Reviews and testimonials written by campers with comments and feedback from their camping experience at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.
Reviews from Campers
We enjoyed our 5 day stay at your campground, but I especially want to tell you how much my 7 year old, David, and 4 year old, Michael think of Chris, one of the workers there (he has reddish hair and is tall. I was personally impressed with his interest and kindness to them when he could have easily ignored such little guys. Please thank him for helping us have such a pleasant time.
Judy Harris Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping March 29, 2016
Rarely have I been motivated enough to write a letter of praise. Good service is expected, it is usually the bad service that is written about. Not in this case. I want to thank the staff at Mill Creek, especially Chris for extending helping hand.
After 6 hours of fighting traffic heading north for Labor Day, my wife and I arrived at Mill Creek for our long awaited camping weekend. There is something about camping with the fire and sleeping outdoors that quickly regenerates day-to-day stress drained batteries.
We arrived at 10 pm excited about setting up. We suddenly realized that we forgot the poles to our tent. We were stuck. . . I explained my problem to the staff at registration and asked for a hotel recommendation. They did not want us to leave and said they would find or create something for us. They contacted Chris for ideas. Chris generously offered to us his Kid's play tent. That worked out fine and we were very happy.
In a day when "too bad, we already have your money" attitude seams to be prominent, it was very refreshing to find something different.
Thanks again for the assistance and we will see you next summer (with our poles!).
David Nelson - Walled Lake, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
I drove through your campground two weeks ago and was so impressed with your facilities and the pleasantness of your employees that I immediately cancelled my reservations at Wilderness State Park in favor of your campground. Looking forward to spending time at your campground in August.
Michael E. Knes & Family Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
My family and I would like to express our appreciation at finding a clean; well-run place to stay overnight this summer. Some owners still don't seem to realize what it means to a traveling family to find a clean wash house, hot water and adequately cleared sites. We were all delighted with your place. Thank you. Sincerely,
Mrs. William Hahn Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
To you who made it what it is:
This letter is long overdue. When we first came through your entrance some ten years ago we had no idea what an influence your campground was destined to have on us. No idea of how often we would find ourselves thinking of all you have to offer here, and how fervently we'd wish to sample it all again. And then again. And we did. Often. Sometimes just for a night when enroute somewhere ... sometimes for a short weekend that business pressures allowed us to steal. Your campground became a "magic" name for us. I think it will always remain so. Even now we have moved our permanent home to Scottsdale, AZ. We've traveled and camped 36 of our states. . . as well as five the the Canadian provinces and we can say to you in all honesty that nowhere have we ever found a campground that even comes close to what you have here on the waters of the legend-haunted Straits. And we know, just from having been here so often over the years, that it didn't just "happen." It took a lot of hard work and TLC to create this unique park. Just as it takes a lot of work and TLC to preserve it. We personally thank you each time we drive in or out. I am sure there are hundreds of others who feel just as we do. Perhaps this letter can speak for all of them. Thanks again for being in the right place at the right time. Sincerely,
Jack & Beth Parker Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
It was the nicest experience for all the kids. No one wanted to come home - they kept asking to go back. Was sort of "Paradise." Beautiful weather, no mosquitoes, marvelous campgrounds - everything perfect. Think some of the kids in wheelchairs put in about 20 miles just exploring. Some want to return to your park with their parents. From all the kids and staff thanks for a marvelous camping experience.
Mary Kniel Orthopedics - Royal Oak, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
Last Monday through Friday Darlene, my bride of 30 years, and I had the distinct pleasure of camping with you. I want to take this opportunity to sincerely compliment you on an excellent facility. We started married life camping in a little more rustic circumstances. It was in the form of a canoe trip honeymoon in Ely, MN. So we have been exposed to all kinds of camping - even motel camping. I'm in business as of 24 years and a staunch supporter of free enterprise. I really admire the way the camp was run. You seemed to have all the bases covered. It was kept clean. I even enjoyed the contact with a few of your nice people. It was well supervised and I can't believe some of the rules we lived by and seemed to work - such as taking all the garbage to the front gate. 600 sites and no pick-up??? And it all seemed to go so smoothly. Again it strikes a blow for free enterprise and it CAN BE DONE!!!.... Keep up the good work and we shall return plus participate in the best kind of advertisement for you -- telling others about a fantastic campground in Mackinaw City. With warm regards,
Thomas C. Hackney Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
We have been camping here for three years and will keep coming back. I have to say my favorite thing about Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is the openness and friendliness of the people who work there. It's great to see people who still care in the world. I like the updated bathrooms near the store this year. I'd like to see them do the same thing with the outhouse bathrooms, but the bathrooms by the store look great!
