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Old 09-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #1
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We are planning a trip to mackinaw, Michigan next summer. I have read that sites fill up quickly. So we are looking for Rv parks in mackinaw and are wondering what is the best time of year to go. Also on are way up there any recommendations for sites in the buffalo area? Thanks
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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We are planning a trip to mackinaw, Michigan next summer. I have read that sites fill up quickly. So we are looking for Rv parks in mackinaw and are wondering what is the best time of year to go. Also on are way up there any recommendations for sites in the buffalo area? Thanks
The 4th of July and Labor Day are busy around the Big Mac and weekends can be also. Week days usually ok to drive up and find a place camp. The main season for camping is mid May to mid October. Have fun.
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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Mackinaw Mill Creek campground is nice, in fact I'm there right now. Lol! Mackinaw City is #2 in tourism in the state behind Frankenmuth, so it does get busy. Labor day is the most crowded because of the bridge walk. Estimate 40,000 people in town to walk the bridge, plus regular holiday travelers. Reservations otherwise not mandatory, but highly advised during the summer, especially if you need something specific, like room for a 40ft trailer ir whatever. The are 4 campgrounds on the south side of the bridge. Mill Creek (recommend), Tee Pee campground (nice, but small and always seems busy), KOA (couple miles out of town, no experiences), and mackinaw city campground (be by there a few times. One small office shack, no sewer, playground, trees, nothing. Looks like a dump in my opinion). There's a state park across the bridge which is good (kind of rustic, short walk to restaurants, on the water, etc. reservations necessary), plus 3 others in not familiar with. There's more to do on the mack city side, so I recommend mill creek and make a day trip over the bridge to St. Ignace, and then the Soo.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:34 PM   #4
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:13 PM   #5
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Thanks to all for your responses. We just booked are trip for next July. When I called they said they were talking reservation for 2017 and fill quickly. So we are all set. Looking forward to the trip - thanks
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You should check out Wilderness State Park. It's on the Lake Michigan side on the lower peninsula. It's beautiful and you aren't camping on top of each other. 5 min drive to Mackinac City.
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I will second wilderness state park. Reservations can be made 6 months out. We go there every year and get a site right on Lake Michigan. Love just hanging out soaking up the view, watching the freighters, kayaking out your front door, and fantastic sunsets.
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We are planning a trip to mackinaw, Michigan next summer. I have read that sites fill up quickly. So we are looking for Rv parks in mackinaw and are wondering what is the best time of year to go. Also on are way up there any recommendations for sites in the buffalo area? Thanks
What are you looking for in the way of the Buffalo area. Drop me a PM I may be able to guide you depending on what your interests are.
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When in the area also check out Headland's International Dark Sky Park (in between Wilderness & Mackinaw)
https://m.facebook.com/headlandsdarkskypark/

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Great area to travel to and site see. We, from Texas, have an RV lot in Cedarville UP. It is about 25 miles from the bridge. I am sure that you will enjoy the trip. We love the summer weather and it is great to get away from SE Texas at that time.
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