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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks camping offers opportunities for solitude, inspiration, physical challenge, and renewal. There are nearly 100 miles of trails in the park that can take you to some beautiful places. The formally named "Lakeshore Trail", now referred to as the portion of the North Country National…

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Access

  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • At&t
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires

Reviews

16 Reviews of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites

Ratings Breakdown

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Rachael D.
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2020

Remote and wonderful.

Traveling in the winter by snowshoes requires more planning and skill. We brought a sled and embraced the weather. Did see a few large bear prints on the way to the bear canister. Seeing picture rocks in the winter is well worth the adventure and exhaustion to get there. The weather dumped lots of…

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Month of VisitMarch
Ashleigh M.
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2019

One of a kind experience

Hiking the Pictured Rocks is a once in a lifetime experience. Get away from the crowds and see the beauty of this place! When we were there, we had most of the campgrounds to ourselves! It really is a breathtaking experience and overall, not that hard of a hike!

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Kate K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2019

Picture perfect place

Incredible & breathtaking. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a camping experience that should not be missed. The North Country Trail runs the shoreline for about 40 miles through the length of the park, adjacent to Lake Superior. Backcountry camping is available at 14 small campgrounds…

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Location

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Backcountry Sites is located in Michigan

Coordinates

46.56143865 N
86.32350018 W

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About This Campground

Pictured Rocks camping offers opportunities for solitude, inspiration, physical challenge, and renewal. There are nearly 100 miles of trails in the park that can take you to some beautiful places. The formally named "Lakeshore Trail", now referred to as the portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail, runs 42 miles through the park. Forests, dunes, beaches, and great views can all be experienced along the trail.

If you plan to camp/spend the night in the park's backcountry, a permit is required. Permits are available in advance or in person. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Reservation requests must be received at least 30 days before the start of the trip. Reservations are accepted beginning January 1 of each year.

Backcountry campers must stay in specific backcountry campgrounds as noted on their permit. Campsites are located at two to five mile intervals along the trail. Each campground has a specific capacity; individual campsites within each backcountry campground are identified by a numbered post.

Permit fees: $15 for a reservation. $5 per person per night. Once a reservation or permit is issued, fees are non-refundable. Changes to your reservation will result in an additional $15 fee.

There are individual campsites and group campsites. Individual campsites are available for groups of 1-6 people (2 tents or hammocks maximum). Groups of 7-20 people must camp in designated group sites. Maximum three consecutive day stay at any backcountry campground.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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