Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Bay Furnace Campground

Bay Furnace Campground is located on the south shores of Lake Superior, near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Favorite to many, the campground is centered to various waterfalls, as well as other sightseeing attractions, including boat tours and visits to Grand Island.


Fishing in Lake Superior is best by boat. There is no access to the lake at Bay Furnace, but there is a boat ramp approximately 10 miles west, at AuTrain, and in Munising. Anglers can enjoy a variety of lake trout and salmon fishing.

Visitors can access the popular Grand Island via a 10-minute ferry ride or by private boat. This scenic island is a favorite for hiking, mountain biking and exploring.

Various boat excursions are offered near the campground at an additional cost, providing a great way to explore the crystal clear blue-green waters of Lake Superior and view the stunning natural rock formations.


The campground offers multiple reservable single sites for tent and RV camping. Additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A day-use picnic area is also available at the campground, located near the lake shore. Multiple tables, drinking water and accessible vault toilets are included.

Natural Features

Visitors can enjoy the scenic views of Lake Superior, with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets and occasional northern lights displays. Amid forests of deciduous trees, some sites overlook the lake while others are near Furnace Creek.

Nearby Attractions

Boat ramps are available in Munising, less than 5 miles from the campground, or at AuTrain, which is about 10 miles away.

ADA Access: N

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Bay Furnace Campground is located in Michigan
46.4383 N
-86.7083 W
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Bay Furnace Campground is located in Alger County, about 3 miles west of Munising on Highway 28, at the village of Christmas, across from the Kewadin Casino.
14 Reviews of Bay Furnace Campground
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AMAZING views of Lake Superior available for all, but for the best experience aim for sites 9-11; watching sunset from your own ten just can't be beat! Firewood available for very good prices sold at campground; for $14 we got enough wood for 4 large, longburning fires. Wheelbarrow is available to take wood to your camp site and wood is cash only. Pit toilets only are available but that doesn't bother us at all. The Bay Furnace itself is very interesting and only a short walk from the campsites, but the beach with plenty of neat rocks and glass is a good way to spend a day.

Love the lake

Bay Furnace Campground right outside Munising, Mi and down the road from the Grand Island Ferry. Excellent views from the beach.

The Campground was quiet and just seperated enough from town to feel primitive. Pit toilets, picnic tables, fire rings and drinking water points ( don't be washing your feet !)

Enjoyed the beach, nobody there but campers. Water was "crisp" lol, another way to say cold, but refreshing. Sand and rocks and driftwood.

Bay Furnace Campground

Nice little campground on the western end of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, about five minutes outside of the cute town of Munising. If you plan on going to Grand Island, this is the place to be. A typical campground with tent and RV sites mixed in. Level sites with picnic tables, fire rings, tent pads, and vault toilets. I didn't stay here long enough to need to find out where the nearest showers are. Next to the campground is a really nice picnic area on the lake with great views of the island. The night I was there a ranger came out and did a program on owls right from the beach.

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Bay Furnace Campground

Bay Furnace Campground in the Hiawatha National Forest is what you expect from a NF campground. Sites are very secluded in a well wooded area with a few sites right on the Lake Superior shore with a view of Grand Island. Most sites are very level and good for tent camping. Non-electric sites gives the campground a rustic feel. The shoreline is excellent for walking the beach and looking at the beautiful washed stones, but there are no sanding areas to swim (if you could even brave the cold water).