MURRAY BAY GROUP CAMPSITE on GRAND ISLAND, MI

Murray Bay Group Campground is located on the southern shores of Grand Island, at the southeastern tip of Lake Superior. The island's scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for camping and other outdoor activities. The Grand Island National...
Status: Open through Sat Nov 01 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; use appropriate containers for food
  • A minimum of seven and maximum of 25 campers is required for reservation of the campground
  • $2 fee charged for each visitor to Grand Island
  • Rock climbing, rappelling and portable generators are not permitted
  • Firewood is provided
  • Personal watercraft, such as jet skis, are not allowed at Murray Bay
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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MURRAY BAY GROUP CAMPSITE on GRAND ISLAND GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 25
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Overview

Overview

Murray Bay Group Campground is located on the southern shores of Grand Island, at the southeastern tip of Lake Superior. The island's scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for camping and other outdoor activities.

The Grand Island National Recreation Area boasts massive 300-foot wave-cut sandstone cliffs, 13,500 acres of lush forest, beaches of fine sand, winter ice caves and historic buildings and artifacts dating back as far as 2000 B.C.

Natural Features:

Grand Island and the Murray Bay Group Campground are part of the Hiawatha National Forest, near Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Calm waters and white-sand beaches beckon boaters and swimmers to the area.

Recreation:

The sandy lake is a popular swimming destination. Boating is also available, however, there is no boat ramp or dock facility at the campground.

Anglers and hunters frequent the area for its wide variety of fish and game. Licenses are required to participate in either activity.

Visitors also enjoy over 30 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails on the island. A bus tour is also available for those who would like to learn more about the island's natural and cultural history.

Facilities:

The campground offers a single group campsite that can accommodate up to 25 guests, as well as a day-use picnic area. Both are equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills.

Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided. Camping is not allowed at the day-use site. A bear pole and box for food storage are provided at each site.

Booking Window
Thu Jul 17 2014 - Mon Jul 13 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jun 11 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sat Nov 01 2014
Peak Fri Jun 12 2015 Wed Sep 02 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Bear Pole
  • Bike Rentals
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Day Use Area
  • Emergency Phone
  • Firewood
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Lookout Tower
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Cultural Activities
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Geological Attractions
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 11 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Nov 01 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
Jun 12 2015 -
Sep 02 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.47194, -86.65472
46°28'19"N, 86°39'17"W

Visitors can get to the island via passenger ferry or private watercraft. The ferry departs from Grand Island Landing on the mainland, located on State Route 28. Look for the Grand Island National Recreation Area signs. Prices and schedules vary from season to season. For information or reservations, call 906-387-3503 or click here.

Murray Bay is located approximately 2 miles from where the ferry boat docks at Williams Landing. VIsitors must hike or bike from the landing to Murray Bay. Boats must anchor off-shore.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MURRAY BAY GROUP CAMPSITE on GRAND ISLAND
400 E Munising Ave
Munising  MI  49862

Phone Number:

Project Office: (906)387-2512