Campground
Jeffrey S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2021

Great base camp

So in all fairness this was just a overnight stop for us traveling between Petoskey MI and Silver Bay MN.  We arrived late since we had spent the day on Mackinac Island, but the camp host was nice enough to touch base with us while on the road and make sure everything was ready for our arrival.  Due to the early freezing weather, water and sewer had been unexpectedly, but understandably, disconnected, but they made sure to have a hose ready for us to fill our tank (and the dump station still worked when we left).  She set us up in a big spot with a huge firepit (we actually had 2 spots for the night) and had wood ready for us.  We had a nice quick fire that night while we setup and made dinner.  The next morning it was lightly snowing so we had a fire and breakfast in the falling snow.  We did not get any chance to actually enjoy the area but it seemed like it would be a great place.  Bathhouse was very clean and so was the campground.  Met the owner the in the morning who was extremely nice and helpful in pointing things out and what to do.  If we ever make it to the UP again we would definitely stay (and longer).  He originally set this place up as a hunt camp but people started to want to stay during non-hunting season so he is open till it freezes and opens memorial Day weekend.

PROS:  Nice sized sites

Right out of town but still in the woods

Close to river hiking trails

CONS: Didn't really spend enough time there to see anything negative

  • Nice warm fire on a cold evening
  • Breakfast being served (small cabins available in background)
  • Enjoying a warm breakfast while the snow starts to fall (bathhouse is in the background)
  • Technically our firepit was in front of our trailer but since this double spot was open the camp host recommended we use the big open space.  It was great!  The trail down to the river was right behind us.
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