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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


The office and water at Loon's Point. Our Opinion: Recommend if you want a quiet hangout.  Not much going on around here, but beauty everywhere you look.

Date of Stay: July 19 and 20, 2010.

Weather During Stay:  Perfect summer weather.  Highs in the low 70’s, lows in the low 60’s.

Site Description:  The 54 RV sites in this level, grassy campground are a mix of FHU and W/E, some with 50 amps, a third of the sites on the shore of the Les Cheneaux Channel of Lake Huron.  Scattered trees provide shade for some of the sites.

We were in “deluxe” site 24, one row back from the waterfront sites, on the end of a row.  All sites are on grass and are level, all sites are back-ins, all sites have a picnic table and a fire ring.  Streets are gravel, including a quarter mile long driveway.  Tents are allowed in a separate, nicely shaded area near the bathhouse, which appears well maintained (we didn’t use it).   There is a dump station on site.

Our end site, 24 - waterfront sites on the left. The tiny office has a small trading library.  There is a small, sandy swimming beach and a boat dock with access to Lake Huron.  Paddleboats and kayaks can be rented.  Fish cleaning station.  Many of the campers appear to be seasonal, but all sites are well maintained.

Rate: Rates range from $28/night to $37/night, depending on location and utilities.  The park participates in PA, but not quite at half price.  Using PA, we paid $20/night for a “deluxe” (one row back from the waterfront) 30 amp, FHU site.  If you plan to visit and to use PA, you might wish to inquire on the phone about pricing.  Stay 6 days, get one free.  Monthly rates available.

Phone/radio/TV:  Strong Verizon signal for phones and aircard, and our roof-mounted satellite TV worked with no problem.  We got 8 or 10 TV stations on the air antenna, including 2 PBS stations.  No cable TV, no wifi.  NPR on 91.7.

Dock and beach in the morning. Elevation/landscape/terrain: This is a flat, grassy, partly shaded campground at 600 ft. elevation on the shore of Lake Huron.  Views are of other rigs, trees, and the Les Cheneaux Channel. 

Lighting/noise:  Very dark and quiet at night.

Favorite Sites:  The “premium” waterfront sites (2-18) have the best views, but most were occupied so that  row seemed a little tight.  Our row, one back from the waterfront, was only half full, so felt much more spacious.   

Hiking/Walking: Poor.  There is are no hiking trails that we could discover anywhere in the vicinity. 

Looking back at the campground from the dock. Comments:  Cedarville, 1.2 miles west, is a very small town (school, grocery store, post office and a few businesses) in the southeastern UP.  Coming from a no-sewer site, we used Passport America to find a reasonably priced FHU site where we would be able to catch up on laundry and rig cleaning.  Loon’s Point worked very well. Don’t come for the excitement.  Pretty, friendly, and quiet. 

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