3 Parks near Ontonagon, Michigan
Aug 2015 - $21.00
This town park doesn't take reservations, but we were able to call in the morning before we came in and the nice young man managing the park took our RV info and held an appropriate site for us.
We had an excellent view of Lake Superior from our site, and as we were looking west over the lake we enjoyed walking down to the water and watching the sunsets.
About the only negative thing is the location of the utility hookups. They were in an unusual location relative to our unit, but we were able to get hooked up OK.
Overall, we were quite pleased with the park and would gladly stay there again. - Starxd
Jul 2015 - $30.00
We called early morning and spoke to the host. He promised to hold a waterfront site for us, if one opened up (we figured we could be there in a couple of hours) We ended up in one of the newer premium sites with a great view of the beach and lake. Plenty of shade, slightly un level, but doable. The older section had much more of a mix of sites, more suited to families and big groups. Overall we were pleased with our location. - housecar
May 2015 - $23.00
Would have given this a rating of 10 if there had been water on our site. We had to fill the tank before parking. Beautiful backing right up to Lake Superior. The hosts were terrific and do a great job of taking care of the park and looking after their guests. - Rick & Karen
Ontonagon, Michigan (map) | (906) 885-5275
Sites: 100 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 24 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Stayed on site 11 which was on the rocky shore of Lake Superior and had vegetation separating the campsite from lake with a little trail to the water. The rock is big flat sheets you can walk and lay on but it can be sharp and slippery. It was beautiful to sit on them and watch the sunrise. Campground was packed every night of the week but never was loud. Campsites were all decent, small and no privacy, though, but still loved it! Bring long extension cords cause the electric boxes are oddly placed. No sewer hook up at the campsites but they have water fill and dump at the park entrance. We have a 21 ft hybrid camper that fit nice on site 11. They had the bathroom and shower buildings tore down when we were there but they had those rentable RV type bathrooms set up which I was told were nice. We used our camper plumbing sparingly to last 5 days. Lake Superior is amazing--crystal clear, and it was a surprisingly comfortable temp for swimming. Our favorite activity was the beach! The stars were unbelievable. Skies so clear! I loved being next to the shore and hearing the waves as we fell asleep. The flies were horrible at times, though. Definitely didn't want to sit at the campsite during the day or we would get attacked. At night and in the morning we had no bug problems. Pack fly swatters, and a screen tent is almost a must.
The Porkies are a beautiful place anyone that appreciates nature must see. - cnacamper
Aug 2015 - $34.00
If you are fortunate enough to get a site on Lake Superior, this is a great place to camp. We were on site 25 which was the best for a larger rig, but we had to reserve it 6 months to the day ahead of time. There are only about 6 of these prime lakeside sites so you have to book them early for summer weekends. We loved it and spent hours enjoying our rock waterfront and swimming in Lake Superior. The sun doesn't set over the water but you still get a beautiful sky. And we also were treated to a meteor shower and Northern Lights!
The majority of the sites don't even have a view of the lake as they are on the other side of a tree line. They are currently putting in a new shower building which will be very nice. However, they tore the old one down and brought in 2 trailers with 5 toilet/shower combo rooms to replace it. This was just not enough for 400+ campers and the poor park workers were struggling to keep them clean. Most of the time, they weren't too good so we were happy to use the bathroom in the camper. Of course, without water and sewer hookups, we had to haul water and conserve.
I would definitely come back especially if we could camp lakeside again. - MazoCak
Jul 2015 - $18.00
We camped in the Union Bay campground for five nights in July. The views from our site were incredible. Our site was in the first row and mere steps from Lake Superior, and the waves lulled us to sleep nightly. Granted, on several days it was very windy, and we were not able to put our awning out, but oh well, the view more than made up for that inconvenience. The sites are all relatively flat, no problems getting level. We parked parallel to the road to take advantage of the view and for privacy. The Porkies are not close to any town of any size. Plan on bringing your food with you as the nearest grocery store is at least 20 miles away. As the sign at the park entrance states, "End of the Earth 2 miles, Porcupine Mountains 4 miles." We did have good Verizon cell phone reception in the campground, but nowhere else in the park. We could not pick up any TV stations using our RV's antenna. - RagTopDay
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Long, grass, pull-thru sites that are firm even after rain. Sites are close but the park was not very busy so people spread out giving room. Utilities were good. Restrooms are dated but fine, not cleaned very often. Staff is friendly and helpful. Easy to get in and out with big rig. Free WiFi worked well. Strong Verizon signal. Good location to store, restaurant and the Porkies. Rate is weekly. Would stay here again. Rating 7 rather than 8 because restrooms marginally clean. - cwier
Jun 2014 - $35.00
We had a nice, grassy site with 2 open sites next to us so it was roomy. Most of the campground had sites very close to each other. The owners were very nice and the campground was well taken care of. It was a great location to tour Porcupine Mountains State Park. Be sure to eat at Henry's Inn located about 10 miles away. They have some great nightly specials at a great rate. - SNL
Jun 2014 - $30.00
This park is a nice alternative to the ones in the Porcupine Mt. State Park or the Ontonogan City Park. It is conveniently located close to the parks and town. Very nice IGA grocery store in town. The bathroom and shower facilities are a little dated and were not cleaned every day. They could use a good scrubbing. Cable TV was provided, but no Wi-Fi. Verizon cell coverage was very good. Some of the sites are quite close together, so if the park is full you would be up close and personal with your neighbor. Good gravel access roads. Sites are mostly grass, but firm and only a few wet areas after a heavy rain. - Good Vibes