Camp Grayling RV Park

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Camp Grayling RV Park

Location

Installation
Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center, MI National Guard, Grayling, MI
GPS Coordinates
44.634444, -84.772710
Location Information
Camp Grayling, MI
RV Gate Coordinates
44.632948 -84.778182

Directions

Directions
From I-75, take exit #251 and head west on 4 Mile Road. Go to the end of the road and turn right (north) onto Military Road. Take Military Road to the end and turn left onto M-93. The Camp Grayling Security Checkpoint is right there. Once through the gate, turn right at the first street onto Lake Rd. The RV Park entrance is on your right. Check-in with the Park Manager in site H-10. ---- If towing your car, it might be easier to unhook before going through the RV Park gate. There's a large parking space there at the RV Park gate. Take your car to the park manager to check-in.

Map

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Map of Camp Grayling Trailer Park

Contact Information

Phone Number
Officers Club (989) 348-9033 - RV Park Manager (989) 344-6604
Fax Number
(989)348-6623
Mailing Address
Camp Grayling RV Park, c/o Officer's Club, 311 Howe Rd, Camp Grayling, MI 49738
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, Retired Military, 100% DAV and DoD Civilians.
Season
Second Saturday of May through the 3rd Sunday of September
Reservations
Reservations are accepted after January 1st of the current year. Requests for reservations are to be submitted on a Trailer Park Reservation Form. All reservations (to include seasonal) will be accompanied with a minimum deposit equal to one third of the total cost. Drive-ins welcome.
Internet Access
Free WiFi available.
Mail Forwarding
Must use local General Delivery.
Pet Information
Pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules. Maximum of two pets per site. No pet area, but plenty of open forest next to the campground.
Campground Information
The Camp Grayling RV Park is located on the perimeter of Camp Graylings' main post, and features 65 wooded campsites accommodating tents, pop-up campers, trailers and larger motor homes and big rigs. All sites are full service hookups. The park features a modestly equipped playground for younger campers, a recently renovated bath house and a “barn” that may be used for group events. Also, the RV Park is located on the southern edge of the 1,920 acres Lake Margarethe, which offers many types of water sports. It is an excellent fishing lake with a fishing dock. The campground has its own beach, a short walk away. Seasonal sites (Entire season) are available for $1225.00.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Concealed carry permit holders are authorized to keep their forearms, but must declare it to the gate guard.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Exchange

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Big Rig Sites
5
W/20,30,50A/S/C
$20
N/A
$540
Camper
60
W/20,30A/S/C
$17
N/A
$450
Tent
Unl
None
$14
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Weather Information

The Camp Grayling RV Park is located on the perimeter of Camp Graylings' main post, and features 70 wooded campsites accommodating tents, pop-up campers, trailers and larger motor homes. The park features a modestly equipped playground for younger campers, a recently renovated bath house and a “barn” that may be used for group events.  Also, the trailer park is located on the southern edge of the 1,920 acre Lake Margarethe, which offers many types of water sports, and is an excellent fishing lake.

