12 Mile Beach Campsite
Campers enjoying beautiful Twelvemile Beach Campground.

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Drive-In Camping Within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Our drive-in campsites are currently offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
However, that will be changing this year:

In 2019, we will be putting all the park drive-in campgrounds on All campsites will be reservable. No start date for making reservations has been determined yet. We will give as much notice as we can for when the sites go live on the reservation system. Check back for updates. Thanks for your patience.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore drive-in campsites are rustic and do not have electric, water, or sewer hookups. Campsites provide a picnic table, fire ring with grill grate, and tent pad. The campgrounds have vault toilets and well water. Typically there is no cell phone reception.

Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations) with a fee of $20 per night. Holders of the America The Beautiful Senior Pass (62 and older) and the America The Beautiful Access Pass (disabled) receive a 50% discount.

Campground services are normally available and fees collected beginning the Friday on or just prior to May 15 through approximately October 31. The campgrounds may be used year round. (For information on winter camping, click here.)

Campground Rules and Regulations

  • Camping is limited to 14 days per calendar year within the lakeshore.
  • Register and pay upon arrival. NO REFUNDS. Registration for any site(s) other than the one you physically occupy is prohibited.
  • Camp only within the confines of a designated, numbered site. Overflow camping is prohibited.
  • Checkout time is 11:00 am.
  • No more than eight people are allowed per site.
  • No more than two vehicles per site, including towed vehicles. Any extra vehicles will have to park in parking lots.
  • Two tents are allowed per site, or two sleeping hammocks (or one of each). One tent must be on the tent pad, and the other must be within 10 feet of the pad. Any hammocks must be within 10 feet of the tent pad. No overflow camping allowed.
  • Only one screened porch/tent may be placed over the picnic table per site. A screened tent does not count towards the two tents per site limit.
  • Pets must be on a leash (six feet or less) at all times.
  • Campground quiet hours are 8 pm to 8 am. There are generator-free areas at Twelvemile Beach and Hurricane River Campgrounds. Music should be for private listening.
  • Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Fires cannot be left unattended. Gather only down and dead wood. Ash firewood is prohibited. Beach fires are not allowed.
  • All food items, beverages, cooking equipment, food storage containers and pet food must be kept sealed in a hard-sided vehicle when not in immediate use (day or night). Those camping without a hard-sided vehicle must use the park-provided metal boxes for food storage.
  • Garbage must be placed in bear-proof trash cans. Dispose of waste water in the toilet.
Because of the popularity of these campgrounds, an early morning arrival is suggested. You may also wish to identify an alternate nearby campground in your plans as the park campgrounds fill up quickly, especially on weekends and all of July and August. Have a Plan B ready!

Wheelchair accessible campsites are available at each campground and are reserved for those campers who need a barrier free site until 3 pm each day. If they are not filled by 3 pm, other campers may occupy the accessible campsite for that night only and must vacate by 11 am the following day.
Campsite at Little Beaver Lake Campground in the summertime.
Tent at campsite at Little Beaver Lake Campground

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Little Beaver Lake Campground
This small campground (8 sites) is located 3 miles north of Alger County Road H-58 and 20 miles northeast of Munising on Little Beaver Lake. One campsite is wheelchair accessible.

Single unit vehicles in excess of 36 feet and vehicle/trailer combined units in excess of 42 feet are prohibited at Little Beaver because of the small campsites and the narrow, twisting, hilly access road.

A small boat ramp is available for launching boats. Only electric motors are permitted on Little Beaver Lake and Beaver Lake as these lakes are within the Beaver Basin Wilderness area.

Little Beaver also features the White Pine Trail, a 1.0 mile loop trail. A 1.5 mile trail leads to Lake Superior and connects with the North Country Trail.

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A campsite at Hurricane River Campground waits patiently for visitors.
Hurricane River Campground

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Hurricane River Campground
This 21-site campground is located 12 miles west of Grand Marais on County Road H-58 on the shores of Lake Superior. Because the turning radius is limited within this campground, we recommend single vehicles no more than 36 feet and vehicle/trailer combined length no more than 42 feet.

Eleven campsites are available in the lower campground loop, and ten in the upper loop. Both loops include one wheelchair accessible campsite. Several campsites are designated as generator-free.

The Hurricane River flows into Lake Superior near the picnic area. A level 1.5 mile walk on the North Country Trail east from the lower campground leads past shipwreck remnants to the historic Au Sable Light Station.

Campground map and Campsite photo gallery
Camping rig at Twelvemile Beach Campground.
Tents at Twelvemile Beach Campground

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Twelvemile Beach Campground
This campground is located 15 miles west of Grand Marais off Alger County Road H-58. Because the turning radius is limited within this campground, we recommend single vehicles no more than 36 feet and vehicle/trailer combined length no more than 42 feet.

The campground's 36 sites are located on a high sandy plateau above Twelvemile Beach on Lake Superior; the most popular sites have a lake view. There are two wheelchair accessible campsites. Generator use is prohibited in the campground's west loop.

There are three sets of stairs to the beach as well as a day-use picnic area and parking. The two-mile long White Birch Trail begins and ends at the campground. The North Country Trail treks through the campground. The entrance road winds through a picturesque stand of white birch.

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Other Nearby Drive-In Campgrounds and Camping Options

Backcountry Camping


Last updated: May 15, 2019

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Munising, MI 49862


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