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 Park has a lot of things to rave about, but only if you are one of the lucky few to get right on the water. When I say right on the water, I mean literally “right on the water”. Some of them are directly on the lakeshore of Lake Huron. We found it to be pretty awesome as we had never found a spot this close to the water’s edge in a campground before. To make it even more incredible, a storm had passed through the area earlier and the wind had now picked up. This made for some pretty large waves coming in from the east. There were white caps as far as the eye could see.
For those who are not lucky enough to score one of these premium campsites, I would say the park is pretty basic at best. The restrooms are clean and modern. The campsites are older, dirt and some are quite small. The beach is nice and has a handicap ramp.
As for the nearby area, there really isn’t much to be found. The town is really quite small. You will need to travel about 30 miles to find the nearest McDonalds.
Some reviews we have read about this park have stated the cell service is pretty bad yet we had no problems with our Verizon signal.
I would return again but only if we were lucky enough to grab one of the waterfront sites.