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Overview of Gitche Gumee RV Park & Campground

Number of Sites 65

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 618 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Gitche Gumee RV Park & Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/25/2016
2bars
T-Mobile 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/4/2018
1 review
“Very expensive with some serious problems.”

Reviewed 7/4/2018

Nightly rate: $59
Days stayed: 8
Site Number: 490
Overall Rating

Gitche Gumee RV Park sits almost on Lake Superior but there is no way to easily access the beach because of steep cliffs. The lake is not viewable from most of the sights.

We called ahead and informed the owner/operator we would arrive a day late due to a rig issued and we had no problem because we were charged for every day booked with no exception.

Here is my summary of the plus and minus of Gitche Gumee RV Park.

The good:

  1. Lots of surrounding woods.
  2. Many sites are pull throughs and can accommodate big rigs.
  3. Every full-hookup site has two blackwater locations, one in the back of the site and one in the front. Very odd but could come in handy if you want to change the direction your RV faces.

The bad:
1 The internet is spotty at best and goes down every few minutes requiring a reboot.

  1. Cell service is 3-G. The best our T-Mobile or Google FI phones could do was two bars . 3. As expected calls are frequent dropped.
  2. The portable/drinking water has major issues. I inadvertently left a jug of water with its cap on out overnight. In the morning I noticed it looked like urine (pale yellow). I could not drink it and did not fill my tank water with this "potable" water. I had read about this problem in another review but minimized the issue. My mistake.
  3. This is literally a one man show. The owner/operator has no help.
  4. Not all but some of the sites are constructed so the RV's are right on top of one another. Even more problematic is the sites are laid out at angles which put your window in a direct line of sight with your neighbors window. The distance between these windows was no more than ten feet.
  5. The site pads and roads are mostly dirt with limited stone. Not unusual in $30 to $35 dollar per night campgrounds but unusual for a $60 a night campground.
  6. Overflowing trash. I only found one bin and it was beyond overflowing. The pile was at least three feet above the top of the bin. Some bags on the ground.

Summary:
For a campground to have very limited amenities, muddy roads and pads, bad water and charge $59/night (no refunds for any reason) for a full hookup feels like a ripoff. I have stayed in many campgrounds in the $30 to $40 range with much better facilities. I have also stayed in campgrounds in the $50-$60 per night range that were hands down far superior to Gitche Gumee RV Park and Campground. My advice, if your are stuck for a night go ahead and stay but if you want to spend a week taking in all that Lake Superior has to offers keep on moving down the road.

Access
Location
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Noise
0bars
Verizon
2bars
T-Mobile 3G

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

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RVoutlawz
Crestview, FL 38' Thor Outlaw 37MD 2016 Jeep Wrangler
2 reviews
“Excellent Upper Peninsula MI Experience”

Reviewed 8/25/2016

Nightly rate: $40
Days stayed: 35
Site Number: 43
Overall Rating

We stayed for 35 days so our monthly rate was pretty affordable compared to the nightly rate.
During season and special events price could be closer to $50.00 a day with weekly and monthly discounts available. For us this ended up being one of our favorite parks as it suited us well with access to Mountain Bike, Dirt Bike and ORV trails from the back of the park. It was also very pet friendly with lots of room for our cats to safely roam close by with a good amount of privacy between sites.

The Good:
Close to downtown Marquette (11 miles away)
Full hookups 30/50 Amp service
Large even sites. (gravel / dirt)
Lots of trees
Fun rec room and movie room. Lots of hand stone carvings.
Across the road is Lake Superior with a walk down beach.
Laundry on site.

The Bad:
Water is well, so be mindful of that.
Pressure was low so we filled up our 100 gallon fresh tank and pumped from there.
We didn't use their bathhouse or showers so no review.

We worked fine from our RV using Verizon and a booster with download speeds of 10+Mbps and 3+ Mbps up consistently. Park has Wifi, however we did not test.

We even liked the park so much that we helped the owner out for free with his old flash site and did a simple responsive site to get him up to date.

I know he could use a good work camper during the summer months, so if you get a chance and are interested it never hurts to ask. Feel free to name drop us as well as he did take a liking to us.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

RVoutlawz would stay here again

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
Connectivity
  • cable tv
  • wifi: yes
Recreation
  • horseshoes
  • playground
  • rec hall
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
Pets
  • pets

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