We last camped here July 2009 This post is featuring the Chalk Hills Campground---
their website is: http://www.chalkhillscampground.com/
This is a lovely private campground we stumbled across about 3 years ago after it first opened up. What a nice quiet place, located near a big dam on the Menominee River, bordering between the UP of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin. There is GREAT fishing on this river, and residents from both states can fish on this river with their current licenses. It is only 50-60 miles from our home. It is one of the few places we camp at that has ELECTRIC hookups!
The rates are only $15 a night, and they have 25 sites to choose from. Big level gravel sites with some pull through. We like 4 and 5 on the one end, and also 12-15 on the other end! If you call them or email, they will save a site for you without a problem.
(906) 639-2286 or info@ChalkHillsCampground.com
There are some small rustic sites both above and below the dam that are manned by the power company that owns the dam, but they are wayyy too small for a motorhome or any lengthy trailer or fiver. Pickup trucks and tents are about all that work in them. They are called Recreational Access Sites.
So it was a great thing for these folks decided to put up a campground with large enough sites for the rest of us camping folks! They offer electric hookups (some 30 and some 50 amp) and water at the entrance (unthreaded spigot so to fill you need a water device like this) The two outhouses are clean and the entire park is very well-kept. They try to meet up with you after you self-register and drop off a bundle of fire kindling, and a box of wooden matches! awwwwwwww
We have camped here a number of times, the last time with our camping buddies, Fred and Sharon. Along with their darling yellow lab, Brandy!
She is such a good campground doggie…. they winter over in their fiver down south each year, so she gets in lots of camping!
Morning sun coming through the trees…. sometimes you see deer wander across on their way to river for a drink.
Morning coffee, pastries, and good friends… what more do you need?
We hauled up our boat behind the motorhome, and the guys hooked it up behind Fred’s truck to go head out in the river and find some fish!
Later we took a drive up the road a ways.. .to Pemene Falls. What a lovely July day!
Not much water for this time of year, but you can see how high it does get at certain times.
Downriver from the campgrounds is a big hydroelectric dam….
There are a few boat landings down river and up river of the dam for access. Here is one at the Sturgeon Bend township campground (we have stayed here too in the past, but we like Chalk Hills better now)
It was such a perfect day for a ride and check out the river at various points.
Fred and Sharon, our camping buddies. (now both retired from UWGB)
“Da ya think darz any fish in der?”
Here are a few more shots from November 2008 camping (yes, they stay open through hunting season)
We have our scooter up on the back rack of the motorhome, so if the urge arises, we hop on and go for a scenic ride. The dirt road north of the campground winds along the river, near the exclusive resort island of Four Seasons, and up into the woods beyond. It was a great day for a ride!
I just can’t sit still… I always have to bring along *something* to work on!~
It’s always a surprise of what I am going to bring along to work on.. it’s usually fiber-related and has something to do with making things that I sell on my etsy website: