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Old 05-03-2016, 05:00 PM   #1
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Advice on CGS & Route Michigan Upper Penn. into Wisconsin

Hi all, we are taking our new Anthem on it's first long trip in late July. Leaving Charlotte, Mi. (Spartan Academy) and heading to the upper peninsula of Michigan and then west into Wisconsin. Eventually on to Glacier NP and British Columbia. We have not been to this part of the country so we are looking for suggestions on CGs for 45 footers and routes to enjoy the drive/scenery and nice CGS. We like state parks when available for our size. We have about a week for this leg of our summer trip. Any suggestions on CGS and routes would be appreciated.

Are reservations a must up there this time of year or only on weekends?

What are your favorite Big Rig State Parks or other CGs?

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Old 05-03-2016, 06:45 PM   #2
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Take route 2 west, it is a beautiful trip. Deviate south to Medora, North Dakota on I-94. The Medora musical is worth twice the price, and make sure you go to the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. Theodore Roosevelt National Park right across the street is worth the time. If you want a really nice campground check out the COE at Lake Fort Peck in Montana on your way back to route 2.

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Plan to stop at Fork Peck Corp of Engineers park just after entering Montana on Hwy 2. It's a very peaceful place with huge sites and lawns. Your 45' would fit.

Continuing on to Glacier you'll soon realize why Montana is called 'Big Sky Country'. It's an awesome sight. Then you'll gradually start seeing the Glacier mountains come into view. Nice!

You won't fit in Glacier Nat'l Park's campgrounds. The eastern side is quiet. The western has shopping opportunities and more places to explore.

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In Munising ( Near Pictured Rocks) is Munising Tourist Park , Munising Tourist Park Camp Ground | Online campsite rentals in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan , It is on the lake and can accommodate big rigs.
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Michigan has some great state parks. A couple of stops to consider would be Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City (there is a nice state park right in town along the lake), Mackinaw Island (St. Ignace State Park).

In the UP there is Tahquemenon State Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

You could stay north across Wisconsin and go to Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, then into Minnesota (Duluth) and if you have time tour the North Shore of Minnesota.

I'm guessing you'll need reservations for all of the state parks (for Minnesota for sure).
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