Harbor Springs, MI

Joined March 2017

Not as great as I thought it would be

The Dolly Sods heath barrens are spectacular especially in fall. There are some great overlooks and beautiful scenery. Despite that, this campground does not capture the beauty of it's surroundings. In addition, when we were there the pump handle was missing so there was no water available. We had our own water pump but there is not a readily available stream nearby. When we arrived it was dry on the plateau and very dusty until we got some rain. It is a great location as there is a lot of hiking nearby, but it is a long trek down the mountain if you need anything, like water.

Poor views, but nice facilities

We stayed in October in the middle of the week and had a section of the tent camping all to ourselves. Our site was a walk in so there was a bear locker that was extremely helpful to keep our stuff dry with the rain. We read that there were spectacular views, but the views were little peeps of mountain between all of the trees. There were a handful of sites that had a little better view, but I was expecting it to look like an overlook and was disappointed. The bathrooms were immaculate for a campground as well as the laundry facility(great when you have wet gear!). The campstore was well stocked with food to cook, beer/wine, souvenirs, and camp gear. There is also a wayside by the entrance to the campground that has another store and lunch counter.


The views and seclusion are phenomenal! There is a pit toilet, fire rings, and a picnic table. The rest is wilderness. There is a trail to explore Fisher Towers. I have never been in a more beautiful campsite in my entire life!