Campground Review – Grand Marais, Michigan Municipal Campground
Woodland Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. It is one of our favorite RV campgrounds because it is located on one of the most popular rock hound and agate hunting beaches around the Big Lake. The campground is only three blocks from the main business section of Grand Marais and four blocks from the town swimming beach situated in a warm water bay off Lake Superior. The park is also at the Eastern Edge of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
Woodland Park Campground Facilities
In total there’s about 150 campsites. About 120 sites are set up with utilities for RVs (Tents are OK too) and about 25 tent-only sites. Most of the RV sites have water and electric (30 and 50 amp) and cable service. The park offers limited free Wi-Fi, 2 fully equipped bathhouses, laundry facilities, a playground area, beach access, and a RV sewage dump station. There are also drinking water fill stations for sites without water and electricity. Across the street there is a camp store with the usual provisions campers may need plus some travel souvenirs (tee-shirts, etc.)
The sites themselves are sandy or grass-covered, generally quite level, and offer a picnic table and firepit. Most of the sites have some nearby trees providing some shade during parts of the day.
What we Like About Woodland Park Campground
- Mostly First Come, First Serve Site Reservations. While Woodland Park offers some advance reservations, the majority of the sites are offered on a first come, first served basis. So even during busy camping periods if you arrive there mid-week you have a reasonable chance of getting a site.
- Reasonable Camping Fees
- Paved Park Roads
- Convenient Access to a first Class Rock and Agate Hunting Beach.
- Walking distance to “downtown” business district
- Near to Hiking Trails and Scenic Overlooks of Pictured Rocks National Park
- Hiking Trails. In addition to being able to hike a few miles of Lake Superior beach, at the Western end of the park is Donahey Woods, a 25 acre wilderness track containing a network of hiking trails, including a portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail. Nearby Pictured Rocks also offers other hiking opportunities.
More Woodland Park and Grand Marais Scenes
Links to More Upper Peninsula Camping and Travel Attractions
- Woodland Park Website
- Upper Peninsula Camping Along the Lake Superior Circle Tour
- Best Lake Superior Agate Hunting Beaches
- Superior Trails article – Pictured Rocks National Park
- Pictures from Pictured Rocks Boat Cruise
- Grand Marais Agate, Rock and Mineral Show
- Superior Trails article – visitor attractions Grand Marais, MI
- Town of Grand Marais Website