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User reviews

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3.3
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3.8  (36)
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3.0  (36)
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2.8  (36)
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3.6  (36)
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3.3  (36)
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July 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
This place needs a good house cleaning...full timers living in permanent trailers. Poor keeping of the grounds..roads are rough...Can't recommend it for anything. The base commander needs to be held accountable for such poor conditions.
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Sept. 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Cleanlines/Hospitality is a 3 because the hospitality provided by Jamie and Dave was great and they made check in easy. Cleanliness is a 1 because when we walk out the door of our motor home there was my neighbors waste dump about 3 feet from my picnic table. That is just not acceptable. Amenities/Facilities are run down and to a point that it is time to upgrade. My mom always told me to finish on a positive note. It was nice to have full hook up and the shower facility was clean and refreshing.
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Sept. 8th, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Arrived without a reservation but it was late in their season (they close in 2 weeks). Plenty of open sites. The hosts were very nice. Cable TV was nice to have and worked fine. Too many trees for us to get satellite TV. WiFi also worked "okay", but our Verizon was much faster. The campground is slightly rustic and in dire need of a good clean-up, maintrnance and enforcement of rules. They allow "seasonal" campers (about 5 months). Their sites all look trashy with decks, fences, extended sites into the forest, junk all over, etc. I don't object to the seasonal rates, but the campers should be required to keep their sites cleaned up. When the seasonal campers leave, some appear to leave their RV on site all winter. Many leave concrete blocks, pallets, and other junk on their site during the winter. The site we were assigned to had much of this junk in it. Sites should be cleaned out and empty for the next camper. I think the seasonal campers think they own that site. The bath house was recently painted and slightly renovated. But it's old and shows it's age. However, it was (mostly) clean. There is a laundromat available near the NCO Club on post. Very old, very dirty and not taken care of. But it was free and most of the machines worked (although very trashed). The lake with a small beach is a short walk from the campground. There's also a very small exchange on post, mainly stocked with items and snacks for the troops in training. Despite the negatives I've stated, it's a nice place to visit. The rates are perfect for what you're getting and it's location. Reservations are highly recommended for the summer.
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July, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
Truly surprised that there were MANY MANY long-term campers there.... decks and fences built even! We found a place where our coach could level after trying three. Not well-maintained, loose connections, rickety picnic tables, tons of boats parked all over, and folks in and out at the boat ramp. Power seemed stable to us, but park was just a bit over 2/3 full. Paid $20 a night, 50-amp service. Dirt/gravel surfaces, dusty and trees contribute pollen. Very shady!
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Summer 2018
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
2018 was our 2nd stay at Camp Grayling RV Park. The facility isn’t a U.S. military facility; it is a Michigan Army Nation Guard camp. As compared to 2017, the facility obviously hasn’t had any upgrades or care since the close of last season; perhaps due to funding or lack of concern. The bathrooms are in need of care and maintenance; often out of paper towels and toilet paper. All the sites, other than the big rig row are very “tight,” campers on adjoining sites will be less than 10 feet away. The electrical capacity is overmatched by the amount of draw during high temperature days and brownouts and/or low voltage can be normal. Also there is a very limited number of 50a sites. There are many trees which make parking large RVs a challenge and due to the crowding and lack of adequate parking facilities, getting out can be as challenging as getting in. Also, the abundance of trees keep vehicles coated with pollen and limbs (hopefully nothing large) falling on the RVs all the time when the wind blows. The park has no laundry facilities and there are none available on the camp. Grayling is about 5 miles away and has at least one laundromat. It is a great value for the “seasonal” camper, for the short to intermediate stay camper it is nothing to rave about. It serves its purpose of providing National Guard personnel a place to park their RVs while on summer camp drills; that seems the only imperative. The park hosts are cordial enough but poorly motivated to keep the camping areas maintained; the “it is what it is mentality prevails.” 
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26-29 May 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
This wasn't a bad place to stay as some of the reviews suggest. It's true there are a lot of full time campers here but thats common with base campgrounds so you have to expect that. There are short term camping spots and when they are available you can't beat the price for full hookups. Proximity to the lake is great and the base is very quiet. There is lot's of shade and the park manager was nice as were all the campers. The sites are gravel and mostly dirt so it can get a little muddy if it rains. The only thing I had an issue with is the sewer pipe being to high out of the ground. It's nearly impossible to get your hose on a downward angle, so your hose will not drain all the way from gravity, you have to help it. Overall great for the price but not a resort if you're expecting that. 
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July 14, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
1.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
I visited this campground thinking maybe I could take the grandkids there for a visit. NOT! 95% of the spaces are occupied by full time campers. They have wood decks and skirting around the trailers. The Commanding Officer of the base should be ashamed of their self for letting this place get so bad! Move the full timers out...Even the camp host site was a mess!
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Aug 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
