Hancock Recreation Area - Beach & Campground


The Hancock Recreation Area, comprised of over 28 acres, is conveniently situated on beautiful Portage Lake, one mile west of downtown Hancock on M-203. Join us for some good, clean, north country fun in the heart of the most spectacular scenery in the Midwest. The Hancock area is truly an all-season recreational paradise.

All thoroughfares through the camping area are blacktopped and have streetlights for nighttime safety. In addition, all roads are police patrolled. There are daily fees for the campsites. Use of the beach is free.

The Facility is open to the public from May 15 to October 15. Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Available

2000 Jasberg Street
Hancock, MI 49930 


Enjoy excellent fishing. Catch northern and walleye pike, bass, perch, panfish and various species of trout along the Portage Waterway, or directly access Lake Superior for some exciting deep water fishing.


The park has over one mile of lakeshore frontage on beautiful Portage Lake, a 26 mile waterway of clean Lake Superior water unsurpassed for its natural beauty and multipurpose use. A boat ramp is available.


Swim in the fresh, cool, clean water of Portage Lake from the swimming pier, or just sit and enjoy the 300 feet of beautiful sun soaked sand beach. Bring a picnic lunch and make it a family outing on the large picnic area adjacent to the beach, including a pavilion and many tables. Beach facilities also include playground equipment, volleyball and horseshoe courts. Clean restrooms, showers, laundry, a changing house and boat ramp are all available.


Enjoy camping in one of the Upper Peninsula's finest campgrounds. There are 72 campsites to choose from - 58 for recreational vehicles (with electric power) and 14 tent sites. The campsites are situated in a natural rustic setting among a densely wooded stand of conifers and various northern hardwoods and softwoods. The campground contains restrooms, shower facilities and a laundry. Firewood and ice is available for purchase from the attendant. Enjoy  nature walks among the park's trails. There's good berry picking in season too. Ample parking is available. Licensed with the State of Michigan.

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM, check-out time 1:00 PM.

  • An attendant is on duty from 8 AM to 8 PM daily.



Current Rates (as of March 15, 2023) :
50 amp sites - #4, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57 & 58 ... $30/per day
Water service sites - #1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 18, 23, 24, 25, 41, and 46 ... $30/per day
Waterfront Sites #47, 49, 50 and 51 …$30/per day
Remaining regular sites... $25/per day
Tent sites... $15/per day

Online Reservations - Campground & Pavilion

A deposit equal to one night's stay is required at the time reservations are made. For groups with over 5 sites please contact the office for information.

If you experience any problems please call 906.482.7413.

City Hall: 906.482.2720

Reservations will open for the 2024 season at midnight on 1/3/2024.

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Cancellation Policy:

Deposits will be refunded if notification is received more than 7 days in advance of scheduled arrival date. If you cancel with 7 days or less notice the full deposit will be forfeited. In the event you cancel a reservation guaranteed with a credit card, the deposit amount will be applied to your account.
amount of your reservations.