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Mccargoe Cove Campground

4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

McCargoe Cove Campground is located in McCargoe Cove, on the north shore of Isle Royale National Park, off of the Indian Portage and East Chickenbone Trails. Boats can overnight at dock. Canoe/kayak access from Lake Superior or 1.2 mile portage from Chickenbone Lake. Stay Limit: 3 nights effective…

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Access

  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires

Reviews

4 Reviews of Mccargoe Cove Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Ethan S.
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2022

McCargoe Cove is Beautiful

McCargoe is one of the most beautiful campgrounds on the island. I have heard that it can get busy due to the dock, but when I stayed there it was quite peaceful and solitary. A loon was swimming in the cove and we came across a cow moose just south on the trail.

Month of VisitJuly
Sarah C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2022

Nice but busy

Given that there is a relatively large dock here and a concessionaire ferry comes through here several times a week, there can be a lot of traffic. That being said, there are nice tent sites and some really cool tent/cabin structures. It wasn't super buggy while we were here so being in a tent was…

  • Part of the hike from Todd Harbor to McCargove Cove
  • old mine site near the campground
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Month of VisitSeptember
Matt S.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2018

Our First stop on the Island

A small group of family and friends left the luxuries of home to backpack thirty miles in Isle Royale National Park. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to taking the rest of my children here as they grow up.

The first leg of our journey was a boat ride from Grand Portage, Minnesota to…

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Location

Mccargoe Cove Campground is located in Michigan

Directions

McCargoe Cove Campground is located in McCargoe Cove, on the north shore of Isle Royale National Park, off of the Indian Portage and East Chickenbone Trails.

Address

800 E. Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Coordinates

48.08719614 N
88.70934997 W

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