Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles 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 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.
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 White Pine Trail, a 1.0 mile loop trail. A 1.5 mile 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. Typically there is no cell phone reception.
Beginning March 1, 2002, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore began charging an entrance fee. You will need to either pay the fee upon arrival or purchase a pass in advance and display in a hangtag or place on the dashboard of your vehicle.
The pass options include: 1) a park annual or 7-day park-specific pass for purchase here: https://www.recreation.gov/sitepass/74999, or 2) a valid Interagency Annual, Senior, Access, Military, Veteran, or Fourth Grade pass.
Note: If you have a campsite reservation, you also need to pay the entrance
Campsite 4 and 5 can be reserved two weeks before your intended arrival date at 10 am.
*Please print your reservation and have it with you or attached to campsite post.
*No more than eight people per site.
*Camping is limited to 14 nights per calendar year within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
*Check out time is 11:00 am. You can occupy your site anytime after 11:00 am
*Campground quiet hours are from 8pm to 8am.
*No more than 2 vehicles per site, (including towed trailers). This is strictly enforced, there are plenty of day use parking spaces near by for extra vehicles.
*Only two tents or two hammocks per site, or one of each allowed per site. One tent must be on the tent pad, and the second tent must be within 6 feet of the pad. Hammocks must be within 6 feet of the tent pad. A screen/bug tent may be placed over a picnic table and does not count toward the two tent limit.
*Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Fires or hot coals cannot be left unattended. Purchase wood locally. No collecting of wood. No cutting of standing trees or limbs. Ash firewood is prohibited. Beach fires are not allowed.
*This is bear country! All food items, beverages, cooking equipment, food storage containers and pet food must be kept sealed in a hard-sided vehicle when not in immediate use (day or night). Those camping without a hard-sided vehicle must use the park-provided metal boxes for food storage. Violations of food storage rules may result in fines.
*Garbage must be placed in bear-proof trash cans. Dispose of any dish or waste water in the toilet.
*Use vault toilets or toilet in your camper/RV. No dumping of human waste in trash or on the ground.
*Pets must be on a six foot leash or less at all times.
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.
Cancelling a Reservation: Customers may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. Depending on when you cancel in relation to your arrival day, it may be considered a late cancellation.
Changing an Existing Reservation: When changes are made prior to the cut-off window:
If a customer wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.
There is no change fee if a customer extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. If they choose to depart early, they may forfeit the recreation fee for the day of departure.
There is no change fee if the customer wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.
If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.
Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window
For campground inquiries, please call: 906-387-3700