For a family getaway this August we spent a weekend at the KOA campground in St. Ignace Michigan. We have spent several years at the KOA in Mackinaw City but this year it was full for the weekend so we ventured across the Mackinaw Bridge to St. Ignace instead. We were very pleased with this change of pace.
Not everyone in our family is all about tents or campers but we can all agree on rustic cabins to fit our needs. We rented four cabins in a row at the KOA and my husband, daughter and I resided in the two room cabin with my parents and foster sister. The two bedroom cabins were capable of housing six people with comfort and we also squeezed in a sixty pound dog, and all of our gear very comfortably (did I mention this KOA is dog-friendly!). The unfortunate part was that the “mattresses” at this KOA definitely left a lot to be desired, so we would suggest bringing extra padding or your back will be feeling it in the morning!
The one bedroom cabins provided space for four comfortably with the same set-up as the second room in the two bedroom cabin; a full size bed with two single bunk beds. There was also a small table in the front of the cabin as well. All cabins were equipped with a fire pit, picnic table and front porch with swing.
Also on site was a swimming pool with fence that ranged from 3ft to 9ft in depth. There were no stairs, only ladders but was well maintained and clean.
There was also a mini golf course at the front of the KOA that was pay-to-play that had a wooden fence for reining in the wild children. With 18 holes and a miniature version of the Mackinaw Bridge for players to walk across, the $3 a person wasn’t too shabby. There was also a small playground for said wild children that had swings, a slide, a merry-go-round and more.
The camp store was helpful providing large bundles of fire wood and whatever else you may have forgotten as well as a pool table, skee ball, pinball machine and a few other arcade favorites. We went off-roading, however, and retrieved our kindling from the forest that surrounded all of the cabins. The forest was incredibly lovely with plenty of warblers, cool lichen and more to entertain my nature-loving self and daughter!
Overall, the KOA in St. Ignace Michigan was well worth our time and money and we suggest it for those that are headed over the bridge with their RV, tent or even the desire to rent a cabin. Happy camping!!!