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Posted: 08/12/19 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking of pulling camper up to the UP of Michigan, next Summer. Can anyone make any recommendations on campgrounds? I would prefer a full hook-up site. Pulling a 35' TT.

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Beware of the Black Flies, they apparently don't go away until later in the summer. I suspect this is a somewhat overblown website but seems to have some good info

Watch the video at the end of this RV blog entry.
My wife still complains about them and we haven't been up there in 15 years +-

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Been to the UP a couple of times and really liked Aune-Osborn Campground in Sault Ste Marie. Lots of huge ships going by.


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Go in late July or august. We went in early July and the temp topped 60 degrees and overcast with a windy drizzle. Not very relaxing. Then I seen the week later it was in the 80's. noticed the same pattern the last couple years. Next time we go it will be during late summer.


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Thank you. Plan is o go around the third week in July.


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Thanks. Will definitely check that campground.

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Almost forgot, we stayed at Munising Tourist Park Campground. Very nice with sites on the water. Nice views of the bay and island. Very close to pictured rocks and all the boat tours!

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The picture reaches are nice, but we prefer the pictured rocks.

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I think what the previous posters are trying to say is Pictured Rocks as in the National lake shore. I second Aune Osborn and Munising Tourist park. Neither are nothing to write home about as far as the campsites are concerned (The sites at Aune are a bit better) but we go there for the views. Get the water front sites and plan ahead as they can fill quickly. Taquanimum Falls state park is also a great park along with Straits State Park which has the views of the straits and the bridge. The state parks and some of the others mentioned don't have full hookups but it's well worth not having them for these parks.

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3rd week of july will be fine plus. CG's: ots of them both State Parks etc and private owned all over the U.P. and the L.P. We live in West Michigan on Lake Michigan in the L.P. and go up to the U.P. a lot in all seasons. Every year one or more times in our 57years of marriage and the black flies issues are so overblown. Yes they can be a problem for 2-3 weeks in June but that's about it.

Our Favorite CG's are Tahquamenon State Park Lower Falls CG (Portage CG) as so much to see and do in the area. Close the the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. Very popular.

A little north of Tahquamenon Falls there's Muskallonge Lake State Park on Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake.

Aune-Osborn at the Soo Locks (the worlds bussiest locks with even 1000' ships going thru and they go 100-300 yards away from you either at the locks or the CG).

Fayette Historic State Park on the Garden Peninsula, Has the gorgeous Snail Shell Harbor and the restored iron works many building.

Indian Lake State Park CG and Kitch-iti-kipi Palms Book State Park is close by but has no camping right there. Very interesting huge spring you human power the ferry across the crystal clear deep spring. 10,000 gallons every minute flow and lots of large fish always in view in the super clear water which is a constant 45 degrees year around.

Munising Tourist Park CG with lots views. Remember that Lake Superior is always cold even in summer as it's so huge and deep and far north. A quick dip is about all one can take in the very clear clean waters.

These are our favorites up there among many others. Michigan has over a hundred
State Parks and thousands of campgrounds. More than 11,000 inland lakes alone and more than 3,200 miles of Great Lake's shorelines on 4 of the 5 vast Great Lakes. No place you can stand in the entire state and be more than 6 miles from a lake.

Lots of Privately owned CG all over the U.P. Far too many to list.

Not too many CG's have full hookups in the U.P. but have electric, water, and dump stations at most all and have good clean bath houses/restrooms. That's why/what RV's have holding tanks for.


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