We arrived at our site around 3pm on Friday August 27th, our drive up was wonderful and peaceful and arriving to much cooler temps was a huge blessing.
My initial impression of the campground was not the best, it was probably the most rustic campground we have ever stayed at. The roads are very much in need of some upkeep to at least fill in all the holes. I would rate the cleanliness at about a “C” at best, not that there wasn’t trash receptacles because there were plenty but there was also plenty of trash just scattered around, not to mention plenty of dog deposits as well, perhaps they like many other businesses lately are short handed in the help department, it wasn’t a huge eyesore and it could be perhaps we have been spoiled by the other places we have stayed at. All the picnic tables are in need of a good paint job or at least some cleaning. Our 2 sites needed some cleaning from cigarette butts to goose poop and bottle tops. I was just sort of a put off is all. For the money we paid they could at least check the sites before we get there.
We stayed on a “point – peninsula” and as you can tell in the pictures the views were wonderful. After paying for two sites we realized we didn’t need both sites so won’t make that mistake again
We didn’t utilize it but they have a very nice swimming area with a couple rafts anchored out a bit.
We did notice that on the weekends they had nightly “train” rides for the kiddos and apparently they also do a park wide water fights when the weather is super hot which it wasn’t when we stayed so we missed out on the water fights.
All in all we really did enjoy our stay, it was beautiful weather (with the exception of a couple fast moving storms that rolled thru) the place is really quiet and the perfect distance from downtown Alpena. The folks in the office are super nice and accommodating, we had a jack that wouldn’t retract and they loaned us a power drill.
Would we stay there again? Absolutely, we love being by the water and this site had it on 3 sides. Surprisingly the bugs weren’t bad either, that shocked me because I figured being on the waters edge they would be horrendous and they weren’t.
Click HEREfor a few pictures including our neighbors that had a tree fall on their pontoon, missed the camper and the vehicles and the damage to the pontoon was not sever at all, in fact, they had it out on the water later that day. I heard that some other campers in the park didn’t fair so well, one had a tree fall on a camper and another on a car.