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Tawas Point State Park, East Tawas

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TripAdvisor
  • I live in East Tawas, so I'm able to go at any time and enjoy the advantages the point delivers. Tawas Point State Park is just that...it's the point of the peninsula where you can picnic, swim, go to...  more »
  • This was the first time visiting Tawas Point State Park. I am use to camping in the wilderness. This site is not the wilderness. I went with a group so we camped close by. the only problem I had with ...  more »
  • This is one of the best campgrounds in Michigan The Tawas Bay is on one side while Lake Huron is on the other. Grassy spots. Since it had a tree infestation, a lot of trees had to be cut down and ther...  more »
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  • First, it is a beautiful park. The sites are nicely spaced with lots of trees, particularly on the perimeter, and the beach and lighthouse are great. HOWEVER, I feel if a park/campground is going to be open after the summer season, they need to continue to maintain it. We arrived last Friday, 10/21/16, and did the automated check-in without a problem. We arrive at our site and the fire pit was full of garbage. Okay, it was cold and windy anyway so no big deal as we probably weren't doing a fire that night. I go to the restroom (only one was open) and no toilet paper in any of the stalls. Well I should say no paper in the 2 of 3 stalls open. One was locked. The box for feminine product disposal was full, as was the garbage. This was kind of gross but I figured maybe they only work on weekends and we have a camper so I could avoid going back for awhile. My husband said the men's room waste box was full of syringes. Nice. Meanwhile at least 20-30 of the sites filled up during the evening, several with pop-ups and tents, and I began to wonder about the bathroom situation. We just used our camper shower and facilities Saturday morning and went sightseeing. We came back mid afternoon and I decided to try the restroom again and nothing had changed other than there were now streaks of feces on the floor outside the stalls. Needless to say, I didn't go back. It was quite obvious that NOTHING had been done at this campground in terms of cleaning or maintenance for several weeks. We have done fall camping at other state parks and not experienced this. We actually enjoy it because it's less crowded and peaceful. This was very disappointing, particularly since they were still charging the full rate for all amenities. I gave it 2 stars because it is a pretty park and we had a camper and could avoid the nastiness, but I don't know that we would return or recommend it to anyone. What a shame!
  • Amazing place for birding during the migrations. The beaches on the lake Huron side of the point are great.
  • My wife and our daughter loved walking along the beach and so did I. We had fun in the nature and birdwalking trails and watching the seagulls and waves. We found a chipmunk, lots of frogs, a woodpecker and lots of seabirds 😀 OH, fishflies and mosquitoes too 😂 Plus a dragonfly...we really loved Tawas Point Lighthouse most of all.
  • We went there to see the leaves change during the 3rd weekend in October. It was very beautiful.
  • Stay away from site 118 over Labor day weekend. Bunch of rude people take over open area by the restrooms for a cornhole tournament, which isn't a problem. The problem is they don't care if they walk through your site while you're eating dinner, and act indignant when a you ask them not to.