Shelldrake Dam

Dept. Natural Resources

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

GPS: 46.713, -85.064

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Overview of Shelldrake Dam

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 5

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 649 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Shelldrake Dam 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/29/2018
0bars
AT&T
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/29/2018
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Joe
Petoskey, MI Scamp 19' Fifth Wheel Dodge RAM 1500
1 review
“This campground has been closed for years.”

Reviewed 10/10/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
Overall Rating

The impoundment behind the Shelldrake Dam is good for wildlife watching, fishing, kayaking, canoeing. Access is by dirt road; 4WD not needed.

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Location

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

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Charlevoix, MI 31' Airstream International 2011 F250 Ford
14 reviews
“Meh”

Reviewed 7/29/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
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 ... more

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0bars
AT&T
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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1 review

Reviewed 4/13/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
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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Amenities

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

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