Drive-In Camping Within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Our drive-in campsites are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
In 2019, we will be putting all the park campgrounds on recreation.gov. 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 on March 29 for updates. Thanks for your patience.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 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.) Camping is limited to 14 days per calendar year within the lakeshore. Checkout time is 12:00 pm (noon).
No more than eight people are allowed per site; no more than two vehicles per site, including towed vehicles. 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. 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.
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.
Campground quiet hours are 8 pm to 8 am. There are generator-free areas at Twelvemile Beach and Hurricane River Campgrounds.
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.
Little Beaver also features the White Pine Trail, a 1.0 mile trail. A 1.5 mile trail leads to Lake Superior and connects with the North Country Trail.
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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.
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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 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 Interpretive 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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Last updated: March 22, 2019