We loved our stay here for a birthday trip! The sites are large and can fit multiple tents. There are picnic tables and fire pits. It seemed like it should have been packed but I think the price and ease of arrival keeps people away.
Easy walk down to the "town" of Two Harbors for a Buffalo Milk drink or across the island for views on the South Side of the Island. This is a great place to stay for the microbrew fest every year on the island.
You have to reserve on Reserve America. The sites are pretty expensive and charge by the person. $27-$29 (Winter- Summer pricing) for each person with a $10 reservation fee. You can only stay a total of 10 days and will need a camping permit to do so. You also need to have a boat ticket to take the ferry over and back. Book early if you can, especially during the Summer. You can also rent gear for the trip too if you are traveling to the island without gear. Pricing is on the website.
If you are hiking the TCT this is the stop that provides you with coin-operated showers, restaurants, a tiny grocery store, hand dipped ice cream, and a bar with outlets to charge your devices. The campgound is a short walk away from the town but tends to be crowded and noisy. However there are lobster to catch in the harbor and plenty or great spots to swim. Potable water available.
The location is awesome, two harbors has a summer camp feel. Easy little walk to town, great for those who dock their boats. VERY loud and crowded, my husband and I were exhausted after a long hike from Avalon.
Set on the the terraced edges of Catalina, the views last for days. Two Harbors is often overlooked for Avalon, but it's oh so much better. This side of the island features 1 large building that is their general store, bar, and restaurant, and that's it. It's quiet, peaceful, fun, has hiking trails everywhere, and you are almost guaranteed to see buffalo. The campground can get windy, so bring warm close and you have to carry it all in (well- on and off the boat, and if you want to wait they have a small shuttle to the campground although it's only about .5 mile walk). The beach is right off the campground, perfect for snorkeling and paddle boarding. There is also a rental office that can provide you with diving equipment, kayaks, and other fun water activities.
I am glad we pitched in a tent instead of paying for the high price hotels in town. The campground have toilets, running water, and showers. You can hike back in town which is about 1/4 miles away from the site. This campground is easy access to the beach and well maintained by the staffs. The staffs can deliver fire wood, propane/fuel, water for a fair price.
We visited Two Harbors in late April and stayed in the campground for 1 night. The views from our site were stunning. Stargazing was prime as well since there are virtually no lights in Two Harbors. The facilities include temporary toilets, running water, and showers .25 miles away back in to town. The campground offered easy access to the beach and delivered fire wood and water for a reasonable fee.