Mackinac Island State Park is a popular Mackinac Island area destination located only 12.2 miles from the facilities of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping in Mackinaw City, MI.
Governed by the Mackinac Island State Park commission, Mackinac Island State Park is free of charge and open year round. No motor vehicles are allowed on Mackinac Island, so there is no ferry equipped to transport motor vehicles to this National Historic Landmark.
Mackinac Island State Park
Mackinac Island, MI
Phone Number: (906) 847-3328
Michigan State Parks are famous for their spectacular natural beauty as a vacation as well as with sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Travelers seeking information, brochures or rates on Mackinac Island State Park should compare the features and costs of a visit to Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.
Campers interested in Mackinac Island State Park may be surprised to learn that Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is voted one of Michigan's most family friendly campgrounds by the Detroit News. The campground is pet friendly and child friendly with two large playgrounds, a full size basketball court and a sandy beach as well as a heated pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day). Rates are very competitive with Mackinac Island State Park. Located just 2 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge in Mackinaw City on US Highway 23.
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Whether or not you are planning an event, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has the facilities and beautiful setting to help make your visit to the State Parks of Michigan a memorable and enjoyable time for all. If you are planning a group or family event see our group/family reunion information.
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping features a free shuttle to the island ferries and the camp's web page has extensive information on Northern Michigan State Parks. Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping offers cottage and cabin rentals at our vacation resort with the modern conveniences of water, electricity and bathroom facilities.Related Links:
Northern Michigan State Parks
- Aloha State Park - 285 campsites on Mullett Lake near Cheboygan, MI
- Burt Lake State Park - 306 campsites on 406 acres near Indian River, MI
- Cheboygan State Park - 76 campsites with hiking trails in Cheboygan, MI
- Fort Michilimackinac State Park - 1770s-era fort, Mackinac State Historic Park
- Mill Creek Discovery Park - Reconstructed sawmill, trails, & exhibits
- Mackinac Island State Park - Michigan's 1st State Park, open year round
- Onaway State Park - 158 acres with 96 campsites on Black Lake
- Petoskey State Park - 168 campsites on 2 campgrounds near Little Traverse Bay
- Straits State Park - 270 campsites & the Father Marquette Memorial
- Wilderness State Park - 250 campsites, year-round recreational activities
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping vs. Mackinac Island State Park
Many people who intended to book a campsite at Mackinac Island State Park are now longtime returning visitors to Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. A centrally located, large campground with many facilities, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is convenient to visitors looking for Northern Michigan attractions such as Mackinac Island State Park.
Camping styles vary widely and many State Parks may not be a good fit for some campers, such as large RV's or campers with infants or very small children. Mackinac Island State Park varies in their accommodations, features and facilities compared to Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, so we have gathered information on Mackinac Island State Park and their facilities and contrasted them with Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. The chart below compares Mackinac Island State Park versus Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.
|Amenities||Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping||Mackinac Island State Park|
|Site Types||Dozens of site types||No camping or lodging.|
|Full Hookup Sites||200 Full Hookup Sites||No camping or lodging.|
|Cabin Rentals||Variety of Lakefront Cabin Rentals||No camping or lodging.|
|RV Friendly||Large RV Sites, Seasonal RV Sites & RV Sanitation Station||No camping or lodging.|
|Park Store||Camp Store & Game Room (Memorial Day to Labor Day)||Mackinac Island State Park Visitor's Center|
|Playgrounds||3 Playgrounds & Basketball Court||Playground|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi* (*click for more info)||Not available at Mackinac Island State Park|
|Modern Camping||Heated Pool (seasonal), Paved Roads, 3 Shower Buildings, Flush Toilets||Modern Restrooms (seasonal)|
|Activities & Natural Surroundings||Natural Beaches, Trails, Metal Detectng||Variety of local attractions.|
|LP Gas Refill||Available at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping||Not available at Mackinac Island State Park|
|Shuttle Service||Free shuttle service to Mackinac Island Ferry||Not available from Mackinac Island State Park|
|Fee for Camper Pass||No extra fee charged for registered guests.||No fees required for entry.|
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping Amenities
- small, medium & very large tents
- small & medium motor homes
- extra large motor coaches with slide outs
- tent trailers & pop-ups
- groups & large rallies
- Even those who wish to sleep in the great outdoors with sleeping bags are welcome!
