At Bay Furnace Campground you can enjoy the scenic view of Lake Superior with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and occasional northern light displays. This convenient location makes it a perfect site for the traveler who would like to camp overnight. It is also a perfect place to stay while enjoying the recreational opportunities available in the Munising area. Among many others are the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Alger Underwater Preserve, the boat cruises, Miner`s Castle, and many delightful waterfalls. Bay Furnace Day Use Site offers spectacular views Grand Island National Recreation Area. The very large day use area has several picnic sites and access to a rocky beach along the lake. Link to Campground Map.
At a Glance
Open May 15 thru October 8
Site Fee $16 - Federal Recreation Passes (Golden/America the Beautiful) are accepted. Some of these sites are reservable. Reservations are made on the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). To check availability of the campsites or to make a reservation, call 877-444-6777 or go to www.recreation.gov.
Dump station Fee $5.00 - Firewood for sale
From the village of Christmas about 5 miles west of Munising on M-28 drive west 0.3 mile on M-28 to the campground road. Turn right ( north) and drive to the campground.
Beaches & Dunes
Adjacent to the Campground, the Bay Furnace Day Use site includes a rugged Lake Superior beachfront.
Camping & Cabins
There are 50 campsites, each with a fire ring and table. Toilets and drinking water are conveniently located throughout the campground. A sanitary dumping station and pressurized drinking water are available for self-contained vehicles.
No. of Accessible sites
Lake and Pond Fishing
Fishing in Lake Superior off shore is best by boat. There is no boat launch at Bay Furnace but there is a boat launch (Au Train Bay Boat Launch) approximately 10 miles west on M-28 as well as in Munising.
Lake Trout, Salmon
Off of the Day Use Area, a short 1/8 mile interpretive trail takes you around the ruins of a blast furnace where pig iron was made in the 1870s. Interpretive Signs tell the story of furnace.
The picnic area has tables, grills, drinking water, toilets, and a rocky beach. This area overlooks Lake Superior making it an ideal place for a picnic or to spend the day. You can enjoy the scenic view of Lake Superior with its spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and occasional northern light displays.