The Porcupine Mountains Presque Isle Campground offers 50 rustic campsites near the scenic Presque Isle River. There are vault toilets and hand pumps for water. In addition to drive-up sites, there are also 6 walk-in sites.
The campground is split into two loops. The east loop is a generator friendly side, while the west loop is generator free.
There is access trails to the nearby Presque Isle River and or to the Lake Superior shoreline. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground office.
At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park. It is home to 35,000 acre old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, miles of rivers and streams, more than 90 miles of hiking trails, the Lake Superior shoreline and vistas unrivaled anywhere in the Midwest.
Once you pass the last town just keep driving until you reach the shore of Lake Superior and find this beautiful campground nestled along it's shore. Large sites, that are separated by use of generator or not, fill the area overlooking the lake. The outer edge sites are more wooded than the interior sites but all of them get evening shade. There are even some hike in spots that have quite a bit of separation between them. There are only two vault toilets for each area but there never was a line. The water is pumped by hand after you walk down the path a little ways into the woods. On Fourth of July weekend it was packed with a lot of noise that disappeared once 8 PM came around. There is a trail from the campground directly to the beach along Lake Superior. It is a beautiful place to watch the sunset or the storms roll in. The trail along the Presque River is not to be missed with its series of waterfalls. Follow the boardwalk and then go past it to wrap around the river and return for a 5 mile hike. There are many hiking trails in the Porcupine Mountains to explore so plan to spend a few nights here. Bring everything you will need because the drive back to town takes some time. Still it was nice to rest in the car after hiking along the Little Carp river in search of a sandwich for lunch. This is my favorite spot - I've even traveled by bicycle here multiple times. There is a modern campground on the eastern side of the Porcupine Mountains if that is more your style.
We were able to stay here in the fall during the leave changing season…greatest thing was we were all alone practically. Not many people in October 2014. It was very close to some great hikes and the Lake nearby was a nice feature. Had some great cover and unique campsites back in the trees a bit. Amenities/facilities were limited to toilets, but we made due.