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Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 5:18 PM


Bring a paper map or take screenshots of your map. 

Cell phone service can be spotty to non-existent in certain areas of the EUP. making it risky to rely on your smartphone alone. 

Bring a fully charged power bank and your charging cable. 

Roaming and searching for a GPS or data signal can drain a smartphone battery quickly. 

Call ahead and make reservations. 

We might be sparsely populated, but we are pretty popular. While you may be able to find accommodations without planning ahead, on weekends, especially during our big events, it’s risky to just head north without a confirmed reservation. 

Pack for the ever changing weather. 

Temperatures can fluctuate, especially along the lakeshores. Dress in, or bring along layers. Also, if you’re going exploring or adventuring, pack extra shoes and socks in case things end up little more rugged than you planned. 

Bring snacks, water, blankets, tarp, etc. 

Should you end up stranded in your car, or on a trail, you will want to be prepared to spend a day or even night possibly in the wilderness. 

Get gas and use the restroom when you can. 

Gas stations can be few and far between once you get into the heart of the U.P. Also, if you think you should use the restroom when you’ve stopped to fill up, that means you probably should. Not only are gas stations limited, but rest areas are as well. 


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