Just minutes from downtown Marquette you will find the secluded beauty of Rippling River Resort and Campground. Nestled on the flowing waters of the Carp River, there are over 37 acres to relax and enjoy the natural beauty.  From rustic tent sites to luxury log cabins, there are options for all types of campers.  Enjoy the many amenities and nearby recreational activities that make your next getaway convenient, relaxing and most of all, fun for every age.  Access miles of mountain biking and hiking trails within the Resort grounds.  Ski out of your cabin at the base of Marquette Mountain.  Bask in the sun with your favorite book down by the river.  Whatever way you relax, Rippling River Resort has something for you.



Sites are open all year!  Water and sewer will close beginning October 22, 2018, but electricity will remain available along with a heated bathhouse with toilets and showers. 

These sites can accommodate a variety of different sized RVs. Located in the central area of the campground near the main office, bathrooms/showers, outdoor pool, hot tub, playground and Carp River.


30/50 amp electric, water & sewer hook up, fire pit, picnic table, back in site, pet friendly, complimentary WIFI, dump station, access to pool & hot tub

**Please contact the Rippling River Resort office for availbility on long term stays**

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These sites are now closed for the 2018/2019 winter season

Located in the “Pioneer Camp” section of the campground, these sites are ideal for small campers, pop ups and tent campers. Please note that some sites will require your tent to be on gravel. Shared water and bathhouse with individual showers are available.  Direct access to the mountain biking trails.


30 amp electric service, bathhouse with showers, picnic table, fire pit, complimentary WIFI, pet friendly, dump station, access to outdoor pool & hot tub


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Sites open all year!  Sites are a short walk from the parking area and are not plowed in the winter. 

Fall asleep in your tent to the sounds of the Carp River. Park and walk a short distance into these rustic sites tucked into the woods.  Individual fire pit and picnic tables at each site.  Bathhouse and shared water access located a short distance away.  Tents only!  You will need to carry your camping equipment from the parking lot into your site.  Sites are approximately 50-150 yards from the parking area. 


Nearby bathhouse with showers, shared water access, picnic table & fire pit, pet friendly, complimentary WIFI, access to outdoor pool & hot tub

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Enjoy the comfort of these cozy log cabins in every season. These quaint cabins have one bedroom with a queen bed and a community space with one set of bunk beds, sleeper sofa and private bathroom.  The cabins are a short walk away from the main office, hot tub, pool, carp river and ski access to Marquette Mountain.



Sofa sleeper, bathroom with shower, complimentary WIFI, kitchen table, microwave, outdoor picnic table & firepit with cooktop, 32" flat screen HDTV with cable, coffee maker/filters, covered porch, access to outdoor pool & hot tub, kitchenette with sink & counterspace, plates/bowls/silverware/cups, wine & bottle opener,  cutting board, ceiling fans, guest controled thermostat (heat only), dog friendly.  Towels & linens are provided. 

$164/night plus tax.   A 2 night minimum is required for all weekend stays.  Price are subject to change.   

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Stay in one of these rustic cabins tucked into the wooded areas of the campground. There is an open floor plan with a queen bed and a bunk bed.  Guests will need to provide their own bedding or purchase a linen package.  Restrooms are a short walk from each cabin.  Cabins are open in the winter, however cabins numbered 1-6 will have access to a portable, unheated restroom only.  Cabins numbered 21-26 have a heated bathhouse with toilets and sinks nearby.  A heated bathroom with showers is a short walk away at the lower bathhouse. 


Covered porch, outdoor fire pit with cooktop, outdoor picnic table, complimentary WIFI, dog friendly, access to outdoor pool & hot tub, ceiling fan, electricity, electric heat

$80/night plus tax.  2 night minimum on the weekends required.  Prices are subject to change. 

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Rippling River Resort has many amenities that will make your stay more enjoyable.  All guests can use any of these Resort wide amenities:

Outdoor heated pool (seasonal - CLOSED FOR THE 2018/2019 FALL/WINTER SEASON) & year round outdoor hot tub

Complimentary WIFI located throughout the Resort

General Store - including beer & wine store!

