River Road RV and Campground Ontonagon, Michigan

Driving from Yorkville, IL to Ontonagon, MI is a very long day in Junebug. If you don’t believe me, ask our dogs!!! Add to the 430 mile trip, a good 45 minute delay/detour due to the interstate being closed down for a traffic accident and another 60 minutes for a lunch/dinner break and that put this day at about 10 1/2 hours…..a different sort of birthday! But we’re happy….we’re safe and we got to the campground and set up before the sun set which always make life a LOT easier!

This campground is just fine but it really is bare bones. The staff, Renee and Paul are both very nice and helpful. We are in a full hook up, 50 amp site – there really is no WiFi, cable or over the air TV channels. The sites are somewhat level but there is no foundation other than grass. There are only a few trees throughout the campground, so minimal shade or privacy. (In the first picture below, the blue chair is NOT ours, but our neighbors – the sites are situated so you share your front yard with whoever is next to you!) But I have to tell you, the smell here is phenomenal! Between the campfires and the pines, we’re in North Woods Heaven! There is a laundry, small playground and a bath house but no other amenities. The location is about a 5 minute drive to Lake Superior and the campground is on a brown (Ontonagon River) river that dumps into the lake. It’s only 20 minutes to the Porcupine Mountains and to Lake of the Clouds, both beautiful places especially for hikers and naturalists.

While here, we found another campground, the Ontonagon County Park and Campground. We believe, the fee is $35/night for electric and water – they have a dumping station. We drove through and it looks like a very nice little campground located right on the shore of Lake Superior. They have a nice bath house, playground and they have a building you can reserve for large groups or gatherings. The sites look fairly spacious and level but we think it’s only on a first come first serve basis. But you may want to check it out…..we would stay there if ever in the area again.


Not the fanciest place but certainly adequate for a two night stay. HAPPY TRAILS!

Published by Ramblin' Rosie

We are retired nurses with a desire to explore the United States, and beyond, in our Winnebago motor home. We are accompanied our three pups, Fanny May, Kaiser, and Rosie.

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