The campground was were well kept and clean. There was a very nice beach and a dog friendly beach. All sites had a very nice fire pit though there was no grate.
Small campground with spacious sites and updated bathroom facilities. Very dark, perfect for night sky viewing and beautiful sunsets over Lake Superior.
Great campground with secluded sites. I really enjoyed staying here. We stayed on campsite 75 and had a beautiful view of lake superior. There were no mosquitos when we were there. There is only one shower house for hundreds of campsites :(
The sites are overly spacious and well disbursed. Everything is super clean. Over a mile of beach gives every camper enough room to feel like the entire lake is there‘s to enjoy alone. I couldn’t be much happier with this campground. The best state campground I’ve been to in Michigan so far. It’s a gem.
Nice sites either blacktop, gravel or grass. Majority of sites have lake superior views. Has beachs. One for humans and one for canines. Great for bicycling, hiking, lazy days at the beach. Lake superior water is cold! Has jetty near beach with lighthouse. Great for fishing. Canal to Houghton/Hancock empties into lake next to beach. On western side of keeweenaw peninsula. Has very beautiful sunsets.
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 for a state park. Exactly what you would expect. Had a nice bath and shower building, firewood for sale, dump station and water fill.
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.
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.
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.