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The Best Camping in Ironwood

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Top camping spots in and near Ironwood

  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Little Carp, Beaver Creek, and South Mirror Lake Loop

    12.23 mi / 1214 ft gain
    Little Carp, Beaver Creek, and South Mirror Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near White Pine, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Little Carp River Trail in the Porkies

    4.0
    15.3 mi / -720 ft gain
    The Little Carp River Trailhead is located in the center of the Porcupine Mountain State Park, about 16 miles west of the park headquarters on S. Boundary Road. At the start of the trailhead, hikers can see Overlooked Falls. About a mile in one the trail, Greenstone Falls can be seen past both th...
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  • Mellen, Wisconsin

    Red Granite Falls Trail

    2.46 mi / 246 ft gain
    Red Granite Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Mellen, Wisconsin.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Mirror Lake Cabins Loop

    6.24 mi / 584 ft gain
    The trip to Mirror Lake begins at the Summit Peak Scenic Area. To extend your hike, start at the Lily Pond trail-head farther south on Summit Peak Road (5.3 miles to cabin). The initial trail towards the lake is the Beaver Creek trail (1.2 miles). The trail climbs down the peak slope into some lo...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Summit Peak Observation Tower

    0.9 mi / 190 ft gain
    Summit Peak Observation Tower is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Summit Peak to Mirror Lake to Lake of the Clouds Loop

    16.35 mi / 1926 ft gain
    Summit Peak to Mirror Lake to Lake of the Clouds Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Superior, Big Carp, and Escarpment Loop

    17.84 mi / 1624 ft gain
    Superior, Big Carp, and Escarpment Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Backpack the Big Carp River and Lake Superior Trails in the Porkies

    18.2 mi
    We started our hiking in the afternoon at the Lake of the Clouds parking lot. Our original plan for the hike was to thru hike the Lake Superior Trail, however, due to muddy conditions and recent rain, we chose the Big Carp River Trail as a dryer route to get to our mid-camp point near the Big Car...
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  • Ontonagon, Michigan

    Government Peak Loop

    13.28 mi / 1749 ft gain
    Government Peak Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ontonagon, Michigan.
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Hike the Point Trail at Big Bay State Park

    1.7 mi
    Located at the tip of Wisconsin on Madeline Island, Big Bay State Park is a must see for any Wisconsinite. To get to Madeline Island, you'll need to purchase a round trip ferry ride in Bayfield. The ferry is a quick 20 minute trip across Lake Superior. Once you get onto Madeline Island, head out ...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp at Big Bay State Park

    5.0
    Make a reservation (fees here) to secure a campsite. Find your campsite by entering GPS coordinates 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W or by using this map. Take advantage of the beautiful setting you are in! Take a dip in Lake Superior or go for a trek through beautiful Wisconsin nature. 
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Madeline Island

    5.0
    The largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, Madeline Island is about the size of Manhattan, but extremely sparsely populated and a great place to explore a north woods ecosystem. The best way to get to the island is by ferry from Bayfield to La Pointe. From La Pointe, it is about a ten minute dri...
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  • La Pointe, Wisconsin

    Camp on Stockton Island

    5.0
    To get out to the Apostle Islands you have to travel by boat. Many people choose to sea kayak, but with small kids we opted to take the ferry/taxi through the Apostle Islands concierge (apostleisland.com ). However, there was one man who brought his kayak over on the ferry and then paddled around...
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  • Sayner, Wisconsin

    Escanaba Lake Loop

    8.22 mi / 407 ft gain
    Escanaba Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Sayner, Wisconsin.
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  • Bayfield, Wisconsin

    Camp at North Fork Campground

    1.0
    North Fork campground isn't the most sought after campground, but it is a diamond in the rough and a great alternative if Brooklyn Lake Campground and Sugarloaf Campground are full. It is reservable, but they also have an abundance of first come first serve sites available. At 8,600 ft the campgr...
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  • Boulder Junction, Wisconsin

    Camp at Crystal Lake Campground

    An incredibly popular campsite that surrounds Crystal Lake and that offers access to Muskellunge Lakes. The State Park off County Road N, near Sayner, is great for bike enthusiasts and families looking to dip their paddles into the blue waters. Prime campsites include high, dry ground with level ...
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