Pictured Rocks' Twelvemile Beach Campground opens park's newest site

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Just days after opening its newest campground site, availability for the Twelvemile cabin at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is all but booked up.

At $35 a night, Twelvemile cabin has quickly become one of the most sought after spots to enjoy Lake Superior and the northern shore of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The pre-existing structure was converted to a lakefront cabin following high demand to host campers.

The rustic cabin sits along the North Country National Scenic Trail, overlooking Lake Superior. The space holds a maximum of eight people with a set of bunk beds and two full beds. 

While there is no running water, electricity, or heat on site, a composting toilet is available, and water can be accessed at Twelvemile Beach Campground.


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Pictured Rocks is one of the most popular national parks in Michigan, offering an array of backpacking trails and scenic overlooks. 

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Photo courtesy: National Parks Service

While this season is fully reserved, availability for the following season through May 15, 2025, will be released November 15, 2024, at 10:00 am EDT.

Visitors can book six months in advance at recreation.gov.