Camping

12 Mile Beach Campsite
Campers enjoying beautiful Twelvemile Beach Campground.

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Drive-In Camping Within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

ALL DRIVE-IN CAMPSITES REQUIRE A RESERVATION.

We have changed to a reservation system for ALL drive-in campsites at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. All campsites (including disability accessible sites) now require a reservation. There is no drop-in camping. Camping fees are $20 per night.

To make a reservation go to
www.recreation.gov (or call 1-877-444-6777. International callers: 1-518-885-3635.)
1. Once on www.recreation.gov, log into an existing account or sign up for a new account.
2. Type Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the search window.
3. Click on the first search result: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
4. In the next window, scroll down to Attractions. Click on the campground you are interested in. Follow the prompts from there.


Online information includes campsite parking length, location, pictures and other details. Campground maps and Photo Gallery links are also available below.

(For Backcountry Camping information, click
here.)


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has three rustic drive-in camgrounds: Little Beaver (8 sites), Hurricane River (21 sites) and Twelvemile Beach (36 sites). Campgrounds 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.

Campground Rules and Regulations
  • 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. Vehicles and trailers must stay on the delineated campsite parking area. 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. Pet owners must pick up after their pets and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Owners must not allow a pet to make noise that is unreasonable.
  • Campground quiet hours are 8 pm to 8 am. There are generator-free areas at Twelvemile Beach and Hurricane River Campgrounds. Music must be for private listening only.
  • Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Fires or hot coals cannot be left unattended. Gather only down and dead wood. No cutting of standing trees or limbs. Ash firewood is prohibited. Beach fires are not allowed.
  • This is bear country! 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. Violations of food storage rules may result in fines.
  • Garbage must be placed in bear-proof trash cans. Dispose of any dish or waste water in the toilet.
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
 
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.

Campground map and Campsite photo gallery
 
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.

Campground map and Campsite photo gallery

Other Nearby Drive-In Campgrounds and Camping Options

 
 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 40
Munising, MI 49862

Phone:

(906) 387-3700

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