Your Safety Comes First!
As you can imagine, it's important to come for a winter visit completely prepared! This is especially true for winter camping, which can be a challenging experience.
An unexpected slip into a creek, the loss of a tarp in a blizzard, or a broken ski binding can quickly spell disaster. The old scout adage of “Be Prepared” is the best advice. The lakeshore staff encourage you to carefully plan your winter camping excursion into the park. Here are a few helpful suggestions:
Having considered all of this, remember that winter is one of the most incredible seasons at the lakeshore. You will likely see very few people, a lot of animal tracks, and will be able to enjoy a type of solitude unknown at other times of the year. Happy camping!
Areas closed to winter camping include...
All that portion of Sand Point described as the area below the top of the surounding bluffs including Sand Point beaches, Sand Point Road, park headquarters, the ice curtain area, the North Country Scenic Trail down at water level, and the lands situated within the corporate limits of the City of Munising.
Also areas near developed park locations, such as:
For more information ...
Winter Camping and Ice Climbing (pdf)
Last updated: September 12, 2018