This was definitely a different kind of camping. The little shelter things neat. We didn't hang out much there because there's so much cool stuff to get to. Waterfall was in view of our campsite and it was amazing. Good place for driving, hiking, and even biking. Super family friendly. We loved it all.
Right off highway 1. It's cheap and you can hear the ocean from your campsite. You can see the ocean from some of the sites. Campsites are open and clean. Great views from all around this area. Just perfect.
Honestly, this was all just incredible. The campground itself was awesome. Far away from neighbors to feel privacy and great hikes in every direction that go up in the mountains. A lot of mule deer very close by as well. Beautiful rivers and waterfalls to be seen and the wildlife is so vibrant.
The campground was cleanish. The bathrooms stunk, but weren't terrible (ya gotta bring your own soap I guess). There were no trees/shade in any of the campsite so we didn't really hang out there until evening because it was too hot for the kids. And there is an annoying guy on a golf cart (camp resident) you'll meet him ;). However, there is a beautiful cold, clear river to cool off in. We had a blast with my brothers' family there. Everyone swam a lot while we were there. There are hiking trails that get you into some really cool rock formations and beautiful wildlife. The fishery up the road is a cool place to check out as well. The fish are beautiful in the lake. The firewood at the local store is way expensive, so bring your own. Everything is expensive in the area come to think of it. You'll hear of the rules from the guy in the golf cart. Ha. It's alright, but go see for yourself!
Great place to bike, hike, run, camp, and even spend the day at the beach. The beach is close to all of the campsites so going for just the sunset is very doable. Not many rules other than just being respectful of other campers. My family and I really loved this park. Though we are usually more rustic campers, the bathrooms and showers are clean and the entire campground is very well kept up. Firewood bundles are $4 in the campsite near the entrance. We could have been fine not even leaving this park during our stay in Petoskey.