Carp River Campground

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Camp Type: Tent, RV
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Permit: Not required
Shower: No
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $16.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: None
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Carp River provides a generally stripped down experience and is fairly limited in the amenities it offers. Each of the 20 sites available here has a place to build a fire, an outdoor table, and a basic grilling surface if you'd like to have a cookout. No hookups are offered in Carp River, but RV camping is available. Public vault toilets are found scattered throughout the campground, at which you can also find taps for drinking water. Fido's more than welcome to spend the night in Carp River but needs to be kept in your tent or RV during evening hours.

Due to Carp River being nestled into the dense Hiawatha National Forest, the campground lies near a few large bodies of water, the closest being Lake Superior. These surrounding lakes provide some great opportunities for boating, so make sure to bring yours for the trip if you're a boat-owning fan of the waves. For more information on where you can get your boat into the water, make sure to reach out to the Forest Service, which manages the region.

Lake Superior also provides some excellent swimming scenery, with the beaches pockmarked with gorgeous volcanic rocks. Several of these rocky outcroppings are popular cliff diving spots. However, they're completely unsupervised, so make sure to stay safe if you're looking to have a splash. Dogs are welcome on the lake's beaches as long as they stay clear of other visitors and are kept on a restraint.

Carp River offers hiking via several surrounding trails, which give visitors a chance to check out both the natural scenery, as well as several historic structures in a state of preservation. The bulk of these trails are open to canines, provided their "doggie business" is taken care of and they're kept on a short leash.

Any prices outlined on this page pertain to camping amenities only. While the surrounding lakes tend not to charge admission, make sure to research any surrounding attractions while planning your stay.

Safety
Forest, Beach, Lake
Wolves, Coyotes, Bears
Address
Carp River Campground USFS 3445
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Open Months
May - October
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Address
Carp River Campground USFS 3445
Saint Ignace, MI 49781
Open Months
May - October