Jamie B.


Midland , MI

Joined July 2020

Hard to get around

It had rained a lot, but our site was difficult to get in and out of. There were trash cans on each site that the host picks up which was very nice for longer stays. I do wish someone had notified me of the train that went by around 5 am- it’s scared the bejesus out of my 2 year old with 10 long toots in the middle of the morning. The double full rainbow though was stunning. The fire pit was less than desirable. Small and no concrete base which made me weary of littles.

Nice spot

The water table is currently high so the lots were damp on the feet and the beach was almost non existent. Many beautiful sites along the lake, perfect for boaters to anchor their boat where they can see it. There’s a little walk out pier to go out on, too.

So many things to do

Gorgeous spot, a lot of things to do. Bike rides would take you to old buildings to tour, a mile from town, and some trails to gorgeous spots on Lake Superior. Only bad thing was no real sandy beach for littles- so make sure you bring water shoes.

Most beautiful site

The site was stunning. We had no idea we would have our own private site and beach, I wish we couldve stayed a month. There was only one bathroom (due to Covid), but not really a line ever. The black flies were awful on the beach. I heard a site or two back they were fine.

Nicest of the 5 we stayed at

We took a week long trip and toured Michigan. We spent 2 nights at Van Riper, the other campers were nice, the playset was large, and the beach was nice. The beach was steps down to the access (difficult with a wagon- we didn’t know), and the bathroom wasn’t the cleanest during our stay. The stars were gorgeous.