Wandering Wheels Campground is one of the closest campgrounds and RV parks to the Pictured Rocks tiol Lakeshore. It sits just 3 miles from Munising, the entrance to the tiol lakeshore. The park itself offers boat tours of Pictured Rocks. Aside from the lakeshore and the town of Munising, you’re close to so many beautiful attractions in the Upper Peninsula, such as the Alger Underwater Preserve, Grand Island, and Seney Wildlife Refuge.
This charming family campground is the perfect starting point for exploring the great outdoors of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Even the camp itself has 440 acres of trails to hike and bike, along with a large heated outdoor pool, a playground, horseshoe, and more. If you want to combine Munising, Pictured Rocks, and Grand Island, there really is no better place to do it from.
If you want to sleep at the entrance to Pictured Rocks tiol Lakeshore, this is the place to do it. Bay Furce Campground is located right on the shores of Lake Superior, within walking distance of some of the area’s stunning waterfalls. You also have the town of Munising just 5 miles away, as well as Grand Island, and boat tours right at your doorstep.
This rustic, minimal campground is the best way to experience the wild outdoors along the shores of Lake Superior. What it lacks in amenities, it makes up for in serene beauty and proximity to multiple tural wonders of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You’ll find countless opportunities for recreation, from trout and salmon fishing to hiking Grand Island (which can be reached by a 10-minute ferry ride), kayaking, and swimming. There are plenty of picnic and grilling areas, and campsites are spacious and well-shaded.
This is another Munising area campground, and it sits on the shores of the small but lovely Otter Lake. It’s just minutes from Munising, the Pictured Rocks tiol Lakeshore, and the ferry to Grand Island. At the same time, it’s in a secluded area, providing a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
Not only is this a great, family-friendly location for visitors to the Pictured Rocks tiol Lakeshore, but this campground is also one of the few in the area that offers camping year-round. They have plenty of activities and recreation to entertain you and the whole family. Take one of their canoe, row boat, or paddles boat rentals out on Otter Lake, or enjoy some friendly competition on their sand volleyball court. If you’ve got the dog with you, there’s a great dog-walking trail to take them out on too.
This Munising campground sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Superior just 3 miles west of downtown Munising. It’s also under an hour away from Marquette, Grand Marais, and Taquamenon Falls, and the campground does organized day trips to all three so that you don’t have to luck your trailer behind you to get there. Apart from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you’ll find plenty to do in the area, including snowmobiling trails, Alger Falls, the Bayshore Marina, and Sand Point Beach.
Munising Tourist Park Campground is one of the most well-reviewed campgrounds in the area for a reason. The owners go above and beyond to make sure that visitors have a fantastic stay, from recommending the best boat trips in the area to setting up organized day tours of nearby sites for campers. Being that the campground is right on Lake Superior, the campsites are scenic and tranquil, and there’s no shortage of things to do.
Nestled on the shores of Pete’s Lake, in the heart of Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest and within walking distance of several other lakes, this lovely campground is surrounded by outdoor recreation and scenic views. While it’s fairly remote, removed from local towns and attractions, it’s only a 20 minute driving to Munising and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
This lakeside campground is so beautiful you’ll think you stepped into a photograph. It’s the best place to get the true wilderness experience, and the lake also offers phenomenal fishing. Enjoy boating around, swimming and relaxing on the beach, or walking one of several long hiking trails on site that pass by multiple lakes when you’re not off visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
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This one-of-a-kind campground sits where the Hurricane River meets Lake Superior at the north end of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, just minutes from Grand Marais. You’ll find shipwreck remains, the Au Sable Point Light, numerous trails, and the national lakeshore itself all within walking distance of your campsite.
For folks who want to stay along the national lakeshore, this is a great campground to do it. It’s situated in the heart of Pictured Rocks within walking distance of many of its most beautiful attractions. Wake up in the morning and take a walk out to Lake Superior for a morning swim — it doesn’t get much better than that. Though the amenities are minimal and it is at least 15 minutes to Munising, the remote location is worth it.
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On the south end of Au Train Lake, you’ll find this lovely campground in a scenic, peaceful setting. The lake is an active destination with several campgrounds and resorts lining its shores. Just over a mile up the road lies Au Train Bay on Lake Superior, and Grand Island and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore are just 20 miles to the east. Au Train, the closest nearby town, is 10 minutes from this campground.
This campground is a true gem in the wilderness. Not only is it minutes from Lake Superior and Pictured Rocks, but the area surrounding Au Train lake is equally stunning. You’ll find rolling hills, wetlands, and forested areas with a diverse array of flora. The lake is large enough to accommodate a number of boating activities, including water skiing and fishing. There is evening a birding trail on-site, and the nearby Buck Bay offers a wildlife viewing platform.
Jack Pine Lodge Campground sits along Highway 94 in the Hiawatha National Forest, giving visitors easy access to nature and wildlife. You’ll find dozens of waterfalls, streams, and lakes nearby, and Munising and Pictured Rocks are just 25 miles to the north, and Manistique is 20 miles to the south.
Jack Pine Lodge is a little oasis in the middle of the Hiawatha forest with everything you need to be comfortable and content. Their bar and grill serves up delicious food and ice cold beer all day and night and offers billiards, a juke box, and tons of fun events, from motorcycle poker to pig roasts. Snowmobile trails start at your doorstep and lead you all throughout the forest, and you also have access to cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hunting and fishing.
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Located in Grand Marais on the north end of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this campground enjoys its very own stretch of Lake Superior beach. It’s also located in the center of the small town of Grand Marais, home to several restaurants, a brewery, the Gitchee Gumee Museum, and a couple shops. Walk a few minutes along the beach, and you’re in Pictured Rocks at the entrance to its most beloved waterfalls and monuments.
With the tiny, historic town of Grand Marais at your doorstep, three different places from which to access the agate beaches and national lakeshore, and the major natural monuments of Pictured Rocks all within walking distance, the location of this campground can’t be beaten. On top of that, it has all the necessary amenities, and it’s very affordable. While Munising, on the other side of Pictured Rocks, has more to offer, many campers prefer the idyllic scenery in Grand Marais.
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This National Park Service park is one of the few campgrounds located directly on the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, at mile twelve. While it’s closer to the Grand Marais side of the lakeshore, it’s only about 20 minutes from Munising.
This slice of rustic paradise is truly awesome, offering visitors little in terms of amenities but one of the best hidden spots along the entire lakeshore. Big, rolling dunes highlight the lake views and are perfect places to perch your chairs in the evening for some of the best sunsets in the area. While the campground is set up for tent camping, there is enough space for a motorhome, even a large one. However, given its beauty, this campground fills up fast each morning, so arrive early.
The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of the most stunning gems in the United States and a great way to experience the beauty of the Great Lakes. From deeply forested campgrounds with skiing and snowmobiling to campgrounds in quaint, historic Michigan towns, to sites right along the national lakeshore, this list offers a bit of everything.
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