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.



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

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Located in the “Pioneer Camp” section of the campground, these sites are ideal for small campers, pop ups and tent campers. Shared water and bathhouse with individual showers are available.  This is a good location for large families, reunions and groups as they are secluded from the rest of the Resort.  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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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!


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)

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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.


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

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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) & year round outdoor hot tub

Complimentary WIFI located throughout the Resort

General Store - including beer & wine store!

Pet 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


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!


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

(906) 273-2259


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