The best camping near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Pictured Rocks adventure.

The best camping near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Pictured Rocks adventure.

Camping near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Pictured Rocks adventure.

Sandstone cliffs and wild beaches fringe America’s first National Lakeshore.  

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Top-rated campgrounds near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Superior Times Resort

24 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Au Train, MI
Hello, and welcome to Superior Times Resort and Campground! We would like to take a moment and introduce ourselves. Our names are Tom and Heather Holmstrom. We were married in 2016 and have four children as part of our blended family. We are both originally from the Upper Peninsula. Superior Times Resort and Campground was the result of us wanting to do something “outside of the box” that would allow us to raise our family and show them there is more out there than the traditional path. We also wanted showcase our love and respect for the beauty of the Upper Peninsula; the area that many refer to as “God’s Country.” In December of 2016, we mistakenly pulled into the driveway of this property. At that time, it was known as Coleman’s Paradise Resort. There was a For Sale sign marking the property. We both knew at that point our fate was sealed to become this property’s new owners. We learned that this property had been a family vacation destination for nearly 100 years. We could only imagine the special memories that had been made here over the years! We wanted to become a part of that deep history. Through the many years of the resort’s history, the owners had changed and the cabins were showing true signs of their age. We knew there was A LOT of work that simply had to be done. On a wing and prayer, we somehow made this great resort ours. In April of 2017, we opened what we named Superior Times Resort and Campground. We pulled up or sleeves and went to work! Thank you for choosing us and allowing us to be part of the memories that you create here. We know that you work hard for your own money, as we do. Knowing that you chose our resort to support, means a lot to our Superior Times and Resort family team. We truly appreciate your loyalty and give special thanks to our returning customers. There is nothing more rewarding to us than a return visit! It means to us that we have exceeded your expectations. Thank you for considering us for your next vacation! Tom and Heather Holmstrom
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High Swamp Camp

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Seney, MI
*2023 👍100%* Very Close To The Pictured Rocks! Large Private Campsites! Flush toilet & shower! Morning coffee & weather! Sleep/Laundry/Wi-Fi Room! Private hunting property! Miles of Hiking Trails. Close to the Fox River Trout Stream. Close to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. 1.5 hours to the Tahquamenon Falls. 1.5 hours to the Big Springs. 2 hours to Mackinaw Island. 2 hours to the Soo Locks. Only 1\4 Mile From OHV Trail-88. Please review details using show more before booking! Text for details.
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Ted’s Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Munising, MI
Learn more about this land: This is an old family farm site near the heart of all there is to see here in Munising. We love to share the history and hope you enjoy all there is to offer in the community. There are water adventures galore. Trails for hiking and trails for side by side adventures. Many fantastic restaurants, breweries and pubs. Gifts and memorabilia shops galore.
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Elli's Lazy Days Resort & Campground

10 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Manistique, MI
Beautiful campground located on the Westshore of Indian Lake in Manistique, MI near Big Springs ( Kitch-iti-kipi), Hiawatha National Forest and many ATV/Snowmobile trails.
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Explore the U.P. from here!

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Newberry, MI
A simple PRIVATE and affordable campsite should be this easy! Come sleep in a tent already set up in a quiet, private location. If you like to be within sight distance of your unfamiliar campsite neighbors, this place is not for you. All sites have their own private entrances and you can’t see any other sites or buildings from each site, and they are very spaced-out. My location is situated PERFECTLY central to the major UP attractions Pictured Rocks, Tahquamenon Falls and Kitchittikippi. And there’s even a convenience store within walking distance! Showers are also available in town (Pickelmans gas station).
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Andy’s Wolf Traxx

5 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Seney Township, MI
This property is heavily wooded with pine and maple trees. Wild raspberry and blueberries are found to be plentiful in season. Formerly wooded by lumberjacks during the early 1900’s, this area is rich with history and sights to see. Located between Seney National Wildlife Refugee and Grand Mairas on Lake Superior.
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The Log Cabin Retreat

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Shingleton, MI
The Log Cabin Retreat is centrally located just outside the 45 miles of Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, a short drive from Miners Castle, The Log Slide, multiple water falls, and countless atv trails.  Learn more about this land:Come experience “up north” in all of its rugged glory. Nestled among trails in the Hiawatha region of Munising, MI (next to Haywire Trail #8), The Log Cabin Retreat is also situated in very close proximity to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. This is the PERFECT location with quick access to everything the area has to offer. Enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and ice fishing in the winter; hiking, ATVing, mountain biking, swimming, beaching, fishing and kayaking/canoeing in the summer. There is plenty to do in the area and the Log Cabin Crew is ALWAYS happy to help you out! The Log Cabin Retreat is surrounded by 20 acres of private, wooded property. Luxuriate in solitude or enjoy Munising – your choice! The conveniences of town are just a short (10 minute) drive away. The famous Bear Trap Inn (restaurant and bar) is just 1/4 of a mile down the road: Our guests have always loved this place. Kewadin Casino in Christmas, MI is about a 20 minutes’ drive. The cabin is quaint enough for one family, yet accommodating enough to comfortably host larger parties of up to 16. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the basement and main floor levels, plus a loft. Park your snowmobile trailers and trucks in the large driveway – there's tons of space to pull in and pull out (no need to back up). Stoke up the fire and relax. Imbibe at the bar. Take in forest and wildlife views from the comfort of the deck. Cook up a feast on the gas grill. Roast marshmallows and enjoy each other's company around the fire. The cabin is yours to enjoy during your stay. There’s plenty of room here to do what you like. Make memories; do things your way. The kitchen is fully stocked. The living room is plush. The basement is fully furnished; laid-back. All bedding, bath towels and toiletries are included. Most of our guests are repeat guests… Come and find out why!!
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Wilderness Haven near Marquette Mi

