As an avid hiker, I love this area. However, this campground has a lot to offer. First, it's close to the Lumberjack Tavern. Around 1:30 a.m. or so, the people from the bar came back to the campground…and continued to drink, very, very loudly. When they finally settled down, I got an hour or two of good sleep before the kids woke up and started riding their bikes and yelling.
The campsites are pretty close together and have no privacy. I was grateful that I was only staying one night.
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this campground was. The campground had mostly hikers while I was there, which meant that the evenings were quiet and the most active in the mornings. The sites are large and I had a lot of privacy with trees blocking my site from the road through. It was very peaceful.
Another benefit for this campground is that it's close to groceries, laundry, and showers.
Set up your tent on the sands of Lake Superior and take in the view. That makes this the most amazing campground in Michigan. Period. The views are magnificent. We were able to cook dinner over the fire while watching some of the finest sunsets in Pictured Rocks. The vault toilets are surprisingly clean and there is drinking water available. There are also bear proof bins available for hikers who might not have a vehicle.
The downside is the secret about this place has gotten out and the 36 sites pretty much stay filled all year round. It's a first come, first serve campground.