camp at tahquamenon falls upper peninsula mi
Camping at
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
and the
Surrounding Area

Modern and rustic camping is available at Tahquamenon Lower Falls State Park, at the Tahquamenon Falls Rivermouth Unit and there is rustic camping in the nearby State and National Forests.

 Camping at Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Open Year Round for Winter Camping

There are two campgrounds at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. (Park Map).
One Campground is at the Lower Falls by the Tahquamenon River, just below the Upper Falls .
The Rivermouth Unit is 5 miles south of Paradise on M-123
where the Tahquamenon River flows into Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior.

The Lower Falls Campground
There are two modern campgrounds with 90 sites each. These modern sites are equipped with electricity, a fire pit, table, hot showers and flush toilets. There is a picnic area and shelter, playground, and concession stand. Sanitation Stations are available at the Lower Falls and Rivermouth Unit. Firewood is limited in the park so you might want to pick some up at one of the camp stores or gas stations. The campground at the Lower Falls is open year round. There is no campground at the Upper Falls .


Tahquamenon Falls Rivermouth Unit
136 modern and rustic campsites along the Tahquamenon River with a boat launch. The rustic campsites have no electricity, but they do have a fire pit and a picnic table. You may take showers at the Modern Unit for a small fee. This campground is a little more secluded. Good fishing opportunities along the riverbank and you can walk over to Whitefish Bay on Lake Superior and walk along the sandy beach.

camping at Tahquamenon falls campgrounds

Fees: Michigan Residents need to purchase a Recreation Passport for admission to Michigan State Parks. The Recreation Passport can be purchased when renewing a vehicle license plate, at the Park Entrance, or at the Office of the Secretary of State.
Annual Cost:
Motor Vehicles: $11
Motorcycles: $5
There are no more day passes for Michigan Vehicles.

Non-Residents: You need a State Park Motor Vehicle Permit to enter Tahquamenon Falls State Park. $8.40 daily, $30.50 yearly
This Motor Vehicle Permit provides admission to all Michigan State Parks and may be purchased at the Park entrance. This is the only fee for admission to visit Tahquamenon Upper and Lower Falls State Park.

The Recreational Passport fee is in addition to the camping fee. Campsite Rates* run from $16 to $25 per night. Special off-season rates for Winter Camping.

Campground map and general information on the Tahquamenon Falls campgrounds at this DNR site.

Michigan DNR Campground Information

On line reservations, and availability check at:

* Rates subject to change without notice
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Rivermouth Unit

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
41382 West M-123, Paradise, MI 49768
Phone: 906-492-341

For more information, call Tahquamenon Falls State Park at (906)492-3415

 Rustic Camping near Tahquamenon Falls

Tahquamenon Falls

The Woods Canoe and Kayak Rental for the Tahquamenon River is located 13 miles north of Newberry or 10 miles west of the Upper Falls on Highway M-123. The Woods offers a variety of paddling trips on the Tahquamenon River beginning near Newberry with shuttle service; daily and weekly rentals for nearby lakes and rivers; and delivery to nearby campgrounds. Family friendly trips with pets welcome. Easy paddling down this calm river with abundant wildlife, fishing, and great photo opportunities. Phone: 906-203-7624. The Woods Tahquamenon River Canoe & Kayak Rental, Newberry, MI 49868.


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