March 1, 2011

Camping options in the Keweenaw range from primitive to modern. For hot showers and on-site electricity, the four state parks in the area (Baraga, McLain, Fort Wilkins, Twin Lakes), Hancock City Park and Fanny Hoe in Copper Harbor are your best bet. Agate Beach and Lake Linden are both billed as primitive.

Tip: if camping in Copper Harbor, opt for the west campground, as the east campground is more suited for large RVs. Both McLain and Copper Harbor offer a limited number of reasonably priced cabins. Check the Michigan DNR site for availability and pricing. If interested in a cabin, reserve well in advance. You may also want to consider reserving campsites in advance at the state parks, as they tend to fill during the summer, particularly on holiday weekends.

Camping is also permitted on national forest land. The Ottawa National Forest butts up against M-38 at the southern edge of Houghton county. Check the National Forest website for details on camping in national forests.

Additional information on camping in the Keweenaw can be found on the official website of the Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau.