June 11, 2022 - reviewed by thenauticalnun
Packed Like Sardines
MI state park campgrounds have been disappointing. This park is absolutely gorgeous and a must-see, but the campground was terrible. We stayed in the Hemlock loop which is mostly parking spaces right next to other campers making weekends a horrible zoo of people and choking smoke from SO many campfires. Only 3 showers for 100+ campsites made us glad we didn't need them. Dump station and water fill, sites only with electric. Trails and waterfalls were amazing and plenty of parking in the lot for RVs to visit both upper and lower falls.
July 14, 2019 - reviewed by Michael Dankert
Very Beautiful Park
We stayed at the Lower Falls Portage campground. It is one of my top 5 campgrounds anywhere! The site we had (20) was a pull through that fit our 35' TT just fine. It was mostly shaded. We were near the shower house; which was convenient.
The campground is within walking distance to the lower falls. We hiked the trail there past the end of the boardwalk and crossed the river to the island. The view there is spectacular. You definately get to see areas of the falls that most never do. We were able to wade/swim in the different areas of the falls and that was a blast.
The only downside is there isn't any trails for mountain biking.
The upper falls will give your legs (and heart) a workout climbing the steps but the views are worth it.
There is a nice restaurant at the upper falls. Good food but definately try their Black Bear Stout and root beer.
July 11, 2019 - reviewed by Lee B
Hemlock was nice . . . .
Hemlock is located in the same vicinity as the Lower Falls. The campground has two elongated loops dotted with sites. Most are about 10 yards apart with no real barrier between them. Site was all dirt with a fire ring and picnic table. Some sites may be a bit tight for larger rigs. We were able to squeeze our 31 footer in. Electric only but really nice dump/fill station. Restrooms and showers were fairly well kept. Had hot water depending on which stall I selected. The women's side always had hot water and I guess that's how it should be. Even had a firewood vending machine! Easy drive to the Upper Falls and Whitefish Point/Shipwreck Museum. Fueling stations are few and far between so use an app to find stations and prices. We visited Independence Day week and there was one rowdy group. Would have liked to have seen Rangers on a more regular basis and doing a foot patrol rather than just a drive through. Overall a good experience.
September 2, 2018 - reviewed by Party Of Six RVing
Great For Families
We have 4 kids in our RV. So I’m reviewing based on that. We stayed at the River mouth campground. First off it was beautiful like breathtakingly beautiful. Sites were shaded and nicely spaced (important with so many kids - we hate disturbing other campers) we had a nice path that lead right to the river. Kids had a great time playing in the water. Very close to the falls. We were able to hike the upper falls one evening then rowed to the lower falls the next day before check out. Wish I would have booked at least two nights here. Our favorite campground in the 10 days we spent in the UP.
July 13, 2018 - reviewed by Shepherd
We love staying at the river mouth campground. Quiet, close to Paradise. A short drive to Whitefish point and the Great Lakes Shipwreck museum.
October 12, 2017 - reviewed by Bob Duke
Nice State Park
Nice for autumn camping. Busy, make reservations to insure a camp site. Rangers nice, but might not have the best directions to local attractions.
Once the only gas station in town had no gas, so keep a full tank. Gas station staff very helpful.
July 13, 2017 - reviewed by Jason
Campground seemed well kept. Bathrooms were clean, and showers always were hot. Beautiful area. The falls are amazing. Bring bug spray! No cell phone service. Nice restaurant and brewery at the upper falls.
August 26, 2016 - reviewed by Kate
This park was very busy and crowded. Nice walk to falls
July 10, 2016 - reviewed by Albert
Enjoyed camping here. Lots to do and town of Paradise has about anything you'd need. Recommend the Fish House for fresh fish dinner. Had leave early because our site was rented while we were in it.
June 5, 2016 - reviewed by Wally
Great state park. We liked the Hemlock campsite best for it's layout and majestic trees. Wonderful trails to the falls. Be sure to have plenty of bug repellent!
March 13, 2016 - reviewed by Stu
You'll love this park. Fast beautiful river that looks like flowing dark beer.