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Lake Michigan Campground
1798 West US-2
Hiawatha National Forest
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906)643-7900

There are 35 campsites, cold running water and some flush toilets as well as vault toilets. Many sites are excellent tent sites, located between dunes 20 to 30 feet high. Other sites are suitable for trailers and other recreational vehicles. Two spaces are specially located for the handicapped. The Lake Michigan Campground is located approximately 18 miles west of St. Ignace, between US-2 and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Dunes, waves, sand and wind, are the primary environmental factors present here. The view of the lake is spectacular. Excellent trails in the area. The Sand Dunes Cross-Country Ski Trail is an excellent system of trail loops for hiking in the summer. Depending on your time and inclination, you may hike from 1.5 to 6.2 miles without retracing steps. There are no lifeguards. Swimming is at your own risk. Open May 15 to October 3.

St. Ignace KOA
1242 US 2 West
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Toll Free: (800)562-0534
Phone: (906)643-9303

Email: simikoa@charterinternet.com

Closest campground to use as a base while visiting MacKinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls and Sault Ste. Marie. Free shuttles to the Island Ferry and Casino. Full Hookups, mostly pull through and a separate rustic tenting area.

Straits State Park
720 Church Street
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Reservations: (800)447-2757
Phone: (906)643-8620
Fax: (906)643-9329

The park has 275 modern campsites that feature electricity, fire rings and picnic tables. There are 4 modern toilet buildings with showers, 2 sanitation stations. We have a view of the Mackinac Bridge and are 1/2 mile from the ferries that travel to and from Mackinac Island. The Soo Locks and Tahquamenon Falls are just 1 hour away and thee Father Marquette Memorial is located in the Straits State Park.

Mackinac Motor Lodge and Resort
10346 US 23 West
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Phone: (231) 436-5741
Fax: (231) 436-4139

Email: mmlr@freeway.net

Featuring 16 cottages, eight motel units and shaded RV sites with 400 feet of sandy beach along the shores of Lake Huron and beautiful views of Mackinac Bridge and Island! Some kitchenette units, color TV, carpet, picnic tables, grills, sandy beach and playground equipment. Open May through mid-October.

Tiki Travel Park
200 South Airport Rd
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Toll Free: (888)859-4258
Phone: (906)643-7808

Email: tikicamp@yahoo.com

In St. Ignace off Business I-75, midway between exits 344A and 348. Over 100 sites for large RV's and tenters. Full hookups. Walk downtown. Restaurant nearby. Pets allowed.

DeTour State Forest Campground
M-134
DeTour Village, MI 49725
Phone: (906)635-5281
Rustic campground has 21 campsites with 3 of them pull through. Sites well spread. A hand water pump plus pit toilets are available. Large sandy beach on St. Vitals Bay. Fire pits & picnic tables at each site. Large camping units be cautious because of narrow road. Hike in sites, accessible by
Maple Forest Campground
3260 3 Mile Road
P.O. Box 238
Hessel, MI 49745

Reservations: (906)484-1006
Phone: (906)484-1006
Email: philandnila@mapleforestcampground.com

Just opened in July 2004! Located across from the Kewadin Casino in Hessel. The Hessel Marina(which offers free boat launch) and Lake Huron are just a few minutes away. We are only 30 minutes northeast of the Mackinac Bridge in the Eastern U.P. Centrally located to many popular attractions like the Soo Locks and Tequamenon Falls. Hessel Ridge Golf course and ORV trails just a minute away. We offer 44 nicely wooded sites, some pull-thru with 20/30/50 amp electric hookups & sewer, some with 20/30 amp electric service. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. RV dump station. Firewood and ice available. Operating season April - November.

