For visitors who prefer a rustic experience, Pere Marquette offers a wide range of camping opportunities:
The Class A campground has 80 sites, two of which are handicap accessible. Sites have electrical hookups only, with a sanitary dump station, drinking water, and a shower building available on the grounds. Sites 2-30 are available for reservation from May through October. The nearby Class B tent camping area also has access to the shower building.
Within the Class A campground, the park offers two Rent-A-Camp cabins.
Popular among scout groups is the Youth Tent Camp Area, also known as Duncan Hill. This separate campground offers a picnic shelter and tables, pit-type toilets and drinking water.
For large organized groups, Pere Marquette operates three Organized Group Camps. Camp Potawatomi accommodates 60 campers; Camp Piasa and Camp Ouatoga each accommodate 120. All three camps feature fully-equipped kitchens and dining rooms, lighted sleeping cabins with cots and mattresses, and restroom facilities with warm showers and flush toilets. Camps Piasa and Ouatoga also feature swimming pools, open seasonally.
Reservations for campsites, cabins and picnic shelters, and group camps may be made at
Campground Crafts with Chris!
The whole family is invited to come make crafts with Christ, the Campground Host. Meet Site Interpreter Kayla and Campground Host Chris at the Visitor Center 10 minutes prior to start time, BRING A MASK. Arrive early as supplies are limited.
APRIL 17 @11AM- Spring Bird feeder
Learn how to make a bird feeder! NUT ALLERGY WARNING
In this craft, we will make a bird feeder out of a pinecone and peanut butter.
April 24 @11AM- Earth Week! Plant a milkweed
Celebrate Earth Week and plant a milkweed seed to feed the butterflies and bees! Those that attend this event will get to bring home a milkweed seed that they planted themselves. We will also learn about the monarch butterflies.
May 8 @11AM- Nature Mandala
Paint a tree cookie! Drawing and coloring a mandala can be a highly enriching personal experience in which you look inside yourself and find the shapes, colores, and patterns to represent anything from your state of mind!