Ryan M.
Gibraltar, MI
Joined February 2019
Great Camping Destination

Right on the water, spacious sites, plenty of amenities, and lots of stuff for the kids to do. What's not to love about this campground? Our large group took up 4 different sites and we were pretty impressed with everything. 

Pros

  • Clean showers and bathrooms
  • Individual showers spacious, clean, and plenty of spots to put items (see cons). They played jungle/animal sounds over the speakers.
  • Mostly paved roads
  • Nice beach to play
  • Swimming pool
  • Conveniently on the water
  • Lots of trees/shade
  • Camp store with a variety of items, food, and drink
  • Friendly staff

Cons

  • Had to buy an outlet converter as all of their outlets are not standard 3-pronged. All are setup for large campers. Spend $4.99 to purchase and keep, or pay $10 refundable deposit to rent and return one. 
  • Shower cons (if using the main shower house, beware that all the walls are curtains and there's not a lot of room to set anything. Chair is provided and was wet. 

Overall

Kids and families with us had a blast. Most of us tent camped (1 camper). Weather was beautiful and it was nice to see fireworks blown off on Friday and Saturday by the Mackinac Bridge. With the food options, clean showers, friendly environment, and plenty of stuff to do, and it being so close to the city, this is definitely a place worth visiting in the future.

Neat camping destination

Our group stayed at Apple Creek for Memorial Day weekend. We camped (tents and campers) in the group area. The group area is circular and surrounded by trees which helped to keep it cool. Each site had electric hook-up and some had water. The rest of the campground is mostly RV and surrounded by many trees, too. The facilities near the group area were sub-par but were manageable. If they would fix up the bathrooms and shower stalls I'd give 5 stars. The other shower building/bathroom appeared to be more modern but we did not use those as they were too far away. The shower water was HOT, was push-button, and had decent pressure. There were plenty of activities for the kids including an ice cream sundae bar ($3/person),fkam party, hat ride, candy bingo, basketball court, putt-putt (although it appeared to be outdated), and a swimming pool. This place is golf cart friendly but you must bring your own and must not go over the designated speed or someone will say something (which is good)! The camp store is brand new and the staff was extremely friendly. Overall this place has a lot to offer and we had a great time.