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Learn what's new at Mackinaw and Mackinac's favorite campground! Using the links below, you can read the most recent camp news published by Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping. You can also find articles where Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has been featured or mentioned in other news and media.

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  • 2020 News Featuring Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping! - August 24th, 2020 - It is easy to miss when someone does an article mentioning us here at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping.  We are doing this news post to not only make it easy to share but to bring you up to date on the articles mentioning the camp this season. Just click on below to see the articles! [...]
  • Campground Owner Warns of Lame Duck Bill Rushed through MI Senate - November 26th, 2018 - Vince Rogala, Co-owner of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, is warning Michigan’s residents/tourists about a bill that he says threatens family-owned hospitality businesses in favor of franchise and large hotel owners. “Sponsored by our Senator, Wayne Schmidt, Senate bill 703-707 is being rushed through a lame duck session to strengthen the so-called “Community Convention or Tourism [...]
  • Roy the Mackinaw Mill Creek Camp Turkey’s Story - November 24th, 2018 - Our campers may have noticed the absence of "Roy the camp turkey" this past summer. We thought that Thanksgiving would be a great time to update you on his story. First off we’d like to thank our campers for being kind to Roy and our local residents for watching out when he strayed too close [...]
  • Mackinaw Mill Creek Responds to the TV 9&10 Investigation of Mackinaw Visitors Bureau Rate Increase on Campgrounds - February 28th, 2018 - The following video contains Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's response to the TV 9&10 investigation into the Mackinaw Visitor's Bureau's unprecedented 1700% rate increase. Support us by sharing and contacting your local legistator (bills to strengthen the existing tourist bureau act are currently being reviewed in the Senate - these new bills do nothing to establish [...]
  • Hundreds of News Outlets Cover Story of Mackinaw Visitors Bureau’s Outrageous Campground Fee Hike - February 25th, 2018 - We are grateful to the hundreds of news outlets across the nation who ran our story about the Mackinaw Visitors Bureau's abusive and predatory rate increase on Mackinaws family owned and operated small campgrounds!  (click here to view it) The battle to make the Michigan Convention and Visitor Bureau fair and accountable has just begun.  We ask those [...]
  • The Cost of Camping May Increase In Michigan - February 13th, 2018 - The cost of operating a campground and booking a campsite in Michigan will soar unless an alarming 1,700 percent membership fee increase is reversed on three Mackinaw City campgrounds. Last November, the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau made a sudden, unannounced membership fee increase that pushed the cost of advertising with the Visitors Bureau out of [...]
  • ‘Alley Cat’ Rescued in time for Christmas - December 20th, 2016 - In the late fall, after all our guests have gone, I often walk though the camp. Every year, it seems, I catch a glimpse of a beautiful house cat as it slips into the bushes. Sometimes campers report a lost kitty, though many do not. If a lost cat stays in a certain area, we [...]
  • Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping is the Location for the Pure Michigan Photo Contest Winner - December 18th, 2016 - We were surprised and thrilled to see that the winning photo of the Pure Michigan Photo Contest was taken at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping! Congratulations to Michael Walsh and all the other fantastic runner ups! Don't know how anyone could choose, as all of the entries are wonderful! Here is a run down of all [...]
  • Top RV Park for Foodies in Michigan - July 16th, 2015 - We found ourselves scratching our heads when MotorHome magazine named us one of the top RV parks in the USA for "foodies." Then we realized, "yes, we are!" A "foodie" is someone with a particular interest in food; a gourmet - so aren't we all "foodies?" Local Foodies Favorite Restaurants Here is a list of [...]
  • How to Give Mackinaw Camping as a Christmas Gift - November 29th, 2014 - Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has a great holiday gift idea for those hard to shop for campers on your Christmas list - a gift certificate for camping! Perfect for Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, retirement, graduation, you name it, a gift certificate for camping is a way to not only give a gift, but to also give [...]
  • Video of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping’s 50th Anniversary - August 6th, 2014 - Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping celebrated it's 50th Anniversary on July 8th. We had a grand parade, led by two of the first camper's to ever visit the campground, horses, antique and one-of-a-kind vehicles as well as musical performances and presentations. We also had a wood carving demonstration, the Jack Pine Lumberjack Show and even more! [...]
  • The Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix and Team Maddy - July 11th, 2014 - The last weekend of July athletes stay with us at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping who are participating in the Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix. This event incorporates these competitions: Sprint Triathlon - 800m swim, 30k bike, 5k run Duathlon - 2mi run, 30k bike, 5k run Aquabike - 800M Swim, 30k bike Kayatri- 2 mile Kayak/stand-up Paddleboard, [...]
  • Surf Ski Competition at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping - July 5th, 2014 - The Cheboygan Waterways Open Water Challenge, a surf ski competition, will launch from Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping on July 12, 2014. If you have ever been on a lake kayak and had the wind and waves, you know how dangerous and terrifying it can be. Did you know that there are people who actually love [...]
  • 50th Anniversary at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping - June 20th, 2014 - Wood carving demonstrations! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and a BBQ with brats and hot dogs! Join us for the July 8, 2014 official celebration of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's 50th anniversary. Book a site or cabin and enjoy a parade through the park featuring The Lutheran Van Guard Marching Band, antique vehicles, and floats. Then see [...]
  • New at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping for 2014 - May 30th, 2014 - This summer is Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping's 50th anniversary of operation! Everyone is making their best effort to have the campground at its best in our 50th year anniversary, so we are replacing signs, putting new wood on tables and most anything needed to keep the place looking ship shape! It was a long cold [...]
  • Mackinaw City Voted Top Tourist Town in Michigan - September 19th, 2013 - Mackinaw City was voted the top tourist town in Michigan by local parents and families. More than 2,000 parents with children ages 3 to 12 were surveyed for FamilyFun magazine's first travel awards. These parents were asked to select their favorite tourist destinations. The most popular tourist spots were divided into regions (West, Midwest, South [...]
  • Top Rated Campground in Michigan - June 6th, 2013 - Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping has been voted as the top rated campground in Michigan! Our camp was chosen as the number one favorite campground in northern Michigan by TV 9 and 10 viewers in a recent news segment called "MiFavoriteThings." It's an honor to be recognized with such a title as we are always striving [...]
  • Story of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping now in HD - February 8th, 2012 - The story of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, has always been one of the most popular episodes on the camp's YouTube channel. Now that story, originally cut into parts, is being brought as a single episode which will now be in HD. The story outlines the lives of the Richard and Rosemary Rogala family, and the journey [...]
  • New at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping for 2012 - January 26th, 2012 - I have been compiling a list to let our campers know what we have been up to for the 2012 season. Thought I'd give a preview here first. As you can see, as always, we have been busy with upgrades and renovations. So here it is - New for 2012 at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping [...]
  • Reserve now for Labor Day and July 4th Weekend 2012 - January 15th, 2012 - An early reservation is recommended for campers who want a camp site or cabin at Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping for July 4th and Labor Day 2012.  Many people travel with family and friends and getting sites for groups that are "close together" gets tough to do as the summer approaches. At this point we still [...]
  • Mackinaw Mill Creek Camp Announces It’s New News Blog - January 12th, 2012 - The Rogala Family, builders, owners and operators of Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping announced the founding of a new News Blog for the park. Located at, the page will post information regarding upgrades, new features, notable events, local events and anything of general interest regarding the campground. Currently, Frank Rogala, webmaster for (the camp's web [...]