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Pretty Lake
Pretty Lake Rustic Campground is one of the state's favorites. A sand beach circles the 47-acre, 60-foot-deep clear lake. The well-protected 18 campsites are nestled among mature white pines and hardwoods. And 5 sites are even more secluded, requiring a short hike. Paddlers can portage to 4 other nearby pristine lakes.

Below are the U.P. campgrounds we have surveyed, listed by region. Click on one and you'll get information which should help you decide whether it's a campground you may enjoy. To see our U.P. Map of topnotch U.P. campgrounds click here. For an alphabetical list of campgrounds we recommend, click here.

CAMPGROUNDS BY REGION
1. Keweenaw Peninsula
BARAGA STATE PARK in or near Baraga
Beaufort Lake Campground in or near Three Lakes
BIG ERIC'S BRIDGE CAMPGROUND in or near Skanee
CITY of HOUGHTON RV PARK in or near Houghton
FORT WILKINS STATE PARK in or near Copper Harbor
HANCOCK CITY CAMPGROUND in or near Hancock
L'ANSE TOWNSHIP PARK & CAMPGROUND in or near L'Anse
McLAIN STATE PARK in or near Hancock
Norway Lake Campground in or near Sidnaw
Sturgeon River Campground in or near Sidnaw
SUNSET BAY RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND in or near Eagle River
TWIN LAKES STATE PARK in or near Twin Lakes
WITZ'S MARINA and CAMPGROUND in or near Skanee

3. Porcupine Mountains and Ontonagon
BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING/PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK in or near Porcupine Mountains State Park
COURTNEY LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Mass City
Ontonagon Township Park in or near Ontonagon
OUTPOST CAMPGROUNDS/PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS STATE PARK in or near Porcupine Mountains State Park
Presque Isle River Campground in or near Porcupine Mountains State Park
RIVER PINES RV PARK & CAMPGROUND in or near Ontonagon
UNION BAY CAMPGROUND/ PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK in or near Porcupine Mountains State Park
WILDERNESS CABINS/PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK in or near Porcupine Mountains State Park

4. Ironwood & the Gogebic Range
ALPINE TRAILER PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Bessemer
BERGLAND TOWNSHIP PARK in or near Bergland and Lake Gogebic
BLACK RIVER CAMPING in or near Black River Harbor
EDDY PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Wakefield
HOOP 'N HOLLER in or near Bergland and Lake Gogebic
LAKE GOGEBIC COUNTY PARK in or near Bergland and Lake Gogebic
LAKE GOGEBIC STATE PARK in or near Bergland and Lake Gogebic
LITTLE GIRL'S POINT COUNTY PARK in or near Ironwood
ONTONAGON COUNTY PARK in or near Bergland and Lake Gogebic
OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS in or near Marenisco
SAXON HARBOR COUNTY PARK in or near Ironwood
SAXON HARBOR COUNTY PARK in or near Hurley Area

5. Watersmeet area
BOND LAKE COUNTY PARK/ Ontonagon County in or near Paulding
BORDERLINE RV PARK in or near Land O'Lakes
BURNED DAM CAMPGROUND / Ottawa National Forest in or near Watersmeet
Clark Lake Campground in or near Watersmeet
IMP LAKE CAMPGROUND/Ottawa National Forest in or near Watersmeet
LAC VIEUX DESERT CAMPGROUND/Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest in or near Land O'Lakes
MARION LAKE CAMPGROUND/Ottawa National Forest in or near Watersmeet
ROBBINS POND CAMPGROUND/ Ottawa National Forest in or near Paulding
SYLVANIA WILDERNESS AREA/Ottawa National Forest. in or near Watersmeet

6. Iron River, Iron Mountain & the Menominee Range
Bewabic State Park in or near Crystal Falls
BLOCKHOUSE AND PAINT RIVER FORKS CAMPGROUNDS in or near Iron River
GENE'S POND CAMPGROUND/COPPER COUNTRY STATE FOREST in or near Felch
GLIDDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND/COPPER COUNTRY STATE FOREST in or near Crystal Falls
GOLDEN LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Iron River
IRON RIVER R.V. PARK in or near Iron River
LAKE ANTOINE COUNTY PARK in or near Iron Mountain
LAKE OTTAWA CAMPGROUND in or near Iron River
PAINT RIVER HILLS CAMPGROUND in or near Crystal Falls
PENTOGA PARK in or near Iron River
Primitive camping at
PEAVY POND and the MICHIGAMME RESERVOIR/
in or near Crystal Falls
RUNKLE PARK AND CAMPGROUND in or near Crystal Falls

7. Escanaba, Menominee & the Green Bay Shore
CEDAR RIVER STATE FOREST CAMPGROUND in or near Cedar River
FOX PARK in or near Cedar River
FULLER PARK in or near Cedar River
Gladstone Bay Campground in or near Gladstone
HAYMEADOW CREEK CAMPGROUND in or near Rapid River
KLEINKE COUNTY PARK in or near Cedar River
LITTLE BAY DE NOC RECREATION AREA in or near Stonington Peninsula
PIONEER TRAIL PARK in or near Escanaba
RIVER PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Menominee and Marinette
VAGABOND CAMPGROUND & RESORT in or near Stonington Peninsula
WELLS STATE PARK in or near Cedar River