There appears to be some type of campground up keep to be started. All campers had to be removed and nothing could be stored this season. Of course when someone is asked what upgrades are being made, no one seems to know. Base security says the only thing they were told is that some trees were going to be cut back. Which if someone has a satellite dish, this would be great because they can't be used right now. 50 amp hookups for the newer style trailers would be excellent because 30 amps are the highest rated hookups that the campground has. Certain upgrades would make this a sought after camping site.
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May 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
PX and Clubs are fine. The campground is not well kept. Several trailers looked abandoned. Lake access was fine. I will continue to stay there when traveling that direction, my ratings are based on comparison to other facilities I have stayed at.
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6 Aug - 10 Aug 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
This is a small campground. Sites are small but very maneuverable. I have been on smaller ones in other bases. It is located just outside the Camp Grayling Base and after stopping at the main gate, an immediate right turn down a dirt road, about a two blocks is the campground. It is clean and quiet. You can get electric/water or full hookup which includes cable TV and WI-FI for only $17 a night. There is a restroom/shower house that is clean and has two small shower stalls, but they are not handicap accessible. Sites are partially shaded and are of sand. Campground Host is very friendly and accommodating. Lake Margrethe is just a short walk away. The town of Grayling (food, etc) is only 4 miles away. There are a few seasonal campers, but lots of room for other campers. It is not a luxury campground and for the price, who cares. You can't go wrong. I would definitely stay again when in the area.
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25 July - 1 August 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
After reading the comments about this campground, we didn't know what to expect. Wow, we where really happy we took the chance and visited this campground. We love it here, in fact we are staying an extra month. The camp hosts are great, and the people staying in the campground are great. You can get your mail while your visiting the campground. The sewer hookups are right where they should be in 90% of the campground. Wifi works great, over 50 channels with the free cable. A good monthly rate, and a great value. Yes this is no COMMISSARY. This is a Guard Base, most don't and it does not affect the campground. The local supermarket is maybe 10 minutes away. The town offers great bike riding, Disc Golf, Golf, Canoeing, hiking, and more. Remember this is a RV park that offers seasonal rates, so yes your going to have some full timers at the Campground. The ones I have meet are great people. So, give it a try if your in the area, I don't recommend a lot of RV Campgrounds, but I thought I needed to post about this one.
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July 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
5.0
Our second stay at Camp Grayling campground, run by the Officer's Club on this Mich. National Guard camp. We planned an overnight on our way to Canada, but ended up staying two due to truck AC problems. The managing couple bent over backwards helping us stay even though they were booked to capacity due to the 100th aniv. of the camp and associated celebrations. Arrived back on the 23rd and will stay through the 28rh. Although old, this park is an outstanding deal. Yes, the spots are close together, but it was laid out in the 60's. Yes, the sand gets pushed around by RVs, trucks and trailers, so you've got to level it out (but it's SAND, not dirt or gravel!). Full hook-ups, great wifi plus cable for $17 a night! Managing couple is outstanding. It isn't a KOA by any means, but is quiet, shaded, clean and has all the amenities - and we've stayed at KOAs that were worse than here!
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16 July 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
4.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
I agree with some and disagree with some of the comments posted by the previous reviewer (helencatrina). There were many homesteaders/seasonals. I also don't like the raised sewer lines. The sites are very close together. There was free cable TV available, an AWESOME and friendly camp manager couple. AWESOME FAST AMAZING wifi!! Best RV park wifi I have used. Lots of shade was a good thing due to mid 90's heat. The small private RV park beach at the lake was very nice. Very clean restrooms and showers, freshly painted. I called the day before showing up and the park manager was able to get me a space. I understand how some get upset about homesteaders but in my travels I have never been denied a spot and all should remember with the minimal funding the RV parks receive these homesteaders are vital to keeping them open. I would absolutely return. NOTE: no Commissary on base and a long way to supermarkets so bring your food. Shoppette didn't have much at all. At $17 a night really VERY little to complain about.
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July 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
July 2013, This tacky sight has more than it’s share of problem common to RV Parks. 1. Very difficult to contact before arrival. 2. Undersized overlapping sights. 3. Unleveled soft sand sights. 4. Dysfunctional layout. 5. Sewer pipes high. 6. Waterlines in the dirt. 7. 30/20A Only. 8. Most of park unlit at night. 9. Homesteaders / Seasonal(s). 10. Boat and trailer storage in park. 11. Location too far to receive local channels.
12. Trees impede satellite usage. 13. No cable available. 14. No barbeques or fire rings. 15. Majority of the picnic tables are ready for the dumpster. Big rigs and toy haulers be warned. You will be better off doing without full hookups in one of Michigan’s State Parks.
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Aug 2012
(Updated: December 12, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
There are no 50 amp hookups. Everything was 20 & 30 amp. 50 amp would have been nice.
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June & July 2012
(Updated: November 21, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Location 
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
3.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
2.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
3.0
We stayed this past summer. Overall we had a nice time. They need to add 50 amp hookups. The park can use a good cleaning especially the bath house. Some the trees need to be cleared away for easier rv parking. the sites could be leveled a bit more. The officers club that runs the park is being updated, they should invest some money into the rv park. The hosts were very nice people.
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July 4, 2012
(Updated: July 15, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Location 
 
