With warm weather, virtual school ending, and places slowly opening we have received a lot of calls and questions about when the beach and our campground will open. This is an odd year. We have been waiting for a time that we could see our customers enjoying the beautiful fresh air and what nature truly can offer. Opening this year has been confusing and difficult. We have been and are working hard to get our place ready. Our first step for opening this year was essential workers. The second step, which we are walking into now, is opening up our campground for campers. The final step is opening our campground for beach guests. This year will look different than past years. We have plans in place to safely manage the number of guests who come to spend time here at Fullers. Please be patient with us as our staff works to open our place up. During this time many family businesses have been challenged. As a seasonal business we have a limited time to provide our services. Our campground normally opens in April and runs through October. We are working hard to creatively make it through this year, in hope that next year we can find fun ways to go back to a more normal season. If you are interested in supporting us please feel free to make a reservation or even call and buy a T-shirt, Pajama Pants, Sweatshirt or other Fuller’s gear to wear until you can enjoy our place once again. Thank you for your patience and support.
We care about you. We are following the guidance from local health departments, the CDC, and county and state-based orders. Knowing much of this is out of our control right now, this could result in further closures or changes to your reservation or seasonal time here. Please bear with us as we navigate our best course through this with the safety of you and our staff on our minds.
If your reservation ended up being cancelled by a local or state ordinance, you will be notified by phone and/or email. If you have questions you may call. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to open our place safely and create a pleasant atmosphere for this coming season.
UPDATED: May 8th: Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-77. ‘Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.’ Michigan’s latest, ‘Stay at home’ order runs through May 28th. This order continues the process of gradually allowing citizens of Michigan to go back to work. Part 7 (c) ‘all other travel is prohibited, including all travel to vacation rentals.’ Please understand that the governor could again extend this order. We are prepared for you to come when the orders are lifted. Realize, this is an extension of a previous executive order. We are told by state authorities this means there is NO CHANGE in camping for non-essential persons or reasons at this time.
PREVIOUS: April 24th: Executive Order 2020-59. ‘Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life.’ Michigan’s latest, ‘Stay at home’ order runs through May 15th. This order starts the process of gradually allowing citizens of Michigan to go back to work. It creates some leniency but unfortunately postpones our opening again. Part 7 (c) ‘all other travel is prohibited, including all travel to vacation rentals.’ Please understand that the governor could again extend this order. We are prepared for you to come when the orders are lifted. Realize, this is an extension of a previous executive order.
The only thing harder than closing our entire place, is closing it to some and not others. Again, we are closing for the health and safety of our employees and customers. We understand that some people rely on public camping sites while performing essential work or seasonal living and move from place to place. We will do our best to provide within the reins of the executive order we are under.
Office/Check-in/Check-out: Right now, until further notice, the office is closed to public access. We are still here Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, by phone, to help make reservations, answer questions, and help through this confusing time. After we open, the office will remain closed to access by the public during the month of May. We can still assist you and are working on ways to limit contact. Please call when you arrive to check in. Or call with questions before arriving and we will do what we can to answer your questions and assist you.
Bathrooms, showers, and porta-potties are currently closed. Cleaning schedules will be posted after opening our restrooms, however, please know that we are not physically capable of keeping all surfaces “hospital clean” when dealing with the public and will need the complete cooperation of our guests to help us by leaving the restroom as clean or cleaner than you found it when you leave. We also ask that guest limit the number of people in the restroom, practice social distancing and be respectful of time when using our facilities so that others, too can use them and practice the social distancing policies.
Hand washing should take a minimum of 20 seconds and you should use soap and rinse thoroughly before heading over to our hand dryers. Please know that if you do not wash your hands thoroughly for the recommended 20 seconds you can spread germs when you put your hands under the blow dryers. Please take your time and do it right, for the sake of everyone.
We pride our self on creating a clean, and fun place for families to enjoy. Cleanliness and safety is always a top priority to our staff. All common areas are cleaned daily as part of our normal business. We are increasing the frequency and extent of those cleanings. Our staff/team is receiving additional training and information regarding safety and cleaning procedures. However, please be aware that there is no way that we can keep all surfaces “safe” at all times. We need the help of everyone (all guests, staff, and ourselves) to follow good hygiene and hand washing practices when using our facilities and to absolutely stay home if sick to help us avoid the possibility of an outbreak in our park.
In our effort to protect you, our staff, and our family, and in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close some amenities for the month of May. Our store/porch, playground, barn/karaoke, beach/raft, volleyball, hay rides, and basketball pads. We are so incredibly sorry for this inconvenience. Please understand that these decisions were incredibly hard to make, but were made in the interest of the greater community and out of our concern for the health of all.