Ontonagon Township Park is a beautiful campground on the southern shores of Lake Superior. Just a short drive from the quaint downtown of Ontonagon, but also near the remote Porcupine Mountains, campers get the best of both worlds when visiting this relaxing retreat. Campsites vary and you can most certainly find a spot that fits your style, from more secluded tent spots to those with incredible beach access.
Park amenities include modern and clean facilities, as well as a large playground with lake views. A wifi hotspot is also available near the park office.
The beach itself is picturesque, with fine sand bumping up right next to the tree line. The overwater sunsets are highly praised by those lucky enough to catch them. Rules on the beach are rather lenient. Campers can enjoy bonfires on the shore and allow their dogs to swim and play freely, so long as they are wearing a leash and you clean up after them. There are no rules regarding the number of pets or type of pets that you are allowed to bring with you, so long as the top two rules are followed — keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them - you are your pup are good to go!
Beyond these primary guidelines, though, a few others can be followed to ensure you and your dog are welcomed back to Ontonagon at a later date. Primarily, do your best to keep your dog’s presence as little a nuisance to other campers as possible, keeping them quiet, content, and calm throughout your stay.
The campground is only open from May 1 through Oct. 18 and no reservations are accepted. Rates only apply to those actually camping at the park (with per-night rates starting at $15). Visitors are free. Amenities such as showers and facilities are available, though showers are $0.75 for the first three minutes and then $0.25 for each minute thereafter.