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Ontonagon Township Park and Campground

Ontonagon, Michigan


700 Lakeshore Dr
Ontonagon, Michigan 49827
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 76
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.88188
Longitude: -89.30410

Elevation: 615' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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21 Reviews

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

What is not to love about a lake shore site with 30 amp and water. No reservations, but called ahead and after a few friendly phone calls a lake site was available when we arrived. Clean restroom, pay showers, friendly people. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

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

Quick bike ride to lovely lakeside town with a well stocked IGA, hardware and Clean well kept homes.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed right on the lake, wooded sites, water and electric, easy in and out, very friendly staff and accommodating. Well layed out and pet friendly. Worth the trip. Our only choice for this area. 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, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice town park and campground right on the lake. We got a space by calling first thing in the morning but unfortunately couldn't get one on the lake. It appears locals get these sites locked up as there were many with unoccupied rigs just taking up the space. Some of the lakefront sites have a 9-day limit but the rest appear to have no limit at all. Sites in the northeast section are in twos so half have privacy with their doors facing wooded areas and half have another camper right at their door. You take what you can get. There were lots of children running around with typical kid-noise. The worst thing was when a camper inconsiderately set off 15 minutes of extremely noisy fireworks at 11:00 pm, way past quiet time (and it wasn't even close to July 4th). Nothing was done about it in spite of having a camp host on site. The noise terrified all the dogs....our neighbors' dog was lost for several hours after breaking out of his harness and running off in terror. (It wasn't a good experience for combat veterans with PTSD either.) They have wifi but it never worked well enough for us to use it. Our Verizon hotspot worked fine. We loved Ontonagon and the park's location on the lake was so good we would take another chance on the place. Your experience will depend on what site you get and how your neighbors behave. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Gitchee Gumee Landing Gift Shop in Ontonagon. Very nice place with lots to look at (and buy for gifts or for yourself). Don't miss the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park just 17 miles down the coast.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

#65-70 back in, right on lake superior, crushed stone spots. You'll need to call early in the morning the day you're coming to hold a spot, that's the only downside for planning a vacation. I had made a reservation at another campground and cancelled after arriving here. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

we stayed in a 40' motorhome with toad.

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

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

As others have said, this is a gem of a campground. Township run, but do not let that deter you. It is by far nicer than many private campgrounds where we have stayed. And the price is unbeatable. We had a spot parallel to Lake Superior. The views were amazing! We stayed 5 nights and I wished I could stay more.

We had site 30 and it was a little frightening pulling in with the soft sand, but my truck has 4 wheel drive. Getting out was a little harder, since a class A decided to pull in next to us and crowded the side closest to where i had to pull out.

There are similarly nice lakefront sites in the "new" section but they are often full. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Sand
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Check out Stubbs museum bar. It has all kinds of logging and copper history on the walls.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here before and keep coming back - there is nothing like camping right on the shore of Lake Superior, listening to the waves and watching the sun set over the water. Brought family members here for their first visit and planned to stay two days. They loved it so much we just stayed here the whole week. There are times when magic happens and you get to see the northern lights shimmering over Lake Superior. Stayed up late one night and saw them - what a wonderous sight! They have made improvements here over the past several years, adding new bathhouse, more camping spots and a playground. These are water and electric only sites. Very nice park!! We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Waterfront
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

This is a very remote area with not alot of shopping options. Just a small downtown with a few unique shops, some cafes and bar/grills, a coffee shop, a hardware and grocery store. There are four-wheeler trails throughout this area as well as hiking on the beach. There is a sidewalk that goes from the campground all the way to town - about a mile of walking. This part of the UP is a nice destination for fall leave watching. There are some nice state parks within a day's drive also.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Did not stay on lake front (too windy)but we were able to see lake from our pit fire. Campground staff was very helpful they even called restaurant to find out if they had grilled fish besides deep fried for us. And Roxey's did. Campsite was fine. We noticed that their playground was very nice, they even had two wheelchair swings--one for a child and another one for adult. Seldom see that offering. They have four disc golf baskets. Wifi worked great. Beach area access was right there and enjoyed watching the sun set both nights. We forgot our flashlight but walk way to rest room/ shower building was well lit. The only very tiny thing wrong was that the outside office building does not light up their directions well for late comers. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Close to office
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 19

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

This is a fantastic little town CG that we could not find. There is no physical address listed anywhere and our GPS sent us far, far away. If you can get there, you'll find a very cozy small CG right along the lake with water and electric (there's a dump but no sewer hook-ups). The office is staffed on a part-time basis. The upkeep is very good for a town facility that has probably been heavily used all summer. Porcupine Mntns Wilderness state park is only about 15 minutes away. There is a CG with electric-only in PMWSP but it is not as pleasant as this one. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

One of the best parks we've stayed at. We were on a premium site (each premium site has its own path to the sandy beach of Lake Superior). Exceptionally clean and personnel incredibly helpful and friendly. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Gitchee Gumee Landing- best souvenir shop, laundromat- up for sale and the majority of the washers and most dryers broken and have maintenance slips on them, but the ones that are still working do get the job done.

Sunsets at this campground are incredible. We were going to stay only 3 nights and more than doubled our stay.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

I considered not even writing this review so I could hog this park all to myself. There are sites on Lake Superior large enough for my 40' rig, 14' trailer and car. We have a short walk through a low dune to the beach. We were able to pull the MH in front-first to maximize the view and minimize the wind on our awning. The manager and his staff are beyond helpful and pleasant. Bathrooms are super clean, and the shower water is hot. If you don't want to break camp and dump, they have a reasonably priced honey-wagon, as they have no sewer. But who cares? There is a lovely nature trail through surprisingly mature woods to walk the dog. And I could go on and on.

The only difficulty is they do not take reservations. Some lakeside sites are 9 day limits, some are sixteen. There are always some sites off the lake available through mid-day, and the equestrian park across the street always seems to have openings. So there is always SOME place to stay here. Once here, you can scout out opening sites and move if you so wish. The 16-day limit is for a particular site, not the park itself, so you can move around and extend your stay. It's worth this minimal hassle.

We are extending our stay here, and would go out of our way to return. We camped at Ontonagon Township Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The IGA was impressive for its size. The hardware store had everything from alcohol and cold beer to greeting cards and fresh bread. Syl's had great baked goods.

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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: 11

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: 76
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 14

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: 76
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 18

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: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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