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Smokin Sole Resort

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Eagle River Michigan, MI

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SmokinSoleResort

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 35 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    3

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    Yes

SmokinSoleResort is a five acre camp in the woods one mile from Eagle River, Michigan and the shore of Lake Superior, on the beautiful Keweenaw peninsula, at the tip top of the Michigan U.P. We have room for one fifth wheel up to 34-35 feet OR one pull behind camper up to 25 - 26 feet. In addition, we have room for two smaller campers, either pull behind, truck camper, or camper van (up to about 22-23 feet in length. One of these spots can accommodate slides, the other can not. The camp is only about a block's distance from the highway and a mile from the nearest small town, but it is still a little isolated. It should also be noted that the Keweenaw peninsula is in black bear country and there are both bears and wolves in the general area. Other wildlife (wild turkeys, deer, coyotes, raccoon, opossum, squirrels, partridge, woodpeckers, and a host of other birds and wildlife) is abundant! Drawbacks: You will almost certainly have to level your rig, more or less, depending on which spot you choose to park. Small camper vans might not need leveling. We don't offer electric hookups because we do not have electricity on the property. None, not even for us. We use a generator when necessary and if you have a generator you are welcome to use it as needed. Suggested Local Attractions: Something for everyone! http://www.keweenaw.info/download-our-guides--maps!-42/ Lake Superior. Boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, beaches, Lighthouses, unparalleled beauty. Eagle River. Fitzgeralds restaurant http://www.fitzgeralds-mi.com Eagle Harbor. The Jampot http://www.michigan.org/property/the-jampot/ Local area. http://www.exploringthenorth.com/eagharbormi/ Copper Harbor. Mountain bike and hiking trails. Artisans. Brockway Mountain. Restaurants. Shops. http://www.copperharbortrails.org/trails Mount Bohemia. Skiing, adventure. Lac La Belle. Fishing charters http://m.hookedupcharter.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hookedupcharter.com%2F&utm_referrer=#2711 The Bear Belly Bar and restaurant. http://laclabellelodge.com/bearbelly.html Our flower filled, quiet camp, just one mile from the beach at Eagle River and the wonderful Fitzgeralds restaurant. More... So much more.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Generators Allowed

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Slideouts Allowed

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House Rules

We do not allow dogs off leash because of the wildlife and also because we have s small dog of our own that is a little excitable about strange dogs (very friendly, just noisy). No campfires and no fireworks allowed due to the potential fire hazard. No dumping, not even grey water. Grey water attracts insects and bears. We have plenty of insects and we'd prefer not to actively attract the bears!

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Narrow road with sharp turn into property from the blacktop. Hard packed rock. Not perfectly smooth but only a short distance from the blacktop. We pull in a 30+ foot fifth wheel, but you need to be an experienced camper/RV driver to make the turn from the blacktop. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Anywhere in the area

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Grass

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Hosted By SmokinSoleResort

Age:

65+

Retired couple in our mid sixties. Details: We love the outdoors and we love camping, whether at our camp/cabin in the woods on the Keweenaw peninsula, or whether in our camper away from home. We had smaller campers for several years before upgrading to a fifth wheel. We enjoy gardening, four wheeling, hiking, coffee in our rocking chairs on the deck, photography, birds particularly our hummers, garage sales, antiques, and spending time with family, especially grandchildren! Editing 2022 to add that since September 2017, we have been living full time in our fifth wheel, while our youngest daughter and her family live in and caretake our house in town. We spend our summers at our camp property and travel in the winter doing various volunteer work camping positions. Home Town: Laurium, MI, on the beautiful Keweenaw peninsula at the tip top of the Michigan U.P. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We were new to boondocking in 2016. Although we have hosted several other members, we have so far had only a couple of experiences as guests. Skills or Expertise to Share: Jack and Jill of all trades. We have a lot of information to share about the local area.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    CindyDan

    4 months ago

    We really appreciated being able to stay at Smokin Sole Resort. The hosts, Joyce and Gary were very accommodating. Smokin Sole Resort is centrally located to all the happenings on the Keweenaw peninsula.

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    RoadRunnerCouple

    5 months ago

    Our hosts were Joyce and Gary. Great communication before visit. Even better once on property. Felt like family. Level property and great location. We will stay there again.

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    Jajamelc

    5 months ago

    Joyce and Gary are very helpful and nice people. they were able to give me directions for best gas and best bakery. Joyce went out of her way to help get set up backing my small Scamp into the space. it was so quiet and peaceful at night I slept like a baby!! 😃

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    RLGSSB

    5 months ago

    Our hosts warmly greeted us at their beautiful wooded camp. The directions made this hidden gem easy to find. They even have a Facebook page for guests that contains tons of info about the area. Highly recommend.

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    Intuition

    5 months ago

    This was a lovely base for exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula. The hosts were great communicators and warmly welcomed us. A waterfall was a short walk away and all of the northern Keweenaw is easily accessible by car. Thank you!

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