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Fern Forest

· Pelkie, Baraga, Michigan
10 acres hosted by Emily O.
3 RV/tent sites
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Near Isle Royale National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Houghton Visitor Center.
We have 1 campsite located right along the Sturgeon River. River activities are welcome as well as forest dwelling, berry picking, hiking, and RELAXING! Fall asleep to the whoosh of the river, under the canopy of Maple trees. Our property has no running water, electricity, nor restroom (working on getting this). Fully rustic and a pack-in-pack-out camp. The river is ever-changing and must be treated with caution. All campers are responsible for their own safety with any and all water activities.Pitch your tent and enjoy a fire in the fire pit located on site. All fires must be in pits to reduce accidents and never leave a flame unattended—please extinguish all fires before leaving the property. The property is located right along the Sturgeon River. It is a beautiful river great for fishing and various water activities. Keep in mind that the property is located in a UP forest. Please be aware/plan for bears, wolves, BUGS, etc. The property is also roughly a 10 minute drive from Lake Superior. Silver Mountain is roughly a 25 minute drive. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is truly breathtaking, especially in the summer. We hope you enjoy it fully! Please treat the land with respect & love and practice a LEAVE NO TRACE camp style. We are new to hosting hip campers so please reach out if you’re needing any assistance. We are so excited to start hosting y’all! I was born and raised in the area and will likely be able to point you in the right direction when looking for adventure.
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9 ratings · 7 reviews
Justin T.
September 11, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
Great site no rivers access though and sites where hard to find. Some signage would be great. Otherwise it was really private, can hear an occasional car on the road.
Angela V.recommends
September 2, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
Didn't stay but the spot was beautiful. Another camper was very well scarey. So we left.
Paul B.recommends
August 21, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
Exactly what I was looking for, nothing bad to say at all. If you’re looking for peace and quiet for a good price, this is the right choice!
Alice E.recommends
July 25, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
Fern forest is sweet
Cute little private primitive spot. Have a high top campervan and the beginning of the driveway into the campsites is uneven and alittle steep but we made it in and out ok. The other site is close but our camp neighbors were lovely. Good location for the price and would go back.
Jeanne R.recommends
July 23, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
Campsites are under a beautiful canopy of hardwoods. Secluded rustic area not far off of a main road. Emily was an awesome host and very responsive via text/messaging. Only downfall is that the river is not really accessible from campsites. However, we would definitely stay here again.
Emily C.recommends
July 12, 2023
Sturgeon River Fern Forest
We loved this Hipcamp! It was so tranquil, beautiful and felt very private. Although you are close to town if you need something, it feels very secluded. It's very close to the Porcupine Mountains and lots of other beautiful spots that the UP has to offer. Couldn't recommend this place enough!
Pelkie, Baraga, 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 Emily O.Joined in August 2021
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