8.5 Excellent

Bay Furnace Campground USFS

Munising, Michigan

Bay Furnace Rd
Munising, Michigan 49862
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 46.43828
Longitude: -86.70830

Elevation: 620' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 126
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We made online reservations six months in advance. There are some first come first serve sites that seemed to be available if you came early. This is a forest service campground so no hookups. There is a large dump station, and water spigots as well as clean vault toilets. There are several long sites but if you are longer than 40 ft it may be difficult to maneuver into them. Our site was level, back in and private as most sites seemed to be. Nice ones are near the lake and we saw several swimmers. Road was a bit rough but one way and wide enough for our fifth wheel and truck. We would stay here again. We camped at Bay Furnace Campground USFS in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the Pictured Rocks Sunset cruise, go to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to see waterfalls and hike the beaches but take bug spray. Family Fare grocery store is in Munising.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

With an experience at another national campground where we barely got the last site mid afternoon still in our minds, we arrived late morning to secure a spot. It was after Labor Day but these parks are very popular. The ranger at the Visitor Center in Munising gave us directions and said in Summer, folks are lined up in the morning for sites and they are full often by 9am. It was 10am. We drove directly here to be sure. The roads are wide and open for easy driving by any size rig. There are sites along the Lake, the most popular for sure. Most of those are reservable and most of those sites were already reserved. A second loop away from the water had lots of open spots. We found a site near the end of the water loop that was deep, pretty wide, part in the shade and mostly level for our 25' motorhome to easily back into and be well off the road. We left a tarp lashed to the lantern pole along with our registration sheet to prove the site was taken before we left for the day. National Park campgrounds require something be left on the site to hold your registration if you leave or you could return to someone else in your site. The roads are wide, tree limbs cut back from the road and are an easy drive for even the largest rigs. In this Park, we found no rules that said generators couldn't be used so we assume they can. This park is totally dry camping with only a toilet or two as amenities. There are fees to take on fresh water as well as a dumping fee which was surprising until I found a third party management company appears to manage the facilities for the Park Service. Even so, with so much to see and do in the Munising area, I clearly see why this inexpensive National campground is so popular. We camped at Bay Furnace Campground USFS in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There are many things to do and see in Munising. In particular, don't miss Miner's Castle overlooking a beautiful spot in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Bring your camera!

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