Campground Review: Finn Road Campground – Essexville, MI

100_4556.JPG Finn Road Campground is a township operated campground near Essexville, MI (which is close to Bay City).  It’s a bit off the beaten track, around 11 miles east of I75 and then, once you are east of Essexville, it is a few miles down a county road.  On the map the campground appears to be on Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron, and it is very close to the bay.  However, there’s a large, dense wetlands area that makes the bay pretty much inaccessible except by boat via a canal cut through the wetlands.  There are, though, a couple of nice walking areas, one along the canal that stops short of the bay and another 2-3 mile trail through the wetlands, reaching all the way back to town.  The campground itself is situated between corn fields and the wetlands. 

100_4555.JPG This is a nicely done campground with paved roads and campsites.  All campsites are level full hookup, 50 amp sites with adequate grassy yards providing plenty of elbow room.  Our site was wide enough to give us a paved sitting area under the awning and deep enough that we could park the pickup in front of the 5th wheel. 

PHOTO_20150830_134339.jpg The water hookups are a bit strange.  Four sites share a four hookup water spigot.  In our case our water hookup was on the wrong side of the camper and fairly distant from it.  I pieced a few spare hoses together to reach it, so no worries.  However, I can imagine a person coming in and not having enough hose to reach.  It would probably be wise to have some extra hose along.

The campground has good WiFi and a heated bath house.  I had good Verizon 4G and was able to get a satellite signal with no problem.  A big Krogers and lots of other shopping is nearby.  There are several seasonal residents at Finn Road and I can see why they like it.  This campground gets a thumbs up from us.

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