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Old 08-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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UP Michigan Boondocking?

We are headed out next week to spend 5-6 weeks in the U.P. of Michigan. Any recommendations for boondocking sites on any of the Great Lakes?
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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Not really "Boondocking", but J.W. Wells State Park between Escanaba and Menominee on Green Bay has 3 really nice "primitive" or "rustic" sites by the lake. I don't think they're reservable, you just show up, should not be a problem after Labor Day, especially during the week.
The park also has electric only sites along the lake in the "Modern" campground, but it can get crowded during summer and weekends.
Wells State Park Detail
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Check out the Indian Casinos as well, while not boondocking they pay you to stay there and you get water and elec. We stayed at several there this summer and they made a great base camp.
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there are a few roadside rest and picknic areas along lake superior from marquette back to the east. Im not sure if that would be a problem with the cops but Im going to give it a try someday. Your right on the water
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Check out the Indian Casinos as well, while not boondocking they pay you to stay there and you get water and elec. We stayed at several there this summer and they made a great base camp.
Which Upper Peninsula Indian Casinos "pay you to stay there and you get water and elec."?
It sounds to good to be TRUE........(I have never found that anywhere)!
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Check out our blog entry at RoadNotes: They're paying us to stay here!
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Looking back thru our trip notes we found Kewadin Casinos in Christmas and Sault St. Marie had electric and water were free plus they gave us funny money to gamble with.
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Better choice might be up in Canada. There is a lot of crown land that would lend itself to serious boondocking. This is what I designed our teardrop for, sustained boondocking, being able to pull water from a lake or stream and make it potable solar...
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Better choice might be up in Canada. There is a lot of crown land that would lend itself to serious boondocking. This is what I designed our teardrop for, sustained boondocking, being able to pull water from a lake or stream and make it potable solar...
dont wanna do that if your packing
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