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Frankenmuth Jellystone Park, Frankenmuth, MI

Park Review (out of 10.0)

9.5

Ground’s Cleanliness

9.0

Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity

9.5

Park Amenities

9.0

Staff Friendliness

9.25

Overall Park Score

Impressions

Park Info                                                 Frankenmuth Jellystone Park

                                                             1339 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

                                                             Latitude: 43.316937

                                                             Longitude: -83.732130

                                                             989-652-6668

                                                             frankenmuthjellystone.com

Date(s) of Stay                                       June 5 – 7, 2017

Facilities                                                 20/30/50 (limited) amp, water, sewer (at some sites), free Wi-Fi, cable (at some sites)

                                                             Restrooms with Showers & Laundry

                                                             Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Game Room

                                                             Indoor and Outdoor Pools

                                                             Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Sites

Daily RV Rates                                        $48 to $89 depending on site and season

Rate Discounts for                                 Good Sam, Military, Seniors (Sun-Thur)

Big Rig Friendly?                                    Kind of. 50 amp sites are limited and the actual lot sizes aren’t very wide, though some are wider than others; so be sure to ask.

Access                                                      7 easy miles off of I-75.

Comments

This is a fairly pricey campground, but I really, really enjoyed staying here and felt it was worth every dollar.

The big complaint folks have with this park (other than the price) is the widths of the lots. I was in my Sprinter camper van, so my narrow site in the back row was still plenty of room for me. I did see large Class A’s there, but because the park was not busy, the occupied sites were well-spaced. But I can see how during the peak season weekends, it may feel a bit cramped.

All that said, this campground was a breath of fresh Michigan air to me. It is extremely well-maintained, from the grounds to the restrooms and showers, to the indoor and outdoor pools, to the laundry rooms. (Yes, laundry rooms, as in more than one.) The folks in the office and store we helpful and attentive.

While I thoroughly enjoyed this clean, orderly campground, what really sold me on this park’s awesomeness was its absolutely perfect location. If you bike, or don’t mind walking a few miles, you will be happy to know that you will not need to use your tow vehicle because everything you would want to see and do is so, so close.

Firstly, Bronners, that famously ginormous Christmas store, is directly across the street. Like you just cross the road and it’s there. No joke. Then if you take a right out of the park, and walk for a minute, you will see the Michigan’s Military and Space Museum. (I did not go in, and it looked small-ish from the sidewalk, but it is right there if you are interested.)

Now walk a bit more, take a left on Jefferson Street, and less than a mile away you will find yourself in downtown Frankenmuth, with all its restaurants, shops, and charm. Over my two-day stay, I walked and biked into town four times. It was wonderful!

Frankenmuth is a beautiful Bavarian town, with its flower-lined streets and interesting architecture. You can eat and shop your way up and down the Main Street all day long if you wish. I did!

So would I stay here again? Yes, I surely would! Now granted, the weather was perfect, the park was fairly empty of other campers, and I was pretty excited to be within walking distance downtown Frankenmuth, so perhaps my opinions are optimistically skewed. If you have stayed here, please share your thoughts!

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