RV Park


The RV Park will open again May 1, 2024

RESERVATION LINE: 906-482-8745

The City of Houghton RV Park is a small establishment that prides itself on being able to provide personal service and to schedule as many guests in as possible.  We schedule by telephone only.  We do not use a web-based reservation system.  While some may find this old fashioned way of scheduling to be antiquated or annoying, we have thus far found that it works out the best for making sure guests can find a spot in the park.  

Reservations will be taken in order of length-of-stay at the start of the reservation window.   Calls will be taken from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern standard time for those guests planning to stay:

One month or more:  April 22

Two weeks or more: April 23

One week or more: April 24

Daily reservations begin: April 25

Messages left on the answering machine will be returned in the order they are received.

If you want to stay over Michigan Tech graduation weekend there is no water available.  Call for the reduced rate.


  • One month $1,350, deposit: $300
  • One week $350, deposit: $150
  • Daily rate: $55, deposit: $55
  • Convenience fees for using credit cards will be paid by the user.  

Park amenities include:

  • Paved sites
  • Water and sewer connections
  • 20-30-50 amp electric service, 
  • Satellite TV, Wi-Fi 
  • Picnic table, park bench, and fire ring at most sites
  • Some sites have barbecue grills
  • We do not accept pop-up campers or tents as there are no bathroom/shower facilities in the park. 
  • The City pier, just east of the park, has some transient slips available for boaters. Please contact the City to check slip availability.
  • The Ray Kestner Waterfront Park offers of a sandy bathing beach, pavilion, picnic tables, fishing piers, boat launch, and the amazing Chutes and Ladders play area. 
  • The park hosts Bridgefest in June, Brewfest in late August, and weekly music concerts in August.
  • Portage Paddle Sports is located in the building at the park entrance. From Memorial Day to Labor Day they offer bike, kayak, and paddle board rentals along with ice cream, ice and concessions.
  • Be aware that some GPS map systems may direct you improperly to the park.  Follow signs on the highways.  The RV Park is located at 1100 West Lakeshore Drive.  Do not turn onto the Houghton Canal Road.

More about Houghton and the RV Park:

The Houghton RV Park is located along the shore of the Portage Waterway. The park has 25 sites and is located next to the Ray Kestner Waterfront Park. The park is located at the west end of a four mile paved, non-motorized, waterfront trail that stretches from one end of Houghton, through downtown, to the other city limit. Beyond that is a gravel trail along a former railroad grade for many more miles.

Historic Downtown Houghton is just a half mile away along the flat, lit waterfront trail. Downtown is home to a variety of restaurants, salons, taverns and brewpubs, retail shops offering quality clothing, gifts, wine, sporting goods and a full-service hardware store. South of the park the M-26 business strip offers a variety of retail options and services including Walmart, Walgreens, AutoZone, Econo Foods, Tractor Supply, a hospital walk-in clinic, day spa, several sit-down and fast food restaurants, and places to rent a car. There is a mobile repair service in Houghton that provides excellent RV service.


  • Check-in time is between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. (EST).  If you will be arriving after 5:00, there will be instructions for you on the office door including a cell phone number for the host.  You can set up at your campsite and make arrangements to meet the on-duty camp host the following morning. 
  • Check out time is 12:00 noon.
  • Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Pets are welcome; however, dogs must be leashed, their messes cleaned up, and they cannot be left to bark and disturb others.
  • Washing vehicles on site is allowed for a fee of $10 for an RV and $5 for a car.
  • All sewer hookups must be threaded, air tight connections.
  • Generators may not be run in the park.
  • We ask that you not bring campfire wood into the park to help reduce the spread of invasive insects. Campfire wood is available for purchase in the park.
  • Offsite parking for tow trailers may be available in a City lot. The trailer must be secured and locked. The City assumes no liability for the storage of trailers. The park host can assist.
  • Convenience fees for using credit cards will be paid by the user.
  • You can request a specific site, but no sites are guaranteed.
  • The park does not refund deposits. There is also no refund for leaving early.

Park Hosts:

Jim and Pam Quinlan, and

Russ and Duffy Lepisto


Houghton City RV campground