Camping in the Keweenaw: McLain State Park

McLain State Park

Located outside of Hancock on Lake Superior, McLain State Park provides a beautiful, scenic campground.

Activities at the park include fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, and hiking. We spent the first part of our stay here checking out the beach and lighthouse.

Options available for camping include a Rustic Cabin for $60 per night or the modern campground for $26 or $16 per night. The campground is also pet-friendly.

One of our favorite parts of this campground was the view of Lake Superior. There were some nice high spots that overlook the lake and provide amazing views of the setting sun. It was the most peaceful evening of our trip.

Kingston Lake State Forest Campground

Kingston Lake State Forest Campground is one of the many campgrounds in the area of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Although the campground is not the most scenic in the area, it still offers quite a lot of beauty and many things to do. There are 16 rustic campsites that are fairly isolated, depending on which one you’re at. The sites are first come, first serve and some can accommodate up to a 40 foot camper. The campground has vault toilets and a hand pump for water. Dogs are welcomed, which was great because we brought out seven month old beagle, Brisco, on his first camping trip.

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Waterfalls of the Western U.P: Big Pup Falls

Big Pup Falls

Big Pup Falls is located near the tiny town of Big Bay, Michigan in Marquette County on Big Pup Creek. There are several small drops over smooth volcanic rock.  The largest drop is only a few feet in height and the waterfalls themselves aren’t very impressive. However, the area surrounding the waterfalls creates a nice, secluded resting spot with lots of moss covered rocks and beautiful trees.

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A Michigan Secret – Eben Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves

Eben Junction is a small city about 30 minutes outside of Munising. Every year visitors from all over come to this city to see one spectacular piece of nature. Hidden about half a mile within the Rock River Wilderness area is something known as the “Eben Ice Caves.” The caves aren’t really caves but rather sixty foot tall icicles that have formed where a waterfall normally trickles. Each winter the water freezes and a curtain of ice is formed in the front of an indented rock wall. It thus creates a cave land is certainly one of the most beautiful things I have seen.

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