground and camp store, the beach is great for swimming and the lake for fishing. They have a dock to jump off about 50' out, and another with a diving board about 200' out. There are trails and a lot of history to discover, it is quite crowded though…
This is a nice campground if your looking for a decently quiet crowded experience. I’m a backpacker so it’s not my thing but it was great short notice and the caretaker was really cool and a super nice guy! A lot of loud ATV’s at night but it wasn’t awful!
Great little campground. It's small, clean and quiet. You self register for check-in, there's a bathroom building with 3 stalls and two showers(women) and hot water. We purchased an RV site($20) even though we were camping in a tent so our truck and trailer would fit and it comes with water and electricity at the camp site. Each campsite comes with a picnic table and fire ring. The ORV Route is right outside the campground entrance and you can ride to the trail. You can also get ice and gas at the gas station in town by taking the alley. We stayed again in 2020 in Our RV. They have 4 pull through sites with full hook-ups;$25 a night. 50/20 amps, high water pressure.
Kleinke Park was beautiful. It was rather windy during our stay, but overall the weather was great.
If you can swing the no reservations/first come first served, this is a great option. We stayed here and did a couple day trips further up the UP (Escanaba/Gladstone)
The showers are coin operated, $1 for 8 minutes.
9/19/20- 9/21/20; $21/night; #29 electric