Wandering Wheels Campground
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
Highly Disappointing and Overpriced
If you're looking for a campground that caters to families with kids, then this is the place for you. It does seem to be a great spot to bring a group together, as it provides a lot of play space for kids.
So first... the positives of this campground:
- The sites are spacious and VERY shaded and mostly cleaned.
- Lots of activities for kids - great family vacation spot
- The WiFi was actually usable
But that's about where the charm ends. Here are the things we disliked about this park:
- Even on their website, they obscure their actual address by just listing the street name. When you look the location up on Google, it shows it as waterfront just west of Munising - which seems like a good place to be. And that's why we booked a reservation here after not being able to get into the municipal tourist park which is actually on the water. But search further on their maps, and you see it's actually EAST of Munising, and not at all close to water. I've adjusted the map here on RVParking to reflect the actual location, so hopefully others don't get tricked by this.
- We're kid-free full timers, and family oriented vacation spots are not our ideal location at all. When we arrived, there were tons of kids all over the place. Not pleasant or relaxing for us. If being around lots of kids isn't your thing, don't ever count on getting a chance at the heated pool. And be prepared for lots of sounds of kids playing.
- Many of the sites are situated so that your front porch and your neighbor's face each other. While there's lots of distance between them, this greatly reduces your feeling of privacy. If we had to stay here again, we'd request one of the back in sites in the back, those seemed to be the most private feeling and away from the pool and playground!
- The amenities here are seriously undersized and aged. Only two showers for each gender available, which is hardly enough on a busy weekend where each of the 87 sites has an average of 4 people on them - many of them tent or pop-up campers. The laundry room had 3 working washers and only 2 dryer (1 of which wasn't working all that great, requiring multiple runs to actually dry) - this caused a massive back-up, and had us up to 2am just to work our loads in. It's way too humid and shaded here to line dry.
- Most of the sites don't have sewer hook-ups (only a few do, they don't publish how many).
- Their electric hook-ups are just 30A... which is probably ok considering it's so shaded and the weather usually mild. We only had to run a single A/C for a couple hours anyway. But the price point for this place suggest far more!
- While the shade provides relief from the sun, it is VERY shaded. So shaded that we had to turn on all our lights during the day just to keep from feeling drab and dark.
- There is absolutely nothing in walking distance and you're a bit far from town, despite them heavily advertising the Cherrywood Lodge next-door as an amenity (so you don't have to cook!). The lodge had no sign of life during our prime season weekend stay.
- They advertise 400 acres of walking trails. We found absolutely none.
- This place is seriously overpriced for what it offers. At $40/night, we expect so much more in up kept and quantity of the facilities.
The AT&T signal was faint and 2G. There's a usable Verizon 3G signal that can be boosted in if needed. The WiFi, thankfully, was fairly usable.
We would actively avoid coming back to this location. And we seriously regret that we pre-paid for 3 nights here. Our disappointment of this campground seriously soured our entire Pictured Rocks exploration.
Nicely Wooded and Pleasant!
Very helpful staff with no reservation. Large wooded sites and plenty of shade. Looking forward to staying there again.