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About McLain State Park
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
McLain State Park is located in Michigan
47.237 N
-88.609 W
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10 Reviews of McLain State Park
Camp on the shores of Lake Superior

What a surprise! Some campsites are right on the lake shore with beautiful views of the lake. Fantastic sunsets, swimming in clear waters. Cabins are clean and well kept w electricity and AC. Woodsy sites are buggy.

Nice State Park

Nice for a state park. Exactly what you would expect. Had a nice bath and shower building, firewood for sale, dump station and water fill.

Not too shabby...

I try to avoid state parks when I can, because they are just slightly too crowded and the sites are always a little small. This particular trip we kinda ended up with minimal options because everything was so busy. I will say, the swimming and sunset were amazing. The site we ended up with wasn’t 1/2 bad either. The bathrooms were clean the park has some really nice trails and views. Definitely not the worst place I have ever ended up having to stay at.

One of my favorite state parks, EVER.

Ok so maybe I'm biased because I've been here so many times, but this park is a little slice of heaven.  Because the weather on the lake is extremely variable, you never really know what your experience will be like until just before you go.  If it's hot, no problem, you have an ice cold lake a few steps away!  Mosquitoes can be bad, so bring the spray.  

Access to Lake Superior can't be beat - there is plenty of room to spread out and avoid a crowd, if you're so inclined.  

There are cabins to rent, but they typically fill up with reservations pretty quickly.  There are a few campsites that are more private, but in many cases you might have neighbors close by.  There's a fantastic ice cream shop on the far end of the park - you can either hike nicely groomed trails to get to it, or take a car or bike on the paved road.  There's also a good sized playground, large field, picnic shelters, and a horseshoe pit.

Nice lakeside campground right off the highway

Mclain State Park Campground is the first Campground that you will encounter upon entering the Keweenaw peninsula of Michigan. It is located directly on the shore of Lake Superior off of Highway 203, and is within quick driving distance of many food options, grocery stores, and gas stations, not to mention Walmart. McClain has campsites and cabins available, reservations are recommended as it does get busy in the summer. The cabins are available for year-round rental and make for a cozy place to come back to after hunting or snowmobiling.


Beautiful, relaxing place, beach to swim at is a decent distance from camp ground, huge park, features some hiking trails, great scenery and beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Great Campground, Awsome Views

Located in the heart of the Keweenaw with nice sites that have a great view of the lake if you get one of the sites near the shore. Big park area, beach with both sandy and rocky places, a ice shop, and not far from Houghton/Hancock.

Great views and trails

It is being remodeled in september

Surprised Me

This campground has phenomenal views of Lake Superior. Somehow you can watch sunrise and sunset from the campground. The sites are close together and lack privacy but the views really make up for it. When I was there, the bathhouse was kind of gross, but they are in the process of renovating it. This is a campground that really stuck with me. I can’t wait to go back and see how they’ve improved it.

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fabulous beach!

The beach here is fabulous! It goes for a couple miles I think :) The sunrises and sunsets were so beautiful to behold as well as neat views of the lighthouse. The sites were nothing special, just a somewhat open area and some grassy dirt area to set up on. There were raised fire pits that were very nice. Our site was on the water which I always enjoy. It's a good place to stay when visiting various sites on the peninsula.