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Ontonagon, Michigan

Ontonagon Township Park and Campground

Ontonagon, Michigan



Ontonagon, Michigan
Phone: (906) 884-2930

Sites: 76
Recent Rate: $23 7/2016

Latitude: 46.8818836531828
Longitude: -89.3040957466049

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.75 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.75
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

11 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

What a gem! They don't take reservations until 8 AM on the day you plan to arrive. We just showed up early and were lucky enough to get a site directly on the beach that fit our 25 foot Class C perfectly. We were literally 25 feet from the beach and water. In another section of the park there were $30 gravel back-in beach sites for larger RVs. Across the road, the park had secluded sites in the woods, but we thought the bugs could be a problem. We only had plans to stay one night, but ended up staying 3 nights because of the sunsets and stars over Lake Superior. The park has a friendly and helpful attendant from 8AM-5PM and a camp host available 5-11 PM. There is a great children's play area in a separate section of the park. The park was very quiet and a one mile walk/drive to downtown Ontonagon. We thought this park was the "find" of our two weeks in the Upper Peninsula. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Other
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Easy 25 minute drive to the Porcupine Mountains. Take the Presque Isle River waterfall hike. Also enjoyed the Ontonagon Lighthouse bus tour and extensive museum. Check out Syl's pastries in town.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

We used this campground as our base from which we explored the area waterfalls and toured the Adventure Mining Company mine (a very interesting place to see).

There is nice IGA supermarket nearby with a good selection and good prices.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Syl's in town has a great breakfast with homemade breads and pastries. Had the BEST cinnamon raisin toast ever, hands down. Laundromat in town is terrible. It has been vandalized several times and the old lady that owns it won't replace the bathroom or the carts. She hardly keeps up the machines. The repairman was there when we were there and filled us in.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Just a mile from the quaint village of Ontonagon, this park is right on the south shore of Lake Superior and has several lake front sites (we think the best are #11 and 12). The sandy beach is safe for young and old and alike. Although none of the sites have sewer, the dump station is easily accessible from either direction. Most sites are heavily wooded, but there are a few from which a satellite signal can be obtained. The lake front sites are limited to 9 to 16 days, but very nice sites located just 30 yards from the lake are available for the whole summer. This is a great park. Sites are all "first-come-first served", i.e., no reservations. Camp manager and staff are very cordial and helpful. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived without reservations soon after a lakeside site became available and we had to use 4WD to pull into site because of the sand. The next site's camper was very close to ours with a large family group. The site was in the sand so required 4WD to get set up. Because we had such a great lake view site we had all the traffic going up and down to the beach. We used this location to visit Porcupine Mountains and Bond and Agate Falls. Think we would look around for another park if we were in the area. Definitely needs to have the older section updated. Showers required 75 cents for 6 minutes. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped here in mid-July so it was fairly busy, but thankfully we got there in the middle of the week and were able to secure a lakefront site (#26). There are really 4 different sections here. The ones on the north end were grassy and generally shaded. Some water hookups were more than 25 ft. The middle section (where we camped) had about 7-8 lakefront sites, all very nice. There were pull-throughs, but not made for longer RV's. Also some sites were along the country road that were grassy and shaded. The newest section, and probably the most sought after, has 7 lakeside sites only. The new restroom/showers were in this section and were very nice and kept clean. The 4th section was across the road from the other sites and the lake. It contained several sites that were level, grassy, and mostly shaded. The dump station was in the newer section and was easily accessible. Usually one young man ran the office. He was pleasant and usually around the campground area attending to duties. This is a laid-back operation, but they take good care of things. The beach was excellent!!! Nice and sandy and not very far from our campsite (about 50 yards or less). Town was about 1 mile south and there is a sidewalk most of the way there. We walked into and around town for our morning exercise. Porcupine Mtns. State Park was about 14 miles south, but the park is huge so there is more driving necessary if you want to enjoy the full park. Syl's is a good place to eat. There is a good grocery store on the east side of town along M-38. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We checked in for 2 nights, ended up staying for 6 nights. Very relaxing, right on shores of Lake Superior. Forty eight miles from Quince Mines (copper) in Hancock, and best pastries in the U.P., at Amy J's in Hancock. They don't take reservations, but if you call in a day or two before your stay, they'll hold a spot for you and charge you for the hold days as well as the days of your stay. Our two rigs stayed side by side in sites 6 & 8 with a hedgerow around both sites, making it seem like a single large site, with a good view of the beach and water. We were on grass (which we prefer). The sites right across from us are sandy sites right on the beach. Park is clean, well kept. Trash emptied twice a day. Showers clean, but coin operated ($.75 for first 6 minutes, 2 minutes for each add'l $.25). Sites 65-70 are grassy AND on the beach; cost $23/night, max stay 14 nights. Good dump site on property. Most westerly section of the Eastern Time Zone. Sun sets during our stay at 9:53 P.M. Young folks water skiing at dusk, 10:30 P.M. Water pressure good. 50 A electric. If you call in, expect an answering machine. They will call you back. We loved it here and will definitely stay again. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is very scenic with view of Lake Superior from about 25% of the sites. Well kept, clean and the management is very helpful. Call ahead and they will reserve a site for you on the day you intend to arrive. No TV reception except satellite and spotty cell phone reception. Beach access is good and while a bit cold Lake Superior is great for a swim on a hot day. Some seasonal campers, but not many. While there are no full hookup sites they will come and pump your tanks for a fee. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Fantastic camping on a sandy beach on Lake Superior. What more could you want? The park is clean and well maintained. We camped on one of the newer sites that has 50A service and water hookups. These sites are beach-front with a clear view of the lake. The rate quoted is for the beach-front sites; other sites are less. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a city park right on Lake Superior. The rate we paid was for a non-waterfront site. Waterfront sites, I believe were $21.00 and some had limitations on how long you could stay at the site. Sites 65-70 had a 1-week limit, the other waterfront sites had a 2 week limit, I think, didn't pay too much attention to this since we didn't have a waterfront site. We had site 8 which was good because we still had a nice water view. Park is mostly sandy. Beach was very accessible and wide. All roads were sandy. Lots of kids and families here and RVs of all descriptions and size which made the park look, at first glance, a little on the dumpy side, but found it to be a great deal and very scenic. The office was not manned all the time. Trash cans at every site. Dump station was nice. Lots of shade trees. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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