Best RV Campgrounds in Munising MI Upper Peninsula

If you haven’t taken your RV to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, well then you are missing out. In the “U. P.” as it is referred to, you will experience the wild beauty of Michigan. From stunning lakeshore views, waterfalls, forests and so much more. So, if you’re planning a trip to the Upper Peninsula and looking for RV campgrounds near Munising MI, to visit Pictured Rocks, then this blog post will help.

There are so many amazing places to travel to in the United States, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is definitely one of them. We had the best summer in Michigan! With perfect weather, picturesque views and many new experiences, our first time visit was a huge success!

One of the most popular spots in the UP is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore located near the town of Munising. It’s a cute small town and a great base if you want to explore the surrounding areas of the Upper Peninsula.

So, before or during your stay in Munising, make sure read the 20+ Best Things To Do In Munising Michigan so you can plan a fabulous trip!

RV Campgrounds in Munising Michigan

The Upper Peninsula has camping options for everyone. From boondocking to RV parks and everything in between. Keep in mind, cell service is very limited once you are outside of town. So if that’s an important factor, these close to town campgrounds are a great place to call home while exploring the area.

Bay Furnace Campground

Season: May 15 to Oct 5

Daily Rate: $22, $5 Dump station fee

The Bay Furnace Ruins at Bay Furnace Campground

This campground located in Christmas offers shaded rustic sites. Only minutes away from the Lake Superior shore with picnic tables and recreational areas on the lake. Not far from town, its the perfect place to feel far away, but not really.

They have non-electric RV Sites and rustic tent sites. Its close proximity to Grand Island by a 10-minute ferry ride, local attractions, boat tours and low costs make a first choice budget option for visiting the area. The campground does not have showers but it has toilets and water fill stations.

Munising Tourist Park Campground

Season: May 18 to Oct 1

Daily Rate: Starting at $35

A favorite city campground located on the shores of Lake Superior with 20/30/50 electric hook-ups, water and sewer. Many sites have a great view of Lake Superior. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit.

Book as early as possible because the sites go fast. This is a great location for picturesque views of Lake Superior and easy access to downtown Munising. You can enjoy sunsets and sometimes even catch the Northern Lights.

Pictured Rock RV Park & Campground

Season: June 1 to Oct 1

Daily Rate: Starting at $45

Located in Christmas, this full hookup campground is big rig friendly. Amenities include free wifi, showers, laundry, fire ring and picnic area. It is Munising’s newest campground, so the shade trees are small, however its equipped with new and modern facilities. It is located near the Kawino Casino and only 5 miles from downtown Munising.

Miner’s Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising Pictured Rocks KOA

Season: May 14 to Oct 23

Daily Rates: Starting at $46

Located just a few miles outside of Munising, this new KOA offers lodging, tent sites, rustic and 50amp full hookups. They have an outdoor pool that’s open from June 24th to Sept 5th. It is a great nearby family campground with a playground and swimming pool. You can sign up for KOA rewards and start earning points on your stay.

Silent Nights Campsites

Season: May to Oct

Daily Rates: Starting at $40

This is a small park with only four RV sites and self service check in. Each site has full hookups with 30amp power. The sites are big rig friendly and include a fire ring and picnic table. Located walking distance to the Lake Superior shoreline and close to the town of Munising.

The only con, there is not a bathroom, shower or laundry facility on site. We stayed at this campground, and really enjoyed it. The cell service however is like most of the UP and is spotty.

Other RV campgrounds outside of Munising MI

Otter Lake Campground

Season: May 1 to September 30

Daily Rate: Starting at $35

Only 10 miles from downtown Munising, Otter Lake is located on 92 acres and surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest. This campground has many amenities and direct access to the off road trail system. It’s an affordable option not far from town.

Newberry Campground (formally known as Newberry KOA)

Season: May 14 to September 30

Daily Rate: Starting at $50

This campground is located in Newberry, the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and considered the gateway to Tahquamenon Falls State Park. With a large heated outdoor pool, playground, basketball, arcade and ice cream, this one is a family favorite. It is located about 58 miles from Munising, however it is centrally located to other attractions on the east side of the peninsula.

Rippling River RV Resort

Season: Sites are available year round

Daily Rates: Starting at $69

Located in Marquette MI, just 43 miles from Munising. Marquette is the largest city in the Upper Peninsula. The campground has a bar/restaurant on site and lots of other amenities including a community campfire. If you want a resort style feel just minutes from Marquette and also accessible to Munising, then this is your spot.

Looking for things to do in Marquette? Then check out this blog post:The Best Things To Do In Marquette MI

In Conclusion

As you can see, there are many great RV campgrounds in Munising. My first choice however, if you can get a reservation would be Munising Tourist Park Campground. It’s a great location right on the lake and not far from town. It fills up fast, so make your reservation as early as possible.

There are also some great off the grid spots too, if that’s more your style.

I hope you enjoy your time in Munising and all of Michigan. Its beautiful!

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