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Camping & Campgrounds,
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
South Shore Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Early Morning at Bay Furnace Campground, near Munising, Michigan

Best RV Campgrounds & Tent Camping in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Camping travelers along the Circle Route through Michigan's Upper Peninsula will find a number of nice campground choices from village parks, county parks, state parks, national parks and michigan national forest campgrounds. . . . as well as privately operated campgrounds.

See links to the right > for our detailed guides to UP Camping along the Lake Superior Scenic Drives.

Most of what we profile here will be parks we've personally camped at and feel comfortable recommending. Some are worthwhile scenic and recreational destinations even if you're not a camper. Many of the parks and campgrounds offer hiking trails - some like the Porcupine Mountains and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park are premier hiking and backpacking areas. (continued below . . .)

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Most Popular Upper Peninsula Travel Attractions

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Black River Harbor
Scenic Byway - Fall Color
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Tahquamenon Falls
State Park
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Fall Color and Hiking
at Porcupine Mountains

State Park

The most impressive Western UP Waterfalls are on the Montreal, the Black, and the Presque Isle Rivers all within 60 miles of one another. There's also some nice falls in the Baraga area. In the Eastern UP, the best falls are near Munising, in Pictured Rocks National Park, and Tahquamenon Falls near Whitefish Point.

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park is a recreational jewel not to be missed. It has thousands of acres of older growth woods, a gazzillion hiking trails, sparkling rivers, waterfalls, high peaks, scenic vistas, back country camping, a full service campground with RV amenities, and an informative visitor center.

Another must see area is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park. Like the porkies it offers hiking, camping, beautiful scenery, and waterfalls. Also sand beaches and at its eastern end near Grand Marais some top notch agate and rock hunting beaches.

Less well known but offering some nice hiking trails, scenic waterfalls, and a nice picnic ground is the Black River Harbor Scenic Byway. The Keweenaw Peninsula offers picturesque villages, lighthouses, many miles of beaches, a scenic mountain top drive, and great views of Lake Superior.

Other popular UP attractions are lighthouses, the Seney Wildlife Refuge, and the Soo Locks. And we have to mention the Yooper Tourist Trap, an outrageous homage to "Yooper" culture a few miles west of Marquette, Michigan on US 41.

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Waterfalls Around Lake Superior

Minnesota North Shore
Waterfall Directory

North Shore Page 1:
Gooseberry Falls - Gooseberry River
Split Rock Falls - Split Rock River
Beaver Falls - Beaver River

North Shore Page 2:
High Falls - Baptism River
2 Step Falls - Baptism River
Manitou Falls - Manitou River
Caribou Falls - Caribou River
Cross River Falls -Cross River
Temperance River Cascades

North Shore Page 3:
Cascades - Cascades River
Cascade Falls - Cascades River
Devil's Kettle Falls - Brule River
High Falls - Pigeon River

Michigan South Shore
Waterfall Directory

Western UP Waterfalls:
Rainbow Falls
Sandstone Falls
Potawatomi Falls
Gorge Falls
Conglomerate Falls
Manabezho Falls
Manido Falls
Nawadaha Falls
Black River Waterfalls in Color

Baraga Mi area Waterfalls
Canyon Falls
Silver River Falls
Slate River Falls

Marquette - Sault Ste. Marie:
Laughing Whitefish Falls
Munising Falls
Sable Falls
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Lower Tahquamenon Falls

Wisconsin South Shore Waterfall Directory

Wisconsin Lake Superior Waterfalls:
Manitou Falls (big and little)
Amnicon Falls
Copper Falls
Morgan Falls
Potato Falls
Superior Falls
Saxon Falls
Potato Falls in Fall Color - Reinhold Development - 2020

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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February 13 - 17, 2020

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Porcupine Mountains Snowshoeing along Lake Superior

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

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Copper Harbor and Brockaway Mountain

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Munising and Pictured Rocks

Wisconsin Outdoor Treasures
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsulabook

Eric Hansen's guide to UP hiking is well respected in hiking circles. This guide includes profiles on some terrific off-the-beaten path hiking trails. [More info]

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Best Upper Peninsula Campgrounds

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Pictured Rocks Cruises

Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Michigan Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

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Fall Color at Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ironwood, Marquette,
Houghton-Hancock, Michigan Upper Peninsula

Manabezho Falls
Presque Isle River Waterfalls

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Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

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Scenic Byway - Fall Color.

Weather Reports
Snow and Weather Reports around Lake Superior

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route.

Lake Superior Golf Course Reviews
Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior