Sterling State Park

State Park

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2800 State Park Rd. Monroe, MI 48162 734-289-2715 Official Website

GPS: 41.9066, -83.3376

Last Price Paid: $28
Number of Sites: 256
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 574 ft
Max Length: 50 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
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Liz & Jake
SD Monaco Dynasty
90 reviews
Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 18

Liz & Jake would stay here again

“Open, Airy Campground Along Beach”

Reviewed Jul 19, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a really beautiful, decently laid out campground set along a beachy shore of lake Erie.

Choice between either 50A/Sewer/Water or 30A only. Sites are solidly laid asphalt. Some are more level than others, but all can be worked with. Firepits and picnic tables at each site, and most are spaced about 50ft on each side from your neighbor.

Bathrooms/showers are well kempt, but if mayflies are out then you'll be showering/pooping with them.

Speaking of mayflies - they live here. The make love with other mayflies here. Then they die here. Nature.

Beach is un-gaurded but open for swimming. There are miles of paved walking/biking/running trails throughout the park and extending from the park. Playground is nice, but is in the day-use area. There is a paved path from the playground to the campground - it's not far from the lower numbered sites.

Firewood is for sale here, and camphost will lend you lawn games if you desire. Rangers host twice daily kids activities in the summer.

The park is surrounded in the distance by 'cloud makers' (energy plants of varying sorts). It's kind of neat, and is possibly what keeps the beach area of the lake warm? I'm not Neil DeGrasse Tyson, so don't trust me on that - but the lake was a nice, warm temp when we were here in late July.

The fees of this (and most) State Park are a bit obnoxious. There is a daily vehicle rate that you must pay for your rig of $9/day you are here (on top of price of site). If you are towing a vehicle there is a flat rate $7/entire stay. There is an online reservation fee ($8). We easily extended our stay by a day without any additional fees by going to the campground/ranger office - staff was super nice.

Verizon and AT&T both work well here.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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Detroit, MI 25' Airstream Flying Cloud
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 42

Airstream/Camping through my Eyes would stay here again

“Close to beach. ”

Reviewed Mar 31, 2017

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Nice state park. No shade, sits right on the lake. Just do not come during may fly season.

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Verizon 3G

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Detroit, MI – The Adventures of Liz & Jake

Disclaimer: This blog was written at a significant delay (December 2018). As in, the delay was so significant, that I don’t feel that I can accurately represent our time at this location in story form....

  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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