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Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground

41382 W M 123, Paradise, MI 49768-9628
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41382 W M 123, Paradise, MI 49768-9628
Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground
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lovesgoldens wrote a review Aug 2021
milwaukee88 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in June on a trip around Lake Michigan, and traveled with friends of ours and our 5 kids. We have a 28ft travel trailer. Our electric site was very nice, good size, moderately wooded, but we could still walk through to our neighbors. The bathrooms were new and very clean. Dump station was also convenient. We stayed next to the campground host, a very friendly couple. Campground is right on the river. We loved watching the river and kept waiting for a moose to pop out (though we never got to see one!). Tried fishing, but no luck! Quiet campground. Could use a nicer playground for the kids, but we were very very happy with it and its setting!! Close to both the upper and lower falls by car (both were amazing!) We had a fantastic visit. If heading into the town of Paradise we would recommend the Brown Fisheries fish house for fresh caught lake superior whitefish and whitefish chowder. It made our rainy day very memorable.
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nickelcitygirl wrote a review May 2020
Sudbury, Canada680 contributions291 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Rivermouth Pines Rustic Campground. Many of the sites are wooded and private, and many are on the water (Tahquamenon River). There is no electricity in the rustic campground and there are vault toilets, but a comfort station with showers is available at the Rivermouth Modern Campground. There is a trail from the rustic campground to the modern campground, so you can walk to the comfort station but depending on how far away your site is, you can also just hop in your vehicle and drive over. Firewood is available for sale at the park office. Staff is friendly and helpful. When we were there in June 2019, the fee for camping was $20/night and we purchased an annual park pass for $33 (non-resident fee), which covered the daily use fee for the park.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Stephanie B wrote a review Sep 2019
Royal Oak, Michigan26 contributions41 helpful votes
I was pleasantly surprised what a great campsite this was! Everything was so well kept, wooded site and super clean facilities! We ended up not staying the last night and we received a portion of the money back and I didn't even expect that! It was sold out but still peaceful and quiet. Nice for families or couples - very impressed!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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J Robert G wrote a review Aug 2019
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Great overnight stay. Visited the Shipwreck Museum and stayed here overnight while traveling. Yes they have mosquitoes so bring your thermocells . They kept the mosquitoes at bay. Clean restrooms. Note to nonresident travelers you must also purchase a recreation passport for an additional fee. We purchased one for one night for $9.00. Would love to spend more time in this part of the country.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Shannon wrote a review Jul 2019
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The state employees could not solve issues when another camper was still on our reserved site. We reserved our site 6 months in advance. We arrived on time to check in. There is a 2 hour window between check out and arrival times. This is a very busy state park during the summer. When I was told their were still campers on our reserved site, the employee stated that maybe the other campers lost track of time. We had to go to a handicap site but had to move if needed.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lauriamom wrote a review Jul 2019
Brutus, Michigan6 contributions4 helpful votes
We love state park camping. This park didn’t disappoint. It was very clean. Even the showers!! The only complaint is the MOSQUITOES!! But there’s not a whole lot they can do about that. The weather conditions have been perfect for these little blood suckers!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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JenMInOHIO wrote a review Jun 2019
Columbus, Ohio35 contributions18 helpful votes
On your way to Tahquamenon Falls, makes sure to stop at one of the visitor centers along the way and pick up some brochures on the area. You are going to need to use these brochures to swat away the hungry insects that are waiting to feast on your blood once you reach the park. While the setting was remote and beautiful, I cannot emphasize enough how prolific the biting insects were in the first week of June. One of the interpretive signs in the park referred to the “strong hatch” of insects this time of year. This was a gross understatement. Immediately upon exiting our car at the campsite, hordes of mosquitos and black flies descended upon us and our car. We went through several cans of DEET and Picaridin spray over the course of three days. I even purchased one of those goofy looking head nets and dutifully wore it on the trails, at the campsite, and even in the restrooms. Fun fact: black flies can get through the netting on the head nets sold at the store at the lower falls (insect spray is also sold there, and at a premium price). Even with all of these precautions, and long pants and sleeves, we were absolutely ambushed by these bloodthirsty monsters, all day long and all night. They made it basically impossible to prepare or eat food, or enjoy the campsite at all. Our attempt at a campfire did not deter the bugs, and our camping stove seemed to provide them with encouragement. The falls were beautiful, and the wildlife abundant. We did notice the insects were less abundant close to the falls. But trust me, you don’t want to camp here in June. Come in the fall, when all of the insects have been beaten back by the cold.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Shanna M wrote a review Dec 2018
Grand Blanc, Michigan305 contributions336 helpful votes
When you book online they charge you extra $8 to reserve site. Makes no sense to me. Isn't that why I am paying for the site. Must have a park pass. Our first site was great. Sites are big. We had friendly neighbors. Unfortunately we had no move but no one even showed up at our old spot. Our second site wasn't as nice. Someone across the road showed up at 11:30pm to set up camp. Did I mention we were tent camping? We were not happy campers. Don't bother buying the campground's wood just go to Paradise or Newberry, where we got ours. $5 a bundle. I wasn't crazy about the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Thanks goodness we were only there a few days. We were able to hike to the lower falls from our site.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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John G wrote a review Nov 2018
Elk Rapids, Michigan6 contributions1 helpful vote
The falls are spectacular and the State has done a fine job of making them accessible. The facilities are in nice shape with average size camp sites. We were there in early mid October for color tour and it was fantastic, especially along the shore of Lake Superior.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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mckinney427 wrote a review Jul 2018
Plainwell, Michigan37 contributions18 helpful votes
Recently stayed four nights in the Lower Falls Campground. It was beautiful. We could hear the falls from our campsite. Easy 5 minute walk to the falls, concession stand, and gift shop. Restrooms and showers were up-to-date and kept very clean considering all the campers staying there. Only disappointment was the overflowing dumpsters ... the smell was pretty bad by the end of our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground
Which popular attractions are close to Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground?
Nearby attractions include Tahquamenon Falls State Park (0.01 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brown Fisheries Fish House, The Inn Gastropub & Smokehouse, and Fresh Coast Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Campground?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.