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Best Camping & Campgrounds - Munising & Pictured Rocks
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Early Morning at Bay Furnace Campground, near Munising, Michigan

Our Favorite Marquette-Munising Area Campgrounds

There are a number of private and public campgrounds in and around Munising, Michigan. Our favorite is Bay Furnace, located in Christmas, Michigan a few miles west of Munising, Michigan.

The 50 campsites are nicely spaced with picnic table, fire grills, level tent pads and ample parking areas and include both open and wooded sites. Other amenities include fresh water hydrants, vault toilets (which are kept quite clean by the campground hosts), picnic grounds and an expansive sand beach on Lake Superior. Bay Furnace is far enough from the highway to be isolated from the noise, but close enough to easily travel to Munising, Pictured Rocks, and other area scenic and recreational areas.

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Bay Furnace National Forest Campground

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Spacious and level tent sites and parking.

We lucked out and scored a lake front camp site. While there are no RV hookups, Bay Furnace does have an RV dump site.

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Sandy beach with some rocks for rock hounds and agate hunters.
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The historic Bay Furnace that lends its name to the campground.

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Bay Furnace Campground Map

Other Nearby Upper Peninsula Michigan National Forest Campgrounds with similar facilities

Au Train Lake Campground - About 12 miles east of Munising
Island Lake Campground - About 10 miles south of Munising
Pete's Lake Campground - About 12 miles south of Munising

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Munising Tourist Park Campground

Located 2 miles west of Munising on Lake Superior, the park offers 80 Camp Sites, 67 with Electricity & Water, Modern Bathrooms & Showers, and Dump Station.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Campsites

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers three campgrounds: Little Beaver Lake, Twelvemile Beach, and Hurricane River. All have water, tables, grills, and vault toilets (but no showers or hookups). Little Beaver and Twelvemile are reached via unpaved roads; the road to Hurricane River is paved. Little Beaver is not well suited for RVs.

As of August 2019 all campgrounds in the park are now by online reservation ONLY-- this includes Hurricane River, Twelvemile Beach, and Little Beaver Lake. pictured rocks -

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Michigan State Forest Campgrounds - Lake Superior State Forest

Several campgrounds are scattered throughout the state forest south of Pictured Rocks and west of Munising. Most are rustic sites with limited facilities, vault toilets, hand pumps, and accessible via unpaved roads.

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Marquette Tourist Park Campground

The Marquette T ourist Park Campground is open from mid-May to mid-October with 100 sites for either RV or tent camping and 10 rustic sites for tent-only camping. Amenities include a playground, ball diamond, picnic areas, swimming beach, full service restrooms, and RV dumpwater station.

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Other Campgrounds

We've heard nice comments from an RV traveler about Wandering Wheels Campground, 3 miles east of Munising on Michigan 28.

And also have had favorable comments about the Gitchee Gumme Campground, also on Michigan 28 but west of Munising, closer to Marquette.

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