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.
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.
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!
We have stayed at the Campground for the last 5 years and enjoy it. It isn't your high dollar place, but very nice. Everyone there is polite and willing to help out it there is something wrong with your camper or tent. You have lake access, camp fire pits and just have an over all enjoyable time.
We stopped here for a travel break--staying 3 days. Sites are dirt and roads are gravel, making for a lot of dust. We had no trouble getting our 35-foot coach leveled. Sites are wide enough to get slides and awning out. The campground is completely shady, so no satellite tv. We did not use the bath house. The hosts are friendly and helpful. Campground is on a beautiful lake. A 40 mile ride to Traverse City where we picked cherries. We would stop here again.
Harold and Lillian are wonderful park managers, they serve you with a smile and a hug, and we have enjoyed our stays at the campground and will continue to be seasonal campers. We just hope they continue to be the park managers for as long as they are able. Service like the one they provide is hard to find this day and age. The camp is quite, and is a bit old but if you update then it will not be the same (we are camping not staying and a hotel.) It would be nice if the lots were bigger.
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