Harrisville State Park

State Park

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248 State Park Rd.
Harrisville, MI 48740
989-724-5126
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Official Website

GPS: 44.6474, -83.2973

Last Price Paid: $28
Number of Sites: 195
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 587 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
Weboost
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 101

Bug Smacker would stay here again

“Camp right on the shore of Lake Huron.”

Reviewed Sep 08, 2018

Overall Rating

If you love the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline, this is the place for you. We have heard of this place for some time now but never got a chance to experience it until now. We wanted a site right on the lake and were lucky enough to grab a cancellation a couple of weeks ago. People here say we were REAL lucky.

The park is quite old so therefore the sites are somewhat small. Our site had 30 amp electric with no water. We were on site #101 and had a hard time fitting into it. The rear of our 5th wheel stuck out over the water and the trailer is only a 35 footer. Several neighbors had to park out in the road around us.

The park was clean and well maintained. The bathrooms and showers were newer. There was a small sandy beach for swimming. There is also plenty of shade trees.

As for the cell service, we had no problem getting a signal. In fact, I am online right now as I publish this review from our site.

We would differently come back here if we were lucky enough to get another lakefront site.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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


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TakeThatExit.com
Olympia, WA
30 Airstream Flying Cloud, bunk model
10 reviews
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 101
“LOVED our view, nice showers, no cell reception”

Reviewed Sep 02, 2015

Overall Rating

We had an amazing spot here, I think it might have been the best in the park - spot 101.

The spot was a little tricky backing into and very slanted, so we had to use levelers on both tires to decrease the slant. But once we got backed in and leveled, we were very happy campers thanks to the BEACH VIEWS!

The spot felt fairly private - with lots of trees on the door side of the trailer (not so much on the other side). It seems this campground has a LOT of long-time residents - lots of RVs with signs, flags, decorations - but since it's a state park I'm not sure seasonal camping is available - so maybe it was a caravan of some kind.

Our spot had a big grouping of trees which our kids used as a "fort" and lots of sand and water access on the water side.

The bathrooms were some of the NICEST I've seen in a state park. Free showers. Tiled walls. Big and spacious - I think they rank among the best we've had.

Some other things to consider - there is NO cell reception, just a faint signal good enough for a text message of two (Verizon). Impossible to use my Verizon Jetpack to get work done (bummer). The state park is located in what feels like the middle of nowhere - I had to drive 20 minutes south to use the free Wifi at McDonald's and even then it was dreadfully slow. We like to take day trips and explore - but with the nearest town 30 minutes away, it was hard to do this. We did check out the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse - just 15 minutes away - and we recommend that.

Also, while we were there, the nearby township of Harrisville had a sewage breach (ewww?) - causing sewage to run into their stormwater and ultimately into the lake. . . resulting in ecoli being found in the water - enough for no swimming warnings. I'm guessing this will be cleared up soon, but at the time we were visiting it was definitely a bummer.

If you can get a spot on the beach and don't mind no cell service - I definitely recommend this state park!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon Voice Only

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


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • bike rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • cabins
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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