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Andrea B.
Kawkawlin, MI
Joined August 2018
Far enough away

Great state park to enjoy the Grand Traverse area without the traffic and congestion of Traverse. Sites are large and the park is clean. Lots of boaters so I assume fishing is good too.

Nice wooded sites

One of my favorite campgrounds. Sites are nice and large with established trees. Be sure to read the site descriptions as several can be uneven. Bathrooms are new on the smaller side of the park.

Off the beaten path

This is the Otter Lake campground near Munising MI. We only stayed one night. They do have laundry available with the noisiest dryer I have ever heard :). They buildings could use a bit up keep, they have kayak rentals, and nice play area for kids. The sites do not have grass so it is a bit messy- may be tough for larger units to navigate around. Campground is small and the people are nice.

Nice Lake

Park offers electric and water sites. Nice playground and beach area. Caretakers are on site - everyone seemed very friendly. We really enjoyed the lake, the water is beautiful.

Worth hauling water

This campground is very pretty- nestled in a beautiful pine forest. Rumors are that they have had trouble with “kids” taking things from camps during this night so they warn folks to put things away at night, and noise issues, but we did not have any problems at all. There are restrictions on their drinking water so you need to haul in your own drinking water. They do have two separate campgrounds, with rustic and modern (electric) sites. A floating course was available this summer but remember it is the UP plan on cooler weather. Beautiful park.

Beautiful all sports lake

Nice large grassy sites - we were in site 50 which is waterfront. Park has two bath houses, this southern most has the hotter showers :), nice boat launch if you need it and a nice beach area. With M28 closed there is a detour that runs right along the park, this contributes to a bit more traffic noise but it is very light for the most part. Pick up supplies on your way as there are not a lot of close options but it is well worth the drive.

Call to reserve

I had a little lack of communication with the online reservation system but the park made up for it. Sites are nice sized, we camped in the back and enjoyed less congestion but even up front the sites were nice too. May want to brIng extra water hose as water hook ups can be farther away than expected. Park is neat and kept up. It attaches to the city’s river walk which makes walking into town safe and easy. Nice playground area.

Great walking trail

Nice campground, a lot of local / seasonal but the park is maintained very nicely. Good place for quiet camping and a great walking trail back to the bay through the marsh.

Saginaw Bay

Nice campground that is open year round. Sites are large, most are shady and have establIshed trees. Some sites in the center of the campground can get wet after heavy rain. You have to cross the road to go to the bay, and after this year’s crazy spring the shoreline has a nice beach. Spray park and play ground are nice for the kids.