camping in the upper peninsula of mi

Campgrounds in the
Upper Peninsula of MI

 

Some are large, some small, some public, some private,
but all these campgrounds are waiting for you
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

 

Campgrounds are listed by town.
State Parks in the Upper Peninsula

Ahmeek, MI (between Calumet and Eagle River in the Keweenaw Peninsula)
Sunset Bay RV Resort, Campground, and Cabins on the shores of Lake Superior, 7 miles north of Ahmeek on Five Mile Point Road or 7 miles south of Eagle River, MI in the Keweenaw Peninsula. 40 sites with electric & water hook-ups, bath houses, laundry, ice, and a dump station. Three rental log cabins with one or two bedrooms, fireplaces and full kitchens. 2701 Sunset Bay Beach Road. Ahmeek, MI 49901. Phone: 906-337-2494 (summer): 941-232-4832 (winter).

AuTrain (10 miles west of Munising) & the Hiawatha National Forest

  • AuTrain Lake Rustic Campground in the Hiawatha National Forest, 4 miles south of AuTrain on FR-H-03 and east on FR 2276. Rustic campground with 37 large wooded sites on the lake with a sand swimming beach, boat ramp, picnic tables, and fire pit. Vault toilets and water. No reservations: first-come, first-served. Put your canoe in at the campground for a wonderful paddle across the lake and down the AuTrain River to Lake Superior. Hike along the Songbird Trail that begins at campsite 11. Pick up your Songbird Trail kit from the Campgroud Host and enjoy your hike while you learn the birds by their song. Beach, picnic tables, and the Songbird Trail are for everyone to enjoy.
  • Otter Lake Campground is located on Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest just southwest of Munising near Buckhorn Road. 70 sites with electric service, modern bathrooms with hot showers, and a guest laundry. Group sites & seasonal sites available. Sandy beach for wading. Row boats and paddle boats. Nature Trail. Only minutes from Munising, the Pictured Rocks, Grand Island, and numerous waterfalls. On the ORV trails. Pets Welcome. Open May through November. E 7609 Otter Lake Road, Munising, MI Reservations: (906) 553-4921, Campground Office: (906) 387-4648.
  • Superior Times Resort and Campground offers 9 rustic sites and 7 sites with 110 volt electric service nestled in the woods by AuTrain Lake.  Sites are in a wooded area in a private and secluded setting. There is a bathhouse with toilets and showers. Guests have access to the playground, sun deck, fish-cleaning house, paddleboat, and game room. 

 Baraga & L'Anse (on Keweenaw Bay)

Ojibwa Campground and Marina is located on the shoreline of Keweenaw Bay by Highway US-41 on the north side of Baraga. The campground offers wooded and lakefront sites with electricity, water, a picnic table, and fire pit. There are restrooms with showers, RV dump station, a playground, and a pavilion for events.  Sandy swimming beach. The Marina offers rental slips and a boat launch for great fishing or boating on Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. The nearby Historic Sand Point Lighthouse is not open but you can walk on the grounds. Ojibwa Recreation Area, 101 Lighthouse Road, Baraga, MI.  Phone: 906-353-6955 or 906-201-4174

Big Bay (23 miles north of Marquette)
Perkins Park, Big Bay, MI 49898, phone (906) 345-9353. Campground owned and operated by Marquette County. 72 campsites, 30 with full hook-ups, 9 electric only, and 33 with no hook-up. Special rates for a 5 night stay. Restrooms, showers (handicap accessible), boat launch, fishing pier, swimming beach, playground, picnic area, dump station. Grocery store, gas station, restaurant and bait shop within walking distance. Pets must be on a leash. Call for reservations. Open mid-May to mid-September.

Cedarville, MI (Eastern Upper Peninsula on Lake Huron)
RV CAMPING now available at Hills Point Resort on Lake Huron. One site with full hookup and Cable TV.

Christmas (3 miles west of Munising on M-28)
Paddlers Village, located on the shores of Lake Superior 3 miles west of Munising, offers rentals of 16' & 20' Yurts, Camping Cabins, and Platform Tents with electric lighting and small refrigerators. The ideal spot for kayakers, canoeists, paddle boarders, hikers, and outdoor lovers.  Showers, restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and fire rings. 1/3 mils of sandy beach is adjacent to the Village for all to enjoy. Reservations required. Paddlers Village. N7793 Scrooges Alley, Christmas, MI. Phone: 877-228-5447

Copper Harbor and Lac La Belle
Fort Wilkins State Park. 906/289-4215. Campground has 165 sites, electricity, flush toilets, showers, boat launch and sanitation station. Part of the Fort Wilkins Historic Complex, a well-preserved nineteenth-century military post and lighthouse complex. Park Store, Book Store, full concession stand with food and souvenirs.
 
