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Bear Lake Meets da Yellow Dog

· Marquette, Marquette, Michigan
10 acres hosted by Susan B.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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The land around Bear Lake was divided into 10-acre parcels in the 1970s using an original logging trail. Logging artifacts have been found on the property. The Yellow Dog River is a legendary trout stream, and many artists have found that the river satisfies their need for the wild. We are 20 miles (app) north of Marquette, which is my home town.  It is a destination for bikers, skiiers, and outdoor rec folk!  There are so many things to see and do in Marquette, so make sure to plan enough time to check out the town!  Also, just six miles to our north is historic Big Bay.  A lumber town back in the day, it is full of history.  Check out the Thunder Bay Inn, where parts of Anatomy of a Murder, starring Jimmy Stewart and Lee Remick were filmed.  Don't miss going to the Lumberjack to see where the actual murder took place, either!  You will find good eats and perhaps even some live music at either establishment. You'll also find everything you need in the way of groceries, and gas at Cram's General Store, where there's also a laundromat.  Burns landing has the historic Burns family home renovated in a park setting, and a public beach access to mighty Lake Superior.  Yellow Dog falls is a short drive on Co. Road 510, and on the way be sure to climb Thomas Rock overlook.  There are new bike trails if you're into that as well!   Stay awhile.  You'll be glad you did! We strive to offer peace and serenity to our guests, and love to share these woods with those needing tranquility and respite from a busy world. In this sensitive environmental area, we have only two sites to keep traffic down, enhance our visitors experience, and to protect the wildlife here. Unplug with us, eh!
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156 ratings · 139 reviews
Amber O.recommends
July 16, 2024
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A no frills, yet charming cabinette lofted onto a hilltop. Far enough away from anything, that you have actually try to visually see another structure, secluded enough to offer convincing privacy. Susan was attentive, welcoming, knowledgeable, and above all- understanding when my boyfriend accidentally packed away their provided camp chairs and allowed us to replace them after we realized the fault 4 hours down the road later. 5⭐️ value to expectation. Would book again if welcomed back :)
Abby A.recommends
July 15, 2024
Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
The best place since sliced bread
Hear me out, I booked this place after looking at the pictures and was like ok cool this looks good. Nah this isn’t just good, this here is a JACKPOT. We came for a girls weekend and it was the most magical place we could have ever wished for. Susan is a wonderful host who really knows what she is doing. I can’t even explain how amazing this spot was for us. All I can say is if you don’t book it I will book it. Do not wait you need to stay here!! The river is amazing to swim on its steps away your camp site and I will dream about being back every second until I’m back. I wish we had more time to explore the land. Plus all of the places to explore around this location it’s worth the book and we suggest more than two days!
Andrew C.recommends
June 23, 2024
Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
A beautiful place to stay with incredibly helpful hosts! Cannot recommend this place enough!
Olivia E.recommends
June 19, 2024
Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
Absolutely beautiful spot with so much privacy! It was so nice having our own little spot of the river to relax by. Susan was very accommodating and friendly. The screened in tent was super helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.
Sean C.recommends
June 10, 2024
Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
This was a great campsite and Susan was an amazing host. Plenty of hikes and beaches nearby, and it's the perfect distance from Marquette.
Carrie P.recommends
June 1, 2024
Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
Sue was an amazing hostess. Camp on the river or rent a cabin overlooking the lake.
Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Susan B.

Joined in January 2018
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