Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clear Lake, MN
Posts: 26
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.

nopes67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-05-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
stearn's Avatar

Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lambertville Mi
Posts: 742
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.

06 Adventurer 38R

Equinox Toad
stearn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
paz's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,439
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).
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 06:47 AM   #4
Senior Member
dons2346's Avatar
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,674
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.

Go to the Fish Market for your smoked whitefish and smoked fish sausage. Both are excellent.
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
Chickadee's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,027
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.

Steve & Lynette
2014 Newmar 3103 BAYSTAR/Triton V10 w. Banks/05 Honda Element toad
Chickadee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 08:12 AM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 18
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.
geraldnew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,244
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.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 10:56 AM   #8
Junior Member
BlueRoadBlog's Avatar
Appalachian Campers
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Harnett County NC
Posts: 14
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.
Tim and Mary---1998 Dodge 2500 diesel--1998 Coachmen Catalina 320 RKS
Blue Road Blogger---BLOG
BlueRoadBlog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #9
Community Administrator
JohnRR's Avatar

Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 14,894
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.
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #10
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clear Lake, MN
Posts: 26
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!!!

nopes67 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Indigo Bluffs at Empire, Michigan michguy Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 0 08-02-2011 06:24 PM
Wisconsin to UP Michigan route kannonvaggon Navigation, Routes & Roads 3 06-27-2011 05:02 PM
michigan state parks Seajay Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11 05-28-2011 09:45 AM
Michigan Girl srrobe Just Conversation 9 01-02-2011 06:57 AM
Are you from Michigan? Kountry87Air RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 9 12-14-2010 06:56 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.