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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Bear Lake meets da Yellow Dog River
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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 💕
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.
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!!!