Bruce B.

Milwa, WI

Joined April 2015

Beautiful campgrounds right on the lake.

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Beachfront Camping

Located on the southern side of the Keweenaw Peninsula just south of the Schoolcraft Township Park on Big Traverse Bay, this rustic campground has 5 huge sites right on Lake Superior. Ample parking with a short walk to the sites with vault toilets near the lot. A huge, covered manual water pump is available and each site has a fire ring. Campsites are located just behind the beach with a small hill affording a tiny bit of protection from the wind. There were tons of wild blueberries and huckleberries while we were there in late August. Be advised that you must get your permit to camp here in Lake Linden about 10 miles west of the grounds and the office hours are limited so you should call if you're planning to head the UP.

One of the best

These campgrounds are run by the Upper Peninsula Power Company and have just about everything. The sites are mostly private and spread out with the exception of the loop which is more family oriented. The damn here has enhanced the natural waterfall here and is one of he main attractions. The lakes are stocked with brook trout and the fishing is amazing. Picnic areas are located near the falls and hiking in the surrounding areas is limitless. It's very inexpensive and also very popular.

End of the road

These campgrounds lie at the the end of route 41, 2000 miles north of Miami. This park is pretty much what you'd expect. Geared towards family with all of the amenities including wifi. Copper Harbor is a very small town supported by tourism. A destination spot in the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The surrounding areas have great hiking, waterfalls and views of Lake Superior. The campgrounds are also home to an historical military outpost as well as one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior.

Small but convenient.

The campsites here aren't very private. Mostly set up for RV's. Half the sites are reservable. This is a great campground for families. It has a playground as well as a baseball field. There are unmarked trails through the woods which can get a little dicey (we never made it to the lake). Good for a night or two if you're on the road and need a place to camp for the night.

Our favorite campgrounds

Mauthe lake is our yearly go to campgrounds. Clean and well kept. The lake is great for swimming and there is also a pier for fishing. There is also a trail surrounding the entire lake. Upper loop campsites are a little more secluded. Lakeside sites are also available but a little more crowded. There is also a general store just down the road from the park entrance which has just about anything you might need.