Michigan

Michigan Trip Journals

Mackinaw City Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping This is a very large campground (600+) back-in sites directly on Lake Huron. 201966-1326551-thumbnail.jpgWe stayed in a lakefront site. All full hookup sites are really tight. 201966-168399-thumbnail.jpg
View from Campsite
Lakefront sites are tight too – and cost more ($4 extra), but you might as well get something if your going to be snug with your neighbor. Camp fires are permitted, but we did not have one – we felt it was just not safe to do so being so cozy. They advertise the camp store and internet café – but neither was open during our stay. Very close to the tourist area - including the ferry to Mackinac Island. $31/night – water, 30 amp, sewer, no cable, lakefront.

Conclusion – For the money the sites were way too narrow, no cable and only 30 amp service – but the lake view was wonderful and being close to the tourist attractions a plus.

09/05 Rating – 8.

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Port Huron Port Huron KOA According to KOA this is a 5 star CG. Nearly 300 sites - most in heavily wooded areas. 201966-236339-thumbnail.jpg They offer a few Supersites - which means your site is paved, 207967-206474-thumbnail.jpgincludes a stamped patio with nice iron furniture. This place is a kid’s paradise. Checkout their website to see all the kiddie details.$46/night (KOA) water, 50 amp, sewer, cable - WiFi is extra. $10/of this fee was for the Supersite.

Conclusion - Great place!Clearly they are setup to entertain families with young kids.Though the kiddie things are not an interest to us - the Supersite was a nice treat and we can see why it’s rated 5 Stars.

09/05 - Rating 9.

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Rapid River Whitefish Hill RV Park and Campground This is a small overnight campground (15 sites)on Michigan’s upper peninsula off Route 2.201966-236346-thumbnail.jpgSites are decent size and pull thru. 201966-166870-thumbnail.jpgThe rest of the campground consists of park models - but they are in good shape and have well kept lawns.Being right off Route 2 - there is some road noise and nearby train tracks created a little more, but tolerable. $33/night - water, 50 amp, sewer, cable and WiFi.

Conclusion - Nice place for 1 night - but pricey for a non-destination CG. Large barrel of flowers at most sites - they were lovely. The owner works hard to keep the park looking nice and it shows.

09/05 Rating - 7

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Traverse City (Acme) Traverse Bay RV Resort This “ownership” resort opened in 2001. All sites are for sale. 201966-236343-thumbnail.jpgEach site is either back-in or pull-in; all very wide, long and paved. The entire resort has paved roads and beautiful landscaping with small ponds and fountains. Looks like about 1/2 of the lots are sold. Many owners have fabulous landscaping - patios, shrubs, flowers and good size storage sheds. We did not stay on one of the owner developed lots but understand you can do so. The resort is convenient to Leland, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and of course Traverse City. $32/night - water, 50 amp, sewer, cable, and WiFi too.

Conclusion - Great price for what you get. Tons of space between sites, excellent amenities, a beautiful resort to take a long brisk walk day or night.- close to attractions.

09/05 Rating - 10 Note: 2 years later I see their rates are now 38/night… still a great bargain for what this place offers.