Attica Pines Campground
4142 Belle River Rd, Attica, MI 48412
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Definitely will not be returning. We paid $45 per night for full hook-up with our 5th wheel camper. It's not an outrageous price, generally speaking, but this place does not justify the cost. The entrance and exit use an automatic gate system, and entry requires a badge that you're issued upon check-in. All of this would make you think that you will be going into a really well kept campground. Not the case. Weeds are overgrown all over, and the seasonal camping lots are not kept clean. Almost looks like an RV salvage yard. Then there's the rules. Can't bring your own firewood, and they spray paint the wood they sell to make sure they can see whether you bought theirs or not. This place is the furthest from being guest friendly as possible. The guest charge is $7 per person, per day, and you can't park the extra vehicle on the site. If the place was packed, I could see being strict on this rule, but this certainly was not the case. Three sites next to us were vacant the whole time. Also, my guests that were visiting consisted of 2 adults and their 2 year old child. They had to argue with the office staff in order to be allowed to drive back and drop the family off, along with chairs and food supplies for the day. The staff expected them to just walk it...all the way around the big pond, way back to the far lot we were on. It was actually an issue! They actually said, "Just make sure you come back out after dropping them off!" They have loud speakers attached to the side of the check-in office and will just yell over the PA to anyone disobeying a rule in the slightest way, loud enough for the whole park to hear. The office staff is also quite rude, and sarcastic. It definitely doesn't feel like you're a guest that's paying good money to stay there. Feels more like you're a prisoner in some camp, and you better NOT step out of line. Keep in mind that we're not rowdy, and we're families with 2 year old kids. We just wanted a relaxed camping trip to visit some local friends from Dryden. These people need to go stay in other campgrounds charging these rates, and see what it's supposed to be like. It's little wonder that the reviews are so bad throughout all of the other review sites. Common thread is the owners and the obnoxious rules.
So we are from Pennsylvania and my husband travels working with the international pipeline. Next thing you know we are headed to Michigan. Not knowing anything about campgrounds in Michigan we landed on a Dream. This place is not only beautiful is friendly and clean. The owners are so nice and it was actually sad to leave five weeks later. But my husband was driving more than an hour one way to the job site seven days a week, it was killing him and this was my gift from him, a beautiful campsite over looking an awesome pond. There's also a petting zoo of sorts. I surely miss the peacocks sounding off across the pond. Oh well hope I get back there some day. Thank you everyone at Attica Pines in Attica Michigan. Mia and Russ