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Overview of Trout Lake Township Campground

Number of Sites 84

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May - October

Elevation 820 ft / 249 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Trout Lake Township Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/15/2020
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T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Last reported 8/15/2020
“This isn't really a negative review, but...”

Reviewed 8/15/2020

Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 87
Overall Rating

It was okay. Check-in was easy, once I found the host on her 0-turn mower, she snubbed out her cigarette in the dirt and opened the office. $25 cash and we were done. When I got to our assigned site (89) there was no 30 amp outlet, just 2 sets of 20 amp for 88 & 89. Back to the office. She and her assistant checked it out, couldn't find a 30 amp outlet either. "There should be one!" they both agreed. They suggested I pull to the next site over where there was a 30 amp plug. All good, but I forgot to get a water fill. Did that and just pulled off the road to get level and we were set.

Then the music started. And after that the movie. Seems there is entertainment for the kids on the weekend. The pavilion is at the east end of the campground, which just happens to be next to the nightly area. It wasn't bad but we kept our windows closed and AC on until it was over, since we were paying for 30 amp!

I'm sure the majority of campers in the central area and along the water are regulars and spend the entire weekend. As the prior reviewer so well put, she was concerned what the campground would be like if it were busy. It was busy, not completely packed (for a Friday night) but it was busy and it wasn't that bad.

I walked the dog to the west end of the park and found a large grassy field (campsites in the lower 20s) that looked very nice though I don't believe they had electricity. The breeze, a mix of pine, birch and oak trees made parts of this park very pretty. There are a few sites just west of the office in the upper 70s, I believe, that were on a significant slope so watch out for those.

It was a glorious day and the lake views were really gorgeous. There is a small sand beach and a huge playground, so boats and kids work well here. After the movie ended and the lights turned off we stepped outside to find a beautiful UP night sky with the Milky Way visible even before or eyes fully adjusted to the darkness.

Would we go out of our way to camp here again? Probably not. But if you wanted to get away with friends for a weekend on a really lovely lake just 25 miles from the Mackinaw Bridge, and don't mind a basic rustic campground, this might work out fine. The little town of Trout Lake was quaint with a couple of stores and restaurants.

We had weak T-Mobile and ATT signals but just enough bandwidth to stream YouTube for a bit with the booster.

AND, there are train tracks right in front of the entire campground. As far as we could tell, only one very short train came chugging through (with whistles blaring) at 7:30 AM.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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SarahWynde
Mount Dora, FL 20' Winnebago Travato
6 reviews

Reviewed 8/15/2019

Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

I'm giving an extra star for the water views. The layout of this campground was very parking lot style, with nothing separating one site from the next. It wasn't too crowded when I was there, but I would have hated it if it had been busy -- probably good if you have kids or a boat, but not my style of campground. On the other hand, water views. The showers were the kind where you have no control over the water temp. Verizon cell service was inconsistent.

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SarahWynde
Mount Dora, FL 20' Winnebago Travato
6 reviews
Trout Lake & Wagner Lake

My campsite at Trout LakeI could blame the weather or the bugs, but I think I should have thought twice about staying at Trout Lake Campground when the campground host casually mentioned that they...

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Amenities

Hookups
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • dump station
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets
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