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, boat comes with cabin. On the snowmobile trail.
Clementz's Northcountry Campground & Cabins
Owners:Dan and Cathy Clementz
13209 State Highway M-123
Newberry, Michigan 49868
(906) 293-8562
50 large, spacious grassy pull-thru sites with beautiful White Pines and Stands of Popples providing natural, tranquil beauty. Clementz's Northcountry Campground is surrounded by 40 acres of wilderness and centrally located to Eastern UP attractions. CLEMENTZ’S NORTHCOUNTRY CAMPGROUND AND CABINS OFFERS A 10% CAMPING DISCOUNT TO MILITARY, FIREFIGHTERS OR POLICE for camping (you must be able to prove that you qualify for this discount). Camping cancellation policy applies with this discount
Newberry KOA Resort Kampground
The Newberry KOA Resort Kampground, located in the heart of Michigan's beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula features over 100 large, shaded sites with water and electricity at each one. You'll enjoy the convenience of our recently renovated facility and family atmosphere, with our all new staff and Management.

Our pool building is equipped with a spacious, heated in-door pool and a jacuzzi bath. Enjoy mini-golf, rent our pedal carts, play video games, visit our gift shop, kamp-store, or have a hand dipped ice cream. Plus you can enjoy a famous U.P. Pastie.

The complete laundry facility, restrooms, and showers will make your stay even more pleasant. OPEN 24 HOURS.

KINGSTON LAKE CAMPGROUND/LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST
(906) 293-5131. Not reservable.
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This is one of the choice state forest campgrounds in the central Upper Peninsula because of its location in mature hardwoods on an inland lake with swimming and fishing – just five miles from Pictured Rocks' Twelvemile Beach. "It's a great lake to kayak or canoe," says a woman who puts this campground on her short list of favorite spots. This campground is the northern terminus of the Fox River Pathway (see after Seney), which goes through the eerie stump fields of the Kingston Plains. Michigan's state forest campgrounds, always rustic, are an unheralded treasure because of their typically scenic locations and private campsites. Kingston Lake has 16 sites, some on the lake. Fishing is for walleyee, pike, muskie, bass, perch, and bluegill. This campground may fill in summer, especially in July, so come before Friday afternoon to increase your chances of getting a site.
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On H-58, about 20 miles west of Grand Marais. $10/night. Wheelchair access: some completely accessible sites.
EAST BRANCH OF FOX RIVER CAMPGROUND/ LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST
(906) 293-5131. Not reservable.
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Because it's on a prime trout stream, this 19-site rustic campground (vault toilets, no showers, no electricity) fills in June and on holidays, and sometimes other times in summer. Come between Tuesday and Thursday and you'll probably get a site. Two levels of campsites are both on the river; 4 sites have river views. A campground host is sometimes here in summer. The pine canopy provides shade and scenery but little privacy between sites. Expect some bugs because of the river setting. A quarter-mile path leads to a fishing platform (handicap accessible) overlooking the old ponds of a former fish hatchery.
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Just west off M-77, 8 miles north of Seney. $10/night. Now ADA wheelchair-accessible.
TWELVEMILE BEACH CAMPGROUND/PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
(906) 387-3700. No reservations.
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38 shady, private rustic campsites sit in a beautiful birch woods on a bluff overlooking the Lake Superior. The setting is more picturesque than Hurricane River, and the lake seems closer. Privacy between sites is good. A campground host is here in summer. The two-mile White Birch Trail loop goes up from the campground into a rare stand of very old and large white birches. Availability tips: see Hurricane River Campground.
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On H-58 about 15 miles west of Grand Marais. (906) 387-3700. Open May 10-Oct 31. $10/night. Handicap accessible: two sites ADA accessible.
BACKCOUNTRY CAMPSITES ON THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL/ PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
(906) 387-3700
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Of the 13 very popular primitive campsites, 4 are on the lakeshore's Grand Marais end: at Sevenmile Creek, near Twelvemile Beach Campground, between the lighthouse and the Log Slide, and at the west end of the Grand Sable Dunes. If you get a permit, you can line up a campsite. They are available by reservation by mail or fax only from the Munising Visitor Center at (906) 387-3700. Reservations must be made at least two weeks before your trip. Group campsites are in greatest demand and get reserved first.
See "Backcountry camping."
WOODLAND PARK
(906) 494-2381 for info, reservations
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On a grassy, wooded bluff between a Lake Superior agate beach and a Grand Marais neighborhood, this municipal park offers beach access, a playground, and a modern campground with two newish shower buildings. A picnic pavillion is a addition. 110 close-spaced campsites have electricity, cable TV for an extra fee, and not much privacy. Rates are $20/night or $120/week for lakefront electric, $19/night and $114/week with electricity and water, $15 and $90 for primitive sites. Fifteen primitive sites are near the water. No reservations. First-come, first-served. It's an easy walk from Woodland Park to Grand Marais restaurants and shops in one direction, and a mile along the beach to the Sable River in the other. Space is usually available, except for July 4, the third week in July (kayak week), and the second full weekend in August (music festival). The Gitche Gumee Agate Museum (see Points of Interest) is just across the street.
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E 21666 Braziel. Take Lake St./M-77 through town, turn left on Braziel, right into park. Open from April 15 through Oct. 15. Handicap accessible. Dogs permitted on leash
HURRICANE RIVER CAMPGROUND/ PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE
(906) 387-3700. No reservations.
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22 shady rustic campsites in a mixed forest are divided between a high bluff above Lake Superior and a lower level, a short walk to the beach. A campground host is here in summer. Privacy between sites is good. This campground is closer to a town (12 miles to Grand Marais) than other National Lakeshore campgrounds. Shipwreck skeletons in the sand and the 1 1/2 mile trail to the lighthouse are special attractions, especially for kids. Coho fishermen camp here in spring to fish in the river.
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On H-58 12 miles west of Grand Marais. $10/night. Open May 10-Oct. 31. Handicap accessible: one site ADA accessible
Big Cedar Campground and Canoe Livery.
P.O Box 7, Highway M-77, Germfask, MI 49836. Phone 906-586-6684. Located on the Manistique River, near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. 53 sites for tents, camper units and RV's. Canoe rental and livery. Open from May 1 to Nov 30.
Log Cabin Resort and Campground
Highway 42, P.O. Box 9, Curtis, MI 49820. On beautiful Big Manistique Lake - 10,130 acres of clean, clear water. 1-906-586-9732. Fax 906-586-6851. Open May 15 to Oct. 30. 42 campsites and 8 housekeeping cab
Northland Outfitters Campground
A camping experience that is peaceful, beautiful, and within two miles of the Seney Wildlife Refuge.

