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Old 02-26-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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We should be going into and around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this summer.. what are some of the prefered campgrounds..and fuel stops for a diesel pickup...while towing a 5th wheel ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:23 AM   #12
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The U.P. has plenty of diesel available at stations as mentioned. lots to do and see up here. The Porcupine Mountains are a great area, the Soo Lock in the Eastern U.P. along with Mackinac Island and the Keweenaw Pennisula has a lot to offer too. If you end up in the Keweenaw send me a private message. I live here and can make some local suggestions and recomendations.

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #13
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In the U.P., don't pass up the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline. It was rated as one of top ten things to see in the country, I think by Time.
Munising is where you get the boat tours along the shore to see the natural artwork. The beaches around there have lots of beautiful colored rocks too.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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Love Muskallonge Lake State Park. Very pretty with lots of lake view sites. You can cross the street to Lake Superior and look for agates. Nice to visit both Pictured Rocks and Tahquamenon Falls.
There's a nice camp store near there (Deer Park). I believe they also rent boats. Nice fishing lake near there, too, called Perch Lake.
And if you go into the great metropolis of Newberry, check out the ribs at Timber Charlie's.
I haven't camped there, but Marquette is an awesome UP town. Check out the UP museum. Lots todo (it's a college town).
Hope you have an awesome trip in my adopted state.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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tahquamenon falls state park

Wife and I went to the UP a few years ago and we really enjoyed Tahquamenon Falls state park.

The only downside was we didn't have the TT at the time and were staying in a tent. The marsh hawks, aka Mosquitos, can be pretty bad depending on when you go.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #16
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Ft Wilkins, Copper Harbor

My local favorite in the Keweenaw is Ft Wilkins state park. It's an old mining fort restored from 1860's. It's at Copper Harbor the tip the Keweenaw Penisula at the end of US 41. If you go up that way, fuel up before Calumet. I worked up that way for years driving a truck and diesel is scarce and pricey.
If your coming up to the Copper Country, PM me. I did route sales in the 4 county area and know quite a few places to check out.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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We stayed at the Newberry KOA on our way from Ontario back to Saskatchewan as we wanted to visit Oswald's Bear Ranch (well worth the drive). And there are plenty of fuel stations with diesel around there as well.


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