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    Question MI-> Pictured Rocks NLS Info

    Contemplating a trip in August to Pictured Rocks. Anyone have any good intel on which backcountry sites are hammock-able? They have a nice backcountry guide with pictures, so I can get some idea, but I'd hate to get stuck with no trees at a reserved site.
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    I don't have any site-specific info, I just know it's difficult to stay within the rules of being within 'X' feet of a post planted in the middle of each site. I know that's not much help, but you may want to be prepared to go to ground.
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    Just a heads up on a campground close to Pictured Rocks that is scenic and not very busy: Kingston Lake State Park.

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    Sorry I don't have an answer for you, despite having backpacked Pictured Rocks before. But since we're on the topic, I was wondering the same thing about the Porcupine Mountains. The DNR reservation site doesn't even have pictures of the sites so I really have no idea if a hammock set up would work.

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    I second what Redoleary said. They expect you to stay within a certain distance of a sign, and because they planned the sites for tent camping, that area usually does’t have appropriate trees.

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    Good to know. Thanks for the info.
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    I was there last year, nearly all are hammockable. Note the bigger issue is getting any reservation. There is some availability, but need to get reservations in sooner rather than later.

    Image taken of 1/2 half August availability on 2/16/2022 from recreation.gov Note: this is not the whole list.
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    For example these are the only two nights available for the whole month of August at Chapel Beach.
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    Last edited by jeff-oh; 05-16-2022 at 09:35.

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