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Old 08-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Trip around Lake Superior

We are planning to leave Iowa in mid-Sept. and head north to Duluth and then on up into Canada and around Lake Superior.
I know my stops in MN., MI., and WI., I have no idea what I am going to find in Ontario as I round the lake.
Has anyone taken this 1500 mile loop and if so can you recommend good camping spots in Canada.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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We are planning to leave Iowa in mid-Sept. and head north to Duluth and then on up into Canada and around Lake Superior.
I know my stops in MN., MI., and WI., I have no idea what I am going to find in Ontario as I round the lake.
Has anyone taken this 1500 mile loop and if so can you recommend good camping spots in Canada.
Its been years ago since I made that trip. We stayed in Thunder Bay and Wawa. Along the north shore was a lot of wilderness. Thunder Bay had a neat fort. I'm sure some of our of our Canadian can tell us more. If continue in Mich. to Copper Harbor you will pass my home. Welcome to the U.P. of Michigan.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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We have done it on our (Snowmobiles) but I don't think you want to stay at some of the places we stayed at! We only stay on the south shore of Superior now in the (Warmer?) months if that is possible? Youroo!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #4
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I can recommend a couple of places that we've camped on the north shore in Ontario. Rainbow Fall Provincial Park just west of Schreiber and the Rabbit Blanket campground in Lake Superior Provincial Park just south of Wawa.

Here's a link that identifies some campgrounds... Camping & Resorts - Lake Superior Circle Tour - Ontario, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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We enjoy camping at the KOA in Thunderbay. This CG won the KOA campground of the two years ago. There is also a nice CG just west of Wawa. There are also many provincial CG in the area. I would recommend that you fill up with fuel before leaving Wawa. When we took the trip 2 years ago the fuel station between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie was closed and we ran out of gas.
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Great in Dave. Thanks for the insight and the link.
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We just did the U.S. version of Lake Superior north shore from Duluth to Thunder Bay over the 4th of July. Remarkable trip! We stayed at Tettegouche State Park and did day trips. Have fun!
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
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KOA at Thunder Bay is an ok place to stay in that area and take trips from. Pancake Bay Provencial Park is very nice with a great beach.
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It all depends what you want for services in a CG as to where you will stay. Provincial CG offer power and no water at site. They also only offer a dump station and do not have sewers at the site. If you want a full service site then you will have to stay at private CG.
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Just did a trip around the Great Lakes ourselves. In Ontario, we enjoyed Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay. Also, Agawa Bay in Lake Superior Provincial Park was nice.

Enjoy your trip!
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