Paint River Hills Campground
CLOSED NOVEMBER 18, 2014
Walk our half-mile loop trail
The half-mile loop trail includes multilingual tree identification markers featuring the native Ojibwe language. These markers have been put into an Ojibwa tree identification booklet.
Fish the Paint River
Several access sites along the hiking trail provide ideal spots for bait as well as fly fishing. Fish species in the area include walleye, bass, pan fish and trout.
Tube the Paint River
Starting at the North 6th Street/Fairbanks Road bridge on the North end of the campground and ending at the DNR access site off Superior Avenue, opposite the City River Walk Park, is a gentle 20 minute tube float that can be enjoyed by the entire family. You must have your own tube and footgear is recommended.
Enjoy the Wildlife
The campground is known for the abundance of ‘waawaashkeshiwag’ (whitetail deer) that seek the shelter of the large cedars and bluffs along the Paint River. Campers are just about guaranteed to see them especially in the early summer when they are fawning and during fall when they eat from over 50 apple trees located throughout the campground. There are also many songbirds, turkeys, and water fowl along the river.
Local Businesses Within Walking Distance
While visiting you might walk to town for ice cream, fresh bakery, or have lunch at a local deli, stop for a beverage at any of several local watering holes, visit antique shops, or order custom leather goods at a specialty shop that has been in business for over 100 years! There is also a modern library with WI-FI, the Harbor House Museum, and the historic Iron County Court House at the top of the hill.
Crystal Falls Area Recreation Activities: http://www.crystalfalls.org/recreati.htm
Iron County Countywide Calendar, Attractions, and Events: http://iron.org/chamber/calendar
Michigan's Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association attractions: http://www.uptravel.com
Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds: http://www.michcampgrounds.com/arvcmichn
Entrance: Latitude: 46.09883 Longitude: -88.33009
Telephone (906) 875-4977
Three blocks East of US-2 on M-69, then three blocks North at First National Bank
In downtown Crystal Falls