We have been annually going to Manitoulin Island for years, the last several with the Airstream (although we missed 2008, but hope to get back there next year). We like going there because it gets us far away from the normal hustle and bustle of work life in the big city (there are no traffic lights and no chain fast food anywhere on the island). That plus Lorrie has relatives there.
There are probably over two dozen campgrounds around the island and many sights to see, but it is a laid back place and things are a bit spread out as the island is over 100 miles long. The scenery is awsome and varied from place to place. There are dozens of lakes on the islands, some of them big enough to have islands themselves. Most camprounds are situated on water - either one of the "inland" lakes or on the Lake Huron shoreline itself.
The only two campgrounds we have stayed at so far are:
- Oakes Campground and Cottages on Lake Mindemoya (small mom & pop type place with just a few camp sites)
- Mike's Campground on Lake Kagawong (most of my rotating avatar photo's were taken at Mike's)
We enjoyed both campgrounds and have and would again return to both. We have heard good things about Batman's, but have never been there. You will find most campgrounds are a bit more rustic than many in the USA. Due to old infrastructure (i.e. wiring), use of A/C in your Airstream may be prohibited, or at least watch the voltage if you do use the A/C.
The most modern family oriented (and most expensive) campground is Santa Maria on the south side of the island. It is on the big water - Lake Huron.
Many of the camprgrounds have web sites, as do several other attractions. I don't have time right now, but maybe another time I can post some links.
Good luck with your decision!
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