the dyrt
Kristin G.
Excelsior, MN
Joined August 2018
Lakeside sites on spectacular Lake Superior

Lake Superior provides you with 3 seasons in one day. There were great hikes and beautiful falls in the park. It’s very isolated. The nearest town is mostly closed up.

The sites were not private but the waves drown out any sound. The black flies are bad in June and July. Go in August.

Tiny sites in a gritty town

The photos online were deceiving. This campground has tiny little sites in an industrial area of Sault Ste Marie. It was super quiet at night but it’s next door to a military base and 5 Chinook helicopters ran drills in the morning from 8:30 -11am and it felt like we were in a war zone.

We came however to watch the ships go by and it was suitable for this. The bathrooms were old but clean. They sell ice and wood.

There were some tentless kids sleeping by the river who are known to steal beer in the night. You’ve been warned.

We planned to stay 2 nights but only stayed one. It was just a parking lot.

Beautiful beach, lots of people

This campground is on Lake Michigan’s beautiful beaches. The sites were shaded but not very private. Firewood and ice are available, as are showers and toilets. It was fairly loud and very full. It’s about one hour from Slerping Bear Dunes and reservable which makes it popular. I’d go again for the beach alone.

Little privacy, amazing beach.

This campground had a beautiful white sand Lake Michigan beach with turquoise water and very few people swimming. They let you have fires on the beach as well, but they don’t sell firewood. The tent sites were all quite open, but under a nice canopy of shade. You can hear the lake but you can’t see it. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were 25 cents for 5 minutes.

The tent sites did not have electricity and had a soft dirt base that would have been trouble in rain. We didn’t get rain, we spent the majority of our time there at the beach and it’s a 90 minutes drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes which are spectacular.