Dog Friendly

Riverfront access to the Carp River 

Full hook up, electric &rustic tent campsites

Luxury Cabins & Rustic Cabins

Complimentary bathrooms & showers with heated floors

Guest laundry room

Picnic table & fire pits at each site


Dump Station (seasonal)

Direct access to snowmobile trails

Located at the base of Marquette Mountain with ski in/ski out cabins

Direct access to miles of mountain biking, hiking & showshoeing trails

Non-Smoking Property 


Marquette Mountain Ski Resort 
Rippling River Resort sits at the base of Marquette Mountain. Downhill skiers and snowboarders can enjoy one of the many ski runs ranging from beginner to expert levels. Don't have the proper equipment?  The ski and snowboard rental shop is steps away from the Resort. For more information visit www.marquettemountain.com

Mountain Biking
Mountain bikers have direct access to miles of single-track trails located at the Noquemanon trailhead. Trails range from easy (including kids trails) to expert level black diamond trails. Bike wash and fix station located near the campground. To learn more about the Noquemanon Trail Network visit www.noquetrails.org/

There are miles of shoreline and woods to explore in the Marquette area. Some favorites include Sugarloaf Mountain (8.6 miles from Resort), Presque Isle Park (6.2 miles from Resort) and Hogback Mountain (9.2 miles from Resort). Snowshoe rentals and maps available in the main office.

Access miles of snowmobile trails throughout Marquette County directly from Rippling River Resort. For maps and trail conditions visit http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com/snowmobiling/

Restaurant, Shopping & Nightlife
Rippling River Resort is located approximately two miles from Downtown Marquette. There are many local restaurants, stores, breweries and more. For a list of local establishments and events visit https://downtownmarquette.org/.

With miles of pristine shoreline to explore, you'll never get tired of the view from the water. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers guided kayak tours, located 45 minutes from Marquette. For more information on kayak rentals and paddling destinations, visit www.travelmarquettemichigan.com. The Carp River located at the campground is recommended for expert kayakers only as there can be large rapids and expert terrain.  Helmets and other protective equipment is also recommended.

Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Visit one of Marquette's museums. Marquette Maritime Museum http://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/ Upper Peninsula Children's Museum http://www.upchildrensmuseum.org/ Marquette Regional History Center http://www.marquettehistory.org/

Snowshoe Rentals

Rent snowshoes directly from Rippling River Resort and access miles of backcountry trails.  We have a variety of snowshoe sizes for all ages. Let us know if you'd like them at the time of booking or visit the office during your stay.  Trail maps are available and our staff is happy to give recommendations on where to start exploring!

Upcoming Events


Zen Center 

Be Peaceful. Be Happy.  Be Whole 

Call the office to set up your massage 906-273-2259

Signature Massage 

This unique massage includes Swedish trigger point therapy, hot stones, blading and stretching to create the ultimate rejuvenation for your body. 

$65/60 Mintues

$95/90 Minutes

Rippling River Rock Massage     

A relaxing Swedish massage combined with hot stones soaked in cedar aromatherapy oils to melt away all of your muscle tension.

$65/60 Minutes

$95/90 Minutes

Sports Massage

Wheter you're a biker, hiker, skier, snowboarder or weekend warrior, this massage is for you.  It includes deep tissue techniques, cupping, blading, stretching and trigger point therapy.  

$75/60 Mintues

$100/90 Minutes

Romantic Couples Massage

This massage is a pleasurable way to spend quality time with your partner.  Relax and enjoy a glass of wine, cozy blankets and a warm fire to follow. 

$150/60 Minutes


Monday - Sunday 8:00am-10:00pm

(906) 273-2259


4321 M-553

Marquette, MI 49855 

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Payment will be charged in full to your credit card at time of booking. 


Guests may cancel their reservation and receive a full refund if cancelled before two weeks prior to your arrival date.  If the reservation is cancelled within two weeks of your arrival date there is no refund. 


