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“No control of noise” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pioneer Trail Park

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Pioneer Trail Park
US 2, 41 & M35, Escanaba, MI 49829
906-786-1020
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Escanaba
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Owner description: A historical trail takes the path of Chippewa Indians. French Missionaries once met with Native Americans nearby. A cemetery of early white settlers is on the trail. Located on the Escanaba River.
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“No control of noise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

The camp grounds are nice, but people crank music after midnight, no regard for other campers, boom boom boom til all hours, I asked one group to please turn it off, they refused with no apparent control from the managers of the camp, you have to rely on the general decency of people. Unfortunately there is no decency here.

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Gladstone, Michigan
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“Average campground”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a nice park with lots of room between campsites. That part is great. It is in need of some updating which I understand they are going to do sometime soon. It is located right on the river, close to town and close to a boat launch. The only negatives I can see is that it is close to the paper mill so you have to deal with the smell when the wind is blowing your way and you can't moor your boat at the campground. There is a playground for the kids and running water with showers. Pit toilets are available around the campsites. It is usually quiet at night except for the road traffic. There is a nice large pavillion for family gatherings or groups. There are a few hiking trails around the park. It is pretty reasonable as far as rates go. Please check it out for yourself but don't forget the bug spray especially in the spring. They can be bad at times.

Visited October 2011
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“Hidden County Park, no need for state Campground pricy "passport "- clean with nice trails.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011 via mobile

Nice place although once we got there we opted to stay at another campground in and run by the same County because it offered sites right on the Lake. It was called OB Fuller Park. It had large pull in sites with 20/30 amp and water hook ups. The bathrooms were clean. Site 23 and 17 are nicely shaded, the rest are sunny but still with plenty of trees. $2 ice on site. Basic but beautiful.

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Gladstone, Michigan
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“Pretty & secluded for being right in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011 via mobile

This is a great place for camping or picnics. It is 5 minutes from both Escanaba and Gladstone. It's close to the highway, but parallels the Escanaba river deep into the woods, so it's not too noisy.

There is a boat dock and hiking trails.

There are swings and slides and a pavilion with picnic tables. The slides etc are metal, so nothing fancy.

The trees are pretty exclusively coniferous so there are a lot of pine needles/cones but it isn't usually a problem.


I like it- and I live here :)

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