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BAY FURNACE CAMPGROUND, MI

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

Overview

Bay Furnace Campground is located on the south shores of Lake Superior, near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Favorite to many, the campground is centered to various waterfalls, as well as other sightseeing attractions, including boat tours and visits to Grand Island.

Natural Features:

Visitors can enjoy the scenic views of Lake Superior, with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets and occasional northern lights displays. Amid forests of deciduous trees, some sites overlook the lake while others are near Furnace Creek.

Recreation:

Fishing in Lake Superior is best by boat. There is no access to the lake at Bay Furnace, but there is a boat ramp approximately 10 miles west, at AuTrain, and in Munising. Anglers can enjoy a variety of lake trout and salmon fishing.

Visitors can access the popular Grand Island via a 10-minute ferry ride or by private boat. This scenic island is a favorite for hiking, mountain biking and exploring.

Various boat excursions are offered near the campground at an additional cost, providing a great way to explore the crystal clear blue-green waters of Lake Superior and view the stunning natural rock formations.

Facilities:

The campground offers multiple reservable single sites for tent and RV camping. Additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A day-use picnic area is also available at the campground, located near the lake shore. Multiple tables, drinking water and accessible vault toilets are included.

Nearby Attractions:

Boat ramps are available in Munising, less than 5 miles from the campground, or at AuTrain, which is about 10 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Beachcombing
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Ranger Station
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Bank
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Cafe
  • Community Park
  • Convenience Store
  • Dock
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Hospital
  • Ice Machine
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Insect repellent is encouraged for visitors to Grand Island
  • This campground has a 2-day minimum stay for weekend reservation and a 3-day minimum on holidays.
  • Please call the campground if arriving more than 24 hours late for reservations, (906) 387-1804.
  • 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):
46.43833, -86.70833
46°26'18"N, 86°42'30"W

Bay Furnace Campground is located in Alger County, about 3 miles west of Munising on Highway 28, at the village of Christmas, across from the Kewadin Casino.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BAY FURNACE CAMPGROUND
P.O. Box 171
Munising MI 49862

Phone Number:

Information: (906)387-2512
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