Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-03-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
CruizinKim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southwest OH
Posts: 786
Michigan friends, I need help!!

I'm trying to set up directions for our UP trip in August. One of the CG'S were staying at is Muskallonge Lake SP and we want to visit Pictured Rocks. The map/mapquest is showing the trip to be around 1:45 mins one way via car. Does that sound right? Are there inaccessible/unpaved roads, that sort of thing? If it really is this long of a drive, I'm going to have to make some changes to our itinerary. If so, then does anyone have any CG recommendations for Pictured Rock? My SP/Nat'l Park guide does not show any with camper sites. Thanks so much!! Kim
__________________

__________________
Kim
2012 Jayflight 32bhds
CruizinKim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Tail_gunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: da U.P.
Posts: 340
If you want to camp near Picture Rocks/ Munising, there is a city tourist campground just west of Munising. IIRC, it used to be a KOA or something, but the city ended up buying it. There are a few campgrounds around, but I do not think they have RV plug-ins. If you are looking for a state park with RV plug ins that is closer to Picture Rocks, then give Indian Lake state park a look. It is on the south shore of da U.P., but I'm about 90% shure it is a closer drive than Muskallunge lake.

If you go to Indian Lake, a must see is . It is a natural spring that forms a pond with some of the clearest water you'll ever see. You can go out on the observation raft and see about 40' to the bottom. Another place is Fayette State park, an old historical site from the 1800's. It has a campground, but the last time we were there, all the outlets were only 20 amp. Kitch-itikipi is very close to Indian Lake and both Fayette State Park and Picture Rocks are within an easy afternoon's striking distance of Indian lake.
__________________

__________________
Kent
FAA licensed A&P aircraft mechanic, ex-RV dealer parts dept
Retired B-52 Gunner/Flight Examiner, B-52 Crew Chief

2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 FBDS w/ 15,000 BTU AC, 50 amp service, upgraded counter top, thermal pane windows, elec. stab jacks, outside grill, backup camera and MORryde pin box.
2011 GMC 2500HD DURAMAX/ ALLISON
Tail_gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Locky66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 629
Driving along the coast on Hwy 58 only should take you just under an hour to get to Munising if your going there to take the boat tour. The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore actually starts only around 10-15 miles from Muskallonge State Park.
Locky66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CruizinKim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southwest OH
Posts: 786
I know Pictured Rocks covers a huge area and I know we will spend a couple of days exploring, at least. I don't want to make a long drive each way to where we're worn and burned out. Just wondering if I should cancel Muskallonge's 4 nights and book the 4 nights near Pictured Rocks.
__________________
Kim
2012 Jayflight 32bhds
CruizinKim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 04:40 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lansing area, Michigan
Posts: 55
I agree that the tourist park just west of Munising is really nice, right on Lake Superior. Close to the Pictured Rocks Boat Tours, which I also recommend. There is even free RV parking Last I knew at the casino in Christmas, just a few miles from Munising... not nearly as pretty as the tourist park.
__________________
2011 Greyhawk 31FS
Kleinhdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
dalenoel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SE, MI
Posts: 3,517
58 is a real slow drive and in most spots not that scenic. We did the Rocks from Munising Tourist Park last year and it was better than coming from the east.

On edit: You also need to remember that you will not have cell phone reception in all areas. On the 45 minute walk to Mosquito falls we lost verizon for 30 minutes of the walk.
__________________
2008 Jayco 322FKS, Hemi, Hensley, Oreo the Malshi, DW and I

Tracking campgrounds with Ultimate Campground Log
dalenoel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
CruizinKim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southwest OH
Posts: 786
We've made our final changes. At least they better be final! Lol! We are staying 5 nights at the Munising Tourist Park and 4 nights at Brimley SP so we can access many sites there. We knew we wanted to spend alot of time at Pictured Rocks so this should work out. My hubby is happy since I shaved hours off our trip. I just wish we had more time. We're hoping to leave home a day early and stop possibly in Cheyboygen for an overnight.
__________________
Kim
2012 Jayflight 32bhds
CruizinKim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tail_gunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: da U.P.
Posts: 340
Make sure you take the Pictured Rocks boat tour or the Glass bottom ShipWreck tour, or even both.

I seemed to recall a couple of years ago, hearing of a guest on the glass bottom shipwreck boat tour who spotted a previously unknown ship wreck on the lake bottom.
__________________
Kent
FAA licensed A&P aircraft mechanic, ex-RV dealer parts dept
Retired B-52 Gunner/Flight Examiner, B-52 Crew Chief

2016 Jayco Eagle HT 29.5 FBDS w/ 15,000 BTU AC, 50 amp service, upgraded counter top, thermal pane windows, elec. stab jacks, outside grill, backup camera and MORryde pin box.
2011 GMC 2500HD DURAMAX/ ALLISON
Tail_gunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
dalenoel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SE, MI
Posts: 3,517
On your way through Cheboygan you can stay at one of the parks in Mackinac or at Aloha State Park in Aloha about 15 miles south of Cheboygan. Great park on Mullet Lake with grass sites.
__________________
2008 Jayco 322FKS, Hemi, Hensley, Oreo the Malshi, DW and I

Tracking campgrounds with Ultimate Campground Log
dalenoel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
CruizinKim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southwest OH
Posts: 786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tail_gunner View Post
Make sure you take the Pictured Rocks boat tour or the Glass bottom ShipWreck tour, or even both.
We will definitely be doing the boat tours as well as hiking as much as possible. Hoping each day at Pictured Rocks consists of hiking. Is there something we should try to do on Grand Island?
__________________

__________________
Kim
2012 Jayflight 32bhds
CruizinKim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.