Located just off the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Bay View Campground provides a rustic opportunity to camp along the shores of Lake Superior. The campground is a perfect stop amidst many recreational opportunities available in the Sault Ste. Marie area. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Whitefish Bay National Scenic Byway all the way to the beautiful Tahquamenon Falls.
Miles of sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets stretch across Lake Superior, the greatest single body of fresh water in the world. Birding and sightseeing are popular pastimes, and visitors enjoy long walks along Superior's beaches.
The rustic campground offers multiple single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire rings with grills.
Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are available at several locations within the campground. Most of the sites are heavily shaded. A campground host lives at the campground and can be available to answer any questions.
The campground is located in Lake Superior's famous Whitefish Bay, the site of numerous historically preserved shipwrecks and lighthouse stations. The area is also a natural corridor for migratory birds.
Tahquamenon Falls, a series of beautifully brown-colored waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River, are located just 30 miles away. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and Whitefish Point Lighthouse are 39 miles to the north and west while the Point Iroquois Lighthouse lies about 8 miles east.
Charges & Cancellations
Please cancel 7 days in advance if you need to cancel your reservation. Reserve sites cannot be transferred to walk up sites.
ADA Access: N
Stayed when the campground first opened back up for the 2020 season - many of the sites (not all, mostly the beach access sites) were reserved but we only needed to stay one night and were able to snag one with beach access. There’s 24 sites available, best to reserve but you can still go as first come first serve. Check in was at 2pm and hosts came by on golf cart to make sure we registered, but otherwise we had an awesome and quiet stay. Beach is AMAZING! And right down the road from another day access beach. Restrooms were one of the nicest we’ve seen in the UP + sites were large and well distanced from others, which is why I gave 5 stars. This was a great option too, since many of the National forest campgrounds nearby require reservations, but this still had first come first serve. I’d DEFINITELY stay again!
Best campground in Michigan. Sites aren’t too close together yet there are bathrooms in a reasonable walking distance from each site. Wonderful camp host and the beach is the best I’ve seen in Michigan.
Good good friends recommended this fantastic Campground knowing that I wanted to wake up on the beach at Lake Superior. My campsite was perfect for my hope to see sunrises and sunsets on the beach!
Awesome walk in spots lead right to the forested beach. Beautiful Lake Superior is just seconds from camp. Last spot out sits next to countless miles of undeveloped forest. Searching for fun stones on the shore & relaxing by the fire was bliss. Great spot. Hidden gem.
We camped here with our family of 5 for 2 nights. It’s a very remote campground. Grocery stores and gas are about 20 minutes away and you have to go to Sault St. Marie for better choices. When we arrived, they were out of firewood to buy. The campground host, Gilly (Santa) helped us with firewood and made us feel very welcome. He had a community box of games that we could use during our stay. We used sand buckets and shovels to play with during or stay. He had solar lights by our site nunbers and checked on us numerous times. Our campsite #3 walked right out to the sandy beach of Lake Superior. There are no showers and only vault toilets that were kept as ckean as possible. Germ-x was available and a well water pump was located in the center of the camping loop. There were mosquitoes and they loved my son even with bug spray but they didn’t bother me. It was a BEAUTIFUL lake side campground.
Being from WI going to the UP is a must. For my wife who is from Maryland, sandy beaches are a must. This was a good fit for us. This campground offers you the chance to camp right along the shores of Lake Superior. There are sandy beaches and shipwrecks in the bay which have been preserved for tourists and history geeks. Our campsite had a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. Bring your foil with (as always!) because the grill may not be in the best shape… My best bit of advise if you are car camping here is to take the trip to see Tahquamenon Falls. It is a series of waterfalls on a river of the same name that is really beautiful.