Hipcamp host Eli  B.,
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Located on Wiggins point on Northern Lake Michigan’s Garden Peninsula, the east-facing beach is perfect for watching sunrises with your morning coffee. Enjoy evening campfires tucked in a cedar grove or take the kayak for a paddle to have a genuine Michigan U.P. experience. Perfect for writing or meditation retreats and family getaways. Conveniently located, it's a short dr


Located on Wiggins point on Northern Lake Michigan’s Garden Peninsula, the east-facing beach is perfect for watching sunrises with your morning coffee. Enjoy evening campfires tucked in a cedar grove or take the kayak for a paddle to have a genuine Michigan U.P. experience. Perfect for writing or meditation retreats and family getaways. Conveniently located, it's a short drive to Kitch-iti-kipi (Big Spring), Fayette State Historic Park, and an easy day trip to Marquette or Pictured Rocks in Munising. The camper will be locked, but feel free to tent, car camp, or bring your own RV here as well. No electricity or water hookups make this a rustic experience.  

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Eli a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 96%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Curtis

Calm and quiet

Curtis A.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2022

Exactly as advertised, the place is an absolute slice of paradise hidden away outside of a small town down some dirt roads, navigating there was no challenge. If you feel you’ve gone the wrong way just keep going. During our 2 day stay we quickly noticed all of Eli’s recommendations were spot on, Clyde’s was a hit for adults and kids. The gas station has the cleanest restrooms around and an abundance of supplies if you happen to have forgotten anything. Firewood in the area is cheap if you buy roadside local, which I highly recommend. The only negative is in our 2 days we did pick up 3 ticks between the five of us more, don’t let that turn you away from this best of Michigan site.

Beach sunsetBeach rainbow on a cloudy arrivalLate night beach fireOasis bathroom, great gas prices too
Hipcamper Emily

Friends & lake michigan

Emily S.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

This site is absolutely incredible. I was beyond excited to stay here and it met all of my expectations. It is so close to Lake Michigan and the scenery is beautiful. You can camp right on the beach and sands of Lake Michigan. It is very private and secluded just like the UP I imagined. Eli has a lot of things there like a kayak, chairs, grill for over the fire, a canopy tent. (Not sure if this is all for guests to use but if it is it would really just make this site even better!) Only downfall is the toilet. Over and over I highly recommend this campsite.

Surf Camp on Lake Michigan
Hipcamper Emily

Gorgeous beach!!!

Emily C.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

We had a great weekend at Eli’s camp!! It is as advertised. A beautiful quaint spot among the trees and gorgeous wide open views of the lake. The sand was really clean and nice. It was quite breezy on the beach but we plan to book again in the summer… I’m sure it would be a whole different camp experience! We have a 32 foot motorhome and it was pretty tight on both the property and the roads coming in. This would be an excellent spot to bring a tent and really rough it!!! Bugs weren’t bad but we did pull off a few ticks. There was a portable toilet available but no privacy FYI!

Hipcamper Aidan

Perfect spot

Aidan C.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2022

Location was unbeatable and the drive in is just as praiseworthy, would recommend this spot to anyone

Hipcamper Sunny

Fall beach camping 💫 🍂 ⛺️

Sunny S.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2021

We had an AMAZING stay at Eli’s camp on our road trip through the Great Lakes. The lake was beautiful and calm. The weather was perfect, so we were able to enjoy a beautiful sunset AND sunrise! We made a fire in the fire pit next to the camper, and set up our tent on the edge beach. It was perfect! FYI: No designated area to do your business, so be sure to bring a little shovel and practice proper backwoods guidelines for that 👍🏻

Hipcamper Drake

Beautiful camping on lake michigan

Drake F.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

We loved staying at the surf camp. The setting is ideal to relax and take in the beauty of Lake Michigan. We loved running around with our dogs on the beach and waking up to sunrise with a cup of coffee. 10/10 recommend if you are looking for a place to camp in Wiggins point. We are already looking forward to our next stay!

I had some fun skipping rocks in the lake. We went in October and it was just a little too chilly to swim, but otherwise I would have! The firepit is made from stones. We brought our own firewood (sold at most gas stations in the area)We drove our van into this parking area. This wooded area is what you'll see when you first pull into the campsiteWe enjoyed coffee on the beach.
Hipcamper Eli
Response from Eli , the Host, on October 13th, 2021

Thanks Drake! These are absolutely beautiful photos. I'm glad that you guys enjoyed the spot and I'm immensely grateful for the photos :) Take care!

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Hipcamper Alexandra

A perfect weekend in the u.p.

Alexandra B.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Our stay at surf camp was absolutely incredible! A beautiful, quiet spot on Lake Michigan. We set up our tents right on the beach. The star gazing was unreal our first night, we saw the milky way! It was about an hour to Munising, which was perfect! We would recommend to anyone looking to stay someplace secluded and magical!

Surf Camp on Lake Michiganmorning viewsthe night sky ⭐️
Hipcamper Chad

Relax on the lake

Chad S.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

Wow, surf camp is right. There is a shallow area leading to shore so there are constant waves breaking. It was very relaxing like being on the ocean. There were almost no mosquitoes and a great breeze coming off the lake. Excellent little camp spot.

Hipcamper Brook
Brook C.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

The view and beach area is absolutely gorgeous and perfect. We parked our 25 ft RV at the end of the lot horizontal to the two track and maximized the space available. Nice sandy bottom areas to swim within feet up the beach. Cool to have 2 fire pits!


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