Green Lake Rustic Campground

Waterloo State Recreation Area

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18551 M-52 Chelsea, MI 48118 734-475-8307 Reservations: 800-447-2757 Official Website

GPS: 42.3642, -84.0703

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Overview of Green Lake Rustic 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 25

Pad Type grass

Reservations yes

Elevation 951 ft / 289 m

Max Stay 15

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Green Lake Rustic Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/1/2020
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Last reported 9/1/2020
“Nice rustic camping in south central Michigan - access to the DTE trails!”

Reviewed 9/1/2020

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 20
Overall Rating

After visiting some other rustic campgrounds in the area I realized this one was actually pretty nice. Access is easy off of M-52 - just 3/4 mile on a well-graded gravel road. The campground is a big loop with sites on both the outer and inner sides. A few sites back up to the lake, and the majority are set up in the open (under trees), but quite roomy. Only sites 8, 20, and 25 are set back a bit. Site 8 is a very short walk-in site, site 20 (my site) wasn't that level but could accommodate my class C okay, and site 25 which was previously reviewed is definitely best as a tent site as it is on a slope (possibly a problem during heavy rain) and sandy. The DNR staff was out early Monday morning cleaning and pickup up. Green lake is just one of dozens of lakes in the area that offers great paddling opportunities. My main reason for visiting was the check out the DTE Mountain Bike Trails. Upon arriving I was surprised to find a newly completed portion of the B2B trail (Chelsea to Stockbridge) right at the highway entrance to the campground. It extends north 1.5 miles and has a crossing (unprotected) over the highway to the entrance to the DTE Green Lake Loop (which connects to the other loops). The parking lot isn't very big and packed with cars and trucks so an RV would not fit well there. Being able to camp nearby was exactly what I was looking for. T-Mobile has only a spec of a signal though it better in open areas. AT&T was better though I used a booster most of the time with my Nighthawk. It's worth mentioning the Waterloo-Pinckney Hiking Trail goes through the area as well.

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Wandering Pulse would stay here again

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“Nice quiet site.”

Reviewed 10/2/2017

Nightly rate: $13
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 25
Overall Rating

Nice site # 25! Close to bathroom and trash. Other sites are close together but this one has privacy. Nice fire ring, will go back again!

Quiet clean. Had sprint cell service not sure what the bars were.

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Thepeacemobile would stay here again

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Amenities

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

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