This is going to be my new favorite campground when I visit Marquette!
Nice place, on a lake with a beach and life Gaurds good size park tons of cycling trails. Next to presque isle remember the isle doesn’t allow dogs outta your vehicle. Clean park well maintained restrooms/ shower could use some updating though
Some sites are very large with lots of shade trees some are smaller and kinda packed together. I highly recommend the sites that face the lake. We had plenty of space and it was very peaceful in our section of the park. Bathrooms were small with only 1 shower each, but I had no wait for my shower in my section of the park. Very friendly park staff, and my site was clean and dry. Definitely going to make this an every year stop when we come up to bring our daughter back to NMU.
This campsite is great for those who dont want to be completely rustic. Theres electric at most sites and 2 bath houses on site as well. When it comes to choosing a site, you can either be tucked away in the woods, out in the open or near the lake that's on the grounds. There's a dump station and potable water near the office, along with firewood and ice for sale. In the office theres a wall of brochures for waterfalls, rock hunting, trails, biking, fishing and more! The people working there are very friendly and are always making loops to either collect trash, clean the bathrooms or inform campers of updates and incoming severe weather.
I've come here on 3 separate occasions and for usually a week at a time and I've never had a bad experience. I will mostly likely come to this site every time I'm in the Upper Penisula.
This is a very busy campground that tends to attract mostly RV campers. It is very close to town which is convenient, and has a lot of activities within the campground. There is a playground, swimming beach, firewood for sale, picnic areas, and located on a bike path. For the most part, the park was full of families in RVs that seemed to park in every which way they found convenient. There are a few walk-in tent sites as well. We tent camp, and scored a nice site (#1) right on the water which felt a little bit separated from the mess of large RVs all over the place. The bathhouse was fairly clean, but the showers were always busy. Our site was a little on the small side and trash was left in the fire pit from previous campers. I enjoyed being right on the water, and it was a convenient location as there are not a lot of campgrounds in the nearby area. Unfortunately the park had a very hectic and crowded feeling to it than I usually prefer.
Close to town so plenty of activities for everyone
loved the beach and the size of the lots. Plenty of room good water pressure. Some of the hook ups were oddly placed make sute ypu have a longer water hose but shouldnt need over 50 feet.
One great thing about this park is the location and how close it is to downtown Marquette and Lake Superior. The campground can tend to feel a bit crowded in the summer and on weekends but there are not many campgrounds in town so you may have to put up with crowds for convenience. We didn’t have reservations and could not get a spot for the weekend but sites did open up during the week. The park offers great water access for fishing, swimming and paddling plus there are many other amenities like a playground, ball fields, trails, picnic areas, etc. Another plus is the paved bike path that runs by the campground and leads downtown (about a 10-minute bike ride) and along the waterfront.
There are a mix of sites from those fitting the largest of RVs to tent sites. Lots of tall trees provide shade but this can make for some crazy maneuvering with large rigs. Be aware if you are a large RV with tow car that many sites are not long enough so be specific how long you are when you reserve a site. The park is dated and in need of some work so there are potholes in the roads and not all sites are level. Many sites in the RV hookup areas are sandy/dirt especially when campers put our patio mats and park vehicles wherever they want. The hook-ups are not laid out conveniently on some sites which requires extra hoses and electric cords. There is WiFi in the campground but does not pick up well in all areas of the park – it just depends where you are but works well at the office. Our television antenna picked up a dozen or so channels including the major networks. Verizon 4G was strong and our hotspot worked great.
There was a sign posted mentioning there were reported break-ins and people should lock up their belongings. We found this a little disturbing because you normally don’t see this in campgrounds. It also appeared that some campers were not well-versed on camping etiquette throwing trash in fire pits, walking through others campsites, and leaving garbage all over their sites.
We camped right on the lake at number #13 which is the last site towards the back of the camp ground. Even though the signs said it was full, we rolled the dice anyhow and ended up getting a cancelation site for free! The guys at the office were very nice and accommodating. Camp was clean, quiet and dog friendly. Great fishing right off the waters edge, swimming and paddle boarded the lake as well. Super close to downtown Marquette, like a 10 minute bike ride.