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Uksa’s Cove

· Drummond Island, Michigan
3 acres
1 site
1 Vehicle/Tent
Learn more about this land: This private”Gem”of a spot is located on the south side of beautiful Drummond Island with over 350’ of direct shoreline and lakefront access. The site is just over 3 acres of pristine boreal forest to wander, explore and learn. Roam the shoreline of Lake Huron hunting for pudding stones and fossils that abound or watch the freighters pass in the distance. Easy in, easy out. CAUTION There is a 11’4” height clearance restriction through a tunnel that you must use to access the camp site. Even small motor homes and Campers may not fit. Please check before booking a trip. Large campers and 5th wheels and even some smaller motor homes are discouraged because of often wet and soggy conditions. Pop ups and light campers are acceptable most of the time. Prepare for a multitude of weather conditions (3season gear) as the island weather changes very fast.
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Drummond Island, Michigan, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by James P.Joined in June 2021
14 Ratings · 13 reviews
Kelsey D.recommends
October 26, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Picturesque camping trip
We absolutely loved our stay at Uksa’s Cove! It’s picturesque and the perfect place to get away for a great camping trip. The property was easy to find and access. Plenty of flat, dry ground to pitch a tent. Our dogs absolutely loved exploring along the shore. Very private and peaceful. We woke up one morning to several bald eagles on the beach right outside our tent! I would absolutely recommend this stay!!
Bob K.recommends
October 10, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Solitude and quiet - That could sum up what you find at Uksa's Cove, even on a weekend night. And add too this the fantastic view of Lake Huron. This is definitely a "we'll be back" campground!
Kristy M.recommends
September 20, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Beautiful Lake Huron Views
We loved camping at Uksa's Cove. The site is easy to get to from the ferry and its quiet and secluded. The lakeside fire pit was a great day to relax after exploring the island all day. We definitely recommend this site to anyone looking to camp in Drummond Island.
Elizabeth M.recommends
August 23, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Uksa’s Cove is a gift to the good people of earth. Where else can normal people who don’t have 225 a night for a cabin stay in complete privacy - on the shores of a Great Lake? It’s an amazing spot. We saw sandhill cranes, an immature bald eagle, a martin prowling on the shore - drank beer and watched freighters pass. It was AMAZING. Thanks to James for offering this spot at such a reasonable rate.
Aaron L.recommends
August 22, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Camping with an amazing view!
Stayed one night here, it was really beautiful! Pulled my Jeep with rooftop tent right up to the edge of property/waterline and had amazing views from the tent. Really peaceful here. One thing to note was that it did get pretty buggy later in the evening so bring your bug spray! Will definitely come back in the future
Jessica G.recommends
August 4, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Camping with 6 year olds.
10/10. I debated on booking here or the township park. I’m so glad I went with this place. James was a great host. He answered my questions promptly. There was wood by the fire pit, a ton of different campfire cookware, and tp in the outhouse. I can’t really decide what the best part of staying here was, either the amazing view of Lake Huron (the freighters we’re cool to see), or the completely private/safe feeling you can’t really get from a campground. We’ll be back next year.
Julie J.recommends
July 31, 2022
Uksa's Cove
What a beautiful place! So secluded and quiet. We loved waking up next to the water and hearing the waves all night. The star viewing was amazing! Would go back in a heartbeat
Stephen C.recommends
July 28, 2022
Uksa's Cove
This place was incredibly quiet and I enjoyed watching the ships come and go at all hours. I also appreciated the grates to go over the fire for cooking.
Terri M.recommends
July 11, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Totally private cobble beachfront
Oh my where do I start? We’ve never camped this privately before, but will definitely be doing more dry camping if there are more gems like this! We had a cobble beach all to ourselves. Only saw one neighbor (when he walked down the shoreline to warn us about the resident bears in the area! We never saw any). Amazing wildflowers on Drummond island and right on this lot! We saw dozens of freighters on our four night stay. Awesome light up at night off in the distance. We have a class c camper with generator and did just fine. They say you can bath in the lake (it is clean enough!) but I couldn’t go in that far as it was COLD. Drive through eastern UP was stunning and the short ferry ride was fun! Oh yeah, our two rescues loved being off leash the whole time, always within our site though. We were there over 4th of July and boo hoo some yahoos brought fireworks up and broke the serenity. Check this place out. It is exquisite
Ashley C.recommends
July 7, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Beautiful site right on the water, private, and quiet.
Nicole R.recommends
June 28, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Gorgeous, isolated, pristine beach
We stayed here at the end of June. It was wonderful. Our camper fit well on the beach but we needed three extension cords to reach the power, however the power worked fine. Bugs were nominal though I can see that they could get bad if it’s not windy. The wind came in from Lake Huron for the most part. Bears passed through our camp three nights in a row. (A momma and three cubs twice) once in the morning and twice in the evening. The privy was nothing fancy but it functioned well. It was chilly at night. There is only one grocery on the island. The stars were amazing and the kayaking was great. We will definitely come back in the Fall when the leaves are changing.
Tianna B.recommends
June 19, 2022
Uksa's Cove
We had a great time at James’s place! It is absolutely beautiful! We set up our tent right on the lake, there is nothing like waking up to those views. We saw lots of wildlife including a doe and her fawn. Our dogs absolutely loved exploring. We would definitely go back.
Emily C.recommends
May 31, 2022
Uksa's Cove
Amazing views!!
James was a great host- very responsive and accommodating! Views at his camp were breathtaking. The forest, shoreline, sunset and stars were incredible!! Be sure to bring your water shoes kayaks and hammocks. We parked our RV right alongside the trailer on the property and used an extension cord to hook up to the box. Otherwise if you’re bringing a tent you can pitch it right next to the shore. The view of the lake through the trees was so peaceful to wake up to. You have neighbors but it feels very private. The beach is all rocks but the water is pretty shallow and gets sandy maybe 50 ft out. No luck fishing. We saw snakes, bald eagles, loons and geese. We brought our dog and met some other pups along the beach who hung out with us for a bit. Our first trip to the island was definitely a memorable one and we’d come back in a heart beat.
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