Hipcamp host Susan B.
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Camp in the laid-back hood of the Yellow Dog River. Take a dip in the deeper swimming holes, and trek to upstream waterfalls.  Enjoy an evening fire at the communal fire pit, or just enjoy the sky show from your canoe in the middle of the lake. Just the beavers, breeze, and the owls to break the silence. Magic abounds here.  There are typically artists in

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Camp in the laid-back hood of the Yellow Dog River. Take a dip in the deeper swimming holes, and trek to upstream waterfalls.  Enjoy an evening fire at the communal fire pit, or just enjoy the sky show from your canoe in the middle of the lake. Just the beavers, breeze, and the owls to break the silence. Magic abounds here.  There are typically artists in residence,  so you'll see that reflected in the gardens and yard areas.  Quiet tent site more secluded is by the river.  We seek like- minded, peace seeking folks who practice low-impact camping skills, as preservation of the land is important to us.  Side tours with your host as guide are also available upon request including: wild edible plant hike, waterfall tours, and mushroom hunting.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The mountain biking is great! there are miles and miles of old historical logging trails that traverse everything from flat to...Read more

Boating

Bring your kayak or canoe for immediate launching. or travel to a nearby launch on another local river, lake or the mighty gre...Read more

Fishing

Bear lake and the yellow dog river both offer fishing adventures.

Paddling

Bear lake is the perfect peaceful paddle, with lots of wildlife.

Snow sports

There are nearby groomed trails in big bay, or traverse out of your tent and cut your own back woods trail.

Swimming

Swimming in the yellow dog river is always refreshing!

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River in Michigan.

Forest

Mature mixed hardwoods like sugar maple, birch, with balsam and hemlocks.

Lake

Spring fed, and drains into the river. very scenic with lots of wildlife.

River, stream or creek

The water runs clear and clean, and has sandy river bottom with very cool rocks!

Swimming hole

Swimming holes in the river are many. may be some fish in those holes, too!

Places to see near Bear Lake Meets the Yellow Dog

Van Riper State Park
Van Riper State Park
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Craig Lake State Park
Craig Lake State Park
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Baraga State Park
Baraga State Park
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Fort Wilkins State Park
Fort Wilkins State Park
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McLain State Park
McLain State Park
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Twin Lakes State Park
Twin Lakes State Park
57 miles way Explore
Bewabic State Park
Bewabic State Park
58 miles way Explore
Hiawatha National Forest
Hiawatha National Forest
62 miles way Explore
Ottawa National Forest
Ottawa National Forest
77 miles way Explore
Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park
84 miles way Explore
Lake Gogebic State Park
Lake Gogebic State Park
93 miles way Explore
J W Wells State Park
J W Wells State Park
94 miles way Explore
Muskallonge Lake State Park
Muskallonge Lake State Park
96 miles way Explore
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River

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Hipcamper Cayla
Cayla G.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2018

We had a wonderful weekend up at Bear Lake. When we arrived to Sue’s, we were immediately welcomed with loving embrace and a quick tour of the land. She showed us where the dragon flies hatched. My daughter loved this & still talks about the experience. She endearingly calls them dragon fairies now, too. Sue also showed us many of the wild plants & taught us their names. We pitched our tent down near the Yellow Dog River. It was a nice, quiet, and secluded spot. Trails to and from camp were well marked. The communal fire ring was a short walk away. Very well maintained with fire wood available for purchase. There is a pit toilet that is conveniently located & very clean!! It is really cute, too!
We were about a 25 minute drive from Marquette. We were able to get any supplies from town that we may have forgotten. There are plenty of restaurants & shopping too.
We took advantage of the many trails near by. We hiked Little Garlic River to the falls which was an 8 mile hike round trip. Absolutely beautiful.
I highly recommend checking this spot out. Tucked deep within the woods, away from it all! We will be back, that’s for sure 💕

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily L.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

This location is great. Their are two sites for tents, one is in the (more cleared) yard of a rather remote house along the Yellow Dog River, the other is along the river itself. We like privacy, but chose the yard, as it really is quite peaceful and private enough.

Susan is a wonderful host. Not invasive, but very, very kind and helpful. She was an environmental educator and guide, and knows the region really well.

There are numerous short hikes to beautiful waterfalls within a short driving distance (10-15 minutes). This site is only about a half hour outside Marquette.

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Hipcamper Candice
Candice H.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2018

We have loved our time here! So much so-that we decided to book an additional night. The river beside the site offered an acoustically majestic serenade as we fell asleep! Susan was gracious and gave us a tour of the property, allowed us to pick blackberries from her garden and took time to explain the surrounding area. She gave us great recommendations for things to do and places to visit in Marquette before our arrival. I hope we can visit next summer and highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a peaceful and lovely camp out!!! We felt very safe, and my 6 year old daughter instantaneously fell in love with our hosts!!!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily W.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

My boyfriend and I were enchanted by this site. Dense forest, wild mushrooms, and a babbling stream were the perfect landscape for our retreat from the city. Stay with Susan!

Hiking under the canopy.
Hipcamper Allie
Allie S.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

Sue welcomed us right as we pulled up. It was cold windy and rainy so we didn’t really get to use her beautiful property like we wanted but she still gave us the grand tour and gave us a map of the waterfalls close by. Thank you Susan for everything !! I would def recommend staying here .

Hipcamper Peter S.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2018
Property
Bear Lake Meets the Yellow Dog
State
Michigan
$25/night
1 Site