Not a bad campground in my opinion. All sites appeared to be level. About half are at least partially shaded, half are open. Most had electric & water hookups, a handful also had sewer. Electric is 30 amp only. We opted for an electric & water site at $30 a night instead of paying the extra $12 for a sewer hookup. I couldn’t bring myself to pay more for a 30 amp. If the full hookup had been 50 amp, it would’ve been a different story (maybe). This being a small facility with bathhouse, laundry, trash, playground & sanitation station being central to all the sites, it’s no big deal to go sewerless when one has a “honey pot”.
We stayed for 13 nights on site #54. After looking at all the other sites, we feel that #54 IS THE BEST SITE in the campground. It’s definitely the largest here since it is an end site. It has an awkward set-up for with the electric box & water hookups in the front but we carry an extra 50′ water hose & electrical cord with us. (Probably a good idea to have extra on hand if coming here.)
The owner is on site & runs an immaculate park. Staff is helpful & friendly. The bathhouse showers were hot & had great water pressure. Water pressure at sites were another story. I’ll say that it was sufficient much of the time.
Laundry was clean. 4 washers & dryers each. Washers & dryers took $2 each for a load. I thought that was rather high for a dryer, especially since one run-through didn’t dry a load entirely.
There is NO VERIZON SIGNAL here. No one I talked to had service to their phones no matter which company they were with. The park does have wifi. It works the majority of the time but is V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W. Patience is a virtue.
This facility also has rental cabins & a lodge for vacationers. They offer canoe & boat rentals, again a tad pricey, & propane. There is a beach but it wasn’t inviting in appearance.
The plus side is convenience to Copper Harbor. It’s walking distance to everything in the area including Fort Wilkins. There’s great hiking & mountain biking close at hand. Golf too. Fishing on Fanny Hooe isn’t so great, in fact the locals call it the “Dead Sea.” It’s been many years since it was stocked. The locals said the state quit stocking because the fish had access to Lake Superior. The lake is tranquil & pristine though, making it a great place to go for a boat ride to enjoy the scenery.
The downside to staying here for longer than a week is the lack of a gas station that carries diesel fuel. The lack of a full service grocery store. The general store in town does carry essentials. The lack of a bank, however there is an ATM advertised to be at the general store. Nearest location for the aforementioned services is 37 miles away.
If we were to return to this area. We would opt to stay at a park that’s more centrally located on the Keweenaw.
Here’s lookin’ at you kid…………………….