Camping & RV Parks in Marquette

Planning a camping trip to the U.P.? From backpacking through the backcountry to close-by campsites with modern amenities, Marquette County has options to ensure everyone is a happy camper. 

Marquette Tourist Park

You don’t have to travel far to take advantage of this gem. Tourist Park has tent and RV camping with modern facilities and electric hookups — and since it’s located just outside Marquette’s city limits, it feels like you’re still in the big town when you stay here.

Despite the convenient location, there’s plenty of natural beauty to go around here. Tourist Park connects to the Noquemanon Trail NetworkNorth Country Trail, and the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

Rippling River

Rippling River Resort

Rippling River offers rustic tent campsites, glamping setups, luxury cabins, and full & electric hookups for RVs. Located along the Carp River, enjoy 57 acres of natural beauty just minutes from downtown Marquette. Within walking distance of Marquette Mountain and NTN South Trails, this campground makes the perfect basecamp for your Marquette explorations. Hike, bike, and ski to your heart's content before a relaxing evening in the outdoor heated pool (open mid-May through mid-September) & outdoor hot tub (open year-round).

Van Riper State Park

Spread along the north shore of Lake Michigamme, Van Riper State Park is a water-lover’s paradise. The challenging stretch of whitewater on the adjacent river entices kayakers, while Lake Michigamme’s clear waters draw swimmers and anglers. The park has a solid trail system that affords excellent water and hill views, too. And the campground itself is comfy, with showers, bathrooms, water and available hookups. If you’re looking to explore the western half of Marquette County (or beyond), Van Riper is a great home base.

Camp Responsibly

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Fire Ethics

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Respect Marquette

Follow these seven principles when visiting Marquette County to keep our forests, lakes, and natural spaces as special as when you found them.

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