Mackinaw City KOA, Mackinaw City, MI
Park Review (out of 10.0)
Facility’s Cleanliness & Accessiblity
Overall Park Score
Park Info Mackinaw City, MI
566 Trails End Road, MI 49701
Date(s) of Stay June 7 – 9, 2017
Facilities 30/50 amp, water, sewer (at some sites), Wi-Fi (didn’t work for me), cable (at some sites)
Restrooms with Showers & Laundry
Big Rig Friendly? Yes
Access Just a few miles off of I-75.
Right off the bat, I was greeted with friendly faces in the office. This is always a good start and much appreciated! Then the park’s owner, Doug, showed me to my site. Once he realized my camper van’s electrical cord would not stretch to the post, he generously lent me an extension cord. So as far as customer service at this KOA goes, I am impressed!
The location of this park is also ideal for touring Mackinaw City and taking the ferry over to Mackinac Island. There is a paved bike trail into town, which is less than 2 miles away. I rode into town several times, and also took my bike on the ferry (which is an extra $10). (Tickets for the ferry can be purchased here at the campground.)
As for the campground itself, Doug and his wife just bought it a couple of years ago, and I am eager to see what improvements they make to it. But right now, what strikes me most is how sandy this park is. The gravel is sparse and the grass is even sparser. (Not great when you have a dog, but I think it may be a Michigan-thing.)
But it is a quiet park with lovely trees throughout. As I type, my camper van is huddled beneath the pines.
Because of its helpful location, and given the customer service they are obviously committed to, I do recommend this park. Have any of you stayed here?