Wilderness Resort Campground.
We now offer 4 campsites in Lac La Belle with 30 and 50 AMP hook up. Water is available on site. Pump out service is available upon request on Wednesdays from A1 toilets. Sites have a fire ring, picnic table and free WiFi. Sauna coming soon.
Phone: 906-369-5369

Curtis Area (Including Germfask, Gould City, and the Seney Refuge).

DeTour Village and Drummond Island (by the St. Mary's River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula)
Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, Drummond Island, MI offers 3 rental cabins, 2 vacation homes, one on a private island, and a campground for enjoying beautiful Drummond Island. Pets Welcome. Campground offers sites for tents, campers and RVs with electric available. Daily and weekly rates. Shower House. Pontoon, kayak, boat, and motor rentals. Only 1 hour from the Mackinac Bridge. Ferry runs hourly from 6 am to 11pm with 2 night trips. Fort Drummond Marine and Resort on Whitney Bay, 36183 S. Whitney Bay Road, Drummond Island, MI 49726. Phone: 906-493-5359 or 906-493-5471

Iron Mountain Area (Dickinson County, Central Upper & Florence, WI, 7 miles west on Highway US-2.)

  • Keyes Lake Campground and Mini-Golf is located 3 ½ miles South of Florence on Hwy 101. Walk across the street to Keyes Lake, offering a boat launch, swimming beach, and picnic area. Bordering the campground is Keyes Lake Ski Hill. We offer beautiful wooded sites, sleeping cabins, camper rental, and restrooms with showers year round.  ATV and snowmobile access from you site to 100s of trails and routes. We are centrally located near 5 casinos. Keyes Lake Campground is your relaxing vacation destination in the north woods. N4918 Hwy 101, Florence, WI 54121. Phone: 715-528-4907
  • Nicolet National Forest, Pitch a tent or park a camper for a modest fee in one of the developed campgrounds in the Nicolet. All campgrounds are located on lakes or streams and have drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, and grills or fire rings. The Nicolet has 23 campgrounds with 460 camp sites.
  • Summer Breeze Campground, 4 miles north of Iron Mountain in the central Upper Peninsula Phone: 906-774-7701. Heated swimming pool. 70 shady sites including full hook-ups, electric and water campsites, and tent sites. Dump station, hot showers, camp store, playground, and laundry room. Wireless internet access and dial-up. W8576 Twin Falls Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Pets welcome.

Manistique

  • Fayette State Park, 906-644-2603. Visit the historic townsite of Fayette while you camp, hike, fish, scuba dive and boat. Snail Shell Harbor will hold large pleasure boats. 80 semi-modern campsites. Facilities include pit toilets, water, electrical hookups for each site. Most campsites are well shaded. There's no problem with insects, making the camping experience more enjoyable. Reservations can be made for campsites. Boat camping is allowed in Snail Shell Harbor. Space is first-come first-serve basis. Lake Michigan
  • Indian Lake State Park, 906-341-2355. camping, swimming and fishing, close to Big Spring attraction, outside of Manistique. 88 miles from the bridge. The the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. The park is composed of two units which are 3 miles apart and separated by the waters of Indian Lake. The south shore offers lakeshore camping while the west shore offers more secluded and sheltered campsites but they are 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the lake. 2 Mini-Cabins available.
  • Jack Pine Lodge, Resort, and Campground is located 20 minutes northwest of Manistique in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campground offers 27 sites with electric and water hook-ups, new shower house, and designated horse sites. Six 1-3 bedroom cabins. Wi-Fi. On the ORV and Snowmobile trail. Gas available. Restaurant and Lounge open daily at noon. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906) 573-2414
Marquette Area Including Ishpeming, Negaunee, and Republic
New Listing: Northern Lights Campground recently opened on the south side of Republic, MI in a natural area near the banks of the Michigamme River and School Lake. There are 11 RV sites with water and electric service and 12 sites with water available for tent camping. Some sites are handicap accessible. Sites have fire pits and a picnic table. Vault toilets.  RV dump station. Located on Park City Road near the south entrance to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations

Menominee Michigan-Marinette, Wisconsin

Coyote RV Park & Campground is located 1 mile west of US-41 near Stephenson, MI, or 21 miles north of Menominee in the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 50 spacious sites on 40 acres in the scenic countryside. Nightly, monthly, and seasonal rates.  Recreation Room with complete kitchen. Shower house, pavilion, & playground. 3-bedroom rental cottage. Pets welcome. Special Fun Events. W6182 County Road G-12, Stephenson, MI 49887. Phone: 906-753-4946.