Our campground offers guests: Four Rental Cabins and 14 campsites (5 are located along the gorgeous Manistique River and 5 others are perfect for big rigs!) RV sites include electricity, water, & cable TV. A dump station is also available for our guests.
Upper Peninsula Outfitters - Canoe, Kayak, River Trips, Campground, Lodging & More. We are your Michigan source for outdoor recreation!
1(800)808-3FUN or 1(906)586-9801

Brevort Lake Campground
USDA Forest Service #1498
Hiawatha National Forest
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-7900
Fax: (906) 643-8759

A family campground with 4,233 acres of the lake and 70 sites. Some of the camping area is located on the sandy peninsula off Boedne Bay and Brevort Lake. Boating, swimming beach, picnic tables and three hiking trails. Camp stamps and Golden age passports are accepted.

Carp River Campground
Old Mackinac Trail (H-63)
Hiawatha National Forest
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906)643-7900

There are 44 sites, all wooded and shaded from the hot summer sun. Each site has a table and a fire ring. Water pumps and vault toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the campground. The Carp River Campground is located 8 miles north of St. Ignace off the Mackinac Trail (H-63). It is in a quiet, rustic setting adjacent to the Carp Wild & Scenic River and is a great place to enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or to just "get away from it all." Open May 15 to October 3.

Foley Creek Campground
1498 W US-2
Hiawatha National Forest
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906)643-7900

The Foley Creek Campground is located 6 miles north of St. Ignace, off H-63 (better known as the "Mackinac Trail)". There are 54 private campsites set among large shade trees. Each site has a table and fireplace or fire ring. There are vault toilets, and drinking water at convenient places throughout the campground. There is a sandy beach on Lake Huron one mile from the campground at the end of the Horsehore Bay hiking trail. There is a parking area, accessible fishing pier, restrooms, and boat launch. Open May 15 to October 3.

