We spent 5 nights in a very clean basic cabin and really liked the place.
Location: MCCG is the only area campground we saw which is not located directly on the highway. It is within easy driving distance to grocery stores and restaurants (and Michigan City, and Indiana Dunes, and...) while still being out of the fray.
We loved our cabin. We brought our own towels and sheets as well as cooking equipment and chairs, and we felt that we vacationed in a completely civilized manner. The fridge, AC, and electricity in the cabin meant that we were not roughing it too much.
We spent time at the Dunes on Lake Michigan and shopping at the outlets, and we even took the train into Chicago one day. There are enough little burger or ice cream places in Michigan City to keep you fed and entertained. Starbucks, Olive Garden, Meijer, Lowes, Walmart, Aldi, Dairy Queen - it is all there. In many ways Michigan City is just a small town, so we ran into some sort of band competition and a kite festival when we were there. It was convenient and cute; we would definitely go back.
We have camped all over the US and Europe for many years and felt that this campground was fine all the way around. The cabins and smaller RV sites are scattered around the office and pool area in the back. We recommend these sites away from the road. Many pull-through sites (not all) are located closer to the road, but people do not seem to mind. The staff was very helpful, and I saw them open up after hours many times for late arrivals. The campground is generally peaceful and quiet; we had no problems with the rules or with our neighbors.
One reviewer stated that the owners are expanding the sanitary facilities; we hope this is the case. We realize that the trend is toward self-contained RV's, but a small room with 3 showers, 3 sinks, and 3 tiny toilet stalls is quickly overwhelmed by the weekend crowds. We waited in line for a shower and ran out of toilet paper a couple of times. Facilities are clean but perhaps a bit aging and crowded.
We liked MCCG and would probably not stay anywhere else next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Michigan City Campground, conveniently located 1.5 miles south of I-94 and 2.5 miles north of I-80/90, is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres, just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and 10 miles from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.The campground is 50 miles east of Chicago and close to the South Shore Commuter train station. So if Chicago is your destination come “home” to peace and quiet after a long day of sightseeing.The campground features 2 fishing ponds (catch and release), children’s playground, basketball court, sand volleyball, and a swimming pool. There are 130 full hook-up sites and 14 water and electric sites. If you prefer “roughing it” we also have primitive camping along with a group tenting area or you can rough it in style in one of our 8 cabins. We can accommodate the largest motor home or trailer on the road.The store/office area is well stocked with groceries, RV supplies, gifts and snacks! The laundry is located right next to the store, is open 24 hrs/day and has a change machine for the campers convenience. The laundry room features softened water, 4 washers and 6 dryers.The campground is open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. A great place for summer fun and family gatherings ... more less