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Summary

Bay Furnace Campground is located on the south shores of Lake Superior, near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Visitors can take boat tours and visit Grand Island, which is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring. There are reservable single sites for tent and RV camping and a day-use picnic area near the lake shore with accessible vault toilets and drinking water. Visitors can enjoy views of Lake Superior, its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and occasionally northern lights displays.

Overview

Bay Furnace Campground is located on the south shores of Lake Superior, near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Favorite to many, the campground is centered to various waterfalls, as well as other sightseeing attractions, including boat tours and visits to Grand Island.

Recreation

Fishing in Lake Superior is best by boat. There is no access to the lake at Bay Furnace, but there is a boat ramp approximately 10 miles west, at AuTrain, and in Munising. Anglers can enjoy a variety of lake trout and salmon fishing.

Visitors can access the popular Grand Island via a 10-minute ferry ride or by private boat. This scenic island is a favorite for hiking, mountain biking and exploring.

Various boat excursions are offered near the campground at an additional cost, providing a great way to explore the crystal clear blue-green waters of Lake Superior and view the stunning natural rock formations.

Facilities

The campground offers multiple reservable single sites for tent and RV camping. Additional campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A day-use picnic area is also available at the campground, located near the lake shore. Multiple tables, drinking water and accessible vault toilets are included.

Natural Features

Visitors can enjoy the scenic views of Lake Superior, with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets and occasional northern lights displays. Amid forests of deciduous trees, some sites overlook the lake while others are near Furnace Creek.

Nearby Attractions

Boat ramps are available in Munising, less than 5 miles from the campground, or at AuTrain, which is about 10 miles away.
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