THE OWNERS: Don and Leslie Edmunds who have resided in Munising for over thirty years. The campground idea was a place to enjoy camping in a place where you have a piece of ground surrounded by timber and secluded from other campers. We have enjoyed the opportunity to visit many different places and always tried to stay at the most private areas as possible. This was our inspiration to create this campground with the thought of being together and alone as possible. The property was obtained by Leslie’s grandfather Joe and his wife Ida who both enjoyed their cabin with family on the south edge of Kingston Lake. We obtained the property from other family members after the passing of both Joe and Ida, so in remembrance of them both we decided to name the campground as it is. During the first season of operation (2017) we had the opportunity to meet several nice folks from all over the country and outside of the country, Sweden was the farthest. We visit the campground daily during the week and camp ourselves on a different piece of property close to the campground during the weekends. We are excited to meet this seasons group while enjoying conversation / cocktails with our campers. KOHF
Who We Are: JoeIda is a rustic campground facility located in the heart of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The campground is located twenty-eight miles East of Munising, MI and eighteen miles West of Grand Marais, MI. We are located one-mile South of Kingston Lake and one-mile off Highway H58. The access road is what we would consider primitive, therefore the campground is better suited for tents, truck campers, truck/ trailers under forty foot in length. We have had larger units access the campground with no issues. We are also pet friendly and off-road vehicles are permitted.
The facility is comprised of eight very large and secluded sites able to accommodate large groups in any of the sites. The campground is now taking reservations for advance dates and is still open to first come/ first serve campers. Each site has a large handicap accessible fire ring, handicap accessible picnic table and ample parking area for many units. There is a vault toilet cleaned daily, hand pump water well, with exceptionally good drinking water.
What we're about: Offering a camping area which has privacy, to enjoy your wilderness vacation. The intention of the facility is to remain small; intention is to just have the eight sites, one rustic cabin and two 12’ x 16’ rustic shelters available for renting as well over time. The cabins will be placed away from the camping sites and each will have its own private location.
As of July 2020 we will be including the first 16’ x 24’ Rustic cabin with a supplied kitchen, cook stove, bunk area, living area. The cabin will also include the same fire ring and picnic table as the sites. Follow us on Facebook for details on progress of the first cabin build.
WHAT TO SEE: Were located minutes from some of the National Parks Favorite areas: Twelve Mile Beach on Lake Superior, Au Sable Light Station, The Log Slide, Grand Sable Lake, Beaver Lake Trail Head and Chapel area trail head. There is access to miles of ATV trails right from the campground. The Fox River Pathway hiking trail is accessible in minutes from the campground. During berry season your surrounded by thousands of acres to enjoy the day picking Blue Berries.