Located in the Upper Peninsula's Hiawatha Forest. Dark skies and quiet nights. Private area which is gated, gravel pad, picnic table with umbrella, pitcher pump for water, and fire pit, where you can safely leave your rig for day trips. No electric or water hook-ups. Firewood is available. Plenty of blowdown kindling laying around, help yourselves! Many activities here in the UP! Check out exploringthenorth.com to see all the possibilities!
CELL SERVICE: I have Verizon as my cell provider, and get reasonable coverage at my host site. It can vary though, so please be aware you may have no coverage at times. ATT and Sprint service is almost non-existent at the site. For some reason, texts sent with these providers will usually go through, although sometimes they are delayed.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: I WILL NOT ACCEPT A REQUEST IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FULLY SELF-CONTAINED RV. If you are not able to perform ALL your functions inside your RV, this is not the place for you. Using your outside kitchen if equipped is acceptable, but NOT outside toilet facilities.
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. If you are day tripping on your departure day, please pull your trailer off the camper pad so new arrivals are able to come in.
Please keep children and pets under strict supervision.
There is a pitcher pump for water at this site. Please help yourselves! The bucket needs to remain over the pump to keep debris out.
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.
There is limited turn around room during wet weather. There is room to back in through a 24 foot wide gate opening.
Next to rig
Pictured Rocks - https://www.nps.gov/piro/index.htm
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum - www.shipwreckmuseum.com
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/
Black Rocks & Cliff Jumping - https://www.google.com/maps/dir/45.7167804,-email@example.com,-87.8260128,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4d4e277205410e55:0x8becbefb38721c07!2m2!1d-87.3800156!2d46.592897
Presque Isle - https://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/presque-isle-park-perfect-playground/
Cajun - https://marquettecajun.com
Muldoon's Pasties -http://muldoonspasties.com
Brownstone Inn -http://www.brownstoneinnup.com
Dump Stations & Water (fee of $10; call for info please)
KampKarma is an amazing host! We stayed here two years ago, and since that time, it has only gotten better. The water that came our of the hand pump was cold and delicious! The parking spot is level, with a nice pad and table. We shared a campfire, making social distancing easy, and little surprises dropped at our door by the host made us feel so welcome, and definitely spoiled! Another life long friend. Only problem.....hard to say goodbye!
It is very beautiful secluded site surrounded by trees. Nice level stone area to park surrounded by grass and then the forest. I was able to my generator since it rain several days during our visit and was not worried about bothering anyone. There is also a water pump on site. KampKarma was absolutely wonderful. She kept in contact before I arrived, and gave me some great ideas for things to do in the area. She made everything extremely easy! I can’t wait to go back! If we are ever in the area again we will be back. Thank you
We had an excellent stay out in the forest in the UP Michigan! Our delightful hostess Escorted us to our spot and gave us some great tips on places to see and things to do. We kept ourselves pretty busy! The spot is secluded, huge, and stunningly beautiful. Verizon cell service is 1 bar and we were able to stream most evenings. Go visit Kamp Karma! We are so glad we did!
Kamp Karma is an amazing location to rest with peace and quiet immersed in a northern woods setting. Our host left us local tourist information by our front door while we were out and gave us a great tip for an incredible picnic location where we could swim in Lake Michigan and tour a 1800s light house for free. The host is great to talk with and has set up the camp site beautifully, with firewood and a hand pump well. We were visited by a doe in the back meadow on our 2nd night. Be sure to prepare for bugs (spray or complete skin clothing coverage) – the beauty is worth the effort to endure them. We will plan to stay longer next time to enjoy Kamp Karma again on our next pass through the U.P.
I really don’t think I will ever find a spot to match this one! It is very beautiful secluded site surrounded by the forest, yet had everything I need or want. Nice level stone area to park surrounded by grass and then the forest. I was able to use my generator when I needed it and know I was not annoying anyone. There is also a water pump on site so no worries about running out. Then on top of that, the host of KampKarma was absolutely wonderful. She kept in contact before I arrived, and gave me some great ideas for things to do in the area. She made everything extremely easy! I can’t wait to go back! Thank you KampKarma!
T was most accommodating and generous. Very personable and helpful. 2 thumbs jp!
We enjoyed our stay at KampKarma so much! From the very beginning we were made to feel welcome. She shared her knowledge of area attractions and helpful hints. We truly felt as if we had made a new friend. She has gone out of her way to provide a restful and enjoyable resting spot for fellow camping folks.
