If you want a truly unique camping experience, head over to Loon Call Campsite on Grand Island in Munising, Michigan. Grand Island is situated on Lake Superior and is about a half mile away from the mainland town of Munising. It is considered a National Recreation Area, and the island features sandstone cliffs that were cut by the waves. These cliffs are just one aspect of the natural beauty the island offers. There are 13,500 acres of forest as well as sandy beaches, winter ice caves, and historic buildings. Some of the artifacts that can be found on the island date back to 2,000 B.C.
While on the island, many guests enjoy swimming in Lake Superior. Others enjoy hiking and biking on the trails. There are more than 30 miles of trails on the island that allow guests to see all the scenery that the island has to offer. Grand Island is also a great hunting and fishing destination. The island is home to deer, bear, rabbits, ducks, and more. The lake is full of walleye, perch, trout, pike, and rock bass.
Dogs are welcome in the campgrounds and throughout the trails on the island. Be careful when taking your pet hiking, as many of the trails are unsurfaced. The lake is often cold and it can be a dangerous area, so be careful if you take your dog down to the beach or lake.
To get to the island, you must take a ferry. The ferry only runs from the Friday before Memorial Day to October 9th. After this point, the only way to get to and from the island is on your own boat. During the winter, you can only get to the island via the ice, which will require a snowmobile, snowshoes, or skis, which can be very dangerous.
It doesn't cost to camp on Grand Island, but the ferry does require a fee.