3.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
3.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
We stayed there only one night. We arrived about 4pm. The campground host was not on duty but a note on the door indicated our space. It was a hot day/evening and there was no tree cover at our RV space. The space itself was sandy loam, not a paved space and very gritty. The bath house was dirty and the showers were very small and the floors very wet making it difficult to shower, dry off and change. We did not take advantage of any other amenities. This is run by the Camp Grayling Officer's Club and it was interesting to note that several of the RV spaces were occupied by the same people for dozens of years and have been made their own. One resident showed us "his" space that he has occupied each summer for the last 37 years. It was like a permanent homestead. The price was right, however, at $17 a night. I would only return if I needed a safe harbor for the night and I would not use their bath house.
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June 18, 2012
(Updated: June 19, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
3.0
Value 
 
5.0
Overall Experience 
 
4.0
We stayed here in a travel trailer on our way north. The camp is just off I75 and just inside the security gate. All the sites are mostly level but sandy. It rained while we were here so the trailer got a little gritty. Although the place had many empty sites, only about a half dozen were available. We didn't have reservations. There is good hunting, fishing, canoeing here, so I imagine is might be busy on weekends in season. We will stay here again. Full hookups, cable TV, and WiFi for $17.00 a night.
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29 October 2011
(Updated: October 30, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
1.0
my wife and i drove by the check out the site for 2012. we were both not impressed. the park was not well maintained. there doesn't seem to be much up keep to the park. doesn't support newer larger rv's. as stated in the previous review, sewer lines are on the wrong side. sites aren't clearly marked. the restrooms were not maintained. i love nature, but some of the tree need to be cut down. many of them block slide outs from opening fully. the ground is very uneven. in comparing this park to the one at camp perry, there is no comparison. camp perry lots are paved and level. up keep is on a constant basis. the office isn't maintained by the officers club. i don't know how the money aspect of camp perry is, but they seem to care about their rv park more than grayling. grayling needs major work. the officers club house that manages the rv park looks like a palace. i can see where the money goes. it's apparent that no officers stay there. i can safely say that we won't be staying there. which is a shame, because the location is excellent. the lake is a short walk away. this really could/can be a excellent site that could have a mile long waiting list to get on if someone would just fix it up. we are going to be working on the post next year, and had planned on bringing our 5th wheel. it would be to much of a headache to try to maneuver into.
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9 sept 2011
(Updated: September 09, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Location 
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality 
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities 
 
1.0
Value 
 
2.0
Overall Experience 
 
2.0
not much good to say here. The Nat Guard should be ashamed of this facility. Dirt sites with well worn patches of grass here and there. Older...older facility. Sewer lines located on wrong side . Restrooms had peeling wall and floor paint although the to it's and sinks were clean. Showers had obvious black mold everywhere. It's obvious the Officers Club isn't minding the health and welfare of their personnel. This place needs a complete redo. The beach was very nice, so? A one stand for this place.
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