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CARP RIVER CAMPGROUND, MI

Status: Closed through Fri May 09 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled in a quiet, rustic setting adjacent to the Carp Wild and Scenic River, Carp River Campground is an ideal place to get away and enjoy the outdoors.

The surrounding Hiawatha National Forest provides visitors with countless recreational activities, and the scenery provides a beautiful backdrop for a traditional camping experience.

Natural Features:

Located in Michigan's wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest is known as "the Great Lakes National Forest." The forest's dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lakes Superior, Huron and Michigan.

Outstanding lakeshores, lighthouses, islands and historic sites create a playground and place of respite, all within a day's drive from major urban and rural areas of Michigan and Wisconsin.

Recreation:

Divided into two major blocks of land and five districts, the forest is home to Grand Island National Recreation Area, Whitefish Scenic Byway, six lighthouses, five Wildernesses and Clear Lake Education Center. In addition to recreation opportunities, visitors will find a wide array of habitats, including trees like northern hardwoods, jackpine and other conifers, and a variety of inland wetland habitats.

Fishing is a popular activity in the campground area, and brook, brown and rainbow trout can all be spotted in the Carp River.

In addition to the fishing opportunities, hiking canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing and more are all available at or around the Carp River Campground.

Facilities:

All campsites are wooded and shaded from the hot summer sun. Each site has a table and a fire ring, and drinking water and vault toilets are conveniently spaced throughout the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Carp River Campground is located just eight miles from St. Ignace, which is known for its fine restaurants, museums and historic sites.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Paved Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.03306, -84.71917
46°1'59"N, 84°43'9"W

From the intersection of US-2 and I-75, drive north on I-75 to exit 352. Turn right on County Road 123, then turn left on Mackinac Trail/Highway 63. Drive north approximately five miles, turn left onto FR 3445 and drive a quarter mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CARP RIVER CAMPGROUND
N. 4664 Mackanac Trail
ST. IGNACE MI 49781

Phone Number:

Information: (906)292-5549