Located in the Upper Peninsula's Hiawatha Forest. Level private area which is gated, with a rubber mat, and fire pit, where you can safely leave your rig or tents for day trips. No electric or water. I may be able to refill drinking water if needed, and provide a small amount of firewood. Plenty of blowdown kindling laying around, help yourselves! Many activities here in the UP! Check out exploringthenorth.com to see all the possibilities!
Get in touch with me the day before arriving to let me know if you will be a morning, afternoon, or evening arrival. The day of departure, kindly let me know when you head out.
Please keep children and pets under strict supervision.
PLEASE be sure campfires are drenched before retiring and leaving site. Please do not transport wood across state lines. I can provide campfire wood if you are willing to help load it; I have 2 metal hips that aren't 100% cooperative when I need them sometimes. Any unused wood needs to be stacked back under the little awning and not left laying about so I can keep the campsite mowed.
Any trash MUST be picked up and taken out upon completion of stay. I do not have access to a regular disposal service where I live. Pack it in, pack it out.
NO FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS!
Access is 3 miles on a level, (usually dusty), winding, gravel road. Usually in good shape, but after heavy rains can get soft in some stretches.
Next to rig
Please text for availability. Available until Mother Nature says otherwise!
Pictured Rocks - https://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - www.shpwreckmuseum.co
Lakenenland Metal Sculpture Park, a MUST if you have kids! - www.lakenenland.com
Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tours - www.trainandboattours.com
Kitchitikipi Spring -http://www.visitmanistique.com/bigspring.shtml
Glass Bottom Boat Tours -https://shipwrecktours.com/
Cajun - https://marquettecajun.com
Muldoon's Pasties -http://muldoonspasties.com
Brownstone Inn -http://www.brownstoneinnup.com
Tracy welcomed us, visited with us, and like so many other Boondockers hosts,has become a friend. She went way beyond the expected to share her beautifularea with us. Until we meet again, Tracy, thank you!
This is the perfect place too get away! Gorgeous spot. Great host. Pretty much perfect!
Also a Big Thank You from April's Mom for the kind words and giving our girl a safe place to stay!
our host was the most kind (even when we blew up expected arrival time due to not realizing a time zone change), ensuring our safety before a lightning storm and after, or offering some fantastic ideas for things to do. I wish we could have stayed here longer.
This was our second visit. It was beyond amazing. Karma was made for this. What a fabulous host who is BEYOND AMAZING! Not only is the property perfect for BW. Our host made it perfect. Karma was engaging, a wealth of local knowledge, funny, accommodating ( beyond expectations), truly the perfect host, always concerned for our comfort and wellbeing. As we left today at 6am I got a text from Karma, coffee is ready for you stop by, WOW! Just a sample of her beautiful soul. I will never forget this experience and hope to visit again soon.
On top of that, fellow RVers Kathy and Clint just add the perfect ingredient for a stay that was beyond amazing. Ty Karma for everything and being a BW host♡♡
Tracy was a perfect host from the first time we contacted her to our reluctant goodbye. She was great at communicating, and so welcoming when she greeted us at the gate. Our parking space was in a mowed area of her property, with trees all around but plenty of sun for our solar panels. We enjoyed an early evening get together with her as well as with the other Boondockers Welcome couple staying here. It happened to be my birthday, and I had no problem eating dessert first when Tracy appeared with a birthday cake! We will definitely be back! Thank you Tracy for sharing your special part of the world with us!
What a beautiful place in the forest with a host who is charming, accommodating, cheerful and of course Delightful! This BW Spot is in the forest and has room for 3 rigs, very spacious. Our host is available and engaging and just darn, did i mention, delightful 😀 You won't be disappointed here. Beautiful fire pit and a wonderful picnic table, and plenty of fire wood. Pack in and pack out. Enjoy this very delightful BW stay.
Tracy was very nice and welcoming. It's isolated but quiet and in the woods with a great fire pit. We got to pick wild blueberries. She gave us recommendations for a good dinner and how to get to picture rocks and other area of interest. Great place to stay.
Tracy is the ideal person to be a host. She has a true love for her beautiful, very rural location deep in the beautiful forest of the UP Souther coast in the Hiawatha National Forest.
Tracy is a gracious person that loves her solitude lifestyle & she works very hard to improve her beautiful home along w the nearby of her property that she is willing to share w her RVing or tent guests. She gives you privacy but is usually available for coffee or just share her knowledge of her adopted homeland.
This Campsite is truly Boondocking wo any hookups & based upon my experience, very poor cell service w Verizon (MIFI streaming TV) & Sprint or T Mobile on my Project Fi phone. I do not currently have a cell signal booster or external antenna, my next big purchase.
The Campsite is located several miles off a paved road but on a very good maintained dirt road, access to the site is excellent & it is large enough for any type of RV. I believe that Tracy will consider a small group camping together and/or coordinating more than 1 Guest at a time.
Tracy has worked very hard to make this site very nice, please do not take advantage of my newest friend or leave any trash in the fire pit, etc. You bring it in, you pack it out.
Enjoy this wonderful place.
PS: Tracy, thank you very much for hosting me & for becoming my newest friend.
Safe travels to you!
From our first communications, to the day we left, our host was so kind. Her property sits back in the forest, in a sparsely populated area. Because of this, we were afforded total seclusion, in an absolutely beautiful setting.
There is more than enough room for any size rig, and the acreage where the site is, is very well maintained. She has a nice large rock fire pit that can accommodate a good early morning or late evening fire. And in thinking of the comforts of her guests, she has laid out a long, wide, rubber "runway." This allows you to park your door right on the mat, in case you don't have a mat of your own.
While we were there, the highest temperature was in the mid 80's, with temps at night in the high 40's to low 50's. This meant we didn't need to run our generator very often, and simply let the breeze cool our rig. The way the site is laid out, you still have shade for part of each day. With so many things accessible by day trip from the location, you'll never be at a loss for things to do. But, what's so great is that if what you're looking for is downtime away from it all, you can simply hang out in the woods by the fire all day.
Our host knew all the best places to visit, and eat, and even helped me find a dentist when I lost a crown. She was available, but not intrusive, and gave our family space to just hang out. It was a great stay.
If you're in the UP and you need a nice, secluded place to stay for a few days, this is the place.
Easier to find than it sounds, and the gravel roads were good, so no problems. Beautiful secluded spot in the forest. The mosquitos were out when we were there, but hearing the Whip-poor-will made up for it! Would definitely stay again.
Even though we were late, Tracy was as nice as they come. If there is such a thing as “the perfect camping spot”, this would be it. Thanks, there will be a next time.