So the hostess should be her own little visitor center. Oh wait, she is! They had lists of hikes, swimming beaches, and a wealth of historical info. Never mind that this spot is soooo pretty and the whole area is breathtaking. I wish I could have stayed a week! Well worth the extra miles to get out on the peninsula and into Lake Superior's heart and sole! I dropped the 5th and went off on day trips. The couple could not have been more friendly, hospitable and generous! I sooo hope they will come stay with me in NY.
ps They welcomed my old black lab too!
Site Has Available:
Spots are available in 2017 between July 1st and mid September. We are either snowed in or traveling the rest of the year.
We have spots available for one camper 22' or less, and two campers up to 35'. The smaller spot is a level rock pad. The larger spots are on the grass and will require more leveling.
Access Road Conditions
Narrow road with sharp turn into property from the blacktop. Hard packed rock. Not perfectly smooth but only a short distance from the blacktop. We pull in a 30+ foot fifth wheel, but you need to be an experienced camper/RV driver to make the turn from the blacktop.
SmokinSoleResort is a five acre camp in the woods one mile from Eagle River, Michigan and the shore of Lake Superior, on the beautiful Keweenaw peninsula, at the tip top of the Michigan U.P.
Our camp sites are not at our home. As stated above, they are at our camp. We have a small cabin there, and try to spend as many weekends as possible at the camp during the season. Since we are both employed, we are unable to be there during the work week. The camp is only about a block's distance from the highway and a mile from the nearest small town, but it is still a little isolated, and for this reason we prefer that our guests are there on the weekends (typically Friday and Saturday night), when we are also there. It should also be noted that, although we have had no problem with unwelcome wildlife, the Keweenaw peninsula is in black bear country and there are both bears and wolves in the general area. Other wildlife (deer, coyotes, racoon, opossum, squirels, partridge, woodpeckers, and a host of other birds and wildlife) is abundant!
Suggested Local Attractions
Something for everyone!
Lake Superior. Boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, beaches, Lighthouses, unparalleled beauty.
Copper Harbor. Mountain bike and hiking trails. Artisans. Brockway Mountain. Restaurants. Shops.
Mount Bohemia. Skiing, adventure.
Lac La Belle.
The Bear Belly Bar and restaurant.
Our flower filled, quiet camp, just one mile from the beach at Eagle River and the wonderful Fitzgeralds restaurant.
More... So much more.
In A Few Words...
A Little More Detail
We love the outdoors and we love camping, whether at our camp/cabin in the woods on the Keweenaw peninsula, or whether in our camper away from home. We have had smaller campers for several years and have just upgraded to a larger fifth wheel. We enjoy gardening, four wheeling, hiking, coffee in our rocking chairs on the deck, photography, birds particularly our hummers, garage sales, antiques, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren!
Favorite Boondocking Locations
We are new to boondocking in 2016. Although we have hosted some other members, we have not yet had a chance to be boondocking guests.
Two senior puppies. They will be kept on leash when outside of the camper.