Pioneer Trail Park

County Park

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6801-6841 Highway 35
Gladstone, MI 49837
906-786-1020

GPS: 45.796, -87.077

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 200
Elevation: 602 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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3bars
Verizon 4G
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: R6
“Too noisy ...”

Reviewed Jul 13, 2016

Overall Rating

We chose this campground to “hide out” during the Fourth of July weekend. There were very few RVs when we arrived mid-week but it was completely full for the weekend. There were lots of families and kids. It's a strange layout. Most sites are plenty long enough for any size rig. The sites are not clearly defined and leveling is interesting to say the least. Some sites are in the shade and some in full sun. The shaded spots could use some tree trimming. There are some so-called waterfront sites but it is a very narrow portion of the river and there are lots of trees blocking the view. We had 50 amp and water, and there is a dump on site. The WII FI worked sometimes with our extender but it was very slow. We could not get Directv satellite in our site due to trees but it appeared RVs in sunnier spots were successful. There is one washer and one dryer available. The bathrooms and showers, although utilitarian, appeared clean. It is very dusty which is made worse as most people, including some camp hosts, don't honor the speed limit. There was lots of traffic while we were there as people were using the boat ramp near the rustic camping area. Mosquitos made themselves known so bug spray was handy. It is definitely not a quiet place. There is road noise from route 2/41 despite the large number of trees. More interesting are the trains – and they run day and night. Luckily, they hold off on the whistles in the dead of night but you can feel the ground hum as they rumble by. It sounds like they are going to run right through your RV. The rustic camping is so near the tracks I don't know how they get any sleep! On the plus side, yes there is one, Escanaba has a nice bike trail that runs through town and by the lake. There is a beautiful waterfront park with a marina, kayak/paddle board rentals, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Lots of people were taking advantage of it too. We camped here in a motorhome and would not return.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

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Currently Wandering

27 Airstream International
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
108 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 7

Currently Wandering would stay here again

“Rustic Campground was pretty decent.”

Reviewed Aug 10, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed in the rustic campground (dry camping) since everything else was full for the weekend. We grabbed a spot on the back of the loop and had plenty of space to spread out.

No generators, and our spot was pretty shaded, but we managed all 3 days in our batteries.

There is a popular disc golf course, and the pavilion was busy all weekend with parties and large family reunions. There is also a train that runs pretty close.

Overall it was a decent weekend stay and we got caught up on a lot of chores as well as being close to church on Sunday.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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