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Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
Stayed at the campground for 4 days. we had rain which was no big deal, however, fire pit flooded to the top with water and I had to bail it out as it would not drain. Simple pit toilets, very nice campground. However, they drilled a new well for the water and it REALLY stinks because of the sulfur in the water. It was strong enough to make it impossible to drink. But we used it for washing, etc. Note, not all sites have water. We camped at North Bay Shore County Park in a Travel Trailer.
Check out Peshtigo Fire Museum, eat at Mickey-Lu-Bar-B-Q Diner in Marinette.
Date of Stay:
March, 2017 -
Want a long and windy, pine filled driveway that leads to your own beachfront property? Well you can have it at Twelvemile Beach Campground! These shady sites sit on a gorgeous sandy bluff overlooking Lake Superior with steps leading right down the beach for a day of fun! The White Birch Interpretive Trail is right in camp, so there's no time wasted getting back to camp for those s'mores and fireside chats. This storybook campground can handle smaller RVs (I'd say less than 26') and trailer and is a tent campers dream! Just be sure to show up early to snag a good spot; sites are first-come, first-served. Reserve a site if you can. Lakeside sites are $16 across the drive they're $14. Can be Windy, but the winds blow away the bugs. We camped at Twelvemile Beach Campground in a Tent Trailer.
The list is long, first, walk down to the beach, amazing, brave the cold water and dive in! Plan on at least a day (or two) to see the highlights of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, surely a must see for anyone looking to see America's Grand parks! Walk the trails to see sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline Head in to Munising, take the Pictured Rocks tours (Fantastic views) Kayak, rent a boat.
Date of Stay:
August, 2016 -
We decided on this campground at the last minute. We had been camping on the "mainland" of Wisconsin where temperatures were in the high 80's and 90's we saw the forecast for Madelaine Island was in the 70's, so we called and reserved a spot as they do fill up. Campground is very quiet during the day as most folks venture out to sightsee. We liked it so much, we are now camp hosts at the park! Our site was very shaded, and quite large for out camper, screen tent (low mosquitoes and no stable flies while we were there) and camper awning. Showers and toilets were clean, as were the vault toilets. Trash and recycling were emptied everyday. Short walk to the beach (gorgeous) and a 2+ mile boardwalk that we did in the rain, lots of birds and wild life. Stay to the outer loop if you want maximum privacy. Pros: -Get to take a cool ferry out to the island - They will haul ANY size camper, when we made the trip, we were parked next to a full size semi! -Outer loop sites are indeed private! -No road noise or light pollution! Quiet, and dark. -Many recycling receptacles, even for propane canisters -Outrageously beautiful beaches, with short walks/hikes (~quarter mile or less) to access them -Small grocer, laundromat, coffee shop, souvenir shop, and post office all easily accessible at the ferry landing, I would recommend stocking up on food on the mainland! Cons: -Ferry trips can get expensive; round check https://madferry.com/ -Stowe all foodstuffs, as the raccoons are plentiful. While not aggressive, they will sneak up on you in the dark. -while we had no bugs, I heard some tales of small pets and children getting carried off by the black flies (just kidding) -Some of the sites on outer loop have standing water in woods behind sites, so think skeeters, though we had no problem. We camped at Big Bay State Park in a Tent Trailer.
The park has a cozy little visitor center/park office, with souvenirs, interesting books to check out library-style, and friendly staff. Check out all the back roads too! Walk the cliffs and go to the Beach. If it rains, embrace it, put on a rain suit and walk the boardwalk, super cool! Or stop in the Town of La Pointe Library and a must see is the State Historical Museum