Reviews for Orchard Beach State Park

| Peaceful stay

By user-5332925... on 2017-10-23.

Nice and quiet campground. Beautiful views and quaint beach. The office has ladder ball to use at your request and the staff is really nice.

| Beautiful sunsets but...

By user-5272432... on 2017-10-23.

But sites are close together. Not much vegetation in between sites so you are on top of each other. The sites are large, though. The fire pits are the absolute most horrible fire pits in the entire world. Two concentric rings of corrugated steel separated by 3 inches of concrete. But the worst part is that they are over 2 feet high, and no air can circulate for the fire. Also impossible to cook over. The firewood we bought on site was as wet as a wet sock. Those 2 factors made fire building very difficult. The beach was nice and the stairs down to it weren't as bad as you would think. The sunset were phenomenal. But I could probably find other places with the same Sun sets but better features.

| No problem this night

By user-5804063... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2015-05-25 to 2015-05-26

There's only a few campsaites in use now, everyone went home. Saw the sunset behind a wall of clouds. I only needed electric so for my stay it was perfect.

| Million-Dollar Sunsets

By user-6580724... on 2017-10-23.

We stay at Orchard Beach each summer for a week. We return each year because the grounds are clean and kept, sites are roomy for the most part, but mostly because of the million-dollar sunsets. Campsites at the south end of the park overlook Lake Michigan with varying degrees of view. Have to make reservations 6months in advance to get these spots! I read one review here that said the sites are tight. From personal experience, that mostly happens because of the many parked vehicles people leave along the driving lanes. They do that so their sites can be enjoyed without the vehicles impeding the outdoor living space. My opinion is that it's a petty issue because this park has so much more to offer. Walk down the steps to sandy beach and it's easy to pop back up the steps for more snacks or games! Beach depth varies by year with lake depth. Fantastic state park camping.