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The Ultimate Family Friendly Guide to Visiting Fort Trodd Campground in Southeast Michigan

Updated: Mar 12, 2023

Hello Beauties, welcome back or if you are new here, thanks for stopping by! I love sharing with you the cool spots around the U.S. for RV’ers. This time I will be talking about a seasonal campground in southeast Michigan.

We had the opportunity to stay in a seasonal campground for about 5 months due to my husband getting a new job that required a few visits into the office. We found Fort Trodd Family Campground Resorts in southeastern Michigan. It is right beside a major highway, but far enough way that you do not hear any highway noise. We were glad to get a spot before the park filled up, because it did pretty quickly. This campground is all about nature, there is a large beach area and plenty of space for fishing and a long nature trail through the park. Since it is mainly a seasonal campground experience it is only open May 1- October 31st. They are offering a new winter camping experience now too.

I want to share our experience staying here at Fort Trodd. I will be covering cost, amenities within the park, and a few things to do close by and the overall feel of the campground. Before I begin, always look up the campgrounds website, read Google reviews and search for YouTube videos or blogs about the campground you would like to stay at to get a bigger picture of what it will be like staying in there. As always, travel long, travel happy!

Firstly, while we were staying here, they were making plans to upgrade sites and add more spots. This is what I heard, so I am not sure if they proceeded with it. But when we stayed here, they were offering paved full hook-up sites lakeside and a few rows back. Also, unpaved sites with 30 AMPs with water. We stayed in an unpaved site, which was cheaper and the full hookup sites were booked out already. We still had an amazing time, because we actually were parked right across the playground and that was where we went everyday with my two kids. I also loved that this campground had a front gate and it the campground was far from the main road.

This campground offers a sandy beach, swimming, boating, recreational hall, free Wi-Fi, playground, nature trails through the woods, dog park and lots of events throughout the summer for families, kids and adults. Our favorites were the beach and the nature trail. My kids liked to ride their bikes through the trail to a spot that had a little hill, they would pretend to be professional BMX riders and had a blast.

To find out more information on the cost of staying here, check out their website here. The cost also varies by what site you stay in and how much electricity and water you use. Also, an important note is we stayed here in 2021, so prices have changed accordingly. We paid just over $2600+ electricity and water for 5 months. They also offed honey pot service to remove your sewer waste for an additional cost.

Here is a list of what we did near by and a few fun yearly events we attended.

Lake house park- playground, sandy beach, saw many container ships pass by. It is also right by the boarder of Canada.

  • Fort Gratiot County Park- sandy beach, playground, walking trails

  • Thomas Edison Park- walk along the canal between U.S. and Canada

  • Walk along Historic Downtown Port Huron

  • Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill- super delicious local cider, beer, drinks and food. We loved their fresh warm donuts and their lavender market

  • Jeddo Road Beach- a secluded quiet beach

  • Milkhouse Ice Cream and Coffee Café- the BEST ice cream ever here

  • Wings Etc- Eat and drink with a view here with family friendly outdoor seating

  • Vantage Point Farmers Market- wide variety of local vendors

  • Wadhams House of Pizza- very close local pizza and ice cream shop

  • Seven Ponds Nature Center- our favorite place to explore the beautiful outdoors

  • Stepping Stone Falls- in Flint, beautiful waterfall

  • Caseville MI Cheeseburger Festival in August

  • Detroit Zoo

  • Saginaw Children’s Zoo

  • National Cherry Festival in Traverse City in July- Popular festival with carnival rides, children’s games, lots of food downtown, beach, air show & car show, famous fresh cherries, they have it all!

There are so many lakes to explore as well and this is where we found our love for rocks again after exploring Arizona. I like bringing a little box for the kids to collect their favorites and keep them safe during our travels.

We had such a fun time exploring Michigan nearby to the campground and farther away. We have more to come in Michigan, don’t forget to come back and see what else you can do near Detroit MI soon!

Overall, staying in Fort Trodd was very safe, friendly and convenient to explore Michigan and feel like a local. I want to rate this campground an 8/10 for those reasons and making it easy to call Michigan home temporarily.

As always travel long, travel happy!

Shelby Long

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Comment below if you have any questions

Thank you for visiting!

I am not affiliated with this campground, make sure to call or check out their website for updates and further questions and booking.

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