Kathie M.

The Dyrt Pro

Bloomington, IL

Joined June 2020

Pines Mini Cabin

Winter camped in Pines Mini Cabin. Bunk beds with one a double- sleeps 5 total. Heat, electricity, mini fridge, microwave, table and 4 chairs. Well built and very clean. Outside fire pit and BBQ grill for summer. Awesome trails for hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Lots of phenomenal snow this year!

Wonderful rustic campground

Fall camped here. First time and it lived up to all the good reviews! Absolutely beautiful fall colors throughout the campground! Got a pull through Lake MI-front site (34). Got to hear waves day and night. Hiked to closed south campground and beach. Colors even more spectacular there! Once south campground gets opened, most of those sites are in woods and not waterfront but very large. Each site with picnic table and fire pit. Bring your own grate as those aren’t provided. Potable water from hand pump and was unable (water bandit didn’t fit) to fill camper water tank which was my only complaint. Pit toilets clean. The summary of this campground is incorrect-there are not showers nor electricity. It is a rustic campground. Will definitely put this campground on my favorites list!!

Beautiful WI state park right on Lake MI

Second time camping here. Park very well kept; nice walking and biking trails. Sunrises over Lake MI worth getting up every morning! Kayaking the lake awesome! Definitely put this campground on your must do list. Due to Covid, Nature Center, inside pavilion and check in closed. Showers with great pressure. Due to high Lake MI levels beach reduced in size but still very accessible. Very nice Teepee that is reservable and ADA cabin the best I’ve seen in a state park.

Okay campground

Camped here past prime season so some activities shut down for season. Lots for kids to do during summer season with basketball court, large jumping pillow, mini putt. Small store. Were supposed to have a riverfront site but river was rising so they closed that part of campground. Lots of seasonal RVs. Electric. Site we did have was very muddy after overnight rain. Sites close together with little privacy.

Awesome mountain biking trails!

Best trails in the area! Beautiful surroundings. Hidden gem

Tent Camped

Many years ago tent camped here. Small camp store. Small lake. Mostly seasonal RVs here

Nice county campground

Camped here twice-once tent and once in new camper. Well kept campground. Nice lake-good fishing. RV sites fairly close together with not many/any trees for privacy. Tent sites a bit more spread apart however all traffic from campground routes by tent sites due to one way traffic. There are more hike in tent sites that would provide more rustic experience.

Overnite stay in cabin

One nite stay in cabin. Cabin had electricity, mini fridge, electricity and bunk beds. Only complaint was cabin was close to fairly busy road.

Winter cabin and snowshoeing/hiking

This gem of a state park is phenomenal. Camped here in cabins three times over two winters. Cabins with bunks (will sleep 5 total), mini fridge, electricity and heat. Outside pit toilet. Hiking trails are some of the best. Beautiful lighthouse, dunes, beach, inland lake (Hamlin Lake), river and Lake Michigan. Very quiet and snow-covered in winter. Gets very busy in summer. So many activities for all ages. Kayak rentals in summer. Great fishing. Guided snowshoe tours and lamp light snowshoe hikes in winter are awesome. Camp store. Several playgrounds. Beautiful new beach house.

Very beautiful WI state park

Beautiful state park right on Lake Michigan. Sunrises so, so beautiful. This campground has everything! Trails, dunes, marshes, forests, and Lake Michigan. Very well kept. Bathhouse very nice. Very nice nature center. Laundry facilities available. Beach very nice. Large picnicking day area. Nice trails through marsh, woods, and dunes. Make sure to venture into Sheybogan and check out the lighthouse.

So Beautiful!

Camped here in late October. Small rustic campground right on shores of Lake Michigan in Sleeping Bear Dunes. So beautiful-quick walk to the most beautiful beach. Expected to see sunsets but surprised with awesome sunrises! Fall colors the best. Pit toilets but does have water filling station and dumping station! Most sites suitable for tents and small campers but there are a couple of sites where larger RVs can fit. Nearby Glen Arbor so quaint. Can see why Sleeping Bear Dunes voted most beautiful beach in America. Loved that they had separate sites for those using generators (I personally find the noise of those sooooo irritating!). Even in fall campground was mostly filled on weekend but very quiet.

Nice quiet campground on shores of Lake Shelbyville

Very nice campground on Lake Shelbyville. Camped here with young boys in tent every year for years on site 27- views of lake the best! Electric even for tent sites (have come in handy for fans for the hot hot nights in a tent!). Newer bath house is nice. Some RV sites have water hookup also.

Lake Huron campground

Camped here June 2019. Several sites right on shore of Lake Huron! Few without view but 30 steps to beach. Rocky beach was awesome and Lake Huron steps away was great. Very nice beach house/ bathhouse- new. Campground gets very busy so not a place if you want solitude. Phenomenal sunrises over Lake Huron!! Only complaint- wood available was green wood and very hard to burn.

Heaven on earth

My hands down all time favorite campground! Although rustic (I personally LOVE) this campground is literally ON Lake Michigan. Sites on the shore or you can choose a site in the trees. You can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of Lake Michigan. Campground is small but that’s what keeps its charm. Beautiful summertime and fall is especially beautiful. Grand Traverse lighthouse right next door. Be sure to explore walking trails that dump you out on a beach so beautiful- you do have to drive or bicycle to these trails that are a bit south of the campground. Leelanau peninsula so quaint with small villages of Northport, Leland, Sutton’s Bay. No flush toilets. No dump station. I’ve tent, trailer, van camped and also rented cabins several times. I have camped here in summer, fall and winter. I love this campground so much I can’t decide which season I love best.

Very nice wooded campground A gem!

Lake Michigan Campground at Manistee a nice wooded rustic campground. Bathrooms very clean. Flush toilets a plus. Wish they had potable water faucet to fill a fresh water tank and a dumping station. Campsites were large and well spaced with lots of trees and privacy Campsites are NOT right on the lake, and no lake views but require a walk or quick drive to beach. Once there though- WOW beautiful and sunsets gorgeous. Mosquitoes out in full force!