Terri and I have heard of how nice this park was for years now. A couple of years ago when the state revamped its reservation website and added photos of campsites, we even got to see what all the hype was about. We always said that if we could ever get a site right on the water that we would grab it up. A couple of weeks ago it became a reality when Terri was lucky enough to be on the reservation website and catch a cancelation as it occurred.    Harrisville State …

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Let the parade of Ships begin! Aune-Osborn Campground is the best place in Michigan that we have found to watch the ships on the Great Lakes go by. It is amazing how close you are to the ships as they pass by you on their way to and from the locks just up the river. It has been quite some time since we were last up here. We have been recommending this place to anyone we know going to the U.P. but had forgotten ourselves just how incredible the place is. Just …

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When you make a reservation at a park you can sometimes be in for quite a surprise when you arrive and see what the campsite actually looks like. This was the case when we arrived at the Straits State Park. It was much nicer than we had expected. The site description and photos gave us the impression that we may have some issues with the size and orientation of the spot we reserved. We assumed it was a close-quarters situation with us directly facing our neighbors. When we arrived, we …

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Let me throw some words at you to help describe our stay at Saginaw Bay Resort this time. full-hookups stinky hayride noisy burnt eggs cramped playground peeping tom mud putt putt slow wifi business closed new friends Terri and I arrived at the park in 2 vehicles. We immediately starting searching for a full hookup site. There was only one full hookup site available so we promptly grabbed it. We had not been here in years, so we had forgotten how difficult it is finding these sites. Most people return to this park …

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Showboat Park Campground is a nice park, too bad they don’t want anyone to camp here! The bathhouse is clean and well cared for. The lawns are mowed every day. The trash cans are emptied every day. The sites are large and level. There are plenty of shade trees. There are pavilions, picnic tables, fire pits, grills, a Disk Golf course, Baseball diamonds, and a canoe launch for the Shiawassee River. The place really has a lot to offer.       Here is the reason I get the impression they don’t want people to …

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