8. Manistique and the Garden Peninsula
CAMP 7 LAKE RECREATION AREA/ HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST in or near Thompson
FAYETTE STATE PARK in or near Garden Peninsula
FLOWING WELL CAMPGROUND/ Hiawatha National Forest in or near Nahma Peninsula
INDIAN LAKE STATE PARK in or near Thompson
NO-NAH-MA RESORT in or near Nahma Peninsula
PORTAGE BAY CAMPGROUND/Lake Superior State Forest in or near Garden Peninsula
PRIMITIVE DISPERSED CAMPSITES/ HIAWATHA NATIONAL FOREST in or near Manistique
WOODSTAR BEACH CAMPGROUND in or near Thompson

9. Marquette Range
Farquar-Metsa Tourist Park in or near Gwinn
HARLOW LAKE CABINS in or near On the Way to Big Bay
MARQUETTE TOURIST PARK in or near Marquette
MOOSE RAPIDS TOWNSHIP CAMPGROUND in or near Republic
PERKINS COUNTY PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Big Bay
VAN RIPER STATE PARK in or near Champion

10. Pictured Rocks/Munising/Au Train
AU TRAIN LAKE CAMPGROUND/Hiawatha National Forest in or near Au Train
BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING ALONG PICTURED ROCKS' NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL in or near Munising
BAY FURNACE CAMPGROUND/Hiawatha National Forest in or near Christmas
COLWELL LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Hiawatha National Forest Lakes
DISPERSED CAMPSITES in or near Hiawatha National Forest Lakes
INDIAN RIVER CAMPGROUND in or near Hiawatha National Forest Lakes
LITTLE BASS LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Hiawatha National Forest Lakes
PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE CAMPGROUNDS in or near Munising
TOURIST PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Munising
WANDERING WHEELS CAMPGROUND in or near Munising

11. Tahquamenon & Seney, Grand Marais & Whitefish Point
ANDRUS LAKE CAMPGROUND/LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST in or near Paradise
BACKCOUNTRY CAMPSITES ON THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL/ PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE in or near Grand Marais
BIG CEDAR CAMPGROUND in or near Germfask
BLIND SUCKER #2 CAMPGROUND in or near Deer Park
CULHANE LAKE CAMPGROUND AND BODI LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Two Hearted River Mouth Area
EAST BRANCH OF FOX RIVER CAMPGROUND/ LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST in or near Grand Marais
Fox River Campground in or near Seney
HURRICANE RIVER CAMPGROUND/ PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE in or near Grand Marais
KINGSTON LAKE CAMPGROUND/LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST in or near Grand Marais
Lake Superior Campground in or near Deer Park
MEAD CREEK CAMPGROUND/LAKE SUPERIOR STATE FOREST in or near Germfask
Mouth of the Two-Hearted River in or near Two Hearted River Mouth Area
MUSKALLONGE LAKE STATE PARK in or near Deer Park
NEWBERRY KOA CAMPGROUND in or near Newberry
NORTHLAND OUTFITTERS in or near Germfask
OVERLOOK CAMPGROUND in or near Tahquamenon Falls State Park
PERCH LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Deer Park
Pretty Lake Campground in or near Deer Park
RAINBOW LODGE in or near Two Hearted River Mouth Area
RIVERBEND CAMPGROUND in or near Tahquamenon Falls State Park
RIVERMOUTH CAMPGROUND in or near Paradise
SENEY TOWNSHIP CAMPGROUND in or near Seney
SOUTH MANISTIQUE LAKE CAMPGROUND/ Lake Superior State Forest in or near Curtis
Twelvemile Beach Campground in or near Grand Marais
WOODLAND PARK in or near Grand Marais

12. Sault Ste. Marie
AUNE-OSBORN CAMPGROUND in or near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
BAY VIEW CAMPGROUNDS in or near Brimley
BRIMLEY STATE PARK in or near Brimley
MONOCLE LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Brimley
SHERMAN PARK CAMPGROUND in or near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
SOLDIER LAKE CAMPGROUND in or near Raco
THREE LAKES CAMPGROUND in or near Raco

13. St. Ignace & U.S. 2 to Naubinway
BIG KNOB CAMPGROUND/Lake Superior State Forest in or near Naubinway
BREVOORT LAKE CAMPGROUND/Hiawatha National Forest in or near Brevort
CARP RIVER CAMPGROUND/Hiawatha National Forest in or near St. Ignace
CASTLE ROCK MACKINAC TRAIL CAMPGROUND in or near St. Ignace
DISPERSED CAMPING/Hiawatha National Forest in or near Brevort
FOLEY CREEK CAMPGROUND/Hiawatha National Forest in or near St. Ignace
Garnet Lake State Forest Campground in or near Epoufette
HOG ISLAND POINT CAMPGROUND/Lake Superior State Forest in or near Epoufette
KOA KAMPGROUND in or near U.S. 2 from the Bridge
LAKE MICHIGAN CAMPGROUND/ Hiawatha National Forest in or near Brevort
LITTLE BREVOORT LAKE CAMPGROUNDS/ Lake Superior State Forest in or near Brevort
STRAITS STATE PARK in or near St. Ignace

13. Les Cheneaux Islands, Drummond Island & the St. Mary's River
DeTour Campground in or near De Tour Village
DRUMMOND TOWNSHIP PARK in or near Drummond Island
Les Cheneaux camping in or near Les Cheneaux Islands
LIME ISLAND Camping/ Lake Superior State Forest in or near Raber and Lime Island
National Forest camping around Hessel in or near Hessel

Lake Superior State Forest Campground
Lake Superior State Forest Campground is the most in demand of the U.P.'s rustic campgrounds. It lies right along Lake Superior shoreline, and each of the 18 sites has its own path through the tall oaks and pines to the agate beach. This family has been coming here for the past 25 years.

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