December 25, 2022 - reviewed by Joshua Putnam
We Loved It!
It was great. Camped with a tent. The views are great. The price is good too! Check out our YouTube video for more. If the link doesn’t work, search PutnamFive on YouTube.
September 13, 2022 - reviewed by Ken And Julia
Love This Place
This has been our destination campground for many yrs.even when not camping here , we stop by for the veiw.
September 2, 2022 - reviewed by T. West
Very Close Sites
The campsites are squeezed in tight, but there are some that have some privacy. We stayed in site 52 which was surrounded by trees, so we were lucky. The campground has a good bathhouse and is well maintained. Easy access to a beach area with great views of the bridge. Would definitely camp there again.
September 16, 2021 - reviewed by Van
Convenient But Crowded
Spots are tight but location for going to the island is great. Showers were hot. Great beach access and bridge views. Electric at site. Water and dump you have to drive to. Dumpsters are sparse. No recycling by dumpster.
June 21, 2021 - reviewed by Haleiwa
Not Too Noisy
We could hear traffic once in awhile but never enough to keep us from sleeping. We were in site 120. We've been on the road for 2 weeks and 5 parks. This was the FIRST park in the U.P. that was not a run-free-dog park. Everyone had their dog on a leash and it was nice. We had adequate cell signal with Straight Talk.
September 12, 2020 - reviewed by Mrs Bowman
Since we have a big rig, we’ve shied away from state parks, expecting them to be too rustic and cramped for our rig. Not so here. This park is spacious and well maintained with paved roads that provide plenty of room to maneuver our 40’ motor home. Since it’s popular, we felt lucky to get a 30-amp, electric only site for 4 nights on short notice, but some sites offer more utilities. There are 2 dump stations, and potable water is available to fill up if you need it. Our site was a grassy, large, level pull through with a gravel parking pad, fire ring, and picnic table. There is no WiFi, but we had good T-mobile signal and used our hotspots. There are lots of trails for walking, 2 viewing platforms with great views of the Mackinac bridge (one ADA accessible), access to the lakefront, and tons of picnic areas. We hope to be able to reserve a site next year for a longer stay.
September 21, 2019 - reviewed by Brent
Not Worth Staying If You Want Quiet.
I’m an advanced camper. Please take this review like a grain of salt. We have a camper and tent. We set up both because the kids can stay in the tent. We have a 3 and 5 year old. First night we stayed in the tent. And the bridge was so loud because of all the honking and semi trucks. I’m a deep sleeper and I got up 3 times because it was unbearable. The next 3 nights we stayed in the camper to drown out the noises. Now the beach is a natural view but it’s not taken care of to swim.
The sites don’t have sewage hook up or water. And it’s not convenient to dump for long time strayers.
On the positive side the showers are nice. The bridge view is nice. And hiking trails are nice. The location is good if you can block the noise.
For the same price you can get a private campground with full hook up and a pool.
There is no activities for kids.
September 19, 2019 - reviewed by Worsey
We stayed in site 86A of the Lower West campground. The site was not very level (as advertised) but we were able to level our class B van with a few leveling blocks. The site was a very short walk (less than 100') to a beach area which had a picnic table and a beautiful view of the Mackinaw Bridge. It was lit up beautifully at night. The restroom and shower facilities were very new and extremely clean. It was a great campground and a pleasant experience. Site 86A is very private at the edge of the campground. We would definitely stay there again.
September 7, 2019 - reviewed by Cloud Chaser
Best part of this park is convenience to bridge, St. Ignace, and Macinaw City. We had good size spot for 32’ fifth wheel but not very level.
August 23, 2019 - reviewed by Julie M
Most Amazing Night View of the Bridge
A very beautiful campsite. Only electric hook-ups but there is a potable water fill station and dump site. It has the most amazing view of the Mackinac Bridge at night. The beach has a lot of foliage and driftwood so not ideal to enjoy. Overall, peaceful with clean showers. Nights do get chilly so be prepared.
July 6, 2019 - reviewed by Maria
Just spent 4 nights in site 16. Had a short walk to the beach access in several locations and for a view of the bridge. Wonderful campsite, not meant for big rigs but was perfect for our pop up. Bathrooms were excellent as were showers. Amazing views and were close enough to hear the waves hit the shore. We spent a day in town, a day on Mackinac Island, and a day tiring e the Upper Peninsula. Fees weren't bad and had to pay for park permit.
June 10, 2019 - reviewed by Traveling Greeks
We had a non electric site against Lake Huron. Beautiful view of the bridge and private beach area. Although the mosquitoes were terrible, it was the campsite to have with all the commodities. St ignace is a beautiful and friendly town right on the lake. Lots of fun shopping and patio restaurants. Ate at the Mackinaw Grill in St Ignace. Highly recommended and clean multi selection salad bar in a caboose! Of corse the island was awesome. Shepler water taxi was the way to go!
August 31, 2018 - reviewed by Marie and Jim
Nice CG spaces out sites, fill up with water at dump station, no spigots in CG otherwise. The location is nice, but they need actual spigots campers can reach with 100-200 feet of hose to refill tanks, otherwise shower in the shower house. We would come here again. Lots to see in the UP.
August 20, 2018 - reviewed by Alan Sullivan
High Reservation Fee + Entry Fee
Fees are too high in Michigan State Parks. We stayed 4 nights in site 74. Saw several campers run into trees trying to get in tight sites. We will have to exit on one one road. Not very nice.
July 13, 2018 - reviewed by Lou
This park is a gem. We only camped one night but would like to have stayed longer. The showers and restrooms were very clean on the busy 4th of July week. The campsites are quite close together, but the trees do give some privacy, and campers were quiet at night. Reserve early to get a site right along the water for the best views.
August 26, 2017 - reviewed by Lucy
Beautiful View Close To St. Ignace
Beautiful view of the Mackinac Bridge. A short bike ride to St. Ignace taking some short trails and city streets. Showers and bathrooms were modern and we'll maintained. Not many spots for larger RVs by the water but worth it, if you can get one.
July 3, 2017 - reviewed by Laura
Amazing here! Wonderful place to just get away! Works great if you want to Mackinaw Island but don't want to stay at a hotel!
October 3, 2016 - reviewed by Kayla B
Stayed here for two days so quite and the bridge out look was amazing
July 8, 2016 - reviewed by Gary
Will make a point to return to this park.
August 15, 2015 - reviewed by Daniel
One Night Stay But Nice
Would like to come back when I have more time.