Michigamme and Republic, Michigan (Marquette County) in the North Central Upper Peninsula
Michigamme Shores Campground is located on the shores of Lake Michigamme and offers pull through, full hookup, tent sites, and camping cabins. Modern restrooms shower, and laundry facilities. Well stocked camp store. Nice sandy beach for swimming. Great fishing. Basketball, beach volleyball, tennis courts with rental equipment available. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Wi-Fi. Pets Welcome. Michigamme Shores Campground, Highway 41W 64 Purple Road, Michigamme, MI 49814. Phone: 906- 339-2116.

Moose Rapids Campground has 12 rustic grass sites (2 pull-through) by the Michigamme River, 7 miles west of Republic on River Road (County Road LG).  Sites have a fire ring, grill, and picnic tables. There are two porta-potties and a hand pump for water. Nice peaceful location by the river. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and ATVing. Donation of $5 per site recommended.  Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.

Northern Lights Campground in Republic offers 11 RV sites with water and electric service and 12 sites with water available for tent camping. Some sites are handicap accessible. Sites have fire pits and a picnic table. Vault toilets.  RV dump station. Located on Park City Road between the Michigamme River and School Lake and near the south entrance to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.

Munising, AuTrain, and Christmas, MI (3 miles west of Munising on M-28)

  • Catchin' Crickets Campground is located 10 minutes east of Munising in a wooded area. The campground offers 25 rustic sites with a picnic table, fire ring, and a gravel pad on each site. New clean privy. Pet friendly. The Pictured Rocks, many waterfalls, and cruises on Lake Superior are only minutes away. Many nearby inland lakes for fishing, swimming, and boating. Phone: 906-573-2125  
  • Grand Island, one half mile off of Munising MI in Lake Superior. Ferry service available. A perfect spot for wilderness camping, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. Camping opportunities range from random camping at undeveloped sites to primitive camping at designated sites along Murray Bay and Trout Bay. National Recreation Area. For further information contact Hiawatha National Forest Visitor Center, Munising Ranger District, Route 2 Box 400, Munising, Ml 49862. Phone (906) 387-3700. National Recreation Area.
  • Jack Pine Lodge, Resort, and Campground is located 25 minutes southeast of Munising in the Hiawatha National Forest. Campground offers 27 sites with electric and water hook-ups, new shower house, and designated horse sites. Six 1-3 bedroom cabins. Wi-Fi. On the ORV and Snowmobile trail. Gas available. Restaurant and Lounge open daily at noon. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906) 573-2414
  • Paddlers Village, located on the shores of Lake Superior 3 miles west of Munising, offers rentals of 16' & 20' Yurts, Camping Cabins, and Platform Tents with electric lighting and small refrigerators. The ideal spot for kayakers, canoeists, paddle boarders, hikers, and outdoor lovers.  Showers, restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and fire rings. 1/3 mils of sandy beach is adjacent to the Village for all to enjoy. Reservations required. Paddlers Village. N7793 Scrooges Alley, Christmas, MI. Phone: 877-228-5447
  • Rustic Hiawatha National Forest Campgrounds are located on AuTrain Lake, by Lake Superior in Christmas, and in the National Forest south of Munising.
  • Wandering Wheels Campground. This 440 acre wooded and landscaped park offers you the finest surroundings for a fun filled family vacation. Heated Outdoor Pool. Cable TV. Only 5 miles from Lake Superior, Pictured Rocks, Miners Castle, Grand Island, Valley Spur Trails, waterfalls, and various lakeside activities. Great facilities. Pets Welcome. Located 3 miles east of Munising on Highway M-28 East, Munising MI 49862. Phone 1-906-387-3315 or 1-906-387-1580.

Ontonagon & Silver City (Western Upper Peninsula by Lake Superior and the "Porkies")

  • River Road RV Park, Campground, and Bunkhouse. 600 River Road, Ontonagon, MI  49953. Phone: 906-884-4600. Year Round camping by the Ontonagon River.  30 full hookups, pull through sites, and tent sites. Wi-Fi. Shower Room (handicap accessible) with hot showers and heated floor, Dump station, Laundry Room, Playground, and a Bunk House that sleeps up to 8 guests “dorm style”. Lake Superior water access. Located only 15 minutes from the Porcupine Mountains State Park. Many ATV, ORV, Multiuse, snowmobile, and Equestrian trails in the County. Pets Welcome (Horses can be accommodated.)
  • Union River Campground is located on the Union River at the eastern edge of the Porcupine Mountains. 42 wooded sites with water and electric and 8 large pull-through sites. Modern shower house. 15 miles west of Ontonagon. Lake Superior sand beach across the road. Union River Campground, 35653 State Highway M107. Phone: 906-869-2635

Ottawa National Forest in the Western Upper Peninsula. Rustic campgrounds with beautiful spacious wooded campsites.

