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philh

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Control_Freak wrote:

I’m the wife [emoticon] Also, we live just south of Belleville, any recommendations on local campgrounds?

We were just at Waterloo State Park. It's well kept up, although I don't think they have any pull throughs. They also do not have water and sewer at the sites. Not too far from home. We're going to the UP in august and spending several days at millcreek in Mackinaw.

Detroit Greenfield is not far, a friend stays there every time he comes to town.

Camp Dearborn is another one that people seem to like.

BV highshool parking lot is nice and open for you guys to learn backing up [emoticon]

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CF,
PhilH has a good point about practicing parking at BHS.
The other thing you should plan is to camp at least the first night in your driveway. That way you can discover how things work (or don't) when it is not critical.

We have a Belleville zip, but are in New Boston. I can maybe help as I do know the local area. We seldom "camp" less than 4 hours away, but I keep tabs on what is local so I can tell others.

In the above, at least two were missed. There is a camping area at the fairground that is largely FHU, but it is an open parking area. Then there is the campground at Lower Huron that is 0HU, and kind of pricey for that. There are lots of others withing an hours drive.

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How could I forget about fairgrounds???

Sterling State park is another nice campground

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philh wrote:

How could I forget about fairgrounds???

Sterling State park is another nice campground

That would be easy in my book.
I think Sterling is very forgettable too. It is largely a shadeless parking lot. Half of it is FHU and the other is Eonly. The beach is OK.

There are others, but she should decide what she likes and work RVpark (now Campground) reviews to think about them.

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Matt_Colie wrote:

philh wrote:

How could I forget about fairgrounds???

Sterling State park is another nice campground

That would be easy in my book.
I think Sterling is very forgettable too. It is largely a shadeless parking lot. Half of it is FHU and the other is Eonly. The beach is OK.

There are others, but she should decide what she likes and work RVpark (now Campground) reviews to think about them.

Matt


Sterling is also notorious for the spring mayfly hatch, and for the Lake Erie algae blooms that occur later in the summer.


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congratulations on the purchased. Campt driveway is a good start. a large empty parking lot and some cones is worth the time if you aren't comfortable backing up. enjoy


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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! We live in Monroe, so those are all great, I forgot about Sterling. Harbortown is about 15 min, with pull through so I figured that would be a good start, but Sterling would be even better because they have trails we could explore with the dogs. I’m not really into the camping just to sit outside and chill by the fire, honestly I can do that at home, I really want to be able to get out an explore with my pups. I suggested Maumee Bay but hubby turned his nose up, since he spent a lot of time there as a kid. I figure at least a few close by camps before going to far, I really want to go to Pigeon Forge but it might be too far for the first year. I’ve already been planning open parking lot for practice backing up and parking, it’s going to be a tight squeeze getting into the driveway bc we live in a caldesac ??. But we have a 24ish foot boat trailer that we get in fine so we’ll see how it goes.

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If you mean Pigeon Forge TN, realize what you are getting into. A wall-to-wall-traffic tourist trap. I advise staying outside the area and visiting early morning if you Must see it.

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If you mean Pigeon Forge TN, realize what you are getting into. A wall-to-wall-traffic tourist trap. I advise staying outside the area and visiting early morning if you Must see it.


Really?!? That’s discouraging I thought it was more of an outdoor attraction.

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If you're that close to Monroe, then Cabelas has a HUGE parking lot to practice backing up with.

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