Castle Rock Mackinac Trail Campark
2811 Mackinac Trail
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Toll Free: (800) 333-8754
Phone: (906) 643-9222

Email: cmuscott@portup.com

Sites on 1/2 mile Lake Frontage facing Mackinac Island with sandy beach, playground, store, laundromat, and recreation room. Sites are grassy surrounded by trees with a fire ring and picnic table. Modern restrooms, full electric and water, and no service sites nearby. Free shuttle to Casino and Ferry docks.

Lakeshore RV Park Campground
W 1234 Pte Labarbe Road
Saint Ignace, MI 49781

Toll Free: (800)643-9522
Phone: (906)643-9522

Email: lakeshoreparkcampground@yahoo.com

Large rigs welcome, full hook-ups, 30/50 amp, beautiful view of Bridge and Straits, laundry, free shuttles to Mackinac Island ferries and Kewadin Casino, tenting and picnic area. Modem friendly & WIFI. Open May 1-Oct. 15. Restaurant Nearby - Pets Allowed.

Brimley State Park
9200 West 6 Mile Road, Brimley, MI 49715; (906) 248-3422. The park features a 270-site modern campground with large, grassy campsites as well as a mini-cabin and a swimming beach on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Brimley has the warmest swimming water of any state park located on the usually frigid Lake Superior. Anglers fish the bay for northern pike and walleye. A scenic view of the Canadian highlands can be seen to the north. Take 6 Mile Road one mile east of Brimley.
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.
Patrick's Chippewa Campground
Sault Ste. Marie offers something for everyone -- fish and boat the Great Lakes, watch the big freighters on the St. Mary's River, tour the engineering marvel of the Soo Locks, try your luck at the casino...or just relax around your campfire.
Make Patrick's Chippewa Campground your base for a rendezvous with friends, bring a caravan, or plan your next rally here! Owners Ed & Shirley Patrick will do all they can to help make your visit to the heart of the U.P. an unforgettable experience!For reservations,
call 906-632-8581
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, boat comes with cabin. On the snowmobile trail.
DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP PARK
(906) 493-5321
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About 40 rustic sites (vault toilets, no showers) enjoy a private, pretty wooded setting near the water, with one of the island's few sand beaches for swimming. Some sites have electricity. The convenient location is not far from the village, ferry, or commercial four-corners. There's a boat ramp. This is a good place for kayakers and canoeists to put in. This first-come, first-serve campground is a very popular place in summer. Spots are more likely to open up during the week. Failing that, campers can almost always find spots at several resort campgrounds: Four Seasons on Tourist Rd. (493-5291), H&H in the village (493-5288), and Johnson's Resort on Scott Bay (493-5550).
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Just north off M-134, 7 miles east of the ferry. Currently $8/night, $9.25 with electricity.
Wa-Wen Resort
32884 South Maxton Road
Drummond Island, MI 49726

Toll Free: (800) 725-3019
1st Alternate Phone: (520) 574-5244
Phone: (906) 493-5445

Email: Stay@Wa-WenResort.com

Let Wa-Wen be your home away from home. We are a family friendly resort. We have a boat ramp and docks. We have a fish cleaning house. We have a central fire pit, shuffleboard, basket ball/volley ball court, swings and a heated swimming pool


Andrus Lake Campground
Camping is available nearby. Andrus Lake, a state forest campground 6 miles north of Paradise, has 25 rustic wooded sites. Andrus Lake offers fishing, boating and swimming. Shelldrake dam camping area is just 2 miles from Andrus Lake. Shelldrake has 17 wooded campsites, boating, good pike fishing and some rare and unusual birds. (906) 492-3219
Shelldrake Dam camping area is just 2 miles from Andrus Lake. Shelldrake has 17 wooded campsites, boating, good pike fishing and some rare and unusual birds. (906) 492-3219 Tahquamenon Falls Lower Falls Campground
2 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 .Phone: 906-492-3560.
Tahquamenon Falls Rivermouth Unit has 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.Phone: 906-492-3560.  

 

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