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Old 08-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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The UP of Michigan

Anyone recommend some RV sites in the UP? We will be hauling our motorcylces and would like a park that has 50amp full hook ups. We will would like to be located near Escanaba so we can ride our bikes to Cooper Harbor, Sault Ste. Marie, Marquette, and Mackinaw City.

Any recommend sites to see along the way would be great as well.

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Old 08-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Copper Harbor has a nice State Park. We stayed at Fanny Hooe campground after seeing the State Park wish we would have stayed there. No cell service, or TV, unless you have dish. Munising tourist park was nice. Indian lake State park was also a nice stay , and was close to Fayette State park.( old iron ore town ) Not sure of distances, but I think Munising would be reasonable distance to most places you mentioned.

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Old 08-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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We are in the UP now. Full hookups and 50 amps are VERY rare up here - especially full hookups. Most of the campgrounds seem older.

We are now in Sault Ste. Marie at Aune Osborn Campground (city park with great views of the St. Marys River and all the big boats passing by). There is no sewer hookups, but we lucked out with one of the few 50-amp sites.

We came from Munising, MI where Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located. Great hiking, boat tours, kayak rentals. We stayed at Munising Tourist Park (another city campground) with no sewer and very few 50-amp sites.

Check out our blog for things to do, photos and more info on campgrounds. The last of the info on Munising and Sault Ste. Marie won't be posted until next week (about 8/12/11).
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We also just left the Munising Tourist Park. Good location and they have a sandy beach. Get a reservation ASAP as they are always pretty much full. The sites are large so you are not crammed in.

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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If you wish to stay in the Escanaba area, there's a VERY nice RV Campground that is part of and next to the Casino at Bark River just West of Escanaba on Hyw. 2 & 41.

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Old 08-06-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
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I live in Gladstone and we have a very nice park in the city full hook-ups they just up graded their electrical 50 Amps not real sure but would think so. Gladstone is about 7 miles east of Escanaba. The park is on Lake Michigan.
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We stayed in St. Ignace at Lakeshore rv.

We stayed about 20 miles west of Marquette after reading the reviews of parks. We toured into Marquette and there is a State, county or city park that looked nice. Everything from boondocking to FHU's.
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Escanaba to Copper Harbor is quite a trip in one day. Our first two days were at Fort Wilkins State PArk in Copper Harbor which is great, but it is at the END of the road (US 41). Then we stayed at Van Riper State park just west of Marquette for a night. We stayed two days at Tahquanemon Falls State Park. When we go again, we will stay at Baraga State Park and drive around the Keweenaw--there is so much to see. We wanted to stay at the Munising Tourist PArk, but they did not have any sites the week we came thorough.
We took 4 days to go from Copper Harbor to Sault Ste Marie and still wish we had more time.
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Marquette city tourist park for those interested should have their beach up and running for next season once the board of light and power gets the dam finished.
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Thanks everyone for the tips. We just got back safe and sound. No incidents with the motorhome or the motorcycles, however we did incur a few idiots on the road, and one FOOL who decided to take his riding lawnmower for a joy ride only to leave his brain at home and cut right in front of me on a very sharp curve. Fortunately I am constantly trying to anticipate a deer running out in front of me and was able to slam on my brakes and swerve to miss this [moderator edit] without laying my bike down or jeopardizing my fellow riders!!

If there are any fellow brothers and sisters on here that enjoy riding, I would strongly recommend Highway/Road 123 from Newberry to Paradise, then on up to Whitefish Point. This road has twists and turns as well as great scenery. In the fall I bet the colors would be spectacular!!!

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