Guest review by : daveldman
Marble Springs Campground- Allen, MI
Boasting Michigan’s only natural blue spring, Marble Springs Campground is located just west of Allen along US12. The spring subsequently feeds several creeks and ponds located throughout the property. With mature trees, grassy fields, and plenty of scenic water located throughout, Marble Springs is a beautiful setting for the weekend getaway, or to set up shop for a while.
That’s not to say it doesn’t have its faults, but you get the up north feel, while being fairly close to the Ohio boarder. The campground has 2 restroom/shower facilities, 4 pavilions, a pool, a swimming pond, a fishing pond, and the usual convenience store. With only about 80 total sites, of which 34 are seasonal, the facility is small in numbers, but not in size. The sites are quite spacious, and offer water and electrical hookups. A few full service sites would be nice, but it’s not too bad for the weekend camper. There are also a couple tipi’s that are available for rent, if you want to go the rustic way.
The only real complaint I have about Marble Springs is their entry gate. I understand the need to keep unwanted quests from freely coming and going, but they need some better policies. Sometimes the gate is just open. Other times, the gate is closed, and even when you pull up to it, someone has to be paying attention to the driveway for you to get in. You may also encounter someone who has pulled too close tot he gate while checking in, leaving you to wait until they emerge. They also have odd hours for “locking” the campground. Both nights we were there, we had to park out front and walk in. Extending the hours to 11pm wouldn’t hurt.
Would I go back? I would, and not only to stay for our Hillsdale Ministry trip, but I think it would be a fine place to spend a weekend of just camping.