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Gull Point Campsite on Grand Island

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Overview

Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about one half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. Munising is about 43 miles from Marquette and 55 miles from Manistique.

Recreation

Swimming - The lake bottom is sandy, sandy with small rocks, or solid rock depending…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

1 Review of Gull Point Campsite on Grand Island

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Emily
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

A true escape

Gull Point is a nine mile hike from the ferry dock on Grand Island and six miles from the closest potable water. The closest creek where you can get water to filter is about 1.5 miles away from the site. The terrain is mostly flat, with some steady inclines.

The campsite itself is incredibly…

Location

Gull Point Campsite on Grand Island is located in Michigan

Directions

Visitors can get to the island via passenger ferry (Grand Island Ferry Service) or private watercraft. The ferry departs from Grand Island Landing on the mainland, located on M-28, about 3 to 4 miles west of the Munising's blinking light. Look for the Grand Island NRA signs. Prices and schedules vary from season to season. For information or reservations, call (906) 387-2600 or visit their website at [ http://www.grandislandup.com. ]( http://www.grandislandup.com )

Coordinates

46.55343099 N
86.69680528 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Grand Island is located in Lake Superior, about one half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. Munising is about 43 miles from Marquette and 55 miles from Manistique.

Recreation

Swimming - The lake bottom is sandy, sandy with small rocks, or solid rock depending on what site you choose. Lake Superior can be cold with average high temperatures reaching only the high 60s (degrees Fahrenheit). Be cautious when swimming because this area has not been checked for possible hazards. Please remember, you swim at your own risk.

Hiking and Biking - Over 30 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails provide wonderful opportunities for day-trips and give access via unsurfaced trails to some of the Island's most spectacular scenery.

Fishing and Hunting - Lake Superior has Coho salmon, lake trout, perch, pike, walleye and rock bass. Game species on the island include deer, bear, rabbit, grouse and ducks. A Michigan fishing, hunting and/or trapping license is required. (See the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fishing Guide for license information and special regulations for Echo and Duck Lakes.)

Boat Access - There are a number of sand beaches where a boat could pull right up to shore. Murray Bay, Trout Bay and North Light Creek areas have the largest sand beaches with little to no rock obstructions. There are several areas around the perimeter of the island where kayakers can gain access. Be aware that there are very few locations on the northwest and northeast sides that are not cliff. There is no boat launch or public dock facility on Grand Island. Personal watercraft (SeaDoo/Jet Ski) are not allowed on the shores of Grand Island. The dock at Williams Landing can be used for loading and unloading only. Boats may not park at the dock.

Facilities

Drinking water is available at Williams Landing, Juniper Flats, Farrell Cottage and Murray Bay Day Use Area. If traveling elsewhere on the island, bring water with you or filter/boil/treat surface water. Keep soaps and detergents out of lakes and streams. Wash dishes and clothes in a pot and dispose of the waste water in a hole at least 100 feet from the nearest water supply. Bathe in a similar manner.

Gull Point: This campsite is located on the north western tip of Grand Island, approximately 1.2 miles west of North Beach. The site is approximately 9 miles from William's Landing (ferry service arrival point, and visitor information center). The nearest potable water is approximately 6 miles south of this campsite at Juniper Flats Group Campsite. Plan ahead, and bring drinking water when staying at this site. Water can be filtered from Lake Superior which is accessed at North Beach, approximately 1.2 mile east of this campsite. This site can accommodate up to 6 people in two tents. A primitive latrine, food storage pole, fire ring, and benches are provided in/near the campsite. Gull Point can be accessed via the island's trail system. This campsite is not accessible by kayakers.

Natural Features

Grand Island, a Congressionally designated National Recreation Area (NRA), boasts massive 300-foot wave-cut sandstone cliffs; 13,500 acres of lush forest; beaches of fine sand; winter ice caves; and historic buildings and artifacts dating back as far as 2,000 BC, to name just a few of its highlights! The island's scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for camping and other outdoor activities.

Nearby Attractions

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Hiawatha National Forest, and the City of Munising. Well known attractions include the Pictured Rocks Cruises, and Riptide Rides. The Munising Area provides a variety of restaurants, hotels, camping opportunities and outfitters. Local outfitters provide guided and self-guided kayak, canoe, pontoon and mountain bike rentals.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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