The Saxon Harbor Recreation Area, September 2020
The New Saxon Harbor Campground is a significant improvement on the old campground which, along with a good portion of the Marina, was 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.
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. (see details further down the page)
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When we visited in late June 2020, 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.
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.
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.
The new campground is nicely laid out with 27 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.
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.
Curry Park 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 since that time, maintenance has improved, and during our recent stay the washrooms were in excellent condition. What is especially decent about Curry Park is that reservations are on a first-come, first serve basis so you have good chance of snagging an open site. See photos and more information here on the Ironwood Michigan Curry Park Campground.
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