Two Hearted River

With the two hearts, or branches of rivers, the Two Hearted River consists of sandy shorelines, nature hikes and wildlife observation. Bundled between Crisp Point Lighthouse and Muskallonge Lakes State Park and stretching more than a hundred miles long, this free flowing river is the ideal setting for a rustic camp getaway or just for a day away. A spot made famous by Ernest Hemingway, his story “Big Two-Hearted River” captures the essence of the area, telling the story of a man camping and fishing while reflecting on his life along the Michigan shores. With campsites all along the river, you are welcomed to stay and enjoy the natural setting, encouraging you to reflect. Paddling is popular; choose your adventure, single or multiple day trips down the river, bringing you to the rivermouth. At the mouth you will find expansive Lake Superior, with sandy dunes serving as shelter from the winds. Enjoy the natural refuge and spot wildlife like otters and bald eagles in their natural habitats. See for yourself the wonderful creatures and scenes you will find at the Two Hearted River.

  • Recreational Offerings:
    • Camping
    • Boating
    • Hiking
    • Paddling
    • Wildlife observation
    • Snowshoeing
    • Hunting
    • Off-roading
    • Freighter viewing
  • Fees: Camping – $13
  • Campsites on a first come, first serve basis
  • Hours of Operation: Year-round
  • Contact:

Travel across the mini suspension bridge and find yourself on one of the most spectacular sand beaches that ever hugged Lake Superior.

Tahquamenon Scenic Byway Map

Crisp Point Lighthouse
Distance: 11 miles
Travel Time: 42 Minutes

Muskallonge Lake State Park
Distance: 14 miles
Travel Time: 55 Minutes

Tahquamenon Falls State Park – Upper Falls
Distance: 19 miles
Travel Time: 60 Minutes