Now $19 per night. Military privileges required. Small campsites with no shade, but a GORGEOUS VIEW of Lake Michigan. The road through this campground is in DEPLORABLE condition. I KNOW it was in terrible shape over a year ago and it has only gotten worse.
We spent the weekend at this campground as we attended the Recruit graduation. The directions on the homepage of military campgrounds out dated for as soon as you get through the main gate all you have to do is follow the signs to Bldg 62. Bldg 62 has reserved temp parking for your RV. The staff at the hotel was extremely helpful and gave us a base map showing all the places on base. Now for the reason for the low score on the amenities/facilities; the site only has electric. Make sure that your tanks are full of water for you have can fill your tanks up at the Nunn Beach bath house and dump your tanks at the Marina which is had to pull up to in order to dump. The rest rooms at the campground are primitive (a toilet over a hole-no flushing water and bring you own spray or hold you breathe). The showers are located down the street at Dunn Beach house and no privacy. A shower curtain for the shower but dressing was exposed. The female head had only one shitter working. This campground had a wonderful view of Lake Michigan for you are right on the water. If staying less than 3 days this campground is do able; any length of stay longer would recommend looking a different place to stay or stay in the hotel because of the inconvenience of no water or sewage hookups. TV reception was great for you can get channels from both Chicago and Milwaukee.
This campground is surely a "diamond in the rough". We did have some problems locating the correct main gate, but we did get some really friendly and nice treatment from the security team. This campground is truly right on the edge of Lake Michigan and is a beautiful area with concrete pads and electric hook up. If this campground would add water hook ups, this campground would be top notch. Still I would go back again now that I somewhat know my way around. If you are coming thru that area, I would recommend it. Happy Camping.
Great location, easy access if you check in between 0900 -1500 and use gate 4. Good shoppette on base and a few fast food places attached. McDonalds also a short walk on base. Cell phone service is poor at campground (AT&T) WIFI available at Library and McDonalds on base. Great BX and commissary off base. Stop in at visitors center at gate one after you checkin and get information. Train ride to Chicago is $5.50, half that if in uniform. Travel office at shoppette were you can get tickets for everything. Can get general delivery at Post Office on base. Don't expect to rent a sailboat if you haven't sailed on Lake Michigan, even with credentials. Would be a great place with water and sewer, but not a bad deal at the current price. Reservations are easy to get, but don't expect to remain in the same spot the entire time. Same as other reviews, reservation management system defies logic. Don't stay near the PIT OUTHOUSE. Stinks anytime the wind stops, especially in the morning. Heard the rumors from the oldtimers that installation of water was funded and staked off, but it has been for years. Bonus was fireworks shows on the 4th of July. Could see Chicago and several communities north and south of campground and the base put on a great show and "fair" with food, rides and a concert.
Lake Michigan was beautiful. The Gate police Officers seemed to change the rules on a daily basis. I seriously question if some of those guys should be carrying firearms. We arrived at a time when there was a mud slide at the Camp Ground. This made it difficult to get around. The Camp Host A Retired Navy Person gave us number combination to a dilapidated building with the showers, which were in terrible shape. He must not like Army people. It wasn't until the last day here when a very really kind young fella, asked us why we were using the old facility to take showers. It is about to be torn down. He went on to tell us about the newer showers located in the adjacent building. The Camp ground needs to some help. Has the potential to be a great Campground.
Good campground but water and sewage are a bit of a problem as noted by others. My biggest problem was ill informed and surly base security. They are mostly "rent a cops." I was sent in and out of two gates before I ended up where they thought I should enter. In the process I damaged RV and gate fence. Later while driving my TOAD I was informed that they did not like my base registration and required me to get a temporary pass. If your home installation issues a year sticker with only one digit you are going to have a problem. Now if you are going there for a recruit graduation be ready for the most ridiculous security measures I have ever seen before or after 9/11. Someone here has an ego and budget to match.
Mike Brady, USMC Ret