This is a non-smoking property.  A $500 fine will be applied if smoking occurs inside any cabin.   A $25 fee will apply to each cigarette butt found at your campsite or around the cabin upon checkout.  We do not allow the use of vape pens or e-cigarettes. 


LUXURY CABINS: The maximum number of guests allowed in the cabins is 6 people. The price includes up to 4 guests. $10 per person, per night fee will be added for the 5th and 6th guest.  1 vehicle allowed per cabin.  No tents allowed. You must be at least 21 years old to reserve a cabin, and all cabins must have at least one guest 21 years or older staying in cabin.

RUSTIC CABINS: The maximum number of guests allowed in the cabin is 6 people. The price includes up to 4 guests.  $10 per person, per night fee will be added for the 5th and 6th guest.  If 6 guests are using the cabin, 2 guests must be 10 years or age or younger.  1 vehicle allowed per cabin.  No tents allowed.  You must be at least 21 years old to rent a cabin, and all cabins must have at least one guest 21 years or older staying in cabin. 

FULL HOOK UP & ELECTRIC CAMPSITES: The maximum number of guests allowed in a campsite is 6 people.  The price includes up to 4 guests.  $10 per person, per night fee will be added for the 5th and 6th guest.  1 RV and 1 tent OR 2 tents maximum.  1 RV and 1 car allowed per campsite.  You must be at least 19 years old to reserve a campsite, and all sites must have at least one guest 19 years or older staying on site. 

RUSTIC TENT CAMPSITES: The maximum number of guests allowed in the tent sites is 6 people.  The price includes up to 4 guests.  $10 more per person, per night will be added for the 5th and 6th guest.  Maximum of 2 tents per campsite.  1 vehicle allowed per campsite.  You must be at least 19 years old to reserve a campsite, and all sites must have at least one guest 19 years or older staying on site. 


Pets are welcome but must be in control at all times.  Cats are not allowed in Luxury or Rustic cabins. A limit of 2 dogs allowed for all cabins and campsites.  Please keep your dogs on a 6-foot leash at all times and contained in your camper, tent or trailer at night.  All pet spoils must be cleaned up immediately. A $25 fine will be applied if any pet spoils are not cleaned up at your reserved area upon checkout. 


All registered overnight guests, along with any visitors, will be required to wear a wristband that will be put on at check in.  If you plan to have a visitor, a wristband must be provided in the office to the visitor.  The number of registered guests and visitors must not exceed 6 people per campsite (full hook up, electric only & tent sites) or 6 people per cabin (luxury & rustic cabins). 


Use only approved RV jacks to set up trailers and campers.  Cinder blocks and other devices may not be used.  Nothing is to be constructed outside of any RV or tent.


Please be considerate of others and refrain from foul language.  Always keep radio volume low and observe event quiet hours of 10pm-8am.  No drunken or disorderly conduct will be allowed.


Discharging of gray water on grounds is prohibited by state law.  A dump station is available for all guests.  Place all trash in dumpsters and trash cans.


All guests and visitors must register at the main office. Check in time is 3pm.  Check out time is 11am.  Office hours are 8am-10pm.  If you plan to arrive after 10pm, please contact our office for information on how to check in after hours.   Guests must be 21 years of age to rent a cabin and 19 years of age to rent a campsite.


Rippling River Resort does not allow any outside firewood to be brought in.  We do sell firewood on site for your convenience - please save our trees! 


This property is privately owned.  Management reserves the right to refuse entry. 

Management assumes no liability for loss or damage to property and injury to his person or camping party arising out of the use of its facilities.

Campers, renters and all other users of this property are liable for property damages.

Camping vehicles must be of suitable appearance, meeting the Department of Health standards and be highway approved.

All recreational vehicles must have certification of the controlling agency in the state of manufacture.

Please note that we will do our best to put you in the campsite or cabin that you have reserved, however there may be unforseen circumstances that may result in moving your site to another location. 

All guests must comply with all federal, state and local laws.  Violators of these rules may be evicted without refund.