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Clean and lots of walking paths

This was a nice park. There were plenty of places to walk as well as a nice beach on Michagamme... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Bellevue, Michigan
Meets our needs

We have a large annual family camp out, reserve the loop on the north side of the highway, and most... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Dave P
Marquette, Michigan
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851 County Road, Champion, MI 49814
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way from Tahquamenon Falls to McLean State Park for a picnic lunch. The lake is beautiful, the campsites looked nice and the Day Use area was great for a picnic. The restrooms by the beach were very clean. Beach looked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dranke
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This was a nice park. There were plenty of places to walk as well as a nice beach on Michagamme Lake. There were several inflated structures in the water to play on. There is a bike path easilt accessible from the park. There are also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheRubberKitty
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I'm from Ohio and my favorite place to go is the UP of Michigan. Ohio should take a lesson from Michigan, clean restrooms, friendly staff. Van Riper State park was as good as it gets. Restrooms and showers were cleaned every day , staff kept...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Arlene J
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

I might be a little biased since I grew up near this park and still live only a couple miles away, but I’ve been in State parks in many states and this tops all I’ve been to. Huge white pines throughout the campground and picnic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mikesimula
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We have a large annual family camp out, reserve the loop on the north side of the highway, and most often the cabin as well. It works out great for our needs, though highway traffic can be loud at night.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The beach is clean. There have been some recent upgrades the facilities, but there are still picnic tables with rotted out boards. The campground is large and well-organized, but a bit crowded for our tastes. It's worth a drive-thru in October to see the excesses...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank UPLaker
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Sites are well-equipped and have enough space for our tent, tables, tarps, and van. Bathroom building kept clean and a reasonable number of showers too. WiFi available near that building. Camp wood and ice available at the ranger check-in hut. $22 per night for a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank howards815
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nice lake, good swimming beach, good place to kayak. Nice trails to walk (6 mi). Bathrooms and showers clean. Quiet. Good boat launch. We were here in late July and did not have any mosquitoes except on the hiking trails.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DGoat
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Nice clean, well kept campground. Nice views quiet, shady. Family and pet friendly. Has a nice beach on lake Michgamme.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Agwetmore
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights here at the end of July. The park is very nice. Nice shaded campsites with plenty of room. The beach is very nice and very large. Showers and bathrooms were clean and user friendly. Maybe I only complaint would be the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank moeoberlin
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Earnest B
10 November 2018|
Response from mikesimula | Reviewed this property |
On many clear nights the northern lights are spectacular!
Kari F
6 August 2018|
Response from mikesimula | Reviewed this property |
Checkout time is 1 pm.