We came at the very end of a holiday weekend so the park was packed. The camp sites are pretty much on top of each other with a few random trees scattered throughout. We could hear everyone else’s conversation and the lights of our neighbors interrupted camp fires.
The bathroom are very out dated and the staff was trying to catch up in the morning but there were just too many campers compared to workers. They also do not patrol the campground. There were teenagers running all over camp until the early morning hours yelling profanity and racial slurs. They finally went to bed and we got a little peace.
The lake front is beautiful as well as the park and playground (it is not next to the sites though). These two things saved our stay. The beach was fun and the park was new.
This campground has everything you need whether you want to primitively camp or use a modern camper. Certain sites have private 20 foot sand paths to Lake Superior. The beach is sand and driftwood with no stones or shells. You can see Canada on clear days across the lake. The kayaking was amazing on smooth and glassy waters. Shower houses and bathrooms were decent. Beware of the critters and do not leave any food outside at night. The chipmunks ate out of our hands and the kids loved it.
Great camping location, with nearby beaches and playground. Sites are not huge but definitely roomy enough for bigger camping set ups. $16 Grant's you access to this national park and all others in the state.
Brimley is in great proximity to Sault Ste Marie and Tahquamenon Falls, so there is plenty to do in the area. I especially recommend driving down the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway And also checking out the Bay Mills Farmers Market on Thursday evenings in the casino parking lot.
Right across the road from the campground is a small IGA store where you can get many different food items. Also down the road is Superior Pizza and Subs which is a great place for a quick and easy dinner.
In the campground itself, many of the sites are generously sized with electric access for those who need it. There are three bathhouses throughout the park, which is where Brimley loses a star. I am only familiar with the largest main bathhouse, but I imagine the other two are similar. The main bathroom is often dirty, and the showers (which are closed off little shower rooms) have no working ventilation and get super hot with mildew and mold growth on the walls.
However the shining star of this campground is the beach. The swimming is some of the best with a nice sandy bottom and no rocks. The water is generally cold, as Lake Superior often is, but it’s nothing too cold for swimming in. The view is lovely, and you can often see the freighters that pass through The Soo.
All in all, I highly recommend staying at Brimley State Park if you are in the area.
Nice quiet park, cute cabins, nice spots throughout the park. Short walk to a clean beach. Ranger programs for kids, nice playground.
Huge sites! You can hear waves crashing throughout the park. Quiet park. Boat launch, beach and playground. Beautiful park!!
Camp sites are small but I like that . It is right on Lake Superior and lots to do in area .
Sites sites are nice size and grassy. It's right on Lake Superior. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Very close to a lot of cool things to go sightseeing
This state park is a little smaller than most, but is a great location. The campground is on the Whitefish Bay and the beach area was very nice! The park has the old style bath houses, but they were fine and clean. The only real issue was the garbage buns and recycle center was overflowing and smelly. I couldn't believe how bad it was! There were seagulls in the campground looking for food at all times! The sites are grassy for the most part, but some were small and dirt.
Great area with tons to do, but the campsites themselves aren’t exceptional. Bathrooms etc. are relatively modern. Tent sites kind of small. Definitely make reservations if you’re there in summer. Plan to spend most of your time off site as the park itself is small. Nice wooded area, sandy, waterfront. Go out to the bay itself for more activities. Oh and I could see Canada from my camp site.