Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles (64 km) along Michigan's northern coast. Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the Great Lakes. Camping at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a great way to relax and enjoy the beauties the lakeshore has to offer. Campgrounds are rustic, and do not provide electric or sewer hookups. Campers, trailers, and RVs are welcome, note there are generator free areas. Cell phone reception is limited, so unplug, unwind, and enjoy the serenity Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Campgrounds has to offer.
This small campground (8 sites) is located 3 miles (1 km) north of Alger County Road H-58 and 20 miles northeast of Munising on Little Beaver Lake. One campsite is wheelchair accessible. Because of the small campsites and the narrow, twisting, hilly access road it is highly suggested you check the campsite length, width, and height before booking.
Pets are NOT allowed at Little Beaver Campground.
A small boat ramp is available for launching boats. Only electric motors are permitted on Little Beaver Lake and Beaver Lake as these lakes are within the Beaver Basin Wilderness area. Little Beaver also features the Little Beaver Nature Trail, a 1.0 mile (.3 km) loop trail. A 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail leads to Lake Superior and connects with the North Country Trail.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore drive-in campsites are rustic and do not have electric, water, or sewer hookups. Campsites provide a picnic table, fire ring with grill grate, and tent pad. The campgrounds have vault toilets and well water. Tent-style enclosures for campsite portable toilets are strictly prohibited. Typically there is no cell phone reception.
Conditions for all camping:
Camping is limited to 14 days per calendar year within the Lakeshore.
Permits are required for all camping.
Camping is only allowed at designated locations. Overflow camping is prohibited.
A campsite must be occupied by the person in possession of the permit for the campsite on the date(s) of occupancy.
The campsite must be vacated by 11:00 am of the following day.
Campers must have the appropriate camping permit in their possession.
Campers must pay required fees for the site they are occupying.
Single vehicle size limit: 36 feet (11 m)
Vehicle-trailer combined limit: 42 feet (12 m)
Drive-in Camping Regulations:
Only one screened porch/tent may be placed over the picnic table per site. A screened tent does not count towards the two tents per site limit.
No more than eight persons per site.
No more than two vehicles per site, including towed trailers. This is strictly enforced, there are plenty of day use parking spaces nearby for extra vehicles.
All tents must be placed within the existing tent pad, except for one tent or hammock within six feet. Two tents are allowed per site, or two sleeping hammocks (one of each).
Generator use is not allowed at any time of day in the west-end loop of Twelvemile Beach Campground nor in sites designated as generator free at Hurricane River Campground.
Checkout time is 11:00 am. Upon arrival, you can occupy your site any time after 11:00 am.
Campground quiet hours are 8 pm to 8 am. Music should be for private listening only.
Please print your reservation and have it with you or attached to campsite post.
The lighting or maintaining of open fires is generally prohibited, except in government provided metal fire rings and fire grills at the locations they are provided, or in personal self-contained charcoal grills in a parking lot or paved sidewalk.
Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Fires or hot coals cannot be left unattended. Beach fires are not allowed.
Fire must be extinguished entirely using water and not buried.
Purchase wood locally. No collecting of wood. No cutting of standing trees or limbs. Ash firewood is prohibited.
Pets / The following areas are closed to dogs, cats or any other domesticated animal:
The North Country Trail and Sand Point Marsh Trail.
The Grand Sable Dunes Natural Area and adjacent Log Slide dune field.
All winter ski trails which are maintained by grooming.
All park areas east of Miners Beach to the western edge of 12 Mile Beach Campground is closed to pets including:
Little Beaver Lake Campground
Beaver Basin Overlook Parking Area
Pets must always be on leash. Please dispose of all pet waste in the appropriate receptacles.
This closure does not affect legal hunting as defined in 36 CFR 7.32.
Food Storage / The following conditions for the storage of food are in effect in the entirety of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:
All food items, lawfully taken fish and wildlife, garbage and equipment used to cook or store food must be kept sealed in a vehicle, or in a camping unit that is constructed of solid, non-pliable material, in government provided receptacles or suspended at least 10 feet above the ground and 4 feet horizontally from a post, tree trunk or other object.
This is bear country! Proper storage ensures safety for you and members of your party when enjoying the natural resource. Violations of food storage rules may result in fines.
Conditions for the disposal, containerization, or carryout of human body waste have been established as follows:
Where toilet facilities are not provided, human wastes will be disposed at least 200 feet from a trail, campsite, or water source; in a hole at least six inches deep; and covered with earth or packed out of the park.
Where toilet facilities are provided (park campgrounds), human waste shall not be disposed of in park trash cans. Portable toilet facilities may be used (such as in a camper) if graywater and sewage remain contained within the vehicle. Tent style enclosures for campsite portable toilets and/or showers are prohibited.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore drive-in campsites are rustic and do not have electric, water, or sewer hookups.
Campsites provide a picnic table, fire ring with grill grate, and tent pad. The campgrounds have vault toilets and well water. Tent-style enclosures for campsite portable toilets and/or showers are strictly prohibited. Typically there is no cell phone reception. All camping at Pictured Rocks is by reservation only. Same-day reservation are accepted.
Resale or auction of advance reservations is prohibited.
If you do not arrive by 3:00 pm on the 2nd day of your reservation please call the campground office at (906) 387-3700 or your remaining reservation will be cancelled.
Campsite 4 and 5 can be reserved two weeks before your intended arrival date.
Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound
Guided kayaking and other boat tours within the national lakeshore are offered by authorized private companies. Pontoon boat and other rentals for use on Lake Superior are available in nearby communities.
Hiking, fishing, boating using electric motor boats, and paddling are popular activities that can be done right from the campground.
P.O. Box 40 Munising MI 49862
For campground inquiries, please call: 906-387-3700