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 has been determined yet. Check back in mid-January for updates.
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 $14 per night. Lakeside sites at Twelvemile Beach Campground are $16 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. Click here
for more campground regulations.
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 6 pm each evening. If they are not filled by 6 pm, other campers may occupy the accessible campsite for that night only
and must vacate by noon the following day.
Campground quiet hours are 8 pm to 8 am. There are generator-free areas at Twelvemile Beach and Hurricane River Campgrounds.