Camping out of state.

Posted by Kerri Mosher on August 19, 2017 in Blog |

On July 31, 2017, we went to Michigan to visit family. We had decided to camp instead of stay with family. This decision was made to prevent arguing as to whom we would stay with.

Eagle Lake Campgrounds

We stayed at Fort Custer (Eagle Lake)  camping grounds in Augusta Michigan. This was a very bad experience due to the campgrounds. When I registered online, it stated that there was electric and running water and a grill on the campsite.

There was no running water and no grill. Having a family of eight and camping out-of-state you need running water and a grill to cook. I think I can honestly say this was one of the worst camping sites I have ever been at.

On top of paying for the week of camping, you had to pay nine dollars a day or thirty-two dollars per car to get in and out of the campsite that you paid for. We had two vans so this was another cost we had not know until we reserved the site.

I would never recommend this campground or revisit it again.

The sad thing is if you go and look at the reviews for this campground they sound great.

Who goe’s camping and doesn’t expect to cook while camping? When cooking having running water to cook and clean up is important.


Beach area

We went down to the beach area and it was a very big disappointment. You could not walk without stepping in bird poop! I understand that they cannot control where birds do their dirty deed but they should have some kind of clean up.  I am not joking when I say you cannot walk without stepping on it.

Picnic tables had no shade at all. You were put in the sun to roast. You could not move the tables under a tree because they were anchored down. We sat on the ground with all the bird poop to sit under a tree.

The concession stand was not bad.  They had pretty good food. My dad loved the chili cheese dog and my toddler loved the ice cream. The prices were not bad compared to most places that have concession stands.

In the end

We left the campsite 3 days early due to the cost of eating out. We ended up with family where we could cook and save money. This was a lesson learned and when it comes to camping I think I will stick to close to home camping.

Please note the photos were not taken on your camping trip. These photos are just being used to express my voice. I was too disappointed to take photos, there was nothing interesting to photo. 



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