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.

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. Open June 1st to September 30th. 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 49862 Reservations: (906) 553-4921, Campground Office: (906) 387-4648.
  • 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.

 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 May 15 to Sept. 15. .

Christmas (4 miles west of Munising on M-28)

  • Bay Furnace Rustic Campground, Hiawatha National Forest, on the shores of Lake Superior. Rustic campground with 50 spacious sites with fire pits and picnic tables. Vault toilets, water, and sanitary dumping station. No reservations: first-come, first-served. Picnic grounds at the Bay Furnace Historic Site. Relax and enjoy this beautiful view of Lake Superior on the site of the old iron smelting town of Onota.
  • Otter Lake Campground is located on Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest just southwest of Munising. 70 sites with electric service, modern bathrooms with hot showers, and a guest laundry. Group sites & seasonal sites available. Sandy beach for wading and swimming. 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 49862 Reservations: (906) 553-4921, Campground Office: (906) 387-4648.
  • 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.

Copper Harbor

  • 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.

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

  • Michihistrigan Recreation Area. Campground with 47 modern & rustic campsites, 4 cabins, The Farmhouse Restaurant, and Ponds in the shape of the Great Lakes. Everyone welcome. Showers & laundry facilities in the Community Building. Large Pavilion with a fireplace and grill. Cabins are open Year Round for snowmobiling. On the trails. 60 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge on US-2 in the Gould City-Curtis area. W17838 US-2, Gould City, MI 49838. Phone: 906-477-6220.

DeTour Village and Drummond Island (by the St. Mary's River in the Eastern Upper Peninsula)

  • New Listing: 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
  • Moosehead Lodging: Cabins & RV Sites, 4 RV sites with electric, water, & septic hook-ups on Caribou Lake. 18354 E. North Caribou Lake Road, DeTour Village, MI 49725. Phone 906-297-5532. 58 miles from the bridge. Also 4 completely furnished housekeeping cabins and a 2-bedroom mobile home on Caribou Lake. Some cabins and the mobile home can accommodate up to six people. Sandy beach frontage for swimming. On the snowmobile trail. Reservations: 1-888-870-1118

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

  • Keyes Lake Campground and Mini-Golf. Camping with Modern Facilities, Beautiful Wooded Sites, & 18 Hole Pro Mini Golf. We have 33 sites and 2 Sleeping Cabins, a camp store and WI-FI. The Mini Golf is the largest course in the area. The course runs around two ponds and crosses over flowing streams. Located 3 ½ miles south of Florence on Highway 101. You and your family are invited to enjoy a quiet memorable vacation at Keyes Lake Campground & Mini Golf, N4018 Highway 101, Florence, WI 54121. Phone: 715-528-4907 or 1-800-264-8071
  • 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. Open May 1st through October 15th. W8576 Twin Falls Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Pets welcome.
Iron River, MI (South Central Upper Peninsula)
New Listing: The Iron River RV Park and Campground is located in downtown Iron River, MI in a pleasant setting along the shores of the Iron River. Walking distance to dining and shopping. 32 level sites with full service, electric/water, or tent sites. Cable TV. Free Wi-Fi throughout the park. On the ATV and snowmobile trails. Pets Welcome. Iron River RV Park, 50 E. Genesee Street, Phone: 906-265-3822.

Manistique Area

  • 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.
  • New Listing: Jack Pine Lodge, Resort, and Campground is located 18 miles 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 and Negaunee

  • Country Village Resort, Highway US-41 & M-28, Ishpeming, MI 49849. Campground with full hook-ups and swimming pool.

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.

Munising (Alger County)

  • 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.
  • New Listing: Jack Pine Lodge, Resort, and Campground is located 25 miles 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
  • Otter Lake Campground is located on Otter Lake in the Hiawatha National Forest just southwest of Munising. 70 sites with electric service, modern bathrooms with hot showers, and a guest laundry. Group sites & seasonal sites available. Sandy beach for wading and swimming. 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 49862 Reservations: (906) 553-4921, Campground Office: (906) 387-4648.
  • 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. Cable TV, Shower Room with hot showers and heated floor, Dump station, Laundry Room, Playground, and a Bunk House that sleeps up to 8 guests “dorm style”. Located only 15 minutes from the Porcupine Mountains State Park
  • 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

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. New owners

 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.

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.

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.)

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, four campgrounds are available within the park; two modern campgrounds are at the Lower Falls plus a modern and rustic campground located at the Rivermouth. Each modern 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.

 

 

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