This was a last-minute stop for us because we didn't want to stay at the campground we had originally intended. I found it here on The Dyrt, but bypassed it for another campground option. However, when we drove past the roadside sign, my husband said he wanted to check it out. And we're so glad we did!
When we pulled in, we were told to use the telephone to call the host and they would come and help us out. So when we did, somebody drove up and gave us our choice of spots. The campground was almost empty, so we had anything we wanted, and majority of the options were on the lake!
some of the spots are closer together so there's not a lot of privacy, but the side of the campground we were on had lots of buffers between the sites in the form of pine trees. each site had a gorgeous campfire ring made out of stones pulled off of the beach. It's a red Rock Beach! The bathroom was in a little house, but it had its own shower and looked like something from a log cabin. Not at all like a campground bathroom! there was another shower house at the opposite end of the campground which had similar decor. There was also dump station and fresh water easily available. not to mention the laundry house! Two washers, two dryers, and a sink for scrubbing plus all of the laundry soap and dryer sheets you needed. It was just payment on the honor system to use them. Very reasonable!
there was no electric hook-up at the site we were in, but we didn't need one. However, they were available.
Great little find in Michigan!
Quite little park, a waterfall about 5 minutes away. Right on a lake. We were site 44 it rained a lot. But it didn't flood the site. So that was a bonus. Bathrooms were outdated but we'll kept. Dave; the wood guy came around every day at 5 and had some nice wood for fires. We would stay again!
Right across the street is a river. They have a few docks. Just a few blocks from the Ontonagon city marina. Somewhat close to city beaches on Lake Superior. The bathrooms and showers are always clean. Nice pull through sites and full hookups. You can socialize or keep to yourselves.
Great campground 20$ a nite with electric and water!!!!!Some have sewer. Beautiful walking trail along river. Quiet. Campsite for tents and RV. Call for directions lol The gps takes you to the old back entrance. The owner was an awesome lady she helped us find a repair guy for a breakdown. They do not take credit cards !!
Some sights could be mowed but hey for this price and this location so what!! Definitely will return
Most of the sites looked like they had been deserted for years. A few good sites for campers though. The primitive camp sites couldn’t fit a tent if you tried. Bathroom was clean but no one at front desk or to answer my calls.
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.
Lake Linden Village Campground is a fairly small, but nice campground. They have a lower portion that's made more for trailers or motorhomes, and an upper rustic portion for tents. We stayed on a tent site, which was huge! It easily fit our 14 person tent and a 6 person tent. Most of the other tent sites were smaller though. There was one shared water spigot for all the tent sites, and a very nice port a potty. And it was just a walk down the hill to the showers, which were also very nice. It was quiet and nice. I'd definitely stay there again if I'm ever back in the area!
It’s a County Park in Big Bay on beautiful Lake Independence. They have full hook up sites to primitive sites.
You can walk/ride bikes to a convenience store, gas station, laundry, and restaurant. Golf driving range behind the convenience store, bucket of balls $5 and you don’t have to pick them up.
Marquette is a 30 minute drive.
We went there last year in mid June. Secluded deep in the woods. Plenty of campsites to choose from. And each site is pretty private from the next site. We choose a beach front site perfect to launch the kayaks. The only thing that overwhelmed us was the mosquitos! We last two days and moved on. Next time we will be a little better prepared!
Stayed at Van Riper a few years ago. Had my son's 6th birthday party here. We were able to grill our food at our camp site then brought it over closer to the beach where we set up in the grassy area. This area has scattered trees for those who wanted shade and those who didn't. The kids were are to play on the beach or the play ground equipment. Very nice and relaxing way to celebrate.
Stayed here 2 nights and fished the lake in a 3 person boat. The lake is non-motorized and even though we were there the week of 4th of July, there were very few other campers. Only 1 or 2 other boats on the lake all through our stay, and some swimmers at the beach, the lake being non-motorized was very quiet and peaceful. Boat landing is gravel and a tad washed out, but fully usable for the small trolling boats that are allowed here. There were 3 RVs at some sites closer to the campground entrance but besides the occasion generator, they were very quiet and kept to themselves. Caught lots of Brook trout, smallmouth, and other panfish. Apparently large Northern reside in the depths, though we weren't lucky enough to hook one of the monsters hiding in the middle of this 80' deep lake. There is a small island that looks accessible by boat or swimming across the sandbar from the beach, but we didn't make land, just looked at its beauty from the water. There is a nesting bald eagle we continously saw while fishing as well as a young eagle hiding in a large tree near our site. There are also a pair of loons who weren't hard to spot every few minutes. Campsites are varying sizes and decently spaced, although some seem to be a little close together, it wasn't hard to get a good site on the lake with no neighbors. Every site has a picnic table, lantern hooks and a large metal fire ring with a heavy duty attached grill grate. Bathrooms are decent and centrally placed. Sunsets were fantastic, lake is crystal clear. Bugs are insane, but it's a part of the territory. Be prepared to make battle with the huge mosquito population of the Northwoods. Other than that, gorgeous location, secluded and pristine but only 6 miles to some amenities and attractions in Watersmeet, with a tavern and even the casino just a short drive away.
This rustic campground although a little off the beaten path, what a great place to get the family together. Very quiet and super clean. Several out buildings like a changing room at the beach/day use area and a communal grilling station for those summer bbqs.
Very small and quiet campground. We stayed in a cabin that was small and reasonably priced. The river is only a 5 min hike from the camp ground. The showers and bathroom facility were clean. If I am ever stopping by I would stay here again. Perfect place to stay when going through town.
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.
Went here over memorial weekend and I've gotta say it was just wonderful. This is a more modern camp site with a full bathroom and shower for those of us who dont want to make our own Blair witch movie but that doesn't take away from the beautiful lake view and the wonderful surrounding wild life. I will be coming back.