Cassondra P.
Holland , MI
Joined June 2019
Beautiful area and campground

We loved the hocking hills area and the campground was nice and quiet! We camped off on a side loop which was awesome. Only downfalls to this campground was our site off the pad for camper was very muddy and when it rained all the mud washed over our rug and stuff. The other downfall is that the bathrooms are very dirty. We would camp in the full hook up area if we go again

Also the last day when we dumped I washed my hands in bathrooms by the pool and they were so much nicer! If you need to shower I would drive up there!

The pool was refreshing after long days of hiking but the 15 min mandatory rest for adults and kids on the hour was a little different for us as we have never been at a pool that did that!

The trails and areas around are incredible!! Pictures do no justice! We will go back again one day!

Dirty and noisy

We were excited to check out this campground on a big trip from Michigan to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana but we were very disappointed in it! The campground was overly packed - 2-3 cars per site on most. Our site was so dirty, we picked up a Walmart bag full of trash and we didn't get close to all of it - so much was buried sticking out of the dirt. The staff was not friendly. We also found it to have a ton of road noise. We ended up leaving after only one night (forfeiting the additional two nights we booked - they stated they couldn't refund because we booked online and They don't have our money)

We did love going through the fort and kids enjoyed that but pool was a long ways from our site so we didn't go check it out - drove by looks nice.

There was other sites that were grassy and looked cleaner - ours was dirt and in back

They do have nice paved areas to park your camper on.

Clean and close to the dunes!

Yes campground is very clean but not a lot to do here. There is a nice pool for the kids. It's a great place to camp if your going to be off doing things elsewhere

Bathrooms were very clean!

We got an awesome site!

We stayed here in 2016 for a fall weekend get away! Because it was after season we got to camp on someone's seasonal lot which was awesome! We had a beautiful site with a look out area and nice fire place. We didn't spend much time at the campground itself but loved all the airstream trailers that were in there!

First to Review
Great family Friendly Campground

We loved spending time at CranHill! Kids loved the pony rides and we enjoyed trail rides.

Boat rentals are available

Sites are mostly dirt with pine needles but some are grassy.

Bathrooms were clean

Kids loved crafts they had available

Beautiful view not a lot to do

We loved the views from this campground but the campground itself doesn't have much to do.

We went with a group of vintage campers so enjoyed our time and was nice to use the covered/enclosed pavilion area.

The stairs were closed so not able to access beach.

We loved doing the natural wonders tour while we were up there! Kids loved finding natural springs, seeing the over views, gravity hill and more! I highly recommend doing it if your visiting the area!

Lots to do

We really enjoyed this campground! There was a lot for the kids to do and we never really left the campground the 2 weekend we camped here. The pool is clean. Kids loved the activities they had scheduled.

We had no complaints regarding our weekend here! Staff was all Great. Had a well stocked camp store.

Small but clean

We loved how low priced the sites were at this campground. The sites are very small but we usually leave and go to do things around the silver lake area including hiking the dunes, going to the beach, fishing exc.

The staff is very friendly and the campground is clean. Bathrooms are always well kept.

This campground was a well kept secret that used to be easy to get in to but is getting much harder to get in to without planning ahead!

Great Campground along the River!

We loved this campground! We brought our kayaks and just brought one vehicle up the river to the start point to put in and got out right at the campground. Clean facilities and friendly staff! We would for sure go back!

Fun Weeknd!

We recently found Woods and Water and really enjoyed it! They have the perfect amount of scheduled activities for The Weekend that were scheduled out really well! The kids loved the glow dance party Sat night. We enjoyed a nice Father's Day lunch on Sat (free for dads and $3/person for others)

The indoor pool was awesome seen as it was a cool weekend!

The kids loved the free putt putt golf.

The hayride was awesome! Almost a half hour long and went on some fun trails!

We got great sites some do look smaller in size.

Staff was all very friendly!

We felt we could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of what they had available!

Family Friendly

We came here for a fall camping weekend. Kids loved going on wagon ride to find the pumpkins and then decorating them. They really enjoyed the glow wagon ride. Root beer floats Saturday night were great! Loved that they had big blow up activities for kids to do. Sites were very tight. We enjoyed being right on playground.

Family Friendly

Nice smaller sized family friendly campground. Enjoyed having activities to do, the jump pillow and pool!

Lots to do

We enjoy Triponds for camping! There is a lot to do to keep kids busy. We were there one year and had no issues with our site but last year it rained all weekend and our site was super muddy! If it's not rainy it's a super fun campground! We still enjoyed our weekend despite being muddy

Staff is very friendly.

Enjoyed having a pond, pool, playground, jump pillow and more!

Great View , Terrible Neighbors (2017 stay)

We were really excited about this campground but did not have a good experience. We had a beautiful view of the straights and bridge. The problem was we had the worst neighbors ever! We had a family camping behind us that had crap everywhere! I have never seen such a mess of a campsite. The mess I could have lived with but the cussing screaming, physical and verbal fighting that went on was horrible. With two young kids we couldn't be outside our camper and had to either be inside or out doing things away from site. When we reported the problem we were told there was nothing they could do as they had talked with them but the problems still continued and they didn't have a ranger there at the time.

We ended up leaving a day earlier than planned, they did give us full refund and apologized. The day we left we found out that what we were told was not accurate and the ranger that day was taking care of the problem. However it was too late for us at that point.

I think we had a unique situation and normally this would not have been an issue but was disappointed it wasn't handled as it should have been.


We love Hoffmaster when going with the tin can tourist rally for the weekend but not our favorite for a family camping weekend. The beach is a long hike from campsites. Most campsites are small. The bathrooms are clean and well kept. The sites we were on for a friends camping weekend were very dirty and dusty however when we went back this year I saw they did build them up and add some gravel. We enjoy biking around the campground and waking by the creek. There is a playground area for kids.

Traverse City

We love Traverse City and being able to camp somewhat near downtown. One of our favorite things is being connected to the bike paths so we can bike to downtown area while staying on bike trails!Campground is busy and small sites but our favorite place to camp is along the back fence with great hammock trees and the fire pit behind our trailer. It makes it feel like your not in a big busy packed campground. The bath houses on the end we like are very dated and are usually clean but still show their age! The other end had nicer newer shower/bath houses. You do need to walk across a bridge to get to the bay but not a long walk.

The Traverse City area has a lot to do!

Clean Family Friendly Campground!

This is a super clean family friendly campground! It is one of our favorite places to camp and go back every year. The pool is not a large swimming pool but an activity pool with a kids area that is walk in shallow, a whirlpool circle, basketball area and a water slide! The sites are gravel with a cement pad patio. Bathrooms are all very clean and well kept. Laundry room onsite. There is an ice cream store and camp store area. Activities available during the weekends including hay rides. Highly recommend this campground! It's worth the money!