Sue B.
Hemlock , MI
Joined June 2019
A good stop

This is a campground of largely seasonal campers. The small but adequate campsite that we were assigned served us well for a two day layover in our travels. Friendly park staff, shower, small lake for fishing. There were people swimming although it looks very inviting with the amount of weeds in the water. Nice general store with hand dipped ice cream. Near town of Coldwater which has everything you would need, including a theater on a rainy day. Electric and water. $30

Enjoyed stay

Nice campground and spacious campsites. Lots of hiking trails. Boating, swimming. Park staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. HOWEVER since when has solicitation been allowed in a state park. Big event tent set up on one site serving as base for an RV dealer/mfg. 20+sites reserved for gathering of that brand of RV some with brand advertising signs. We pulled in on Thursday and were unable to stay through the weekend because the park was full—-full because of buy up of sites for solicitation. 😡

Great time!

We spent 10 days here and had a great time. This is a very busy park. Popular with the locals and frequently used for family get-togethers. Noticed a number of sites that had multiple units and cars. Difficult to get a site on a weekend. Nice beach. Great boating. Super hosts who bend over backwards to accommodate all, almost to a fault. Witnessed people taking advantage of their kindness--checking out late, parked where they shouldn’t be, using a chair to save a spot for someone,… We will return. Some nice sites on the water.


No power, no water, clean pit toilets, beautiful water view sites, no dump station, LOTS of mosquitos. Hoped to stay a few nights, chased out by mosquitoes after first one.

Good stop

This is our third time at this campground as we have relatives in the area. Each time we have been very satisfied with the experience. Campsites are adequate, showers are very clean and in good repair, always grateful for a washer and dryer. Front desk staff is efficient. Wood for sale. Small store in office area—ice cream! The only thing I would ask the camp to consider is banning political signs. I was very put off by the trump 2020 full size flag hung by a near neighbor. Escanaba is less than 15 minutes away.

One of our favorites!

Despite the fact that there are not electric sites, this remains one of our favorite stops. There are water and clean bathrooms. No showers. The lake is beautiful, good for swimming and fishing. The town of Escanaba is nearby with good restaurants and Lake walks. Be sure to take yard guard, some mosquitos and black flies. Nice visitor center at Hiawatha National Forest entry. Hiking trails.

Great stay

This is a really good family campground in the middle of Michigan. Campsites are spacious and wooded. There is a lake for swimming ability to fish and put in a kayak. Sites have electric with shared water. Campground registration is efficient and friendly. Wood can be purchased at the campground. The small town of Clare is nearby with groceries, ice cream, restaurants and gas.

Great stay!!!

Out week long stay at Hocking Hills State Park was very good. Showers were hot and the women’s restrooms were very good. My husband frequently found the men’s restroom in need of attention, papers and litter on the floor, limited clothing hooks and need some tile repairs. Very much appreciated the non reservable sites that have been continued in Hocking Hills, while discontinued in many Ohio state parks. The close proximity to a number of interesting small towns and restaurants was enjoyed. Great proximity to many, many amazing hiking trails. We would return!

Great stay

Nice campsites! Clean, hot showers. So much to do in the area! 23 sites are set aside as walk-ins. If you arrive on a Thursday or early Fri., you are likely to score a site in this very popular park. Pool. Logan nearby with good food and shops.

Great stay!

Spacious site. Well maintained park. Clean, hot shower in north Campground. Lake is good for fishing, marginal for swimming. Great people at registration. Friendly and helpful host. Some good restaurant choices nearby.