Republic Michigan

Lodging, Attractions. and Recreation

Republic Michigan is located by the Michigamme River, 25 miles southwest of Ishpeming and 45 miles north of Iron Mountain on Highway M-95 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The village of Republic grew up around the Republic Mine which operated from 1872 to 1926.

Recreation abounds in the area with birding, fishing, canoeing & kayaking, hiking,
biking, horseback riding, wildlife watching, off-roading, hunting, rock collecting,
ATVlng, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Rental Cabins, Cottages, Lodges, and Campgrounds in Republic, MI
New Listing: Republic Four Seasons Getaway is a cozy two-bedroom vacation cottage on the shores of the Michigamme River in the town of Republic. Fully furnished with a washer and dryer for your convenience.  Dock at the shoreline. 4 kayaks are included in the rental. Enjoy wonderful recreational opportunities and amazing sunsets. Easy access to ATV and snowmobile trails. Open Year Round. Phone: 218-929-1702
 

Moose Rapids Campground has 12 rustic grass sites (2 pull-through) by the Michigamme River, 7 miles west of Republic on River Road (County Road LG).  Sites have a fire ring, grill, and picnic tables. There are two porta-potties and a hand pump for water. Nice peaceful location by the river. Enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and ATVing. Donation of $5 per site recommended.  Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.

New Listing: Northern Lights Campground in Republic offers 11 RV sites with water and electric service and 12 sites with water available for tent camping. Some sites are handicap accessible. Sites have fire pits and a picnic table. Vault toilets.  RV dump station. Located on Park City Road between the Michigamme River and School Lake and near the south entrance to the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Contact the Republic Township Hall at 906-376-8827 for reservations.
 
 
Pine Crest Resort, 12199 Pine Crest Lane, Republic, Michigan, 49879. Phone: 906-376-8237 or Cell: 906-371-0090. Remote lakeside cottages on the Michigamme River and Juncob Lake. Pine Crest offers outstanding northern style accommodations for all, from sportsmen to families to honeymooners. Cottages are fully furnished with complete kitchens. Finish Sauna. Great fishing, hunting, and rock collecting. On theATV and snowmobile trails.

BEACH, BOAT LAUNCH, AND PLAYGROUND

The sandy beach, playground, and boat launch on the Michigamme River is located at the junction of M-95 and LLK Road, the road to Republic.Perfect for kids of all ages.

 Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming (map) for year round family fun. Al Quaal features hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and cross country ski trails as well as a picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and fishing in Teal Lake. There are 20K of groomed cross country ski trails.

Boat, Canoe, & Kayak Rentals

Canoe and Kayak rentals for Lake Michigamme at Michigamme Shores Campground. Phone:906- 339-2116

Michigamme, MI (Marquette County) In the North Central Upper Peninsuila.

Michigamme Shores Campground is located on the shores of Lake Michigamme and offers pull through, full hookup, tent sites, and camping cabins. Modern restrooms shower, and laundry facilities. Well stocked camp store. Nice sandy beach for swimming. Great fishing. Basketball, beach volleyball, tennis courts with rental equipment available. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Wi-Fi. Pets Welcome. Highway 41W 64 Purple Road, Michigamme, MI  Phone:  906- 339-2116

Cross Country Ski Trails for Marquette County

FISHING

Lake Superior Sport Fishing Charter Fishing on Lake Superior with licensed Captain Reid DeRosie. Fish for a variety of fish or a trophy Lake Trout at Stannard Rock. We offer charter fishing from Munising and Manistique a few times during the summer. Quality fishing gear provided. Fish the inland lakes early spring and fall. Sightseeing Trips and Sunset Cruises from Marquette Lower Harbor. Lake Superior Sport Fishing, Marquette, MI. Phone 906-360-1090

HIKING
Iron Ore Heritage Trail is a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail from Republic to the east side of Marquette. The trail includes historic sites and stories of the Marquette Iron Range and our mining heritage. The western trailhead is in Republic. This trail is designed for walkers, bikers, runners, nature lovers, equestrians, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and those interested in the history of the area. Parts of the trail will be for motorized activities.
Mountain Biking: The Range Mountain Bike Trail System offers over 25 miles of trails for biking and hiking with trailheads in Ishpeming at the Country Village, Suicide Bowl, on Hill Street, or at the Al Quaal Recreation Area. Bikers will also enjoy riding the back roads in the area and on the Heritage Trail.

Pascoe House Museum is owned and operated by the Republic Area Historic Society, 114 Cedar Street, South Republic. Hours: 1:00 - 3:00 PM Saturday & Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Phone: Mary Lou at 906-376-2335 or LaVerne at 906-376-2258

Rafting the Sturgeon River with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450

Republic Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 201, Republic, Michigan 49879.

Republic Mine Observation Site - Overlooking the open pit mine in Republic, just south of Munson Park. Raised platform offers impressive views of the Mine property and Republic area. Six etched signs describe the mining process.

The area north of Van Riper State Park is Moose country at it's finest. 59 Moose were transplanted in 1985 & 1987 to an area six miles north of the park. The herd has grown with the birth of new calves each year. A slow drive through the area north of the park may reward you with the sight of one of these majestic animals. Stop at the kiosk at the Park for pictures and information.

The Michigamme River is a wonderful spot for boating, canoeing, and fishing. Sand-bottomed beach for swimming and a playground for the kids in the town of Republic. Fish for Small-Mouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Trout, plus a variety of panfish, delicious cooked on the grill. Several area places to launch your boat or canoe.

Hunters will enjoy the large areas of public land nearby for hunting deer, bear, waterfowl, and small game.

History lovers might like to visit the Iron Industry Museum in Negaunee, which tells the tale of the discovery of iron ore in the area, the Cliff's Shaft Museum in Ishpeming, or the National Ski Hall of Fame.

 

 Rock collecting in the Upper Peninsula

Republic Open Pit Mine

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Photo of kayaks on the Michigamme River: Gretchen

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