Located about two miles north of US 2 (the UP's main drag) the campground is accessed by a paved road all the way into the campsites, which is nice if it's been raining. The campground is situated on a peninsula that juts into the 4233 acre Brevoort Lake so there are a lot of waterfront campsites but you need to get reservations to get one of those, as I was a "walk in" I ended up in a non-waterfront site, although I had a view of the lake. There are about 70 campsites divided into two areas.
|Call that number or go online to try and reserve a waterfront site.|
Here's the data sheet on Brevoort Lake:
Hookups: None (Dry camping)
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes
Fresh Water: Yes
Trash Service: Yes
Toilets: Yes (Flush)
Dump station: Yes
Level sites: Yes
Verizon reception: 4G, 1 bar
Internet reception: 1 barCost: $18/night ($9/night with US Recreation Card)
The campsites at Brevoort Lake are very spacious and almost all are completely shaded by the large forest in which it resides, that was somewhat problematic for my attempts at using the Mini's solar suitcase although I managed enough sunlight to keep the house battery and my electronics charged.
|This was about "max sunlight" for solar at my site note the tree shadows.|
My site was adjacent to the boat ramp and fishing pier and actually had a little trail through the woods to the ramp and pier so I guess that was my "waterfront".
|The fishing pier on Brevoort Lake allows the boatless to still fish.|
|Ducks sleeping on the dock next to the boat ramp.|
There were a couple hiking trails through the forest around the camp but the first one I tried was very narrow and seemed to have poison ivy along it (I'm never 100% sure of my ability to ID poison ivy) so I pretty much kept to the camp roads to do my walking.
On the plus side, there were very few mosquitoes around my site which, anyone who has camped the UP knows, was pretty amazing. I did my walking without spraying DEET all over myself!
|View of the lake from one of the waterfront sites.|
I stayed four days at Brevoort Lake Campground and found the camping there really enjoyable. The one piece of advice I'd give anyone who is considering camping there (and which I'll remember for next year) is to reserve a waterfront site well in advance of when you want to camp there, it'll make your camping experience much more memorable.
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