OK New we were far north in May but we had a few nice days in Gogebic State Park of course we had a rainy day also. Loved the area. Nice campground. Loved the surrounding area also. Had fun walking around and the lake was beautiful though cold.
This would be great place to fish and boat in we did neither as we were just passing through.
Restrooms nice and clean and the showers were warm. WE really liked walking to the boat launch area and they did have nice parking.
Took us a bit to find a dry campsite but the ranger was very helpful with us and came out and helped us find a nice site.
They only have 3 pull through sites but the sites are nice and big and if you have problems like us with backing up you will have no problems getting into any of the sites.
We camped at Lake Gogebic for one night in July. Park was easy to find, check-in was smooth, and we were able to purchase firewood. Should you need to purchase any other supplies, I would recommend doing so beforehand, as there are not a lot of options nearby. The campground is not particularly large, and less than half the sites were full while we were there. There are 2 bath houses that were clean and had great showers. There is also a boat launch and swimming area within the park. Campsites were a mix of shade and sun. We had a site in the shade, directly on the lake. There were quite a few muddy spots at our & surrounding sites due to a lot of recent rain. We had to move our car to the parking lot to avoid getting stuck. Being on the lake was nice, and we were entertained by a group of baby ducks that liked hanging out near our campsite. Beyond that, there is little to do within the park itself. It is relatively close to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park & Lake Superior, which is where we hiked in the day time. The campsites were full at the Porkies, so this was a very convenient campground to stay at, but not a destination location on its own.
Nice large grassy sites - we were in site 50 which is waterfront. Park has two bath houses, this southern most has the hotter showers :), nice boat launch if you need it and a nice beach area. With M28 closed there is a detour that runs right along the park, this contributes to a bit more traffic noise but it is very light for the most part. Pick up supplies on your way as there are not a lot of close options but it is well worth the drive.
Originally we reserved a space by the lake. But the people at the next site were taking up our space. So we moved to another. Which was fine with us as we were tent camping and it was pretty cold(40 degree range) and windy and being off the lake seemed better. The older couple that seemed to be the ones taking care of the place were very nice and understanding.
Lake Gogebic campground is clean and wide open. There are enough trees to provide shade but it is very wide open. There are campsites right next to the lake with clean facilities and great views of the lake.
There is a nice picnic area and a boat ramp. This is a solid park for enjoying the lake.
Lake Gogebic State Park is an ok campground compared to others I have visited. Some positive things about it that it is not that well-known of a place and one can enjoy some calmness. The site has some of the best maintained restrooms and showers I have seen. The proximity to the Porcupine Mountains is another plus. A big minus for me were the millions of mosquitoes, but I guess that comes as part of the "nature package". If you want to experience the park to the fullest you need a boat. Other than that there are many great trails in the Porcupine Mountains that deserve one's attention.
Visited July 2016
This was a GREAT campground to stay at for checking out some of the numerous popular waterfalls in upper Michigan. Our grassy site was on the shore of the lake with lots of trees. It felt quite secluded and the park wasn't too busy. The facilities were clean and the park rangers were very friendly and helpful. We like trying new campsites on each trip, but this was pretty ideal so we might be back next year!