Michigan camping season has begun and this year we started the year off at Lucky Lake Campground near Muskegon, Michigan. What a beautiful campground with plenty of spots surrounding the mile long lake. We were fortunate to have two very large spots, one of which sat directly on the lake. This was perfect for the children who spent hours wading out into the water to catch fish and tadpoles. Such a treat to sit and just watch the children run in and out of the lake, while the parents sat around the campfire catching up on old times.
If you’re looking for a campground near Muskegon or Ludington, Michigan then Lucky Lake Campground is the spot for you and here’s why:
- There are affordable sites for all types of camping. We choose full hook-up with electricity and water. The site also included use of the pumping station, perfect for cleaning the black and grey water tanks at the end of our trip.
- Nice hot showers and plenty of clean port-a-johns. Yes, we mostly use our camper bathroom but throughout the entire campground there were port-a-johns and yes were clean! The two outdoor showers were a very short walk around the lake and they had continual hot water so you wouldn’t run out. They were clean and very spacious.
- Lucky Lake campground is only a 30 minute drive to either Muskegon or Ludington which means you have lots of fun things you can go and explore. We headed to Muskegon for the afternoon and took the children to the Lakeshore Museum Center, Fire Barn and Scolnik House. The children learned about historical fire fighting, how people lived during the Great Depression and the museum exhibits about Michigan prehistoric history and the fascinating creatures of the Great Lakes. All for FREE! The Lakeshore Museum Center had a great science exhibit and hands on playroom and body works room, allowing the children to run, play and explore. I highly recommend visiting this museum for an educational experience the entire family will enjoy!
- J&J Ranch was right across the street which offered a fun playground for the kids, horseback riding and the chance to see a rodeo. We all loved the rodeo!
- Lucky Lake offered catch and release fishing and a free row boat. The lake is stocked with fish and they children all caught each one fish!
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