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Old 05-09-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Trip around Lake Superior

I went around Superior last summer, but I was on my motorcycle, and in way too much of a hurry. I didn't really see much. What I did see was beautiful.
Thinking of going back this summer with the AS.
I did set up the tent just south of the border crossing on the MN side, and I remember a few Mosquitos bothering me.. It was bearable outside once the Thermocell kicked in.
From what I recall the prettier areas, and more peaceful looking campgrounds were up in Canada..
Does anyone have a recommendation on where to "base" out of?
We like to set up for four or five days and explore out of a given area..
Hope this makes sense.
Appreciate any info.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:46 AM   #2
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Our favorite is Pukaskwa Provincial Park on the northeast side of Lake Superior near Marathon Ontario.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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We spend quality Airstream time on the Canadian stretch of Superiors North Shore pretty much every year. There are a few parks to take advantage of - but the ones that we will visit most - particularly for an extended stay - are:

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park: lots of trails, Silver Islet is a neat place to walk through, Thunder Bay is close enough for day trips, and you are an hour or so from Ouimet Canyon (a must see). This is a popular park - reservations advised for the better sites.
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Neys Provincial Park: POW history, great sand beach full of driftwood, superb view of Lake Superior from some sites, close to Pukaskwa National Park for a day trip, in the heart of a very scenic section of Lake Superiors north shore. Reservations a good idea if you want one of the more open sites with a view and onshore breeze.
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Lake Superior Provincial Park: Lots to see and do, some terrific views of Lake Superior, Agawa Campground on Lake Superior has a long pebble beach. Reservations not usually necessary but a good idea for one of the sites with a view and onshore breeze. Also in the heart of a very scenic section of highway.
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Have a great trip.



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Old 05-10-2012, 05:57 AM   #4
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Thank you both!
I hope I haven't waited too long to try and reserve a decent site.

Thanks again
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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The issue is not so much getting in as it is getting one of the better sites. We work hard to get a better site when we know we will be in a park for more than a couple of days - hence the need to reserve early.

Good luck - and have a great trip.



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Old 05-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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My wife and I really enjoyed this trip back in 2008. We had to be careful to travel in short days as the distance around the lake isn't that great. Make sure you take plenty of extension cords with you. Typically, you share an electrical post with the site next to you, even if that site is 150 feet from you and out of sight. On two occasions, we barely reached with 90 feet of cord. We didn't need thirty amps fortunately.

Don't discount the south shore. It is beautiful in its own right, but not as much wilderness. We especially like the Bayfield area and have camped there many times since the my family's introduction to the area in 1957.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:46 AM   #7
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Is there a better time of year like late summer, to encounter fewer Mosquitos, and black flies?
I still need to make reservations..
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We like August in the UP, never had the black fly or mosquito problem during that time.



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Old 07-10-2012, 09:20 AM   #9
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Got reservations at Sleeping Giant in Aug. heading from there to Pukaskwa.
No reservations at Pukaskwa, but I talked to the folks up there. They gave me a number to call and check availability in the campground.
She told me that if they were filled up there at Pukaskwa, they'd know about some Provincial parks near by..
So we'll have six nights up there to see the sights.
Anyone have any "can't miss" suggestions on what to see?

Also, we plan on getting to southeastern MN on the first night. Any suggestions on a campground along the Mississippi?

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Old 07-10-2012, 05:23 PM   #10
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This may be a stretch for the first day, but Duluth has a municipal campground. We stayed there several years ago. It was pretty roomy and I think it has wifi. There were bad floods in Duluth several weeks ago, so I'd check ahead of time. It wasn't easy to find either, but Google maps probably can help.

We drove around the Ontario side of Lake Superior in '04 without a trailer, but what I remember is many times the road is in the forest and you don't see the lake and accommodations were far apart. But I've been wanting to get back with the trailer—there are only hundreds of places I want to go to with the trailer, though.

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Lake Superior Big Circle

SW MN is lovely, but easy camping right across the Miss River in WI. along the River. Several COE camps south of LaCrosse, several SP north of it. In Winona, MN is a riverside city CG. Use RV Reviews to get info.

North shore of Lake Superior in MN camps are few and far apart. Just south of Duluth in Cloquet there are several, Duluth has a couple but area hit with a bad flood before the 4th. Check RV Reviews and call ahead. Two Harbors has a lovely city CG as does Grand Maria. In Canada there are several in Thunder Bay,and the Provincial Park of Sleeping Giant. Following the highway east in the towns of Nippigon and Red Cliff there are private CG's and one used to be able to stay at their marinas for a fee. Lovely spots. Further east in Rossport (east of town) are two Provincial Parks, one right on the water. Further east don't pass by Neys as it is remote, beautiful and loaded with history.Right on the big lake!

On the south shore in Mich there is camping up near Whitefish PT near Paradise, along the shores in Grand Maria, MI in City and SP campgrounds, in Muinising is a city CG and a great spot on By Furnace and lots of NF camping on smaller lakes.

We're going this route in Sept/Oct.
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We are only going to be up there a week. Sleeping Giant for three nights and Pukaskwa for three (if we can get in.)
Going to head to Door Co in WI, from Pukaskwa..
Thanks for the WI campground info for the trip up.

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This may not be on your route for this year, but the Minnesota Airstream Park (one mile off highway 10-between St. Cloud & Minnesapolis) is a lovely spot set in an oak savanna. We have swimming pool, free golf, biking, etc. Check us out on the website-
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At first glance, I think we will shoot for La Crosse on day one. Then Sleeping Giant. Back to back 450 mile days.. I guess I should run this by the boss..

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