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Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:17 am
 
Alright, looking to do a 3-day camping trip in mid July. Hoping to find somewhere cool in Michigan; secluded, near a swimming hole/lake/river etc. Preferably within three hours of Chicago. The more private/off the beaten path, the better.

Wisconsin is an option too, but Michigan is ideal. So spill it with the secret Goner camping spots!
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:28 am | Edited by: Windy
 
The millionaire promised to take me a few years ago - he knows some spots.

sidebar [That was the first direct communication we ever had. We'll be getting married in two weeks (Awwwwwwwwwww). We still haven't been camping]

let us know when you're coming - we should meet up
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:33 am
 
my grandpappy used to have a hunting lodge near here: i went twice as child--i presume things have changed--you think??--but it was the god damnest prettiest woods/lake/ thoreau thing i have ever seen

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Michigan/Mackinaw_City.html
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:34 am
 
and i have been to walden pond 5 times
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:53 am
 
Mackinaw City is nice but I prefer the Traverse City area or the UP more. I don't know the west side of the state all to well (except for some of the cities) but check http://www.michigan.org/ for some ideas.
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:00 am | Edited by: m t millionaire
 
he knows some spots.

http//www.goner-records.com/board/index.php?action=vthread&forum=5&top ic=19092&page=0#msg278381
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:04 am
 
shit I give up
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:06 am
 
you better take your woman camping
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:06 am | Edited by: m t millionaire
 
http//www.goner-records.com/board/index.php?action=vthread&forum=5&top ic=19092&page=0#msg278381
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:22 am | Edited by: Claire Dactyl
 
My family always camped in Michigamme, in the upper peninsula. Big ass lake. Totally rules.
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:41 am
 
I can't recommend North Manitou or South Manitou islands enough. You'll have to take a 90-minute ferry from Leeland (just a bit north of Traverse City), but once you get on either island, you can hike for 30 minutes and after that not see another person the entire time you're there if you so choose. Take a mask and snorkel gear and you can explore shipwrecks.

http://www.leelanau.com/manitou/islands/

http://www.nps.gov/archive/slbe/nmi.htm

I think we've probably got some hiking/topo maps for the islands around here somewhere if you need them.

Has anybody here hiked Isle Royale?
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 11:47 am
 
Has anybody here hiked Isle Royale?


it's awesome, i was gonna bring it up, but then thought i might have in the old thread
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 12:05 pm
 
I would recommend canoeing down & camping on the Wisconsin River - it's a sand bottom river and you can camp for free on the shores & sandbars. It's right outside of Madison and beautiful up there.

http://www.iit.edu/~travel/wisriv.html
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 7:53 pm
 
The UP rules...but it's a bit farther to the good stuff from Chicago....check out Pictured Rocks...Taquahmenon Falls...Isle Royale takes a bit more planning...and reservations a ways in advance I believe
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 8:04 pm
 
this is what you are in for: MD 2000
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 8:41 pm
 
Sault Ste. Marie. THers some nice campgrounds around dere.
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 9:36 pm
 
Taquahmenon Falls

Seconded.
Posted: Jun 26, 2008 10:10 pm
 
Taquahmenon Falls

Looks rad! Too far!
Posted: Jun 30, 2008 12:00 pm
 
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