- Bridgeview Campsites
- Lakeview Campsites
- Modern Lakefront Cabin Rentals
- Bridgeview Cabin Rentals
- Large RV Sites
- Seasonal RV Sites
- Large RV Sanitation Station
- Arcade & Game Room
- Fresh Pizza
- Ice Cream
- Camp T-shirts & Sweatshirts
- Free Mini Golf
- Three Playgrounds
- Full-sized Basketball Court
- Wi-Fi* Internet Access (*click for more info)
- Heated Pool (seasonal)
- Paved Roads
- Three Shower Buildings
- Flush Toilets
- Swimming (natural beaches)
- Trails for Hiking & Biking
- Metal Detecting
Mackinac Island State Park Amenities
Mackinac Island State Park does not offer camping or lodging.
Mackinac Island State Park Visitor's Center, open seasonally.
Modern restrooms, open seasonally.
- Fort Mackinac
- Fort Holmes
- Limestone caves
- Arch Rock
- Sugar Loaf
- Bicycle trails & footpaths
- Devil's kitchen
- War of 1812 Battlefield
- British landing
- Skull Cave
If you are searching for Mackinac Island State Park resort for accommodations, recreation, or camping you will want to consider Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. Located only two miles south of the Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping also features accommodations for large RV's, cabin, cottage and lakefront kitchenette rentals. Mackinac Island State Park does not feature Mackinac Bridgeview cottages, cabins or kitchenette rentals like Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. If you are interested in a Mackinac Island State Park cabin rental or cabin resort, experience camping at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's 200 acre campground with one mile of shoreline on the Straits of Mackinac.
If you are organizing a rally, large group meeting, or just camping in a group and looking at Mackinac Island State Park, you might not be aware that Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has large group camping rally facilities as well as group accommodations and facilities. Mackinac Island State Park dog campers with pets in search of a dog camping site will be interested to learn that Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is a pet friendly resort. Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is a family friendly campground that enforces quiet hours after 10 PM, while Mackinac Island State Park does not. It is difficult to arrange a family reunion at Mackinac Island State Park for groups with various types of campers. Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has a reputation as a family reunion camping destination that also features cabin rentals, a huge variety of campsite types and is a family reunion camping RV resort. If you want your family reunion to be a success, explore lodging your party at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's facilities.
When searching for reservations, cabin resorts, or RV parks you will want to compare the rates, location and features of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping vs. Mackinac Island State Park. Campers who may not enjoy Mackinac Island State Park vacation resort might be interested in motels or hotels until they have tried a beautiful cabin at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. If you like the experience of the Mackinac Island State Park resort, but you need a hook up with water and electric for your RV, Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is an RV Resort Park with extra-large RV hookup sites. Mackinac Island State Park campers can choose electric or water hookup sites, while Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has sites for all types of campers and hookups. Compare Mackinac Island State Park costs, fees or site rentals to Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's thrifty rental fee costs, among the lowest in the State of Michigan.
Many campers who previously stayed at Mackinac Island State Park now prefer Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping because of its large RV and trailer park sites that feature sewer and water full hookups. Mackinac Island State Park campers who prefer tenting or campers who specifically enjoy tent campgrounds specifically designed for tents will not be disappointed by the beautiful natural camping areas at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. Mackinac Island State Park travel trailer campers seeking an RV park or resort that specifically accommodates their trailers need look no farther than Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. Small motor homes and vans are a convenient way to camp and campers will find no shortage of beautiful sites at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.