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Old 05-01-2012, 08:58 PM   #29
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Porcupine Mountain state park rite on lake Superior is great and will handle big rigs. We were camped right on lake Superior and sat on the rocks in the morning ,drank our coffee and watched the sun come up one morning, was great. Lots to see at the park.It is located in Ontonagon MI.Its 59 thousand acres of park. Beautiful Jim
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #30
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Oops, sorry. Boulder Lake ia a National CG located about 43 miles North of Shawano, WI. thru the Indian Reservation. Beautiful scenery but narrow roads so keep your speed down!! the CG was constructed by the CCC during the depression, has lots of trees, about 140 sites well separated, along with group sites in a separate area. Lots of trees, a decent lake (fishing sucks tho--too much pressure)
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I live in Gladstone Mi. close to Escanaba we have a nice city park that will handle your rig park is right on the water small quite town.
Escanabe is one of the towns we're planning on seeing.
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Thanks to all for your helpful info. It should help make our trip to MI and WI a lot of fun.
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Keep us posted. I must admit I'm kind of pro Michigan. After all my monthly retirement pension check says "State of Michigan" on it. (office of retirement services).
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Your list of towns and areas to visit is excellent. One suggestion, If you haven't considered going over to Mackinac Island while in the area you may want to consider it. Beautiful victorian island that has a lot of history. Great fudge, no cars.

Other than bikes and walking the only way to get around is horse and buggy. You will feel like you have gone back in time to the late 1800's. Just watch your step when walking in the streets. The horses are well fed and the street cleaners do a good job, but they can't get to everything as soon as it drops.
The fudge you find on the street is the only 'free fudge' there! Full of fiber too!
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We are planning on going to the UP this summer as well. From the Soo Locks to Tahquamenon Falls, regarding the road along the coast of Lake Superior, is it possible to drive a big rig through there? Would like to enjoy the lake scenery instead of going on the highway...
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scooby - if you are talking the RT123 "loop" 45ft and towing a toad was no problem at all. See my prior post for big rig camping at Tahq SP.
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We are planning on going to the UP this summer as well. From the Soo Locks to Tahquamenon Falls, regarding the road along the coast of Lake Superior, is it possible to drive a big rig through there? Would like to enjoy the lake scenery instead of going on the highway...
I would recommend go back down 75 from the Soo to 28, then over to Brimley, back up, and then go along the shore. It is a real nice drive, your rig will be ok. There is low train bridge along 6 mile road from the Soo to Brimley thus I recommend the short detour along 28. If you go down 28 to 123, you will miss a very scenic drive along the shore of Whitefish Bay from Brimley to around Paradise. Enjoy.
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I would make reservations at the Gov parks right away the UP gets pretty full in the summer,there are some casinos that have rv parking ,some of the smaller towns have unknown parks too. We usually travel the north side of the UP .
If hiking is in the book porkypine mountains for sure, as for their camp ground ,call now.
Black river falls near Ironwood is a must if they have had rain to put some water over the falls .As for camp grounds along the way, there are quit a few.
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We spent a few weeks up there last summer. At the Soo.... do the Soo Locks CG. Nice views. We also liked Munising Tourist Park Campground - Munising & Christmas, Michigan Campground in Munising-- Painted Rocks area.
We did a number of other CG's and just played it by ear.... never had an issue getting a spot during July or August.

We did the same route... Fl via 75 more or less and thru the UP then back thru WI. We stopped at the Harley museum on the eay back to FL . Must say the interstate in WI was the worst I've been on.
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