Hipcamp host Matt W.,
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Pitch a tent in our lawn on the Ontonagon River.  Site is a short walk to Lake Superior.  We have the latest sunset in the Eastern Time Zone, very popular with our guests!  One of two campsites on over 3 acres, 370 feet of river and sandy beach access on the largest and cleanest lakes on Earth.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Matt 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
  • Response time: Within an hour


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

There are trails in the area

Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at On the river, tent only site in Michigan.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at On the river, tent only site

19 Reviews

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Hipcamper Rick

Fewer bugs here compared to woods.

Rick W.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Matt and Candice were sitting by the fire when we arrived just at sunset. Very friendly. Let us pick a spot anywhere in the large yard to set up the tent. Matt had a long extension cord for us to use. The bathroom is not part of their living space, so you don’t have to worry about waking someone up in the middle of the night.
They had a fire going the two nights we arrived around sundown and can tell you the best place to get pasties- Krupp’s market.
Less than an hour from the Porcupine Mountains and about two hour to Copper Harbor.

We loved this place the first week of June because there were very few mosquitoes along the river near Lake Superior compared to the swarms we had encountered in the woods around the Porcupine Mountains.

Hipcamper Annette
Annette G.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Site was great in that it was close to the public beach with amazing sunset!!!! And the water was fabulous to swim. Thanks Matt for sharjng your space close to the lake...

Hipcamper Ashwini
Ashwini S.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

Matthew's instructions were perfect and we had no trouble finding the place (despite having no cellular network). We were able to pitch our tent at a beautiful spot which was secluded but at no point did we feel unsafe. The beach is just a couple minutes walk and is not too crowded. We wanted to start our hike in Porcupine Mountains the next day and made in there in about 30 minutes. I would definitely recommend his place.

Hipcamper graeme

Awesome hosts & sunset

Graeme H.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

Great place to stay with really friendly hosts! Nice short walk to the beach to watch the sunset too!

Hipcamper Popsy
Popsy L.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2020

A very friendly couple who own a peaceful property. We were here for a short time, and even for the small interaction, they were incredibly sincere.
We pitched a tent under a tree and it was very comfortable. We built a fire on the beach of Lake Superior and saw the Comet Neowise.

The land is at the end of a very small town surrounded by some buildings, but it does NOT deter from the peacefulness, comfort, and feel of being in between a river and a beach front lake. Wish we could stay longer.

Bathroom was clean, camping area was well maintained, and although we didn't need electricity, they offered it and it was made available if we needed it.

Fire pit on the sand, 10 feet from the waters edge.
Hipcamper Stanley
Stanley E.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2020

Nice place, a bit urban but good for a quick stop for us. Nice grass area, great host, everything we needed. Great morning views cross the Ontanogan river and a short walk to a sand Lake Superior beach. 20 miles to the Porcupines if that is what you want.

Hipcamper Gina

Very nice hosts

Gina M.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2020

Matthew and his wife were very kind and helpful.

Hipcamper Cassie
Cassie H.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

The hosts were very friendly and the site is accurately described by previous reviews. The music at neighboring building wasn't really an issue after a tiring day of hiking and being just a short walk to the beach was perfect. Coming from a more urban environment where being "in town" means less stunning night skies, I didn't expect to see as many stars, but was pleasantly surprised by the stars.

Hipcamper Tom

Beautiful spot near lake superior

Tom M.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2020

Near Lake Superior on a river was perfect for us. Matt and KJ were welcoming and continually helpful. We spent time at our site by the river watching beautiful sunsets over the lake. The beach is a block away.
We plan to return in the future.

Clear view of an old lighthouse (not active)Beautiful sunsetsBeach is one block awayLocation near the river
Matt and KJ's Yard
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