The communication with the host was easy. In fact due to some family issues we needed to change plans and she was accommodating (Thank You). We only were able to stay one night and it had rained for several days. The spot was still easy to get into not boggy at all. The host has made a level gravel spot with a huge rubber mat to clean the feet off before going in the RV. It was one of the most private places we have stayed and the same can be said about the peace and quiet. Yes, we did see one other vehicle during our stay. My only problem was we had to move on. I will stay there again for sure. The places to ride my dual sport are endless and didn't even unload it. The host recommended eat at Jack's and so do we. The cinnamon roles are the best.
Thanks, again Monroe
Kamp Karma is a superior boondockers location. It is very quiet, secluded, includes firewood and fire ring, a gravel pad and large turn around area. Tracy is a kind and generous host. Her directions to the site are perfect.
KampKarma has been our favorite BDW stay yet. Host was awesome, easy to talk to, and had lots of local tips and brochures to share.
Kids got to hand pump their own water, make campfires and roast marshmallows in the quite Forest! There was even a fire starting kit with the brochures. True hospitality!
Thanks for the memories, hope to be back! @homeadrift
Our host’s directions were spot on and easy to follow. Our campsite was amazing and a lovely setting with a pitcher pump, picnic table, and an inviting firepit. Tracy, our KampKarma host is a gem and a remarkable lady, too! We were glad to stopped for coffee on our way out as we so enjoyed talking and getting to know her. Our only regret is we had to leave because of our tight schedule. We will defiantly be back and hope to get to know Tracy and her neighbors better. If we are passing through the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, stopping to visit with Tracy is a must.
We stayed 3 nights and we had speechless days
Our host showed us their favorite spots nearby and we finished with the most delicious ice cream we ever had.
We good have stayed much longer on this beautiful spot and with this charming lady.
She made us beloved memories
Mia & Clemens
What a great place nothing but total quiet, and the most wonderful host who could not o enough for us. Be sure you do not miss this boondocker location. Thanks again and hope to meet again.
This was an outstanding boondocking spot and KampKarma was a very responsive and interesting person to chat with. I appreciated the 'off leash' area that was open field so my dog could play. KampKarma has created a beautiful quiet spot in the forest of northern Michigan... don't pass this spot up if you are in the UP.
KampKarma is an idyllic spot to unplug and you couldn’t ask for a nicer host. Tracy is so generous with her time and knowledge of the area. She brought me to Escanaba on a great little shopping trip. Shared some of her garden vegetables. Her dogs are awesome. The baby Wally is just too cute and Spot and Dillon are very nice too. Would definitely stay there again.
This is a great location. It is easy to find, when you follow the hosts directions, and provides a very nice location for exploring the Upper Peninsula. Less than an hour north is Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. You have a easy drive to see Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
The host provides super suggestions for what to see and do, oh and waist expanding eating tips.
Quiet and dark location with a fire ring, firewood, and a pitcher pump with fresh water.
We will request again when in the area and very highly recommend to others.
If you have not had a chance to boondock at KampKarma, well your boondock experience is lacking. What a wonderful Host, what a wonderful site. Thank you KampKarma for a memory to hold forever........jim & joyce
Tracey was exceptionnal to us. she gave us good spots to pick blueberries and place for ice creams which were loved by the kids!
camp is wonderful. so quiet in the forest. very convenient with water and firepit.
would come back any time
Camp karma is a great place to stay. The site is private and level. Fire ring and wood provided! Super host to show you to your site. Even a hand pump with super cold water.
If you go in bug season, be forewarned, Michigan mosquitoes and black flies are no joke. Just sayin.
Google maps took us almost to the hosts home on the correct roads from Rapid River. If it drops you at a red gate, go a few hundred yard more and you’ll be there.
We had a wonderful stay! The site was quiet, pretty, and well thought out. The fire pit and water pump were great. It is also situated away from the road and houses so it was very private.
The host was lovely and kind...even brought us a treat💜 She was also very helpful and gave us some great tips and resources.
We really enjoyed our 3 nights at Kamp Karma. Prior to our arrival, our host was super responsive and flexible, and that continued when we arrived; we were a bit lost and she was kind enough to meet us a short distance from her house and escort us to the site.
The site is secluded and well maintained. As a seasoned RV’er, our host obviously put great thought into making the site comfortable and functional. We had no trouble setting up our 36’ 5th wheel. She also had great recommendations for things to do in the area.
This was our first BW experience, and Kamp Karma set the bar very high!
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.