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Overview of Ess Lake State Forest Campground

Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: Michigan Recreation Passport

Number of Sites 27

Open Seasonally April - November

Elevation 820 ft / 249 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Ess Lake State Forest Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
38 reviews
“One Of Michigan’s Better Forest Campgrounds ”

Reviewed 7/21/2023

Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 24
Overall Rating

We stayed for two nights midweek and the place was practically empty. Three other sites were occupied so it was quite peaceful. Not sure what it’s like on the weekend. We had our canoe with us and had Ess Lake to ourselves, despite the many houses that dot the shoreline not part of the campground. We had a very pleasant stay and would definitely return.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Marsha would stay here again

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

6 reviews
“Meh”

Reviewed 9/12/2022

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 17
RV Length: 21' (Travel Trailer)
Overall Rating

It’s a nice campground and great if you have a Kayak or boat but besides that there is not much to see or do. No beach or walking trails

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • picnic area
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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