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Elks, Muskegon, MI

On the first of June, I drove up to Muskegon, MI and located the Elks Lodge there. The Lodge was on a golf course and the campground a few miles down the road. Unlike most of the other Elks Lodges I have stayed at, this one was semi commercial with 20-30 permanent sites behind a locked gate. In the front gravel parking lot, they have about 10 sites for the traveling Elks. When I went in to register, I was told that the "donation" was $24.00 per night. That made this Lodge the highest priced, I have seen in the time I have been traveling. They provided water, electric and a pipe to dump your gray water into. No provisions for the black. The  site was located right on Lake Michigan but on the down side of a big bluff which prevented any views of the Lake.

Memorial
A hike over the bluff gave you a beautiful view of lake Michigan.

Weather during my stay there was a bit rainy and I only got out one day to explore the area. Found the Great Lakes Naval Memorial where they have the Submarine Silversides and the old Coast Guard Cutter McLane on display and open for tours which I took. The memorial was located on a channel between Lake Michigan and Lake Muskegon and while there I saw my first huge ore carrier exit the interior lake to Lake Michigan. From the Memorial, I took a ride up to the north side of Lake Muskegon where the neighborhoods were quite beautiful. The homes were not quite mansions but close and all had perfect landscaping. For about 5 months this area is very beautiful but I can't imagine what it looks like in the winter.

Summary: Elk Lodges: 49; Escapee RV Parks: 26; Public Parks: 41; National Parks: 55; Ships: 16; Forts: 28.

Expenses: 47 Months on the road with an average expense of $1960 per month.

happyjay77 says:
You missed so much. In Downtown Muskegon, there is the LST 393, a ship that was used during world war II and is a museum today. The Blockhouse in Muskegon State Park has great views of Lake Michigan. There is a ferry that takes you across the big lake to Wisconsin. (It's kind of high priced, so travelers beware.) Lots of hiking trails in and around the city. A good place to go for camping, hiking and fishing is the Manistee National Forest, which is about a 10 minute drive from Muskegon. Muskegon also has a couple of rivers for canoeing. And in the winter months, if you like the cold, plenty of places for snowmobiling. Also great for ice fishing and hunting. Muskegon State Park has a winter sports complex, which has cross country ski trails, ice skating rink, a luge track and much more, plus the dunes along the big lake have hills that people use for sledding. Oh, and the Port City Princess will take you out on the big lake for a dinner cruise.
Posted on: Apr 03, 2013
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Elks, Muskegon, MI
Elks, Muskegon, MI
Memorial
Memorial
Great Lakes Naval Memorial, Muskeg…
Great Lakes Naval Memorial, Muske…
Memorial
Memorial
Memorial
Memorial
Silversides
Silversides
Silversides
Silversides
Silversides
Silversides
In the sub
In the sub
Sub Silversides, Muskegon, MI
Sub Silversides, Muskegon, MI
Cutter McLane
Cutter McLane
Channel between Lake Michigan and …
Channel between Lake Michigan and…
Ore Carrier, Muskegon
Ore Carrier, Muskegon
On the way out
On the way out
There she goes
There she goes
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Elks, Muskegon, MI
Elks, Muskegon, MI
Muskegon
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