8.5 Excellent

Bay Furnace Campground USFS

Munising, Michigan

Bay Furnace Rd
Munising, Michigan 49862
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.43828
Longitude: -86.70830

Elevation: 620' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping ?
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly ?
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We made online reservations six months in advance. There are some first come first serve sites that seemed to be available if you came early. This is a forest service campground so no hookups. There is a large dump station, and water spigots as well as clean vault toilets. There are several long sites but if you are longer than 40 ft it may be difficult to maneuver into them. Our site was level, back in and private as most sites seemed to be. Nice ones are near the lake and we saw several swimmers. Road was a bit rough but one way and wide enough for our fifth wheel and truck. We would stay here again. We camped at Bay Furnace Campground USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the Pictured Rocks Sunset cruise, go to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to see waterfalls and hike the beaches but take bug spray. Family Fare grocery store is in Munising.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

With an experience at another national campground where we barely got the last site mid afternoon still in our minds, we arrived late morning to secure a spot. It was after Labor Day but these parks are very popular. The ranger at the Visitor Center in Munising gave us directions and said in Summer, folks are lined up in the morning for sites and they are full often by 9am. It was 10am. We drove directly here to be sure. The roads are wide and open for easy driving by any size rig. There are sites along the Lake, the most popular for sure. Most of those are reservable and most of those sites were already reserved. A second loop away from the water had lots of open spots. We found a site near the end of the water loop that was deep, pretty wide, part in the shade and mostly level for our 25' motorhome to easily back into and be well off the road. We left a tarp lashed to the lantern pole along with our registration sheet to prove the site was taken before we left for the day. National Park campgrounds require something be left on the site to hold your registration if you leave or you could return to someone else in your site. The roads are wide, tree limbs cut back from the road and are an easy drive for even the largest rigs. In this Park, we found no rules that said generators couldn't be used so we assume they can. This park is totally dry camping with only a toilet or two as amenities. There are fees to take on fresh water as well as a dumping fee which was surprising until I found a third party management company appears to manage the facilities for the Park Service. Even so, with so much to see and do in the Munising area, I clearly see why this inexpensive National campground is so popular. We camped at Bay Furnace Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are many things to do and see in Munising. In particular, don't miss Miner's Castle overlooking a beautiful spot in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Bring your camera!

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