Nice park, has electric hookups only. Hydrants & outhouses are available. Has a boat launch for fishing. Park Rangers are available if needed. Lake Superior access is available across the road for walking on the beach. Near North Country Trail for hiking.
We stay here last summer on a tour of the Michigan UP. The campground was about 3 hours drive from the border crossing at Sault Saint Marie. The campsite was overcrowded with locals and the sites were on top of each other. The camp was noisy and many of the sites were uneven and hard to access. The nearby lakes provide nice swimming opportunities and it across the street from a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. This may be ok for families looking for a place to take the kids for a night or two. We were so disappointed in the camp we departed after a few hours and camped at a dispersed site in the nearby Lake Superior Forest.
Loved this campground so much that we stayed an extra night. Cleanest restrooms I've ever encountered in a campground. Very quiet and relaxing. Loved the sound of the water. Definitely plan to come back. Not a ton of trees, but still perfect.
Love the campground. Can fill quick. The bathroom facilities are pretty nice. We avoid June and July because of black wise. The beach isn't bad on the lake but directly across the street you can go down to Lake Superior which has miles of beaches. Lots of hiking trails in about a half hour from any town. There is a little store on the other side of the lake. One of our top spots to come camp. There is power hookups to most sites and spots for RVs and campers. Not a far drive to go cut your own firewood.
Muskallonge Lake is a little bit off the beaten path of the typical UP camping trip but if you can make it, it's an amazing stop. Facilities are fine but the main draw is the combination of the small inland lake (Muskallonge) and big lake right across the street. We stayed at a tent site right near Muskallonge Lake and caught the sunset on the big lake and stargazed out by the small dock they have on Muskallonge. Staff was more than helpful in accommodating us to park our car near the entrance (this stay was the beginning of a week long bikepacking trip). Overall a great stay
Other things to note: Very minimal cell service, as is most of the Upper Peninsula. There is a store just down the road that has all the necessities asl. Photo is of the sunset on the big lake.
Camped here In August 2018 for a few days. The bathrooms and showers were clean, although they seemed to close them for cleaning at random times that were never consistent. The vault toilets should have hand sanitizer dispensers. The sites were neat enough with fire rings and some have electricity. The amount of goose poop was unreal though. You have access to Muskallonge Lake in the campground, and there is Lake Superior access not too far down the road, there is a trail from the campground. You can bring your ORV here, but are only allowed to ride in or out of the park, no stopping, not even to drop someone off to buy ice. The sites in Sections 2 and 3 were woodsier than Section 1 where we were, but not all have electric hookups. Booking on the MI DNR website was easy.
We used the campground as our base to go to Munising to do the Pictured Rocks boat tour about 2 hours away, go down through Newberry and across the Seney Stretch unless you like washboard dirt roads, Oswald's Bear Ranch, and Tahquamenon Falls. We took our Kawasaki Ranger out to the Crisp Point Lighthouse. The black flies were bad at the light, a worker said it was because the wind was coming from the south at the time. We had enough Verizon service at the campground for texts, but not enough for much else. The front ranger station provides Wi-Fi. There's a little store for supplies in Deer Park not far down the road. The nearest full grocery is in Newberry about a half hour away. The road between Grand Marais and Muskallonge is not paved, but I believe they are planning on it
The older back loops offer more shade and bigger than the front loop. plenty of big fish in the lake
For being so remote, I wasn't expecting this campground to be so large! It was a nice location though, nestled between Muskallonge Lake, and Lake Superior. We drove about 20 miles down a washboard dirt road from this campground, to see the Pictured Rocks.
This 217-acre state park is located right on Lake Muskallonge and a short walk from Lake Superior. We chose this park because it was close enough to travel to the eastern of the 40 - mile long Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (NL), Tahquamenon Falls and the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. The plan made sense – stay at a nice place and explore a beautiful area in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. But, things did not work out as planned. We quickly learned that to get to any of these places you would have to travel on gravel washboard roads which can make for slow travel and long days. The other problem we had was that hiking in Pictured Rocks with our dog was not going to happen. Turns out dogs are only allowed on a couple of short trails and in developed areas like campgrounds and parking lots.
We camped here in mid-July and the campground was packed. Campers and tents were scattered about and it was hard to distinguish some sites from others. Our site was a long pull-thru which was gravel with a large gravel patio with a picnic table and fire pit and had a partial view of the lake. It gave us a little bit of space on our patio but campers on the other side were right next to us. Not all sites are created equal in this park. Our site was one that they recently upgraded to 50 amp and the gravel but some are just grass. We did not get cell or internet service with our Verizon phone and don’t even think about getting over the air antenna television channels – not happening. There is a WiFi hotspot at the office/camp store but we did not use it.
Next to the playground is a swim beach (where boats are excluded) that was extremely popular especially since it was so hot. A concrete boat launch with short dock is a short distance from the campground and is suitable for launching motorboats and paddle craft. Many people who launched their boats left them tied up in the campground for easy access.
We really enjoyed the state park and found it very relaxing but it was not as close to attractions as we originally thought. There is a portion of the North Country Scenic Trail that runs through the park but that portion of it had recently washed out and was closed when we were there. The closest towns are a good 30 minutes away so make sure you bring groceries and whatever supplies you need.
Good combination of full sites or rustic on the edges of the campsite, more out of the way. Great upkeep of outhouses too!!