Pitch a tent or park your RV, this is the perfect riverside campsite for either. We are a short walk from Lake Superior. We have the latest sunset in the Eastern Time Zone, very popular with our guests! One of two campsites on over 3 acres and 370 feet of river frontage with sandy beach access to the largest and cleanest lakes on Earth a short walk away.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are trails in the area
Natural features you'll find at On the river RV/tent site in Michigan.
Places to see near Matt and KJ's Yard
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Matt’s site was a great place for us this weekend. The location was amazing! It was so close to the beach and river. We spent some time exploring the Porcupine Mountains and it was great to not have to drive far after the visit was over to get to Matt’s site.
We couldn't find a spot to reserve at campsites in the Porkies, so looked at Hipcamp and found this spot, only 20 min from the visitor center. It proved a great launching off point for our many excursions. We stayed 3 nights.
The pros ... the hosts could not be nicer! Lake Superior is a quick walk away and the beach was nearly empty every time we went. Free wifi, electric hookup, water refill and if you need it a bathroom (we didn't use it). Their dog Jax is the cutest and very friendly, but he stayed away when called. We also enjoyed the town and checked out 2 ice cream spots (one is less than a block away, which was a big hit with the kids). My son enjoyed fishing nearby.
FYI ... the location is on the edge of the small downtown but you feel like you are in a commercial district (sort of). You will park in a private lot behind a long two-story tudor building that has a mix of residences and businesses. Across the street is the VFW. At the end of the street is a large factory on the beach (which was mostly quiet minus some large noises for 10 minutes Sunday at 6.30 am). We did not face the direction of the tudor building and instead had a view into the nice lawn and river that flows into Lake Superior. There was a large ferry docked in the middle.
It wasn't the quiet, private idyllic place I had made up in my head but the description is accurate. It worked for us and had plenty to offer.
Small walk to the brightest sunset
We would certainly stay here again. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, then came to the small cozy town, drove through the town and ended up at Matt’s place at the end of town. We parked our van on his property right on the canal facing a historic lighthouse. It a brief walk to the beach. We collected our own drift wood and made a fire at sunset. (We recommend breakfast at Syl’s place..) The proximity to the beach is what we loved most. Also, Matt was a genuinely nice gentleman to talk to upon arrival.
Awesome camping spot!
Really wonderful camping spot! We camped right next to the water, and were within walking distance of the beach and town. The hosts were very friendly, and their dog Jax is extremely polite and checked in from afar with some inquisitive eye contact before coming over to see us (his visits were most welcome :)
Highly recommend this spot!!
Awesome hosts and location
First, Matt & Kandice are super nice hosts - very friendly, loved chatting with them by the fire at night! Their dog Jax was a sweetheart, and my kids loved playing with the dog in the yard and jumping on the trampoline.
This was our first hipcamp experience, and it was definitely different then what we are used to!
We have a pop-up, and true to info, we parked in the parking lot, with our site fronting the grass and river views. We were able to level easily. Views were beautiful, could see the lighthouse from where we were! You are at the back of their building complex in Ontonagon, but you cannot beat the location-literally across the street from the beach.
Water and electric were provided no issue as noted, and the bathroom was indoors, clean and well stocked!
Ontonagon is a true to form small town-some restaurants, bars, two ice cream options (we tried both, were delicious), grocery store less than 5 min away. We also trekked into Twin Lakes for pasties and visited local waterfalls.
Definitely recommend their site, friendless on par, location awesome for the River and the beach, town is charming.
This was a special little spot for our kids and dogs to enjoy! Matt was helpful with directions and getting us situated. We arrived near dinner time and enjoyed Syl’s Cafe down the road from our RV. Our only complaint, which was not the fault of our host, is the traffic outside of the site. The night was filled with local traffic cruising the streets, revving their engines and congregating under a shelter near our site. It was a distraction on the otherwise beautiful evening.