Best Camping near Ontonagon, MI

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Best Camping Sites Near Ontonagon, MI (65)

    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

    1.

    Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

    39 Reviews
    192 Photos
    152 Saves
    White Pine, Michigan

    Union Bay-Porcupine Mountains State Park is home to a seasonal campground that is available to visit from mid May to mid October. With a limited window of time, it’s well worth planning your trip in advance, as peak season can bring a gaggle of campers and tourists, making priority campsites difficult to find. The initial weeks of August are almost always packed, thanks to kids and college-students trying to camp before school starts again.

    Subsequently, if you want smaller crowds but still want to enjoy the sun, try to reserve a spot during the latter end of August. This is also when the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival happens, giving you a great event to check out. Regardless of your needs, during camping season you can call the campground where staff will provide details on sites that you might not see at the Reservations Center or online. If you can’t find what you’re looking for online, give them a call!

    If you happen to forget a thing or two, there’s the Porcupine Mountain Outpost store right outside the entrance to the campground. It's open from May through mid October. There you can find souvenirs, camping supplies, and even clothing. You might find the occasional pre-made sandwich, but besides soft drinks and milk, there are no real groceries here. You’ll have to travel all the way out to Ontonagon (25 miles away) for groceries. That said, you can make the trip worth if you if you grab a bite to eat at Syl’s, a legendary diner famous for its repertoire of comfort food classics.

    The campground itself is moderately sized, with 99 sites available for RVs and tents. One of the draws to the campground is that all sites have at least 30 amp electric hookups available. One of the most common complaints here is due to the limited amount of pull-through sites, with many options too small to accommodate larger vehicles.

    Porcupine Mountains State Park is uniquely known for its hybrid existence between contemporary and antiquated beauty. The park is extremely modern, thanks to the updated facilities and well maintained grounds. However, it skirts the line with a true wilderness feel, owing to the rustic touches, and charming yurt cabins, available for overnight accommodations as well. Whatever your intent to visit, there’s no mistaking the quant appeal of this Michigan state park.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    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 Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park

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    Presque Isle - Porcupine Mountains State Park

    35 Reviews
    207 Photos
    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

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    Camper-submitted photo from Ontonagon Township Park Campground
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    Ontonagon Township Park Campground

    8 Reviews
    20 Photos
    123 Saves
    Ontonagon, Michigan
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Gogebic State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Gogebic State Park Campground
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    Lake Gogebic State Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    86 Photos
    50 Saves
    Marenisco, Michigan

    Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more:https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/buy-and-apply/rec-pp

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from River Road RV Park, Campground and Bunkhouse
    Camper-submitted photo from River Road RV Park, Campground and Bunkhouse
    Camper-submitted photo from River Road RV Park, Campground and Bunkhouse
    Camper-submitted photo from River Road RV Park, Campground and Bunkhouse

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    River Road RV Park, Campground and Bunkhouse

    7 Reviews
    4 Photos
    16 Saves
    Ontonagon, Michigan

    Camping at River Road RV Park & Campground, Ontonagon, MI near the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Located by the Ontonagon River and Marina with easy access to Lake Superior, and just 1 mile from downtown Ontonagon.

    River Road RV Park and Campground offers 30 full hookups with pull through sites for larger RV's and shady tent sites to accommodate all campers. Year Round Camping.

    Free Wi-Fi

    Pets Welcome.

    Coin-Operated Laundry.

    The Service Building has a laundry, flush toilets, and a new and modern shower facility that is handicapped accessible and features hot showers and a heated floor for those cool days.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Ontonagon Township Park and Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ontonagon Township Park and Campground
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    Twin Lakes State Park Campground

    8 Reviews
    23 Photos
    40 Saves
    Toivola, Michigan

    Michigan Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. The Michigan Recreation Passport does not cover local, county, municipal, or metropolitan parks or recreation areas. Learn more: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/buy-and-apply/rec-pp

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Ontonagon, MI?

According to TheDyrt.com, Ontonagon, MI offers a wide range of camping options, with 65 campgrounds and RV parks near Ontonagon, MI and 3 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Ontonagon, MI?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Ontonagon, MI is Union Bay Campground — Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with a 4.1-star rating from 39 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Ontonagon, MI?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 free dispersed camping spots near Ontonagon, MI.

What parks are near Ontonagon, MI?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Ontonagon, MI that allow camping, notably Ottawa National Forest and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.