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Beautiful family campground

Beautiful family campground on the North ashore of Lake Superior. It has RV, tent and back country sites as well as cabins and yurts for rent. Many amazing hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls to explore near by. Campground has large clean bathrooms and showers and a nice camp store. It is also pet friendly and has WiFi,  but no playground.  We stayed at site 82 which had a partial view of the lake and backed the tree line. It was a nice site. I gave this campground 4 out of 5 stars because some of the sites were a little too close together but overall a great campground and we will be back!

Beautiful Lakefront Sites

I really liked this campground. The lakeshore was so beautiful and we were literally right next to the water. The lake front sites weren’t super level but worth the trouble to have the view we had. Nice shower house and flushing toilets only a few yards down the road. My husband and I won’t hesitate to stay here again

Beautiful

Beautifully wooden and tucked-away county campground near Ashland, right on a beautiful trout stream. Campsites are wooded and spacious… but a bit weary from use; at least, it seemed recent campers had left a lot of litter behind. Although this is in a beautiful setting with decent campsites, and not far fromAshland for day trips, a concern for me was a notice up about frequent car break-ins and campsite vandalism there. We ended up not staying here because no one else was at any if the campsites and we wondered about security. Might be a good spot if you wanted to come as a group, though!

Fun place for kids

Great swimming for kids! Lots of activities and amenities to enjoy.

User friendly & close to town and quiet

Great place to stay. Right next to Black River. Sites sit back from highway so easy access and quiet. Open year round. Showers. Owner is friendly and very helpful.

Unpretentious and quiet

We stayed in this rustic campground mid-week in mid-September and were glad to find it wasn't busy or noisy. I think we hit it just right post-summer and pre-autumn colors (although several patches of trees along the way were blazing with fall color!). Loved that it had a 'no generator' side to help with the quiet we were seeking. While I had first booked Site 19 because all the lake sites were taken and I liked its privacy tucked into the woods a bit, we found that it was almost all dirt and, with rain expected, we didn't want to hang out in a mud bowl. We went back to the ranger and he recommended Site 11, which was actually super nice--still somewhat private but also grassy and with a slight view of Lake Superior.  I think 18 would be great, too, if the lake sites are unavailable. All of those looked awesome, with my favorites being #10 and #6. Site 10 was right across from us and was vacant for the majority of our stay, which allowed us to set our chairs on the bluff overlooking the lake and read and enjoy the views. 

The weather was unseasonably warm for mid-September and Lake Superior was oddly calm. This resulted in some flies, which was a bummer. Every night, though, the winds kicked up around dinner time and they were gone. When they were hanging around, though, (mostly mornings), they made cooking miserable and also the pit toilets buzzed with them, which was not fun. But I think once the autumn temps kick in and the winds sustain a bit, they'd be much less of an issue. 

The park is in an amazing location, with the Presque Isle River running through it and phenomenal hiking trails/vistas right there. It was also an easy drive to Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak, and Ontonagon. Just stunning forests, waterfalls, hills and drives and, of course, the incomparable Lake Superior all within easy reach. We also stopped at Bond Falls on our way to the Porkies from the east, which was beautiful. 

Love the UP; love the remoteness yet accessibility (if that makes sense) of this campground; love tent camping on Lake Superior; love this place.

Most room per trailer site I’ve seen in forever

After Labor Day ( sept 2019 ) Not many visitors - but some. This place is just plain beautiful. Super friendly. No cell. WiFi available at the office, but not at the RV sites ( not really a bad thing!) extremely roomy - our truck and trailer are 54 feet long - no problem fitting at site 35 - but we’ll bring an extension cord next time as our primary power cable didn’t quite reach the utility box. Very nice picnic table and fire ring. Bathrooms on the RV side are pristinely clean - short walk to the beach. Peaceful! 12 minutes to get to town. ( secret - there’s an RV dump at the airport on county H north ) $5 donation -

We will be back!

Madeline Island Ferry charges by the foot. 54’ truck and trailer combo plus two adults was about $220 round trip but we stayed 5 nights and felt it worth every cent.