1 site · Tent5 acres · Deerton, MI
I have a 5 acre parcel of forest land with a camping area, including fire pit, and outhouse. This land is for the true wilderness camper experience. If you like it quiet, dark at night and no city lights this is wonderful! Rugged and secluded. No other campers in sight. Learn more about this land: If you truly like wilderness camping deep in the UP of Michigan this is the perfect spot for you. Just 20 minutes from Marquette, and 20 minutes to Munising.  This is the perfect home base to explore Munising or Marquette. Totally isolated 5 acres in the woods. Extremely quiet and peaceful, surrounded only by nature.  Fire pit available, very rustic outhouse. Nestled in hemlocks and other conifers. Beautiful in summer and autumn. This location is just outside of Marquette county. Lake Superior is just a few minutes away. The camping area is truly for the  hardy soul and nature lover.  I will supply plenty of information about the area and things to do. Just message me if you have any questions. The camping site does not have an address. I will meet campers in the village of 'Deerton' which is only a few minutes from the camping area. You must arrive by 7:00 PM due to the location! I would like to add that June can be a bad month for bugs depending on the weather. Late summer and fall are beautiful times to camp in the UP. Any questions just ask. Thank you.
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Chocolay River

91 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Marquette, MI
Our 75 camp sites are located conveniently near Lakes Superior off M28 right by Ojibwa Casino-Marquette, NMU Golf Course, and the ATV trail heads. Check out Things to Do for more information. 80 foot camp sites All pull through sites Full hookups at every site – electric, water, sewer Tent sites also available
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Cabin on the lake

2 sites · Lodging130 acres · Rapid River, MI
Learn more about this land: Cabin on lake with no public access. Owner's home is out of sight and sound 1/4 mile away.  Pasture and forest property borders 2500 feet of private lake front.  Property also borders the Hiawatha National Forest.  Great pike fishing on shallow lake with access to 10' jon boat with oars and four single seat kayaks.  Life vests beneath bunks. Cabin is one open room with bunk beds that sleep 4 plus a full size futon. Cooking and dish water is provided by hanging 7 gallon jug over kitchen sink. No indoor toilet, outhouse available. Gas cooking stove and wood burning stove/oven for heat and cooking. Battery powered electric lights and inverter for small devices. Wood burning sauna outside. Water, box of firewood, pots and pans, and utensils provided. Bring food, ice, and drinking water. Bring charcoal and lighter fluid if you want to use small grill outside. Dogs are welcome just not on beds or futon :)
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Dragonfly Dunes

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Harvey, MI
We are renting this land from a gentleman who adores the land. It's about 30 acres in total, and has been in his family for several generations. It is beautiful and unique in the way that there's a pond/bird sanctuary, butts up again the North Country Trail, and is directly located across the highway from a pristine, public sand beach. 
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Weidenhamer Lodge

6 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Gould City, MI
Beautiful spot on Lake Milakokia (1,956 acres) featuring walleye, perch, pike, and suckers with the most amazing sunrises as well as sunsets. Tahquamenon Falls, Kitchitikipi, Pictured Rocks Lakeshore, and the Mackinac Bridge all within an hours drive. Very quiet property. Pets welcomed but must be on a leash and attended at all times. Bars, restaurants, and dispensaries near by.
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The best camping near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore guide

Overview

About

With soaring cliffs, sandy beaches, and distinctive rock formations fringing the south shore of Lake Superior, dramatic views are a guarantee at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. More than 100 miles of hiking trails lead the way to viewpoints such as Miners Castle, Grand Sable Banks, and Chapel Rock Waterfall, or you can take to the water to swim, boat, or kayak. Camping in the park is a rustic affair, and if you’re feeling even more adventurous, there are plenty of options for backcountry camping. Bring your skis or snowmobile in winter, or try your luck ice fishing on the frozen lake.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve a site at one of three campgrounds or purchase a backcountry camping permit via the Recreation.gov website. No first-come, first-served camping is available.
  2. Campsite reservations open six months in advance. Spots can fill up quickly for summer and holiday weekends, so book as soon as possible, especially if you have a specific site in mind. 
  3. Two campsites at each campground are held back for last-minute bookings, and these spots open up two weeks in advance—book quickly to snag one of the spots.

When to go

Outdoor activities can be enjoyed in all four seasons at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the park stays open year-round. Spring through autumn are the best times for hiking and kayaking—time your visit to admire spring wildflowers or blazing fall foliage. Snowfall typically lasts from late November through late April, and some roads and amenities close through winter. The lakeshore campgrounds open from May 15 through October 15.

Know before you go

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is on the southeast shore of Lake Superior, a short drive from Munising to the west or Grand Marais to the east.
  • A per-vehicle admission fee applies, and camping reservation fees also apply.
  • Facilities include the Munising Falls and Grand Sable Visitor Centers, picnic areas, restrooms, and a small boat ramp. Cell service is unreliable throughout the park, but public wifi is available at the visitor centers.
  • Bears are present at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, so keep food and garbage secure at campgrounds and backcountry areas, and follow the park’s bear safety guidelines.
  • There are accessible campsites, restrooms, and picnic areas at Pictured Rocks. The Munising Falls trail and Sand Point Marsh Trail are also accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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