Top Glamping near Ironwood, MI

Camping near Ironwood, Michigan

Ironwood, Michigan, nestled in the heart of the Upper Peninsula, offers some of the most serene and picturesque camping experiences in the Midwest. With its lush forests, stunning waterfalls, and proximity to Lake Superior, this area is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a quiet retreat in the woods or an adventurous hike through rugged terrain, Ironwood has something for everyone.

From the rustic charm of Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park to the tranquil beauty of Black River Harbor Campground, the campgrounds near Ironwood provide a variety of experiences. Each site offers unique features and amenities, ensuring that every camper can find their perfect spot.

What to do

Camping near Ironwood offers a plethora of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, fishing, and exploring waterfalls are just a few of the adventures that await you. The area is rich with trails and scenic spots that are perfect for both relaxation and exploration.

At Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park, you can enjoy numerous hiking opportunities by the water and in the woods. Lesley R. mentions, "On the Presque Isle River, numerous hiking opportunities by the water, in the woods with mega views" (read more). Similarly, Black River Harbor Campground offers access to beautiful trails and waterfalls. Lisa H. notes, "Great hiking and waterfall viewing" (read more).

What campers like

Campers appreciate the tranquility and natural beauty of the campgrounds near Ironwood. The peaceful environment and well-maintained sites make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Many campers rave about the serene atmosphere at Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park. Mitch + Kristi N. describe it as a "nice primitive campground with large sites near great hiking" (read more). At Copper Falls State Park Campground, Jennifer D. enjoyed the "beautiful park" and "big campsites" (read more). Meanwhile, Laura M. found Black River Harbor Campground to be "one of the nicest USFS campgrounds" they've stayed in (read more).

What you should know

While camping near Ironwood is generally a pleasant experience, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a smooth trip. Be prepared for the elements and the occasional inconvenience that comes with rustic camping.

At Copper Falls State Park Campground, Steph warns about the mosquitoes, saying, "They were so bad that I eventually cut my trip short" (read more). Devon W. advises big RVs to be cautious when heading to Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park due to the rough roads, stating, "Big RVs beware of the trip up the mountain as the roads haven't been paved in forever" (read more). Additionally, Casey L. mentions that some sites at Black River Harbor Campground can be muddy and uneven, making it challenging to find a good spot for a tent (read more).

Tips for camping with families

Camping with family can be a rewarding experience, especially in the beautiful surroundings near Ironwood. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, and the campgrounds offer amenities that cater to families.

At Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park, the quiet and wooded environment is perfect for a family retreat. Lesley R. highlights the campground as "the perfect retreat for those looking to relax and get back in touch with nature" (read more). Jennifer D. at Copper Falls State Park Campground enjoyed the spacious sites and the sound of the stream behind their campsite, which can be a soothing experience for families (read more). For a magical experience, Jennifer D. recommends Black River Harbor Campground, noting the "most beautiful sunsets" and the chance to see the northern lights (read more).

Tips from RVers

RVers will find several campgrounds near Ironwood that cater to their needs, though it's important to be aware of the specific amenities and challenges at each site.

At Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park, Devon W. advises caution for big RVs due to the rough roads leading up to the campground (read more). Laura M. found Black River Harbor Campground to be well-maintained and relatively flat, making it a good choice for RVers (read more). Mallory S. at Copper Falls State Park Campground appreciated the spacious and level sites, which made it easy to set up their RV (read more).

Camping near Ironwood, Michigan, offers a diverse range of experiences, from serene forest retreats to adventurous hikes and stunning natural beauty. Whether you're camping with family, in an RV, or just looking for a peaceful getaway, the campgrounds in this area provide everything you need for a memorable outdoor adventure.

Best Glamping Sites Near Ironwood, MI (22)

    Camper-submitted photo from Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park
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    1.

    Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park

    35 Reviews
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    233 Saves
    Wakefield, Michigan

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $4 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Campground & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Campground & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Campground & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Campground & RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Alpine Campground & RV Park
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    Alpine Campground & RV Park

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    19 Saves
    Wakefield, Michigan
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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    Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

    17 Reviews
    59 Photos
    179 Saves
    White Pine, Michigan

    Backcountry sites: An unlimited number of permits can be issued but only 63 spots have a metal fire ring. Fires are restricted to metal fire rings. Cost $14- for 1-6 people. Maximum number per site is 6.

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    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ottawa National Forest Black River Harbor Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Frontier RV Park and Campground
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    Frontier RV Park and Campground

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    9 Saves
    Saxon, Wisconsin
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Schomberg Park

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    4 Saves
    Ironwood, Michigan
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
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    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Union River Big Bear Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Union River Big Bear Campground
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    Union River Big Bear Campground

    12 Reviews
    60 Photos
    111 Saves
    White Pine, Michigan

    Welcome to Union River Big Bear Campground! Nestled right next to the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, this spot is a gem in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. If you're looking for a place with a great view of Lake Superior, you've hit the jackpot. The sunsets here are nothing short of spectacular, and there's a free beach just across the street—just be sure to use the stairs instead of scrambling down the rocks.

    The campground boasts 50 sites equipped with water and electricity, though there's no sewer hookup. Don't worry, there's a dump station on-site. Some sites are more spacious than others; for instance, sites 16 and 20 are roomy and shady. If you want a prime spot, aim for sites 27, 28, or 29, which overlook the Union River. Perimeter sites offer a nice wooded view in the back.

    Amenities here are top-notch. The bathrooms are clean, with hot showers and even some nice decor and music. There's a community fire pit on the front lawn, complete with swings and chairs, perfect for gathering and enjoying the view of Lake Superior. The small gift shop on the property has some nice items, and you can also buy firewood and ice there.

    The campground is pet-friendly, and the staff is known for being friendly and helpful. It's a short drive to town and just 10 miles to the iconic Lake of the Clouds. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or looking for a glamping experience, Union River Big Bear Campground has got you covered. Book early, though—these sites fill up fast!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Beach Lake Campground — Northern Highland State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Beach Lake Campground — Northern Highland State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Beach Lake Campground — Northern Highland State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Beach Lake Campground — Northern Highland State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Sandy Beach Lake Campground — Northern Highland State Forest
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    Camper-submitted photo from Henry Lake Campground
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    Henry Lake Campground

    2 Reviews
    3 Photos
    9 Saves
    Marenisco, Michigan

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Tent Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Ontonagon County Park
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    Ontonagon County Park

    4 Reviews
    19 Photos
    14 Saves
    Bergland, Michigan
    • Pets
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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular glamping campground near Ironwood, MI is Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park with a 4.7-star rating from 35 reviews.

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