I wrote a recent post about this campground under the Michigan Forum. I don't have the energy to retell our experience again with the owner of the campground. Suffice it to say, it was a terrible experience, and I have never been treated so poorly as a customer at any campground. He was also extremely rude to other campers next to us, (same problem, basically), to the crane operators who were working there, and in front of other campers who were nearby on the beach and picnic area. We were shocked at his attitude, behavior and people skills, which amount to a zero.
The campground deserves a review. On a scale of 1-5, physically, I'd give it a 2.5 or 3. The sites located along the nice, small lake are grassy and fairly large. A picnic table and fire ring are provided. Hookups. The rest of the campground is so-so. Some very nice, open grassy sites are available. The ones in the woods are under large, older trees, which provide lots and lots of shade. However, they are dirt, very little to no gravel, and muddy as heck when it rains. The streets are the same, except the main road (s). I wouldn't want to camp in them. The lake is very clear and has a nice path around it to walk on. The beach is pretty nice, and the picnic tables are handy and located just a few steps away. The rec room is also OK, nothing to rave about, but is there for one's enjoyment. The putt-putt is well kept, but has no "challenges" that I could see, just flat putting expanses. No waterfalls, rocks, icons, statues, whatever putt putts have that make the attraction!! No one played while we were there. The playground is also okay. The bathrooms need updating, but in general were fairly clean. The whole building could use updating the holds the store, bathrooms, rec room, laundry room. The laundry was actually quite nice, to be fair. The entire area around this building needs some landscaping. Flowers would be nice (as it shows on their website), and badly needs sweeping. I thought it looked quite tacky. There is also a dock area, and it is in good condition. However, the boats that are available for rent (3 rowboats, one canoe, 2 pedal boats)were dirty and filled with water. It had recently rained, but considering it was a weekend, they should have been emptied by Saturday night when we walked around that area. And do not fish off the dock! Warnings are posted and you don't want to be caught doing so. A seasonal camper was and was told to get off of the dock-pronto!!
They have a security gate, that locks at 11 PM. Do not come late, or expect to leave, as far we were informed. I am not sure what one has to do in case of emergency, as we were not told.
Location is key to this campground. It is a great base for exploring the west side of Detroit (The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor). I would call it a handy place for visits to these areas, or for a local who wants to swim for a day. Otherwise, skip it and try others in the area. Much friendlier, and probably nicer.
They currently are attemtping to put in a water slide of some sort. I won't ever be back to see it, however.
- Also Known As:
- Detroit/Greenfield Koa Hotel Ypsilanti