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“Amid the Dunes” for P.J. Hoffmaster State Park
We are now in dune country and if you want to climb dunes and do it safely (for the dunes, that is) this is the place. The Gilette Museum has a lot of information about the dunes at all times of the year, inhabitants and adaptations etc.
Sites are very large. The road is paved but the sites are dirt/gravel. It was a 1/4 mile hike to the beach from our site, #24, which is at the end of the loop closest to the beach. The sites are very open so don't go here looking for privacy. Each has a fire ring and table.
Usual wonderful Michigan State Park individual shower rooms.
We went into Muskegon. Good local museum and 1936 depression house museum.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $27.00
“Very private sites” for Sleepy Hollow State Park
Each of these campsites has a wooded area on 3 sides, so you really have a lot of privacy. The road is paved and the sites are paved.
The small lake was created because this is the lake-less part of Michigan and the DNR decided they needed one! There also aren't many campgrounds in the middle of the state; most are located on the lakes on either side.
Can't figure out why it's called Sleepy Hollow, but it was very pleasant. Wonderful Michigan State Park shower rooms.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $19.00
“Very interesting area” for Bay City State Park
In addition to the state park, there is a wonderful museum here, a marsh with a couple of hiking trails in it, Lake Huron, a spash park for kids (not open in September tho'), and a lagoon that just begs to be walked around.
The campground is huge. Sites are level and open. It was moving on to cool so we chose a campsite in the sun! Table and fire ring, wonderful bathrooms, lovely park. Go there.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $21.00
“Very Scenic” for Tawas Point State Park
Tawas Point is surrounded by water, Lake Huron and Tawas Bay. This park is open and flat with lots of trees. Each site has a fire ring and table. In the Michigan state parks, the fire ring is a metal band surrounding a concrete ring. They are raised and I couldn't determine if that was because they had a lot of ash in them or if that was the way they were constructed. The bottom line is that you can easily watch your campfire.
This park also has the wonderful Michigan State Park individual shower rooms separate from the bathroom. The even sites from 34 to 44 and sites 186 to 193 are closest to the water.
There is a large play park and lighthouse at the end of the park.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $25.00
“Right in Town” for East Tawas City Park
This city run facility is right IN Tawas, and right on the highway. Sites are very narrow.
Costs run $31 on the water, $27 everywhere else. You get full hookup and cable TV.
We decided to go to Tawas Point State Park instead.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $
“Lots of trees” for Cheboygan State Park
We almost turned around because there is a gravel road into the park, and we were leery since most Michigan parks we had been in had paved roads. We thought we were lost. But, no, this one is a little less developed than some of the others.
There are lots of trees but the sites are very open. Sites are big and flat; no leveling problems here for the most part. Lake access ends at site 46; if you want to be close to the lake choose an odd numbered site between 17 and 45.
They have kayaks for rent.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $25.00
“Heavily wooded” for P.H. Hoeft State Park
The campground has heavily wooded sites but with clear sight lines between the sites. There are lots of hiking trails in the park and a bike trail that takes you to Rogers City, 4.5 miles away. They have bikes for rent at the campground.
The roads are paved but the sites are dirt/grass. Usual wonderful Michigan State Park bathrooms.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $23.00
“Very Friendly Camp Hosts” for Harrisville State Park
Lots of trees; right on Lake Huron. We got a campsite across the road from the beachside sites. Even in late September the beach sites are often totally booked ahead.
Usual great Michgan State Park bathrooms. Very friendly camp hosts. We were there on the weekend and there was coffee and goodies on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Unique firewood dispenser; you put in your money and the wrapped firewood drops into a bin with a VERY loud thunk. You open the bin and take out your wood. Even when you know it's coming, you jump. We were told it is one of only two such dispensers in existence.
Bikes for rent. Easy walk into town. Try the Pasty Place.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $23.00
“On the water” for Straits State Park
We explored the park before choosing a campsite. Sites 4A, 5A, and 6A were all vacant. They all were RIGHT ON THE WATER with a wonderful view of the Mackinac Bridge. The sites across from them were full. We asked why no one had chosen those sites and were told, "They don't have electric." Well, we can live a few days on our batteries and propane. It was wonderful, seeing the bridge illuminated at night.
Sites 1 to 18 are near the shore and the best. 'A' sites 1 to 10 are ON the water, but no electric. Sites 52 to 254 are in the woods a hike away from the water. The road is blacktopped and sites are either grass or gravel. Many of the sites are uneven.
Michigan state parks all have wonderful tiled bathrooms; individual showers entered from a hallway or, sometimes, from outside.
This campground is 5 stars for the view and the bathrooms, but 4 because of the road and grass/gravel sites.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $20.00
“Right in town” for Grand Marais RV Park & Campground2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
This is the place to be if you want to park the RV and explore the town. It is right in town! It's about a 5 minute walk to the heart of Grand Marais. The sites are mainly on grass but even when it rained they were fine. The city pool (indoors) is in the park; you can use it for $5 and your receipt for the park.
We came to unplugged xii at North House Folk School, which is right next door. It was great to walk over and back each night. If you choose the higher number sites, you will be close to Lake Superior and can hear the waves. Their website has a map of the campsites, so it's easy to pick. Close to the road, close to town. Close to the water, more of a hike. We were at site 58W, which is near the road, and didn't hear any road noise. But it was cool and we didn't have the windows open.
Each site has a table and fire ring. They are ample. Bathrooms are unexceptional. At the bathhouse nearest us there were only 2 showers and I couldn't turn the handle on one of them.Date of Stay: September, 2013Rate Paid: $25.00