Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


Drive-in Camping

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore campsites provide a picnic table, fire grate, and tent pad. Solar-powered wells provide water. Vault toilets are available.

Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis (no reservations) with an overnight fee of $12. (In 2008, this fee may increase to $14/night with lakeside sites at Twelvemile Beach Campground $16/night.) Holders of the America The Beautiful Senior Pass (62 and older) and the America The Beautiful Access Pass (disabled) receive a 50% discount.

Weather permitting, campgrounds officially open on May 10 and close on October 31.

Because of the popularity of these campgrounds, a mid-morning arrival is suggested. You may also wish to identify an nearby campground in your plans as the Lakeshore campgrounds are often full, especially on weekends and all of July and August.

Disabled accessible campsites are available at each campground and are reserved for disabled campers until 6 p.m. each evening. If they are not filled by 6 p.m., other campers may occupy the disabled accessible campsite for that night only.

The lakeshore's campgrounds are rustic and do not have electric, telephone, water, or sewer hookups. Typically there is no cell phone reception.