Paradise & Newberry Area
Rustic camping is available near Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Lake Superior State Forest north of Newberry and in the Hiawatha National Forest.
 
 
Paulding, Watersmeet, & Bruce Crossing MI (West Central Upper Peninsula)
Running Bear Resort, 4593 Old US 45 South, Paulding, MI 49912. Phone: 906-827-3208. RV sites with water and electric (30 amp) hook-ups. (RV's need to be self-contained, outhouse available) Located 8 miles north of Watersmeet on Highway US-45 or 10 miles south of Bruce Crossing by the Ottawa National Forest and just a short drive to the Sylvania Wilderness, Bond Falls Flowage, Lake Superior, and the Porcupine Mountains. Visit Bond Falls and the mysterious Paulding Light. Easy access to ATV and snowmobile trails. Pets Welcome.

Moose Rapids Campground has 12 rustic grass sites  (2 pull-through) by the Michigamme River, 7 miles west of Republic on River Road (County Road LG).  Sites have a fire ring, grill, and picnic tables. There are two porta-potties and a hand pump for water. Nice peaceful location by the river. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and ATVing. Donation of $5 per site recommended.  Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.

 Seney near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. 90 miles northwest of the bridge.

  • There are two rustic State Forest Campgrounds on the Manistique River: Mead Creek and Merwin Creek. Perfect for paddlers on the Manistique River.
  • Seney Township Park on the Fox River, about 2 miles northwest of Seney on CR-450. Electricity furnished by meter. Hand pump for water. Firewood provided. Fox River Pathway starts a few feet north of the campground.

Stephenson, MI (south central Upper Peninsula)

Coyote RV Park & Campground is located 1 mile west of US-41, near Stephenson, MI, or 21 miles north of Menominee in the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 50 spacious sites on 40 acres in the scenic countryside. Nightly, monthly, and seasonal rates.  Recreation Room with complete kitchen. Shower house, pavilion, & playground. 3-bedroom rental cottage. Pets welcome. Special Fun Events open to the public. W6182 County Road G-12, Stephenson, MI 49887. Phone: 906-753-4946.

Tahquamenon Falls
Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Phone # (906) 492-3415. Fax # (906) 492-3590. For camping reservations, call 1-800-543-2937. Between Newberry and Paradise, MI. The park encompasses close to 40,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across.

At Tahquamenon, two campgrounds are available within the park; Modern campgrounds are at the Lower Falls plus there are modern campgrounds located at the Rivermouth. Campground has approximately 90 sites and each site is equipped with electricity, a ground fire ring and table. Other features of the modern campgrounds are warm showers and flush toilets. Sanitation stations are available at the Lower Falls and Rivermouth Units. There is not a campground at the Upper Falls. Camping and fishing supplies available just north of the entrance to the Lower Falls. Open for Winter Camping.

Rustic camping is available near Tahquamenon Falls State Park in the Lake Superior State Forest north of Newberry and in the Hiawatha National Forest.

Trout Lake, MI (Eastern Upper Peninsula)

  • Trout Lake Township Park offers a boat launch, camp sites, picnic areas, a ball diamond and ATV trails. The park has 83 camp sites, 60 with electric, a few right on the lakefront. Camping area has a shower house, dump station, and bathrooms. Open May 15 to Oct 15. No electricity or water after October 15th. Phone 906-569-3299.

Watersmeet, MI (Western Upper Peninsula)
North Shore Campground is located on Lake Lac Vieux Desert near the border between Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The campground offers 42 sites with electric and water hook-ups in a wooded area by the lake. Sand bottomed beach with docks for your boat. Modern shower house. Wi-Fi. Laundromat. Camp Store. 3-bedroom cabin for rent. Pets Welcome. North Shore Campground, E248885 Misery Bay Road, Land O' Lakes, WI 54540. Phone: 906-544-2188

State Parks in the Upper Peninsula. For Reservations, call 1-800-44-PARKS. Uncrowded forest campgrounds at out of the way locations are a mainstay of the Upper Peninsula State Park system. Some of the parks are busy during holidays, so you should always call for reservations.

A great part of the Upper Peninsula consists of national and state forests. There are camping spots throughout the forests. Stop at the first Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) office you see for information. Also stop at the local Ranger District Office for the Hiawatha (east-central U.P.) and Ottawa National Forests. (west U.P.)

 

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