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BAY VIEW, MI

part ofHiawatha National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located just off the Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Bay View Campground provides a rustic opportunity to camp along the shores of Lake Superior.

The campground is a perfect stop amidst many recreational opportunities available in the Sault Ste. Marie area. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Whitefish Bay National Scenic Byway all the way to the beautiful Tahquamenon Falls.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in Lake Superior's famous Whitefish Bay, the site of numerous historically preserved shipwrecks and lighthouse stations. The area is also a natural corridor for migratory birds.

Recreation:

Miles of sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets stretch across Lake Superior, the greatest single body of fresh water in the world. Birding and sightseeing are popular pastimes, and visitors enjoy long walks along Superior's beaches.

Facilities:

The rustic campground offers multiple single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire rings with grills.

Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are available at several locations within the campground. Most of the sites are heavily shaded. A campground host lives at the campground and can be available to answer any questions.

Nearby Attractions:

Tahquamenon Falls, a series of beautifully brown-colored waterfalls on the Tahquamenon River, are located just 30 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Historic Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on the Hiawatha National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.46, -84.77944
46°27'36"N, 84°46'46"W

From Brimley, Michigan, travel west on County Road 42/Whitefish Bay Scenic Byway for approximately 8 miles. Bay View is on the north side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BAY VIEW
W 1900 WEST US-2
ST. IGNACE MI 49781

Phone Number:

Information: (906)292-5549
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