Tomfeury and others-
Bugs- We were in the pictured rocks area 5 years ago around July 4. The black flies and mosquitoes were terrible. We camped at 12 Mile Beach and other NF campgrounds- no relief. We finally snagged a spot at the city park in Munising. No bugs. We stayed there the rest of our vacation. The locals said to come after July 15.
Travel Information- Stop at the visitors center just after going over the Mackinac Bridge. Then head west on route 2. After 10-15 miles stop at the Hiawatha NF office and get a map and camping information.
Bay Furnace (Munising)- we camped there last summer. They stay full all summer. The best 2 or 3 sites are on the water and reservable. Snag one of those if you can. We showed up early in the morning and were lucky to get a non reservable site (see photo).
NP sites- they are now all reservable. No sites are non reservable. If you want non reservable then try the NF and SF sites in the area.
Woodland Park Campground- This is the city park in Grand Marais. All sites are non reservable. If you get there early in the week you will be able to get an electric and water site and can stay for up to two weeks.
If you get there late in the week or the weekend, the e&w sites may be full but there will always be non hookup sites available. We camped in one of those (A7).
Call me at 434-401-4060 if you have any questions.