04/06/2014 Betsy

PLATTE RIVER CAMPGROUND 5685 Lake Michigan Road Honor, MI  49460 Reservations:  www.recreation.gov Telephone:  877-444-6777 Camped Here:  August 2013 Recommend:  YES Located 10 miles from Empire on Lake Michigan, in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore, the Platte River Campground is a beautiful spot.  It is the only one, of the two National Park campgrounds in Sleeping Bear that takes larger sized RVs.  They offer electric hookups only.  Potable water is available at the Sanitation Stations or faucets throughout the campground.  The sites are under canopy of trees and angled so that one is not on top of…

04/06/2014 Betsy

Straits State Park 720 Church Street St Ignace, MI  49781-1729 Telephone: 906-643-8620 Reservations:  www.michigan.gov/dnr Camped Here:  August 2013 Recommend:  YES Located on the Northern shore of the Straits of Mackinac just under the Mackinac Bridge on Lake Huron, this State Park is beautiful.  It is only a mile or two from downtown St Ignace where ferries run over to Mackinac Island. (more…)

04/06/2014 Betsy

ISABELLA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 500 N Mission Road Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Reservations: 989-773-9070 Telephone:  989-561-2214 Stayed in:  August 2013   The Isabella County Fairgrounds is an interesting alternative to boon-docking at Walmart or staying in a full-up campground. Located not far from Saginaw, Michigan and just off the Chippewa Indian Reservation, it has 73 grass lots with water and 30 amp electrical hookup and a dump station on the grounds.  Using Passport America discount, it was only $12.50/night which is a small price to pay for electric and water!  Under the honor system, we put our money in an envelope…