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Straits State Park

Saint Ignace, Michigan


720 Church St
Saint Ignace, Michigan 49781
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Sites: 270
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 45.85274
Longitude: -84.71951

Elevation: 679' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoyed our stay here. The sites were level, but cramped. (typical MI state park) The R/R-S were good and kept clean. Did some hiking. We camped at Straits State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Do to bad weather we did not visit the island.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice state park. We were in the upper portion, away from the lakeside. The sites next to the lake would be great for families (we no longer have kids travelling with us). The price of $30 per night does not include the reservation fee or the Michigan State Park pass which is $30 per year for non-residents or $9 per night. The bathrooms & showers are in good shape, firewood is available for sale. We enjoyed the walk on the paths, especially the viewpoint of the Mackinac Bridge. This park is very convenient to the ferries to Mackinac Island. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
266
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, well shaded area where we stayed, in the upper campground. Our 37' 5th wheel would have been hard to get into the few slots in the lower section (near the Straits). Plus, mosquitoes would have been worse in lower section. When I hooked up to 50 amp, there was no power. The first ranger was unable to fix the problem, so the next morning, another ranger came around, and figured out the breaker was bad. This wasn't a big problem - it was cool enough, we could run on the 30 amp and 1 A/C. They were prompt at they could be - I did not have a problem waiting overnight to get it fixed. Very stable power, once the 50 amp breaker was replaced. Sites were fairly close together - like many private parks we have been in. Dump station was well laid out, and easy to use. Hose with screw connection available to flush black tank. I think the price is high, since there was only electricity, and the sites were fairly close together. Price is for site plus Michigan DNR sticker you must have (prorated out over the 11 days in MI state campsites). Lots to do in the area. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
128
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Mackinac Island is a must, whether you want to bike, shop or see historical sites. We enjoyed 8 mile plus ride around island perimeter, with lots of stops to enjoy the beauty. Ride over on ferry was fun. Stayed out of the busy tourist area, except to eat. Joanne's double dark espresso fudge was outstanding. Chuck Wagon has great hamburgers. Bought smoked fish in St. Ignace from Manley's. Wow. Outstanding. Had white fish and lake trout. Loved them both. Prices seem very reasonable to me.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

As previous reviews stated there are 2 campgrounds. one is lower with a few sites with partial views of water and bridge and the upper which has no views. We choice the upper because the sites were larger and level. Not all sites are level but many are. It was also less crowded. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
122
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

The campground has two sections. The lower is right next to the lake, and some sites have a good view of the Mackinaw bridge. There are some swimming areas there. The sites in the lower section are generally closer together, shorter (although there are a few sites long enough for a class A or long fifth wheel). Some are not level, and some look like they tend to be muddy. Most are back-in sites.

The upper sites are more spacious and most are long pull-throughs. I don't know about the bathrooms in the lower section, but in the upper section they are great. Large, clean, and the showers are excellent: private rooms with plenty of hot water and no "push button" valves. The check-in procedure was aggravating. There may be an attendant at certain times of the year, but when we checked in, we had to stand in line to use a dedicated phone to the reservation desk. Even with a confirmed reservation, we had to provide all the check-in information again to the agent: name, address, credit card number, license number, camp site, number of people, etc. Then, when I was finished the agent told me I had to hang up the phone, that I couldn't hand it to the guy who had been standing there waiting (of course that guy was put on hold when he picked up the phone). They really need to fix that procedure.

There is constant noise from the traffic on I-75, but you tend to get used to it. If you are from out of state, buy the annual Michigan Park pass if you are going to stay in any Michigan park longer than 7 days. There are a few hiking trails in the park. The dump station and power is good. There is no water at the sites, drinking water is available at the dump station to fill your tanks. This park is good for it's location and close proximity to the Mackinaw Island ferries, and the "touristy" stuff in the area, but not for a good "rustic camping experience."

I would have rated it higher if it had not been for the aggravating check-in procedure. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
128
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Gang Plank Pub & Grill on the main drag in St. Ignace: good food at a reasonable price. The prices of all the ferries are the same, but we prefer Shepler's because of the better parking at the dock. If you catch their first two excursions in the morning, they take you under the Mackinaw Bridge with a narrated tour (same price).