Superior camping on Stockton Island

Stockton Island is one of about a dozen islands in the Apostle Islands archipelago. The Apostle Islands are managed as a national lakeshore by the National Park Service. Access to the islands is by water shuttle https://www.apostleisland.com/shuttles-camping/ or via your own watercraft. The islands are famous for a wilderness experience in a pristine part of Lake Superior offshore from Bayfield Wisconsin. Camping and kayaking in the islands is a spectacular experience. The season is short, from late June to Labor Day; traversing the lake lake is too unpredictable after that! We went in June and had a fabulous experience. Lots of sun, no bugs, gentle breezes, perfect temps in the 60’s. The water shuttle drops you passengers at a large dock in a natural harbor on the southeast side of Stockton Island. A short walk from the landing brings you to the Island’s ranger station and visitor center for an orientation and an intro to the island. A stellar handicapped accessible platform campsite is adjacent to the ranger station, the best and most accessible I’ve ever seen and would be perfect for a family member of mine with special needs and mobility issues. It would be completely do-able for folks camping with someone in a wheel chair, thank you NPS for your efforts! Additional walkin campsites are spread out further down the shore, under magnificent trees, along the sandy shore, with plenty of seclusion and a great rustic experience. Tent camping only, of course. No vehicles on the island! Lots of hiking, kayaking, nature watching and more, even swimming if you can brave the cold Superior temps. Be prepared with all the supplies you need for your stay as the water shuttle only comes to the island a few days a week and once you are there, you are there for the duration, no store or anything on the island. Coming here is a real adventure!

Quiet, peaceful & disconnected :)

beautiful shoreline year round, rock picking, sunsets, blue ice in winter. Make sure you bring groceries with you as it is 16 miles to Ironwood. Limited cell service can be accessed sporadically and if needed near boat launch and west on Cr 505/122.

Great for access to Frog Bay Tribal Park

This campground is oriented towards RV’ers and boaters, the campsite has full RV hookups and is adjacent to a very nice marina for those who are looking for that. The campground is also run by and adjacent to the Red Cliff Casino Hotel, so that has pluses and minuses depending on how you feel about being so close to a hotel and casino. I think the campground overall is adequate but nothing real special in terms of a general camping experience, but it is close to Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, and Bayfield. One gem of a campsite is worth noting: site # 23 is tucked way back in the woods on its own inlet pretty well secluded from all the rest of the campground, I would really recommend it as a very special place for tent campers. Very peaceful, wooded and quiet, lots of bird and wildlife action, and a few nice spots for fishing. Another important thing to mention is that staying at the campground or visiting the marina or hotel restaurant helps support the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe Indians, which is very worthwhile.

Most importantly, whether you stay at this campground or another near by, the campground is just south of an incredible outdoor opportunity: the chance to visit the new Frog Bay Tribal National Park, the first Indigenous National Park in the US. This park has been set aside by the Red Cliff Band to preserve an incredible segment of The Red Cliff peninsula that encompasses an amazingly beautiful and undisturbed old-growth cedar hemlock forest. As a biologist, I was thrilled to visit this very, very special place on earth, and I am grateful to the Red Cliff Band for their conservation and education efforts here. The quiet, the profound stillness of the forest, the rare plants and habitats, the beautiful trails are breathtaking. You can wander through on your own on several impeccably kept trails, and as you wander you will find guide posts pointing out plants of special cultural value along with their Ojibwe name. Even better, you can hire a Red Cliff Ojibwe naturalist to give you an informative guided tour to learn more about the natural and cultural landscape. You can also arrange for a guided tour to some of the Red Cliff sea caves that are off limits to the general public. These are must-do activities for curious adventurous naturalists. For more info on Frog Bay Tribal Park, check this link: http://redcliff-nsn.gov/divisions/TNRD/FBTNP.htm

Gorgeous sunset and Sunrise in July.

Great park. Explore 100 miles of trails and sleep under the stars. Love the sites on the water. Reserve early as it is booked during July and August.  Firewood available at outpost store just before you enter park. Be sure to stop and pick some up before you check in. It’s kind of a far walk when hauling wood if you are driving a motor home.

Like a state park in Bayfield

City-run campgrounds can be of variable quality, and the Bayfield community campground at Dalrymple city park really sets the bar high. The quality of this campground is on a par with a small state park! Set in a deep old forest of tall shady trees, the campsites are large, spacious, well kept and in pristine quality. Many are in primo spots along the bluffs overlooking Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, and many can accomodate a variety if RV’s and campers. However, with respect for tenters who like a more rustic experience, there are some primitive walk in sites that are set off to the side in a nice secluded woodsy location. Right within the city limits of beautiful Bayfield, with all kinds of amenities and possible day trips, but with a peaceful quiet retreat into the woods at day’s end. A quality experience!

