Several locations around the North end of Pelissier lake make for quiet and peaceful campsites. There is over 900' of lake frontage which is yours to explore as well as several high prominences with rock outcroppings. A mixture of both coniferous and deciduous trees are over the entire property and a 1 to 2 mile hike through the woods takes you to several waterfalls on the C
Several locations around the North end of Pelissier lake make for quiet and peaceful campsites. There is over 900' of lake frontage which is yours to explore as well as several high prominences with rock outcroppings. A mixture of both coniferous and deciduous trees are over the entire property and a 1 to 2 mile hike through the woods takes you to several waterfalls on the Carp River to the North. Marquette Mountain ski hill is 5 minutes away. K.I. Sawyer Airport if 12 minutes away. Bike trail is 5 minutes away. City of Marquette is 10 minutes away.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Pelissier Lake North Shore in Michigan.
The vibe at Pelissier Lake North Shore
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Great affordable private camping
We booked Camp David as an overnight camping spot on our way from Marquette to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. David's GPS coordinates guided us directly to the site. It had been raining, so the 2-track was pretty low and we in spots, but that was expected and we had a 4wd vehicle that made it through without a problem. The campsite was clean and private. It was nestled in the woods on a bluff overlooking the lake. It was a great place to stay at a very reasonable price. We didn't go on any of the hikes, but it looks like there's plenty to do onsite should we had had more time. I'd definitely stay here again.
Great rustic camping near marquette
This campsite was a great location, close to Marquette, while also being secluded. Directions were mostly straightforward - we had a 4x4 vehicle which allowed us to drive down the dirt road all the way up to campsites 2 & 3 (look for the “Camp” sign). Our group had campsites 1 & 2 booked. Campsite 1 is nice because it is next to the lake but keep in mind you will have to walk your gear to the site which is down a slope. I also imagine in rainy weather, campsite 1 would get fairly muddy as the ground was already pretty soft. Campsites 2 and 3 had the benefit of being drive up sites, making it easy to unload. There was a lot of space and other areas to explore - we ended up doing the hike to the carp river and waterfall during our stay. Overall, if you like more of the rustic, secluded type of camping, I would recommend this site!
A couple pros:
- Close drive to Lake Superior, Marquette and all that it has to offer
- Secluded while also being primarily a drive up site (sites 2 and 3 in particular)
- Fire rings setup at each campsite
- Very easy check in/check out process
- Ability to hike/explore the immediate area
A couple cons during our stay (although these wouldn’t stop me from recommending this site):
- The land is fairly open at the sites but there were a lot of small tree stumps in the ground which you have to be careful of when walking or setting up your tent.
- The pit toilet was knocked over upon our arrival so we didn’t use it, but this wasn’t too much of a problem for us.
- If you don’t have a 4x4 vehicle it may be difficult to drive down the dirt road all the way up to the campsites, particularly if it rains and is muddy. There were also a lot of tree branches sticking out along the dirt road so prepare to get help holding those back, or expect to buff out some scratches from your car.
Great rustic spot!
This was a great site hidden away from the roads, although the only complaint is that the other site people are at is a tad close so even regular conversation can be heard if there isnt any ambient noise and you can see each other when standing, not sitting though.
Even better for a group to get site 1 and 2 and share the whole area.
The site by the lake is a good hike, so I'm glad we had a more accessible site. Although it is beautiful!
Overall a great experience and we want to come back for sure! So much to explore and nature at its most peaceful.
Wonderful place to stay! Very private area, quiet, David was very helpful when I wasn’t sure if I was at the location or not (just had to drive a little further). Easy to find, would recommend! Unfortunately, I had to cut my trip a little short, I intended to stay another night later in the week and wish I could have. Great place.
*tldr; 4x4 vehicles only!!* The property and campsite itself were g o r g e o u s. They are not as private as I expected but still beautiful—quiet, peaceful, and remote! Only issue was there is a dip in the road that was extremely extremely deep and wide mud. Impossible without a 4x4. I got out before the rain started and made it worse. the others who left before me destroyed any hope of it being passable for non-4x4. my car almost needed a tow to get out. almost :)
The site is nice but the road getting there is not. There were downed trees and huge mud holes that we almost did not make it through. There were ZERO signs helping guide us until we finally found the camping area there was a a very small sign that read "Camp", but that's it.