Shelldrake Dam

Dept. Natural Resources

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West Brenaman Road
Paradise, MI 49768
906-293-3293

GPS: 46.713, -85.064

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 5
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 649 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T
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Charlevoix, MI
31 Airstream International
2011 F250 Ford
6 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Meh”

Reviewed Jul 29, 2018

Overall Rating

Drove back here with our lifted 30 foot airstream from the road from the lake access area, planning to take a left into the old campground. The road to what looks like the old campground loop on Satelite view, intentionally has logs across it now blocking the way. Thankfully they are far enough in that we backed the airstream in there and decided to head what was now straight out back to dam road. There were spots that could be used in a pinch but the whole spot was ‘meh’. Would have been ok for a quick overnight in a van, etc. not somewhere to spend the work week. If it wasn’t so close to dark we probably would have dropped the trailer at the logs and drove more towards Superior but decided to take a spot at the nearby campground instead on the lake. All the way to the logs we had 2 bars LTE Verizon but didn’t seem fast. Had “no service” on our ATT phones. Didn’t get the booster out.

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
0bars
AT&T
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!

Reviewed Apr 13, 2017

Overall Rating

The official campground was a closed in 2014, but there is nearby open land to camp on, or you can camp at Andrus Lake Campground, very nice and only about 1/2 mile away.

This is a nice place to kayak around as it is the backwaters for a small dam.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Pets:
  • pets

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