Description

Want a long and windy, pine filled driveway that leads to your own beachfront property? Well you can have it at Twelvemile Beach Campground! These shady sites sit on a gorgeous sandy bluff overlooking Lake Superior with steps leading right down the beach for a day of fun! The White Birch Interpretive Trail is right in camp, so there’s no time wasted getting back to camp for Continue reading...
Want a long and windy, pine filled driveway that leads to your own beachfront property? Well you can have it at Twelvemile Beach Campground! These shady sites sit on a gorgeous sandy bluff overlooking Lake Superior with steps leading right down the beach for a day of fun! The White Birch Interpretive Trail is right in camp, so there’s no time wasted getting back to camp for those s’mores and fireside chats. This storybook campground can handle smaller RVs and trailer and is a tent campers dream! Just be sure to show up early to snag a good spot; sites are first-come, first-served.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
36
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Twelvemile Beach Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 2nd, 2015

If you are looking for good vibes and high fives, this is your spot. Located along beautiful lake superior, this 36 site first come first serve campground is a Mitten State gem. All 36 sites are drive in sites, with a fire pit, picnic table and lantern post. Within walking distance of the beach from any site, the sunsets will leave you speechless. More stars than you can count at night, the secludedness of each site is a perfect getaway. Cell phone service......no chance. That's why I love it! If you need to make a call, you are looking at about a 30 min drive from the campground to get a slim shot of getting a signal. Tons of trails near by, park attractions and wildlife, get the family out and enjoy! Make sure you bring your camera!!!

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Hipcamper Melanie
Melanie M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 5th, 2016

When my best friend suggested that we go on a girls weekend camping trip, I promptly googled Pictured Rocks. This place did not disappoint! I read Johnathan Pagel's review and wanted to experience "good vibes and high fives". We drove through the night to get there at 9 am because we understood that the grounds opened then, but most of the campsites were taken. In order to get a site, you have to fill out an envelope that you take from the camp bulletin board and clip it to the site and leave an item. Definitely talk to the camp host. She was very helpful. The beach is wonderful, but the backside campsites are just as beautiful. Do the 10 mile Chapel Hill hike. Just do it! This place is full of friendly faces and awe inspiring places.

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Hipcamper Andy
Andy B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 21st, 2016

Twelvemile Beach Campground is, no exaggeration, one of the premier campgrounds in the county. I'm from the Lower Peninsula and it never ceases to amaze me that one can drive 3-6 hours in one's own state and end up in a completely different world.

There's one mistake in the description; it is a White Birch forest instead of pine that leads you into the campground. You can smell and feel Lake Superior to the right as you enter Twelvemile, so vast and intense. Its mood depends on what time of year you visit. My most recent trip was early May which turned out to be absolutely perfect. Wind from the south gave us a flat lake. It was silent, hardly any other campers, and we had our pick of the sites. Twelvemile has a spirit of its own.

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Hipcamper Mioara
Mioara D.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2017

It's a bit of a hike to get to the beach but it's soooo worth it! Just get there before sunset so you can enjoy it more. :-) We got there when it was pitch black so 2 miles to hike in the darkness was a little scary but an unforgettable experience!

Hipcamper Fern
Fern T.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2017

If you can land on the north side of the road, you'll be camping on the shores of Lake Superior!

Hipcamper Asya
Asya S.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2017

The sites along the lake are gorgeous. We stayed at campsite #3 and felt like we had our own private beach! Beautiful sunsets, tasty blueberries, and warm sand!

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 17th, 2017

Amazingly beautiful campground. Nice and woody with a soft, sandy ground. If you are on the north side, you will be on the beach side, on the south, you still get the view! My kids and I fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on to the beach!

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew D.
recommends this listing.
February 26th, 2018

Amazing beach and view!

Hipcamper Julie
Julie M.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2018

I'm hesitant to say this because I always want there to be an open spot when I visit, but this is one of my favorite campsites in the U.S. Had an incredible stay for a few days on a road trip in August.

Pros:
- Walking distance to clear, warm lake superior. I felt like I was in the Caribbean!
- Small campground, around <10 sites I think.
- Pictured Rocks is nearby.
- Such a fun local culture. Grab yourself a pasty! (PASS-tee)
- So many water activities to seize, take an inflatable SUP and hike it out to the lake!

Cons:
- Bugs (but that's the midwest)
- Neighbors when camping are close but whatever

Park
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
State
Michigan
Phone Number
906-387-2607
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
46.64° N, 86.216° W
$16/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 36 Sites
(Up to people per site)