Amie L.
Joined September 2016
An Okay Place for Modern Camping

Rippling Rivers Resort is new addition to an area that lacked a decent campground.

Amenities include bathhouses and shows (which have code locks on them), shared water access, picnic tables, fire pits, campstore with bar, and access to an outdoor pool and hot tub.

We stayed at one of the walk-in tent sites and also had the pleasure of enjoying the Carp River. The river was about 10 fee away from our site.

The staff is extremely friendly, to both people and dogs. I was very impressed with how dog friendly this location is. Even the other campers were respectful of each other.

Our tent location was entirely shaded and made it feel as though we were camping in a forest. 

The downsides. The tent sites were too small and not level. We had a very hard time finding a place to put our tent.  The sites were also very close together. Our neighbors were backed right up to use. 

As mentioned above, the shower/bathhouse requires a code to access it. It was kind of weird. And made it a challenge if you had to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. 

Parking was very limited. Not a problem if you have only one vehicle, but we had two. One of us had to park on the other side of the campground, which became an inconvenience.

A Beautiful, Clean Campground

Otter Lake Campground is nestled within the Hiawatha National Forest and a close driving distance to Munising, Michigan. There are a variety of activities available within the campground to keep kids and adults busy. This includes paddle boat, kayak, and canoe rentals, a basketball court, a small playground, a volleyball court, and swimming.

The staff are extremely helpful and polite. We had car trouble and had to go without a vehicle for a day and a half. The staff not only offered transportation but also checked on us multiple times to make sure we didn't need anything. 

The scenery is beautiful and peaceful. Otter Lake is a calm, serene lake with a small beach area. 

The sites were decent sized and clean. Excellent for the price. 

There is an on-site laundry room and place to wash dishes. 

The downsides to this campground were small. The showers were clean but didn't have locks on them. There also wasn't a place to set things down, which made it difficult to get dressed and undressed. 

Some of the sites were not well defined. This caused a problem when our neighbors sprawled out and squished us.

A Peaceful Campground with Things to Do In Camp

Despite being close to the road, Northland Outfitters is a quiet, peaceful little campground. With aonly 14 camping sites and 4 cabins, it is small. 

Our site (#6) was located right on the Manistique River. 

There is a horseshoe pit, volleyball court, canoe, and kayak rentals available. Inside the office, a game table for cards or board games is also available to those staying at the campground. 

The bathhouse and shower were clean. Additional outhouses were available near sites farther away from the bathhouse. 

There is a small camp store with basic supplies. 

The downside to this campground is many of the sites didn't have much privacy between them.

A Family Oriented Campground

Mill Creek Campground offers a great outdoor experience for modern campers. Close enough to Mackinaw City to experience the beauty of this historical town. Views of the might Mac and Mackinac Island can be seen from the campground itself. 

They have campsites perfect for tents and RVs as well as cabin rentals.

Nice area but the campground was VERY noisy

As an avid hiker, I love this area. However, this campground has a lot to offer. First, it's close to the Lumberjack Tavern. Around 1:30 a.m. or so, the people from the bar came back to the campground…and continued to drink, very, very loudly. When they finally settled down, I got an hour or two of good sleep before the kids woke up and started riding their bikes and yelling.

The campsites are pretty close together and have no privacy. I was grateful that I was only staying one night.

Pleasantly Surprised

I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this campground was. The campground had mostly hikers while I was there, which meant that the evenings were quiet and the most active in the mornings. The sites are large and I had a lot of privacy with trees blocking my site from the road through. It was very peaceful.

Another benefit for this campground is that it's close to groceries, laundry, and showers.

An Amazing Place but hard to get into

Set up your tent on the sands of Lake Superior and take in the view. That makes this the most amazing campground in Michigan. Period. The views are magnificent. We were able to cook dinner over the fire while watching some of the finest sunsets in Pictured Rocks. The vault toilets are surprisingly clean and there is drinking water available. There are also bear proof bins available for hikers who might not have a vehicle.

The downside is the secret about this place has gotten out and the 36 sites pretty much stay filled all year round. It's a first come, first serve campground.