Convenient for Bayfield Events

This is a private campground located a few miles south of Bayfield. It is oriented towards RV camping but also has tent sites. It is very family friendly with play areas, small store with necessities and snacks. It would be particularly good for families or groups of events who are attending summer events (lectures, concerts, workshops) at the nearby Chatauqua Event grounds; in fact, the campground has a designated Chatauqua shuttle stop stop so you dont have to deal with traffic and parking. It is convenient to the town of Bayfield too, so you could easily do a variety if day trips in the area. The RV campsite loop is a bit open with only small trees and not much privacy between, but many RV campers like that for socializing and interacting with neighbors. There is a quieter shady loop towards the back of the campground that tent campers and others who want more peace and quiet might prefer. Note: you should call ahead to make reservations as spots fill quickly especially in Chatauqua season. More importantly, note that the entrance and office close by 6pm and NO ONE who is not already registered is allowed in, no late arrivals!

Site F17

F 17 is a island family site. It is a larger site with the addition of a picnic table

Site R27

R27 is a small rustic sight on an island within the Turtle Flambeau Flowage

One of Our Favorites

Rustic, cliffs of Superior, near an abundance of nature and waterfalls. Not much more you need.

Quiet, laid-back place

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.

Comfortable

Clean bathrooms and shower areas. Easy hook up for water, electric and sewer. RV sites nice but would prefer more trees. Nice fire pits. Wood available for purchase. Driving a short distance to fun towns. Pretty quite.

A Must See

It takes a ferry to get here, but it is a must see!  Lake Superior is beautiful, and the campsites are nice and private.

Hiker's Dream

The campground itself is clean and has large sites on the back row, smaller sites on lake superior, and average sized sites in the Center. There are many hike in sites available for tenters, and also hike to cabins and yurts. The hiking is in the mountains and mostly point to point. Be prepared to hike some distances with steep climbs and descents, and uneven footing. At the visitors center they have suggested levels of difficulty and numbers of hours for various hikes posted on the wall. I recommend a little research before starting your hike. We loved the lake of the clouds ridge hike and the presque river water falls hikes. Beautiful sites and peaceful hikes. Often there was no one else around. We found we had the sunsets at lake in the clouds all to ourselves.

Beautiful park! Must come back!

This is a very large park! It took me 45 minutes to drive across the whole park. My favorite spot was prequel isle with the water falls! There is also a cliff face to hike along and see Lake Superior. Another noteworthy attraction is mirror lake!

Perfect Rustic Hidden Gem

Northern Highland American Legion State forest- Plum lake is a long name.

They check in is at Crystal Lake and it's kind of hard to find plum lake if you don't know the area. That is THE ONLY bad thing I have to say.

This is a rustic campground. No electricity or running water. It does have a hand pump if you need water (it was really cool and easy to use). Vault toilets.

Most campsites are "non reservable" but we were able to reserve 1209. Right on the lake and next to the creek. The map makes it look like it is a "hike to" campsite. It is not. There are 4 stairs. You just can't bring a trailer.

I cannot say enough on how great the camp hosts were. Toilet paper replenished every morning. Vault toilets were the cleanest I'd ever seen. It didn't ever smell like a vault toilet! They racked each sites sand after the campers left and stacked left over wood. It was wonderful.

The beach isn't really a typical beach. It's a grassy field that has a set of stairs to the lake and all the sand is under water. But holy moly, the view! See the pictures.

Great Basecamp for water sports

Great spot for an overnight or longer stay, especially if you bring a boat or kayak. Well kept grounds and amenities. A little expensive and no privacy keep it from 5 stars.

Beautiful

Close to 4 beautiful waterfalls and a nice beach. Very pretty rustic campground.

Beautiful

We went second week of August. Campsite 21 has a small path directly to lake Superior. The real gem here is all the waterfalls nearby. Exhausting but breathtaking. My only complaint would be the flies not the biting kind but the annoy you to death kind. The campsitea aren't really as secluded as they depict online but still pretty private.

Beautiful place!

Spacious and level sites, all mowed grass. Very clean bathrooms with hot showers. Absolutely sweetest older lady running the place…she brought me a piece of cheesecake that she made and gave my dog some dog treats, too! Firewood was reasonably priced and a generous amount. I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend!

On the lake and close to town

I have stayed here twice in the past 10 years when visiting my niece an truly love the place. I have a 30 foot 5th wheel and have stayed 4-5 nights each time. Self registration is nice and love being on the lake and walking distance to town.

Love Patricia lake

Owners friendly and helpful Sites are clean and not too close together. Large fenced in dog run and also area for dogs to swim Quiet too

Very nice Wisconsin north woods campground

Nice clean well kept campground, nice sized sites , clean restrooms, some sites right on the water. Good swimming beach . Lots for kids to do , friendly owners.