August 12, 2018
Getting Away to Big Eric’s Bridge State Forest Campground
It’s hard to pick just one campground that’s a favorite, especially in the U.P. But if there is one place that I keep coming back to, it’s Big Eric’s Bridge State Forest Campground.
This rustic campground is located on the Huron River about 30 minutes from downtown L’Anse. It’s a small campground with only 20 sites for tents and small trailers. Its amenities include vault toilets and a hand pump well. It’s a perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers, fishers, and off-roaders. At $15 per night, it’s hard to pass up.
Photograph by Steve Lucas
Aside from Memorial Day weekend, this campground is relatively quiet. It’s in the middle of nowhere, which is always a plus in my book. It’s also free of light pollution, making it one of our favorite locations for night time photography.
Another bonus. It’s located by a waterfall. Big Erick Falls isn’t a large waterfall but it is certainly a pretty one. Made up of 15 drops, this waterfall is just a walk down the road away from the campground.
More details about this campground can be found on the Michigan DNR Website.