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Overview of East Tawas City Park

Weekly Rate Yes

Monthly Rate Yes

Number of Sites 178

Pad Type asphalt

Open Seasonally May - October.

Elevation 557 ft / 169 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 11/10/2021
7 reviews
“Great Location; Loud Train”

Reviewed 11/10/2021

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 175
RV Length: 41' (Fifth Wheel)
Overall Rating

This campground is right in the middle of all the fun happening in beautiful East Tawas. The RV park is right on the beach and takes about 1 minute from the furthest campsite until your toes are in the sand. You can walk to downtown and eat at several restaurants, go to the movies, walk to Walmart and get ice cream from 3 different locations. We stayed here in October-December in the off season and there was barely anyone here but I assume in the summer this place is pack and loud with people enjoying the nice weather and all the fun things to do in the area.

Things to consider before camping here:
1. They do not take reservations, it’s first come, first serve. Once you arrive and can keep the site as long as you want by continuing to pay for it. You will not get a spot on the beach, those people aren’t giving up their prime locations.

2. If you are coming for the weekend, have a backup plan because I don’t see how you would find a spot at 6pm on a Friday. Several sites are rented yearly and have steps and shed on their spot.

3. 37’ is the longest length recommended. We have a 42’ 5th wheel and made it fit only because we were here during the off-season. There’s no way we would of got the RV in if people had the vehicles parked in their campsite or on the road.

4. On October 15th, the rates turned to seasonal and people can rent the spots to store their RV for the winter. We arrived on 10/12 and on 10/15 most of the available spots to rent were taken by people paying to store their RV. We are glad we arrived when we did because the few spots that are kept open for people to actually stay at the campground would not fit us.

5. The city turns the water off around the 3rd week in October. There is one bathroom building open for showers and you can also get water from the side of the office building to fill your tanks. You still have electricity and sewer at your site.

6. Last, there is a train. A very LOUD, slow moving train that blows its horn around 22 times when it goes by. When we were here, it ran Monday-Friday and went by twice between 9:30pm-12:30am. The train tracks are right across the road from the RV Park so the closer you are to the road, the louder the train will be.

Site Quality

Radar Road Warriors would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

36' Winnebago Brave
6 reviews

noted 6/7/2020

Nice place, excellent location, 150' walk and you're small town downtown. Lots of shade, some sites right on the water. That said, GOOD LUCK. This place is almost always full, seasonals with decks and sheds and the like. Crowded. IF you can get a spot (play the lottery immediately if you do!) and IF you don't mind crowded, give it a shot. If you don't believe me, just look at a satellite map view of it. It's always that crowded.

Wandering Pulse
Wandering Pulse
25' Fleetwood Pulse
253 reviews

noted 10/13/2019

No reservations - first-come, first-served. Once the campground fills up each day, a waiting list for the following day will be started. You or someone representing you must be here in person to put your name on the list. (You may put your name on the list over the phone the first time, but someone has to be here the next day in-person to answer for you). Campsites will be given out at 10:00 a.m. each morning. People already in the park wishing to transfer to a different site will be given the first choice, based on seniority. Following the transfers, the available lots for the day will be given out according to the waiting list.

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  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • cable tv
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • dog run
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
  • dog run
  • pets


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