B. Velasquez - Lansing, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
We have been visiting your campground for the last ten years and we would like to let you know that we have always been treated well. The staff is always willing to help when needed, the facilities are always kept very clean and you are improving the campground every year. We only get one vacation a year and we always come to your campground. For anyone that is interested in camping, this is the place to be. We have tried other campgrounds and we keep returning to yours. You are always accommodating, there are no wild parties going on and the fireworks over the fourth are awesome. Thank you for the wonderful experience for the last ten years.
John & Ruth Theisen - Northville, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
We want to thank you for the wonderful experience that our family had this past week at your campground. We were so impressed with the friendly staff, the cleanliness of the campground, and most of all the campsite that we stayed at (T-8). Thanks for making our first family camping trip a memorable one. We will be booking again soon for our return trip next summer 🙂
The Killian Family - MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
My family and I stayed from July 17 through July 20, 2014. What an EXCELLENT experience!
This was the first camping trip we took with full hook ups with the new 26ft travel trailer. Our site was pretty nice. We did not plan well and booked in May. This still left us with many options. Your staff was very patient and helpful in working with us to select a good site. It was a bit narrow, but we knew that going in. Your staff provided dimensions of all sites available so we could pick a proper site. We were on the outside of loop 2.
Your amenities were great. We used the beach, playground, and biked the campground a lot. The camp store had good selections, too. We especially liked the option to purchase ferry tickets at the store. The ferry shuttle was incredibly convenient.
And those bathroom facilities. WOW!!!!!
One person in our group used the bathroom at 10pm at night. And you had staff cleaning it. (Who does that?) I have never been to a campground with SUCH CLEAN BATHROOM FACILITIES.
The showers were also immaculate. White shower curtains with no mildew. Again, who does that?!?!?!
The mood music was a nice touch.
Your patience in our later arrival was much appreciated. And as one of our neighboring campers put it: backing your camper in at 10pm in the dark is like a spectator sport. But they also were very helpful.
Kudos on your grounds. The area between the camp road and lake was such a great public space. We got in a little nap time while watching boats go by and knitting. It was a beautiful setting.
We didn't partake in the hay wagon or fire engine rides, but that was also activity for kids.
Thanks again for such great hospitality!
The Wendt & Mele Families - Linden, MI; Norwich, NY; & Dorset, VT Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 24, 2016
We have driven past Mill Creek dozens of times, but last week was our first experience there. We loved it! Your staff is outstanding. They are busy like ants maintaining the roads, stopping to take trash off my hands when I was walking it to a dumpster, and generally doing everything to make this a first-rate experience. I don't think our experience was unique. The guests must all love it because everyone was so very friendly and happy. Your store staff are fabulous. New trees and the plans you have indicate that you are doing everything to ensure Mill Creek continues to be a top-notch destination. No resting on your laurels and letting the facilities slide. The views are spectacular. We were there in a rented RV, but I'm thinking about planning a little sister gathering at one of your cabins because I just want an excuse to return! Thank you so much for going well above average to make so many people happy on their precious vacation time.
Erica Morris - Bellevue, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping February 23, 2016
We just wanted to let you and everyone interested in camping at your campgrounds that it is tremendous. We have come up there almost every year for the past 6 years and have never been disappointed. The changes to the grounds, store, and arcade are a plus, but did not change our opinion of everything there. We have been on the same site or very close each year and words cannot describe how nice everything and everybody is and have always been. We plan on being there again next year and look forward to another great time.
J. & C. Theisen & Family - Northville, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping January 20, 2016
I reserved a campsite for my daughter for her stay a few weeks ago. I just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality, plus my daughter said that it was a beautiful campground and she enjoyed her stay there very much. She raved about your establishment so much that I am thinking of making reservations for myself next year! Anyway, I just wanted to thank you!
N. Bray Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping January 13, 2016
We had a wonderful time at your beautiful campgrounds. We hope to come back soon. We will highly recommend you to all our camping friends and to all others! Thank you!
Bob & Edith Rutherford - Tecumseh, MI Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping November 7, 2015