Short Name: Black River Harbor Rec. Area
Address 2: Ottawa National Forest
Number of Sites: 40
About: Black River Harbor Recreation Area is composed of the Campground, the Harbor and adjacent picnic grounds and waterfall observation facilities. The campground is a modern facility with flush toilets; sewer dumping station, pressurized water system, and 40 paved camping spurs. The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and motor homes. Seven campsites provide overlooks to Lake Superior. Each campsite is bordered by vegetation providing privacy for a quite enjoyable experience.
The Harbor offers one of the area’s few access points to Lake Superior, with boating a major summer time activity. There is no launching fee; however, there is a fee for transient docking. Boat fuel is available and there is ample parking for tucks and trailers.
Tall hemlock and pine surround the Black River Harbor day use area. Picnic tables and grills are available for visitors, as well as an enclosed pavillion with fireplace, which can be reserved for special events. Access to the beach and North Country National Scenic Trail are by crossing the area’s unique suspension bridge.
There are five distinct and picturespue waterfalls within the Recreation Area that you won’t want to miss. All are accessible by traveling County Road 513 or by hiking the North Country National Scenic Trail northward from the Harbor parking lot or southward from Conglomorate Falls parking lot.
Fees: $14 (2012)
Closest Towns: Bessemer
Water: Pressurized Water System
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
From Ironwood, take US-2 east to Gogebic County Road 513 (Black River Scenic Byway) and turn left. Travel 15-miles to the Campground and Harbor.
From Wakefield, take US-2 west for 6.5-miles and turn right on Gogebic County Road 513 (Black River Scenic Byway). Travel north on GCR 513 for 15-miles to the Campground and Harbor.