Early Morning at Bay Furnace Campground, near Munising, Michigan
Be aware covid has increased demand for camping so reservations are a good idea and backup plans should your favorite camping and RV park be filled.
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 below for our detailed guides to UP Camping along the Lake Superior Scenic Drives.
- Camping Western UP/Porkies
Best Campgrounds from Ironwood to the Keweenaw Peninsula
- Camping Central UP/Munising
Best Campgrounds in the Marquette-Munising area
- Camping Eastern UP/Grand Marais
Best Campgrounds from Grand Marais to Sault Ste Marie
Best Camping & Campgrounds Around Lake Superior
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 . . .)
Black River Harbor
Scenic Byway - Fall Color
Fall Color and Hiking
at Porcupine Mountains
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.
More Links Michigan Upper Peninsula Lake Superior Circle Drive
Michigan UP Copper Harbor & Keweenaw Peninsula
Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie Lake Superior Tour
Travel Directory Michigan UP Lake Superior Circle Tour
Motel and Hotel-Resort Lodging in Michigan UP Circle Tour Cities
Waterfalls Around Lake Superior
Minnesota North Shore
North Shore Page 1:
Michigan South Shore
Western UP Waterfalls:
Baraga Mi area Waterfalls
Marquette - Sault Ste. Marie:
Wisconsin South Shore Waterfall Directory
Wisconsin Lake Superior Waterfalls:
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2022
Best Upper Peninsula Campgrounds
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Best Camping along Lake Superior.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Waterfalls.
Copper Harbor and Brockaway Mountain
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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]
Michigan Upper Peninsula Waterfalls
Motels & Hotel Directory