Hipcamp host Shawn K.,
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This property has 2 tent sites at the western base of Hogback Mountain.

Site 1, The Falls Site, is located on a spring fed stream.  The hike from parking to tent site is 1/4 mile on a well-marked hilly path.  Campers can park at the main property on County Road HD or on the Garden Road, and will need to pack supplies to their site.   This site accommodates 2 people.

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This property has 2 tent sites at the western base of Hogback Mountain.

Site 1, The Falls Site, is located on a spring fed stream.  The hike from parking to tent site is 1/4 mile on a well-marked hilly path.  Campers can park at the main property on County Road HD or on the Garden Road, and will need to pack supplies to their site.   This site accommodates 2 people.

Site 2, The Garden Site, is 100 feet from the stream and campers can drive to and park their vehicles at the site.  This site accommodates 4 people.

Depending on weather and road conditions, County Road HD may require 4-wheel drive. Spring road grading usually allows a 2 wheel drive or non-SUV type vehicle with lower clearance to pass.  

Sites have picnic tables, fire pits, and a "toilet" structure, but waste must be burned or wag-bagged out. 

Campers are also responsible for removal of all other waste. 

The 2-foot wide stream provides water for washing, but is not considered potable, and use of filters or boiling water is recommended. 

These isolated sites are beautiful and rustic and nestled in the midst of the Noquemanon Trail Network (cross country skiing and mountain biking) and North Country Trails and are approximately 2 miles from Lake Superior, Harlow Lake and Dead RIver.

2 kayaks/paddles/life vests and a 12 foot boat are available for camper use. First come, first serve. You transport.

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Shawn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper AJ
Aj C.
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(Site 2)
June 23rd, 2022

Shawn, thank you so much for hosting my solo time away! Appreciate your kindness and genorosity. I went camping with my Sprinter van + pup and we had a great time exploring the trails around the camp site, kayaking on a nearby lake, making fires and being in solitude. If you are looking for a place away from crowded campsites, this is for you! I've never been in a greener place and enjoyed experiencing the UP in a unique way.

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on June 23rd, 2022

You renewed my spirit and faith in the youth that will soon captain this country. The pleasure was all mine. YF Shawn.

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Hipcamper Maisy

Wooded valley stay

Maisy B.
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(Site 1)
September 20th, 2021

Shawn's retreat in the woods was a beautiful place to spend the weekend and a good jumping off point to explore Marquette. The area has good hiking and beautiful scenery. We enjoyed building a good campfire and listening to the creek as we fell asleep. Shawn was a generous host - thanks, Shawn!

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on October 2nd, 2021

Thanks for the review Maisy, I just found it, I'm slow with a computer. Glad you enjoyed your stay, your payment will go straight to St. Jude. Sincerely, your friend Shawn/ The Kids. See ya.

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Hipcamper Justin

This is the spot you want

Justin B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 6th, 2021

I have stayed at quite a few places on Hipcamp and Shawn’s place was definitely the best. A quarter mile from Shawn’s 100 year old cabin, you are in the deep and sublime beauty of Upper Michigan. The spot is right next to a creek, and the soft babble of the brook is the only thing you will hear all night. Also, Shawn is truly a great guy. Helpful and friendly. He helped me get to the spot and was a great help and great guy. Could not say enough wonderful things

Hipcamper Ryane
Ryane M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2021

I just had the most wonderful weekend at Possum Creek Campground!! My partner and I stayed here while visiting the Marquette area. Shawn and his wife Patty were the sweetest and most accommodating hosts we could ever ask for. We got into town incredibly late, around midnight, and Shawn and Patty stayed up with us to make sure we were escorted to our site safely. They checked in on us and gave us yummy treats throughout the weekend and sent us off with a smile. My experience at Possum Creek reminded me why I loved living in the U.P. so much. I would recommend this stay to anyone :) Thank you guys so much for everything. We will never forget our trip up North!!

Hipcamper Justine
Justine N.
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(Site 1)
August 6th, 2021

Shawn was an exceptional host, and it was a privilege to be able to stay on this beautiful land. The listing was detailed, and even so, Shawn took time to explain the workings of the site to us and was extremely generous with his facilities. It was also a personable experience, with Shawn making the effort to tweak our trip to fit our needs and remember our names. Aside from all that, the area was so lovely and serene, and it was refreshing to be completely surrounded by the woods. The creek running through the property, granite, and close proximity to hiking made it a truly special place. It's obvious that this land is respected and well cared for. My group and I feel great after the trip, and would love to return next time we're up in Marquette. Thanks for everything Shawn, we sincerely appreciate it!

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on August 10th, 2021

Thank you for the glowing review guys, the pleasure was entirely mine. Incendiary toilet was scrapped for a "Wipe and Walk" , good news I'm sure. From Possum Creek, to 3 of the brightest smiles time ever allowed, Always,Your Friend, Shawn.

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Hipcamper Sabrina

Love it!

Sabrina W.
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(Site 1)
August 1st, 2021

If you're looking for a totally secluded area to camp, this is the spot! 100% recommend camping here. Shawn is the most down to earth, cool guy ever! It is a little bit of a hike to the campsite, but Shawn helped us out if we needed stuff brought down or back up. Definitely will be coming back in the near future.!

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Hipcamper Marina
Marina H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 7th, 2021

Awesome off grid campground with so much room to explore and enjoy the beauty of the property. Shawn was the nicest coolest guy I’ve ever met and would 10/10 recommend camping at possum creek.

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on July 9th, 2021

Genuine and authentic people, enjoyed every aspect of meeting them. Likewise recommend 10 out of 10 to any hip camp host. These 3 are great people. Looked up the name Marina, "Of the sea" poetically beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful summer, say hi to Joey and John. The table is yours if you're ever back this way. Y.F. Shawn

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Hipcamper Jacinda

Unique secluded quiet hiking

Jacinda H.
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(Site 1)
June 1st, 2021

10/10!! I am honored to be the first guest to stay at Possum Creek Campground. Shawn was a super friendly host, had went above and beyond to make sure we had what we needed and that we were comfortable with being the fist campers there. Everything was perfect. Would recommend future campers to only bring the necessary equipment, you do have to park your vehicle a bit away and take a nice stroll into the most secluded campsite I’ve personally ever been to. But that was my favorite part! I hope plans match up in the future so I am able to stay here again. Thank you for this amazing experience to put in the books!!

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on June 2nd, 2021

Thank you for the generous review. The pleasure was mine for sure. Remember you'll always have a place on the S. Shore of Superior ready to greet ya. The pictures are grt. A.J. working his tail off in spite of the frenzied chaos he found himself surrounded by. Take care of each other, YFS, aka, ( Chip ).

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Hipcamper Jackie T.
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(Site 1)
September 25th, 2021
Property
Possum Creek Campground
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$60/night
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