Benchmark Individual Backpacking Sites

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Near Grand Marais, Michigan

Benchmark Individual Backpacking Sites does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Benchmark Campground is on a sandy bluff above Lake Superior. The six campsites are sandy and open. There are social trails that lead down to Lake Superior, but it is a steep climb back to your campsite. When hiking from the west, walk through Twelvemile Beach Campground to the trailhead and day use area to connect back to the North Country Trail. Two shared fire rings and a pit toilet. Water source is Lake Superior. Lake Superior access for kayakers.

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