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Great park with beautiful view of the Mackinaw Bridge. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Head into St. Ignace for dinner, great little restaurants on the shore.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Straits State Park is on the northern side along the lakes on the outskirts of the cute little lakeside town of St. Ignace. One would think that with 270 camping spots there would be plenty of room for everyone, but this place books up on weekends so call ahead to reserve a spot. We checked in on Friday, August 25, after making a reservation, and there were just a few empty campsites. The campground has sites of many sizes, suitable for tents up to 50 ft. rig pull-throughs. there is an upper and lower campground, the lower being closest to the lake. There is indeed lake shore camping, if you don't mind being close to your neighbors with lots of kids playing nearby. The water views are beautiful. We picked Site #249 in the upper campground, which was surrounded on 3 sides by cedar forest, level, shady and lovely, with an electrical hookup. First thing we noticed was the road noise from Interstate 75, a bit of an annoyance but tolerable. We headed out on our bikes to the town of St. Ignace, very picturesque with harbor lights, a boardwalk along the shoreline, shops and restaurants, and nice water views. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There are several private ferry companies located in St Ignace which will be happy to take you on the 40 minute trip to Mackinaw Island, where there is a historic fort and museum and the Mackinac Butterfly House and Conservatory. Round trip for the two of us with our bikes was $72, plus admission to the attractions on the island also require a fee.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second of five MI state parks, and we are definitely impressed! Staff was friendly and helpful. Campsites are roomy, grass/gravel and fairly level. Our site was satellite-friendly, which we appreciate. Restrooms and showers are clean and relatively modern. Straits and the previous SP set the bar. We hope the next three maintain this standard. Well done, MI DNR! We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
169
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy the many hiking trails and "Mighty Mac" bridge views.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here kind of off-season so we registered on a phone at the ranger station. In addition to the cost of the campsite you need to purchase the Michigan state park pass which is good of the calendar year. Okay if you are planning on staying is several state campgrounds but costly for just one stay. We stayed in the lower loop with a beautiful view of the Mackinac Bridge, especially at night and were lucky to be assigned the former camp host site so despite the non-level site we had full-hookups. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is close to the boats for a trip to the island. By staying on the other side of the bridge there are more shops and restaurants available and the cost for a car and motorhome to cross the bridge is $14.

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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, well-maintained park, minutes from the amenities of the town of St. Ignace. Good paved interior roads; mostly level, gravel/grass sites, many with shade trees. Electric hookups, water available at Dump Station. Lakefront sites are in the lower campground; we stayed in the upper campground where the sites are roomier - more big-rig friendly. Lots of good places to walk my dogs. No one was at the check-in station; maybe because we stayed in late Sept,./early Oct., late in the season. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
118
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Park was clean and nice. Help here was nice enough, not the friendliest around, but I'm a southerner and I am used to a little bit more warmth than you get from service folks in this area of the country. One thing about the park, there were so many trees, we were not able to fold out our awning, so there is good and bad with all the trees. Beautiful view of the bridge from this park. Very convenient to ferrys to the island, and the town of St. Ignace. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

A nice state park located in the MI UP at the Mackanac bridge. The campground has three areas. We camped in the upper campground which has large pull-thru sites to handle larger rigs, it is walking distance to the lake. The two lower campgrounds are more for smaller rigs and tents. The roads are asphalt and the sites are gravel with grass between them. The showers are restrooms are ok. This is nice place to stay and see the area. Easy enough to get to; when headed north, cross the bridge and the make two right turns, takes you to the park entrance. Verizon service is good. Some spots have open sky for satellite and others have trees that block the view of the sky. Sites are electric only. Water and dump stations are available. Highly recommended for seeing the area. We camped at Straits State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to take the ferry over to Mackanaw Island, this place is a definite MUST experience. Do not miss this if you are in the area.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Love this park! We arrived on a Sunday, left on Wednesday and wish we could have stayed longer! We do plan on coming back.

Our site was #35, in the eastern side of the lower campground. It was a great fully shaded spot - level with a dirt pad. The trees meant we could not get a satellite signal, but did help in the heat. We did have a heavy rain while we were here and the site drained well. The site was electric only (30/50 amp), but no water or sewer, although there was a water fill site at the dump station, and there was water available throughout the park. We had a decent AT&T signal, and the Verizon mobile hotspot also worked. There were several OTA TV stations.

The individual locking shower rooms and restrooms were brand new and kept very clean. The showers are push-button, and (hint for short people) the showerhead is mounted high enough my hair got wet - bring your shower cap!

The lower campground is at the base of the Mackinac Bridge, right on the Straits of Mackinac. There is beachfront, not sandy but rather rocky like many northern beaches. We enjoyed walking down and watching for lake freighters; they pass within sight of the shore.

One note for non-Michiganders: you will need to buy a Recreation Passport for $31, good through the end of the calendar year at all Michigan state parks, recreation areas and other facilities. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the viewing platform at the park - it has a great view of the entire area!

We didn't have time to visit Mackinac Island, but were told that multiple ferry companies would pick you up at the campgrounds.

The Father Marquette National Memorial is in the park but separated from it by I-75; you will need to drive.

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Review Count: 96
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Modern restrooms with individual shower rooms that Michigan is building in their State Parks. Separate Recreational Passes required for your motorhome and towed vehicle at additional fee. Two camping areas i.e. Upper & Lower. We stayed in lower near the water and views of the Mackinac Bridge. Beach area has spectacular views. St. Ignace is a nice tourist town and home to several ferries to Mackinac Island with many restaurants and summertime activities. We camped at Straits State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit carless Mackinac Island and take your bike or rent one on the island.

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Review Count: 186
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

There is an upper & a lower campground here, with a view of the lake from the lower area. You will need to purchase a park pass ($9/day or $31/year). Only the upper area was open when we were here, but brand new bathhouses should be completed before they open the lower levels. The bathhouses in the upper area are clean, with individual uni-sex shower rooms. Roads are paved, but sites are either gravel or grass. Mature trees are throughout the campground with lots of grassy areas. You can fill with fresh water at the dump station on the way in because sites do not have sewer or water. We could only get 2-3 OTA TV stations here, but our Verizon Mifi worked well. We camped at Straits State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
Tips for other Campers:

Star-light ferry to Mackinac Island has a free shuttle that will pick you up at the campground and bring you back, but you'll have to call them.

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