Black River Harbor Campground

The Black River Harbor Campground location is in Ironwood, Michigan
49938. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Black River Harbor Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Address
E6248 Us 2

Ironwood
Michigan
49938

Phone number
906-932-1330

Email
aclarc56@yahoo.com

Campground information Ironwood, Michigan

Overview

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Black River Campground is adjacent to the Black River Harbor Recreation Area. The recreation area includes a pavilion, harbor and a large picnic area. The area provides for many opportunities for fishing, boating, backpacking, hiking, bird watching, photography and beautiful scenery for relaxation in the outdoors.

Recreation

The campground is adjacent to the Black River Harbor Recreation Area. The Harbor offers one of the area’s few access points to Lake Superior, with boating and fishing being a major summer time activity. Fishing charters are available at the harbor dock area. The boat ramp can accommodate almost any craft trailered in. Parking for trucks and boat trailers is ample. The area has many trails that follow the Black River leading you to the many waterfalls along the river. The recreation area has a large grassy area for picnics.

Facilities

The Black River Campground has 38 available campsites that can accommodate RVs, campers or tents. There are two concrete vault toilet buildings at either end of the campground. There are 10 pressurized water spigots spaced throughout the camping areas for easy water access. All campsites are wooded with partial shade and have a generous area to spread out in. There are five campsites that are within a few hundred feet of Lake Superior.

Natural Features

Known for its spectacular waterfalls, idyllic beaches, scenic hiking trails and tranquil campground, the Black River Harbor Recreation Area is a popular destination throughout the year. Originating in Wisconsin, the Black River flows through forested areas of large pine, hemlock and hardwood trees. The River has a series of scenic waterfalls as it drops in elevation to meet Lake Superior. Tannin (tannic acids) from hemlock trees is what gives it its unique color.

Nearby Attractions

A historic pavilion built by the Civilian Conservation Corps is located in the recreation area next to the campground. The recreation area includes a large picnic area and Black River Harbor that has fishing charters available and in itself is a scenic area to explore. Trails run adjacent to the Black River and lead to several waterfalls. A foot bridge and short walk will take you across the Black River to Lake Superior and the sand beach swimming areas.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations

  • If you cancel reservation at least 2 days prior to check in date, all recreation fees, minus a $10 cancellation fee and the reservation fee ($8 if made online or $9 if made through the call center) will be refunded. 
  • If you cancel reservation the day before or the day of check in date, all recreation fees, minus $10 cancellation fee, the reservation fee ($8 if made online or $9 if made through the call center), and the first night’s use fee will be refunded. Cancellations for one night reservations will forfeit the entire amount paid.
  • The reservation fee ($8 if made online or $9 if made through the call center) is non-refundable.

No Show

Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. 

For more information about rules and reservation policies, visit the Recreaiton.gov Rules and Reservations Policy page.   

Frequently Asked Questions About E6248 Us 2 Ironwood, MI

How do I make a reservation with Black River Harbor Campground?

To make reservations at Black River Harbor Campground, you can call the office at 906-932-1330.

Recreation Fee

$16.00 per night per campsite 

Use of the nearby Black River Harbor recreation area is not included in the overnight camping fee. Use of this area requires a daily fee of $5.00 per vehicle, or a season pass for $30 per vehicle. The season pass covers Lake Ottawa Recreation Area, Sylvania Recreation Area, and Black River Harbor Recreation Area. 

Pass Discounts

Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes are accepted at this campground. You must present pass for discount to be honored. 

Reservation Fee

  • $8.00 per reservation if made on-line
  • $9.00 per reservation if made through the call center

The reservation fee is non-refundable.

Day Use

There is a day use fee associated with day use area and boat landing from May 15 – September 30, of $5 per day per vehicle, or an annual pass for $30 per vehicle. The annual pass covers Lake Ottawa Recreation Area, Sylvania Recreation Area, and Black River Harbor Recreation Area. Please plan accordingly to ensure you can pay the daily fee at the self-registration fee tube. If you would like to purchase an annual pass, contact the Ottawa National Forest at 906-932-1330 to purchase your annual pass prior to your visit.  

Where is Black River Harbor Campground located?

The Black River Harbor Campground is located at E6248 Us 2 in Ironwood,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Black River Harbor Campground have tent or RV camping?

Black River Harbor Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 906-932-1330 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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