Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-31-2005, 12:06 PM   #15
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Lake Superior has rocky shorelines, a few tumbled rock beaches and at 45 degrees is unswimmable in all but the most unusual circumstances (late summer, minimal waves, gentle breeze pushing warmed surface layer into shallow bays). The rocky vistas are mighty fine!

Porcupine Mountain State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has a pretty shoreside campground. Michigan DNR Camping Don't neglect the inland sights and sounds! More waterfalls than you'd imagine -- Picture Rock Natl Seashore, Tahquamenon Falls, etc. See this thread and follow the link to Pahaska's UP trip.

Ludington State Park is on the sandy eastern shore of Lake Michigan. The ferries are inconsistent but went back & forth from Milwaukee & Ludington back in 1988.

Minnesota's North Shore has Temperance River State Park with two campground loops down by the shore. The wave sounds are fabulous! The in-park trail up the river reveals fabulous cauldrons eroded into solid granite (okay, gabbro if you must).

Grand Marais, MN has a municipal campground down at the harbor. Nice harbor views, good fish shop just north of campground, Angry Trout restaurant right next to the fish shop is very interesting! LINK

Hope we get some input about Canadian campgrounds!!


5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 12:23 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
silvermoon's Avatar
1967 24' Tradewind
1963 19' Globetrotter
1961 24' Tradewind
Silver City , Motorcourt
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 142
Images: 5
It's not on the beach, but you don't want to miss Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's in the Leland area of Michigan. The water there can be as blue as the Bahamas. Almost all of the camping is in a Pine forest. Lots of outside things to do. Hiking, Kayaking, Winery tours........... We travel over 500 miles a couple of times a year to camp there!!

Have Fun!!!! Holly

silvermoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 12:39 PM   #17
Rivet Master
AYRSTRM2's Avatar
1966 22' Safari
Armada , Michigan
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 939
Images: 4
Here's a good one, it's a Michigan State Forest Campground named Mouth of Big Two Hearted River. This one is pretty nice. It is right on the bank of the Big Two Hearted River, where it empties into Lake Superior. It is accessed from about 15 miles of county gravel road and when you get there, you feel like you have just found a well kept secret. Nice sites, beautiful scenery and great access to both the lake and the river. A lodge about a quarter mile up the road, Rainbow lodge, rents canoes and portages you up stream for 1.5 hrs or 3 day trips. Really nice, not bad for only $10, but NO hookups and NO showers. That's up to you I suppose, but sometimes it's worth it.


AYRSTRM2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2005, 08:57 PM   #18
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Wisconsin Parks

I knew that I knew more about Wisconsin...

You're probably familiar with Door County (crowds!), but Peninsula State Park is nice for families, bicycles and duffers that want to rent clubs and play golf on one of the more dramatic little golf courses around. On the east side of Door County is the nice beach of Whitefish Dunes S.P. -- no camping there though. That can be more swimmable than many in the Great Lakes. I won't vouch for whitefish livers or the much publicized 'fish boils' (more like 'kerosene fish stew boilovers!)

Campsites at Big Bay S.P. on Madeline Island are a short bit away from the water. Access isn't easy since it involves a ferry ride from Bayfield. There's not a lot of extraordinary scenery on the island, but if you want quiet, trees and water. Don't tell anyone else but Bayfield has all the charm of Door County and only one-third the people per square mile. Me? I have a hard time staying away from the charm of Bayfield -- Maggies is the coolest little restaurant (I'd suggest getting hungry at something other than normal meal times). It's usually easy to get into at 2:00-ish. [Caution: research and avoid Apple Fest weekend if yours is a fall trip -- kinda like taking the family to Sturgis at the wrong time!]

If you see a small town restaurant in 'da UP'* advertising Cornish Pasties, stop & pick up a few to have on the road! You may even see 'em on Minnesota's north shore -- Two Harbors has one or two places...

*Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Doesn't Look Remotely Like Lou

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.