Following Deer Camp this year we stopped at Outdoor Adventures- Saginaw Bay Resort. Since we needed to clean out our tanks and winterize the trailer anyway, we decided that we would squeeze in one more week of camping. This is Thanksgiving week so my wife will only be working 3 days. I on the other only get the holiday off of work. We will both be driving to work from the park. It is not that much further than normal and mostly expressway.
The park is now setup for winter camping. There is no on-site water, but the bath houses are open. The general store is open a couple days a week. There are also security people around if you need help with anything. This came in handy when we ran out of propane one day. Heat is not something you want to be without on nights when it gets down to 10 degrees outside.
For an extra fee you can leave your trailer right on a site and store it for the winter. This is handy if you want a place to go and get away for the weekend. We did not leave our trailer at the park this year but we thought about it. There were a lot of trailers on sites, however not many of them were occupied. I figured there were only about ½ dozen people in the entire park. I am sure more visit on the weekends.
It is that time again. It’s time to gather up food for the long cold Michigan winter. It’s time to go huntin’!
At Deer Camp this year we had a full house. Besides my wife and me, we had both of the boys and their girlfriends… OH and don’t forget Mo (our dog). My dad camped along side of us in his 5th wheel. He was joined by my youngest brother.
For dinner we went to the El-Bo Inn north of Atlanta, Michigan. This place had a 1-pound hamburger that I have to say I was barely able to put away. We were sad to find out that they no longer offer this burger. Even though the the menu and the sign outside both proudly display the text “home of the one-pound burger”. Go figure.
My dad and brother both had successful hunts this year. My father got his first buck in quite some time. He must have decided that he didn’t want anyone taking deer from his hunting spot anymore. As you recall my oldest son, Jason got 2 deer there last year.
As for our group, guess we are going to go hungry this year. It’s going to be a LONG winter!
We are currently staying at the last of the five RV parks that are associated with Outdoor Adventures. This one is called Lake Shore. It is located in Davison, Michigan. This park is one of the busiest of all the parks, so we waited until late in the season to visit it. Lake Shore and Saginaw Bay are the only two parks open all year.
Upon arriving we were greeted at the gate by an employee who in my opinion did not want to be there that evening. As this is our first trip here, we did not know our way around and this guy did not want to make it any easier for us. His instructions were unclear and we were not even provided a map of the place. We entered the park quite confused as to where to go. Luckily we ran into someone out walking their dog, she was kind enough to show us were to go.
Lake Shore RV Park has indoor and outdoor pools, a beach, putt-putt golf, shuffleboard, game room and plenty of other activities to keep you and the younger ones in your family entertained. The majority of the sites are full hookups except for a section, which does not have sewer connections. We were told that the newer north shore section also provides cable TV but we were unable to verify this as this section was closed for construction. On the downside, the sites are all somewhat small and some are quite unleveled. There is no WiFi although cell phones did work quite well.
Lake Shore is the main park for Outdoor Adventures. We witnessed countless tours of perspective buyers by the sales people. We were impressed by how many people were visiting the park this late in the season. The owners do promote the place quite heavily.