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Powell, Michigan

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157 Reviews of 33 Powell, Michigan Campgrounds

Pete D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Professionally Done!

Located just off the highway but out of earshot of the major noise, this campground is awesome!

The sites are well maintained and we required no additional leveling. Sturdy and maintained picnic table at each site. Electric at our site -39- was error free. Water pressure is excellent. Wonderful…

Site39
Month of VisitJuly
Emilee S.
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

Best campground in Marquette

This is by far the best campground in Marquette. Rustic sites only, this is the trail head to a network of snowshoeing, biking, and hiking trails. There are 19 sites, three of which line the field the other 16 are tucked in the woods. The campsites are first come first served and have a self…

  • view of the firepit
  • sunrise from sugarloaf mountain, short drive from the campground
  • View of Blackrocks trail, close to the campground
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Site18
Month of VisitAugust
Emilee S.
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

We love this campground!

We love Tourist Park, and will definitely be coming back! It’s on the back side of the city of Gwinn, which is a smaller more run down little town, 18 miles from Marquette. But this little campground is well kempt! Quiet and relaxing, tucked in the woods with a nice hiking trail, picnic tables,…

Site12
Month of VisitOctober
Emilee S.
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

Rowdy Campground, Unprofessional Management.

The campground itself was kinda trashed + kids toys everywhere. The bathrooms were dirty and “out of order” like feces on the floor dirty. They had live music every night during the summer, which started at 7 and went well past midnight. We stayed for a couple hours before packing up and leaving…

Month of VisitOctober
Katie M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Bad vibe, didn't stay

It was super crowded when we got there... All sites are practically on top of each other with little privacy. You can't build a fire without a fire ring but not all sites have them. We tried to build our own with rocks around and a woman watching us, camping across from us, came up to tell us that…

Month of VisitSeptember
Katie M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Beautiful spot to camp

We got one of the spots closer to the road but turned out great! These spots don't have quite the lake view but seem to feel more quiet and secluded. The lake views were gorgeous, amenities fine. We found this after leaving another spot closer to Marquette that felt uninviting despite all the…

Month of VisitSeptember
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Very Nice & Clean

They were still building much of this campground when we visited. All the sites felt intimate and private. The bathrooms were rustic but clean and big. They were building really nice cabins as well. Would definitely return.

Month of VisitSeptember
Stephanie B.
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

Very nice- good service

Very nice - we were in site 31. Plenty of space and we did not feel like we were too close to others. They had lots of hiking trails near and a bar and pizza place. Nice store, nice staff, pool/ hot tub, and right on the river. You are also able to take a nearby ski lift up the mountain for some…

Site31
Month of VisitJune
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2021

Fort Wilkins State Park

Beautiful area, many things to do int area. However, the camping is a bit tight.

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Ari A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2021

Great state park for families

Van Riper State Park is a must-visit if you’re traveling through Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  It’s popular year-round, although camping is only open between May and October. Stop for the day to hike the trails and go for a swim, or stay a week and enjoy the sunsets and serenity.

The state park…

  • One of the great views from the hiking trails (of the landscape, not of us. LOL)
  • Site 43 -- a nice end spot in the modern campground.
Site43
Month of VisitOctober
A
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2020

Love it!

We stayed at this campground over the summer and really enjoyed our time there. There’s access to many of the local mountain bike trails directly from the campground. Overall the sites are good size and offer a decent amount of privacy. We walked around the campground and there are many sites that…

Richie C.
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2020

Why would anyone pay to stay here..

I will be totally transparent and say I definitely prefer rustic or dispersed campsites.. however, I always give state parks an honest chance.

Baraga State Park... I have tried. Ohh, have I tried to like you over the years.

However, this is the WORST example of what a Michigan DNR campground can…

Richie C.
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2020

Nice spot for car camping. About it though.

Like previous reviews say, this place is kinda just “there”...

Absolutely no privacy between sites, hardly any tree cover, ground was thick mud when I arrived. Not to mention the lake access isn’t really enjoyable.

If you wanna pay for a spot to sleep in your car- that’s about all this place is…

Richie C.
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2020

My Go-To campground in Marquette.

Part of the Noquemanon Trail Network for mountain biking.

First come, first serve and only rustic sites.

Some sites don’t have fire pits and are kind of a tight squeeze with precarious tree placement.

Not all sites are like this. Just get there early so you have better selection. There are…

Ari A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2020

Great municipal camping oasis

This campground is in Marquette, near Northern Michigan University. But once you're camped there, you won't feel like you're in one of the largest cities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

The sites are generally spacious and they have a lot of options to choose from based on what rig you have…

  • Site 22
  • Beach at Dead River Basin
  • Campsites near the basin road. Our van is parked in site 22.
Site22
Month of VisitOctober

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