Tahquamenon Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

Michigan

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

, MI, encompasses close to 50,000 acres of undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Although not as dramatic as the Upper Falls, they are equally magnificent. The falls can be viewed from the river bank or from the island, which can be reached by rowboat rented from a park concession. 

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a place where year-round activities and attractions thrive. The area is home to miles of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing pathways and a host of winter fun. It has been named a no. 1 stop for colors of Fall foliage, not to mention the summer lakes and exploring to be done – boat, fish, swim, water-ski, canoe, & kayak during the season.

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Weather
Spring 12-63 F
Summer 45-77 F
Fall 25-54 F
Winter 6-26 F
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Nearby Cities
Paradise, MI
Munising, MI
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Tahquamenon Falls State Park

There are several campgrounds within the state park to pick from rustic to modern starting at $20 per night. RVing is the most convenient way to enjoy the state parks and if you don’t own one, rent one with RVshare and we will help customize your trip all the way. All RV rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team to make sure you get the RV perfectly designed for your adventure-seeking self. RVing offers you great protection, a great night’s sleep and better options for bringing your own food so that you can have all your comforts needed that allow you to tackle each day’s adventures. 

State parks fill up really quickly, so here are a few other great RV campground options:

Kritter’s Northcountry Campground & Cabins

Centered within Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, their location places guests within the center of the most beautiful land, forests, waterfalls and attractions. Water and electric sites are $33 per night or full hookup with sewer is $44 per night.

 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes (fee)
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: Library, pavilion, laundry facilities, play areas, nature trails, modern bathhouses

Woodland Park Campground

Situated on the shore of Lake Superior, the park is only three blocks from the main business area of Grand Marais; three blocks from the local marina and four blocks from sandy swimming beaches. If you want to fish, it is only a half-mile from the best whitefish sport-fishing in the state of Michigan. For rates and reservations call (906) 494-2613. 

 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: no
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: cable, play areas, beach access, dump stations, drinking water fill stations, bathhouses, laundry facilities

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What to Do at
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Inside Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Other than the stunning waterfalls, the wildlife at this state park is another reason to love this place. Moose are occasionally seen feeding in the wet areas of the park, especially along M-123 between Paradise and the Lower Falls. Black bear, coyote, otter, deer, fox, porcupine, beaver and mink are a few of the other wildlife species which can be seen in the park. The abundant bird life includes spruce grouse, pileated woodpecker, bald eagle and a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. This is truly a majestic place to park your RV.

Boat rental: Boat rentals are available at the Lower Falls concession from Memorial Day to October 11 for row boats and canoes.

Cross-Country Skiing: The park has four miles of regularly groomed ski trails and is also open to backcountry skiing.

Fishing: Brown trout, walleye, northern muskie, northern pike, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and more are frequently caught in the Tahquamenon River. 

Paddlesports: The Tahquamenon River offers 17 miles of canoeing from the Lower Falls to the Rivermouth area. Carry-in access sites are available both at the Lower Falls and at Rivermouth.

Outside Tahquamenon Falls State Park

With all the magic to see inside the Tahquamenon Falls, it might be tough to leave! However, you don’t have to go far to check out the neighboring sights and take on a few more experiences. Head in to Paradise, MI, or take an hour drive to Munising, MI for shopping, good eats and entertainment. 

Restaurants

Tahquamenon Falls Brewery & Pub

A unique brewery with fine dining and rustic charm offering a fine selection of micro brewed beers and delicious food choices. Built with the founder's vision, this is a special place that echoes the Tahquamenon Falls and the surrounding forests. A few specialties -- Fruit of the Forest Pie, Pork Tenderloin Medallions and their famous and locally caught Whitefish will fill your vacation with a fantastic food experience.  Each meal is carefully prepared with fresh herbs, spices, and garnished with vegetables. 

Type: American, Seafood, Brewery

Location: Paradise, MI

The INN

From smoked meats, to baked goods, and right down to the ketchup, everything is made in-House!

Type: American

Location: Paradise, MI

Shopping

WildWorks

An eclectic gift shopping experience, WildWorks features unique and one of a kind hand-made, artistic gifts. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Superior, Barb’s WildWorks is the only outlet for her variety of gift items, many made with elements of nature. The artist also offers her watercolors, pastels, and acrylic paintings for your consideration. 

Location: Paradise, MI

Tahquamenon Falls Gift Shop Camp 33

Camp 33 carries a rich variety of quality apparel that include: hoodies, hats, T-shirts, pajamas, along with a huge selection of shoes, purses, jewelry, stuffed animals, toys, infant clothing, and handcrafted goods. Merrell brand shoes, purses, hats, fanny packs, backpacks, and many other accessories are one of the shop's featured items. There is also a large selection of Minnetonka Moccasins, FitKicks, canvas art prints, Lang candles, carvings, mugs, glasses, sun glasses, locally made baskets, blankets, gift cards, & jewelry just to name a few.

Location: Paradise, MI

Sightseeing

Oswald’s Bear Ranch

Oswald’s Bear Ranch is an outstanding Upper Michigan attraction for the entire family. This complex is the largest bear ranch in the United States. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald's Bear Ranch has grown in size and in bears. The ranch now has 29 black bears, 2 huge habitats and 2 smaller habitats. This allows visitors to explore the outside of the enclosures and see the bears in their natural environment.

Location: Newberry, MI

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The beautiful Lake Superior has earned her reputation of being the most dangerous of the Great Lakes. Throughout the museum gallery visitors see dramatic shipwreck legends come to life. Artifacts and exhibits tell stories of sailors and ships who braved the waters of Superior and those who were lost to her menacing waves. The famous Edmund Fitzgerald is displayed in the museum as a memorial to her lost crew. Whitefish Point marks the critical turning point for all ships entering or leaving the lake. The waters that extend west from Whitefish Point along the 80-mile stretch of rugged shoreline have earned the ominous title, “Lake Superior’s Shipwreck Coast.” Admission: Adults: $13.00; Children 17 and under: $9.00; Children under 5: Free; Family, 2 adults and 2 or more children: $40.00; Single Family, 1 adult and 2 or more children: $30.00

Location: Paradise, MI

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How to Get to
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

Take M-123 toward Newberry, MI. Turn onto N Lower Campground Lane and the park entrance will be on the right.

Address:

41382 W. M 123

Paradise MI, 49768

Entering Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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