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Saxon Harbor Beach & Campground

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Saxon Harbor Recreation Area, September 2020

Saxon Harbor's Campground and a good portion of the Marina were destroyed in the July 12 - 13, 2016 storm and tornado that hit Northwest Wisconsin & Western Upper Peninsula along Lake Superior from Ashland, Wisconsin to Wakefield, Michigan.

Saxon Harbor Storm Damage
2016 Storm Damage - Saxon Harbor
Iron County Sheriff Dept Photo

Re-building the harbor's beaches, marina, and campground have been going on for several years. By September of 2020 most all the repairs have been completed and the "new" campground is now open for business.

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saxon harbor camp bathroom

The new bath and shower house
saxon harbor campground

The RV sites are level and graveled

When we visited in late June, the finishing touches were being made on the new campground.

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The view of the harbor and lake front from the
lower unit of the new campground

But when we returned in September, most of the work was completed and the campground was open with a few rigs there.

saxon harbor campground

There's a playground area in front of the office. I think there may be small camp store in the office as well. The park picnic areas have been re-worked with benches, tables, and a gazebo in one of the picnic areas.

Agate Hunting & Rock Picking

The re-work also gave access to a rock picking beach east of the harbor entrance that has some potential for finding agates. There's another rock picking beach west of the main picnic area.

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Campground and Marina Information

Marina and Campground Website

The new campground is nicely laid out with mostly level and spacious campsites. The new washrooms also have showers. There's also an RV dump station and limited Wi-Fi (remains to be seen how limited). There are also toilet and shower facilities in the marina section of the park.

2020 rates were $38 for RV sites, $23 for non-electric (tent) sites.

Other Nearby Recommended Campgrounds

There some other camping options east of Saxon Harbor at Little Girls Point & Black River Harbor Recreation Area. Both also have premier rock picking and agate hunting beaches.

Another excellent campground is about 20 miles west: Ashland's Kreher Park Campground.

There is a city campground in Ironwood, Michigan (see things to see and do). In visits a few year's ago we were unimpressed with the cleanliness and maintenance of the bathrooms and sites so we haven't recommended it. However, on a recent drive-by, it looked a little better. We'll have to stop there again for a closer look.

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