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Camping

The area around Grand Marais is a campers' paradise! You'll find 665 campsites within 20 miles of town, ranging from full-service RV camping to rustic backcountry sites. The links on this page will help you find just the right site.

Grand Marais: Woodland Park Campground(full services)

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Campgrounds
Backcountry camping in Pictured Rocks (permit needed)

Hiawatha National Forest Campgrounds
Muskallonge Lake State Park
Lake Superior State Forest Campgrounds
DNR Interactive Map of Rustic Campgrounds in the Grand Marais area
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Woodland Park in Grand Marais

This sandy, wooded campground overlooks a breathtaking Lake Superior beach in a stand of mixed pines and hardwoods with facilities for the entire family. Owned and operated by Burt Township, Woodland Park is a full service campground with 125 grassy sites plus group areas, fire pits, two bath houses, cable TV, wireless Internet, electric, water hook-ups, dump station, an open-air picnic gazebo, playground, basketball & tennis courts, and public phone with good paved and gravel interior roads. No pull-throughs. Open from April 15 through October 15. From the South, take M-77 north to Grand Marais, continue to Brazel Street and turn left. The park is approximately 1/4 mile west of M-77. No reservations. (906) 494-2613. Visit the Woodland Park website for more information.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Campgrounds

May 10 - October 31: campground services available and fees charged.
Because of the popularity of these campgrounds, a mid-morning arrival is suggested. You may also wish to identify an alternative campground in your plans as the Lakeshore campgrounds are often full, especially during July and August. Lakeshore campsites provide a picnic table, fire grate and tent pad. Solar powered wells provide water. Vault toilets are available. Disabled accessible campsites are provided at each campground and are reserved for disabled campers till 6 p.m. each evening. If they are not filled after 6 p.m., other campers may occupy the disabled accessible campsite for that night only. Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Hurricane River Campgrounds (Upper and Lower)

The two Hurricane River Campgrounds are located off Alger County road H-58 three miles east of Twelvemile Beach campground where the Hurricane River flows into Lake Superior. Eleven campsites are available in the lower campground loop, and ten in the upper loop. A level 1.5 mile walk on the North Country Trail east from the lower campground leads past shipwreck remnants to the historic Au Sable Light Station.

Little Beaver Lake Campground

Located 20 miles east of Munising off Alger County Road H-58, Little Beaver Lake Campground has 8 campsites situated on a beautiful inland lake. Little Beaver also features a 1.0 mile self-guiding interpretive trail and a 1.5 mile trail leading out to Lake Superior beaches and cliffs, and access to other day hikes via a trail network that connects with the North Country Trail which traverses the park for 42.8 miles between Munising and Grand Marais. Large recreational vehicles are not recommended for Little Beaver Lake Campground due to the steep access road. There is a boat ramp at Little Beaver. Boat motors are restricted to a maximum of 10 horsepower on Little Beaver and Beaver Lake.

Twelvemile Beach Campground

Twelvemile Beach Campground is situated 12 miles west of Grand Marais off Alger County Road H-58. The campground's 37 sites are located on a sandy bluff above Lake Superior's Twelvemile Beach. The entrance road winds through a picturesque stand of white birch. Twelvemile Beach Campground also features a 2.0 mile self-guiding interpretive trail.

Backcountry Camping in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Call (906) 387-3700 or 494-2669 for permit/information

AuSable Point (9 sites) Masse Homestead (4 sites)
Beaver Creek (6 sites) Pine Bluff (5 sites)
Beaver Lake (6 sites)
Sevenmile Creek (6 sites)
Benchmark (6 sites)
Trappers Lake (6 sites)

 

 

 

 

 

Hiawatha National Forest Campgrounds

The Hiawatha National Forest is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is divided into two forest areas (Eastside and Westside). There are dozens of campgrounds within the National Forest. For more information, visit the Hiawatha National Forest website.

Muskallonge Lake State Park

Muskallonge Lake State Park is located 15 miles east of Grand Marais on H-58; 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake and the area is well known for its forests, lakes, and streams. The park has 170 modern campsites that feature electricity and two shower and toilet buildings. The sites are well shaded and a number overlook the lake, while others are close to a small beach. Take M-123 North of Newberry for four miles to County Road 407. Follow 407 West for 24 miles. Open May 3 through October 30. (906) 658-3338. Click here for reservation information.

Lake Superior State Forest

(906) 293-5131

Blind Sucker #1 (13 sites)
Holland Lake (15 sites)
Blind Sucker #2 (36 sites)
Kingston Lake (14 sites)
Canoe Lake (4 sites)
Lake Superior (18 sites)
Cusino Lake (6 sites)
North Gemini Lake (17 sites)
East Branch Fox River (16 sites)
Perch Lake (35 sites)
Fox River (6 sites)
Pretty Lake (18 sites)
Headquarters Lake (8 sites)
Ross Lake (10 sites)
High Bridge (7 sites)
South Gemini Lake (8 sites)


 
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