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Thursday, May 15, 2014

River View Campground & Canoe Livery, Sterling, MI.

                                    Sunday 5/11/2014

As we left Bay City to go further north, we had a light rain.
Our drive was only 30 miles to River View Campground And Canoe Livery in Sterling, MI. Unfortunately, the road turns to dirt and gravel at this point and we had 2 miles to go. Joe was not happy with the wet dirt and gravel road.
The owners of this campground has done an excellent job with signage.
Good job at directing us which way to go to register.
And a good job at directing us to where to park. Most campgrounds fall short on helping RVers  know where they are suppose to go or to park.
The camp store and registration office.
One of the parking area's where just some of the 552 canoe's are stored. In a back lot the business has 9 buses to bus people up river to the starting point.
We asked for a site that was up from the river, and had the least amount of trees for a good satellite connection.
We were given site F-6. The sites are on gravel with sand /crushed gravel in roads.
The shower building has individual shower rooms.
Next to the shower/laundry room is a Snack truck and rec-room building.
The Snack Wagon is for when the droves of people come to rent canoes for the day. Across from the Snack Wagon is a very large parking lot for the people who come just to rent canoes and not stay in the park.
We could have stayed at one of these sites down by the river, but rain was predicted for 2 of the days we were going to stay here, so we opted for higher ground. I have heard of too many campgrounds that have had flash floods that have taken out the campground and flooded RV's. In one instance I heard in our 2nd year Full Timing, of a flash flood in Arkansas that killed several people in RV's during the night.
All the RV's that are down along the river are set up for the season. Since we came in on Sunday, most people have gone home for the week.
There are some really nice sites that sit on a high hill, but all of those have been taken already for the summer season. All those who have the upper level river sites have built really nice wood decks and sheds.
This is an area of the campground that sits around a pond. This campground has 225 sites. Some sites have full hookups. The river front are just water and electric. There are also rustic sites on a section of the river front. There are 3 other campgrounds and canoe livery up and down from this campground, but River View is the largest. We stayed here 4 nights (one extra night to wait for some mail and a UPS package that were slow to arrive). The first 3 nights we paid $19, and the 4th night we paid $38 because we could only have the 1/2 price Passport America price for 3 nights. We leave tomorrow for Tawas, MI for one night.

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