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Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins

Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins

Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins is located in Crystal Falls. With thirty-two units in total, the campground provides a variety of accommodations, including five full hookup spaces for RVs, seven pull-through sites, multiple back-in spaces, and ten tent sites. In addition, there are five cabins available for guests. The property also has shower and bathroom facilities available for visitors to use. The camp host says they aim to treat visitors the way they would like to be treated. The nearby Paint River offers opportunities for fishing for a variety of species, namely perch, bass, and trout. The campground is also within proximity of various attractions and festivals, such as the Bass Festival and Fungus Festival. Crystal Falls, a former mining town, has a number of historical and cultural attractions as well. Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins has been in business for 20 years, with the original owners developing and building the property.


Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins is located in Crystal Falls. The campground, managed by a camp host, has been in operation for 20 years under the ownership of the original owners who developed and built the property. Paint River Hills offers a variety of accommodations for visitors. Out of the thirty-two available units, there are five full hookup sites for RVs, along with seven pull-through spaces and multiple back-in sites. Additionally, there are ten tent spaces available for reservation. The five cabins that are offered at Paint River Hills Campgrounds provide standard amenities, including a twin bed and a bunk bed. Those staying at the campground are required to bring their own linens for their stay. 

The main office is equipped with full shower and bathroom facilities for patrons to use. Firewood is available for purchase at the campground store. While the campground does not have additional indoor amenities such as a pool table or laundry machines, it can provide a natural setting for outdoor activities. 

Encompassed by woods, the camp host says that Paint River Hills Campgrounds strives to offer a secluded and peaceful environment for guests. It is also located within half a mile of downtown Crystal Falls, allowing access to the city's amenities. Those staying at the campground can explore the surrounding area and take advantage of the nearby river for fishing and other recreational activities. It is important to note that accessing the river requires a hike through the woods and is not easily accessible, according to the camp host. Paint River Hills Campgrounds spans 32 acres and sits alongside the Paint River, which is regulated by a nearby low- to high-electrical dam. The Paint River offers fishing opportunities for a variety of species of fish, such as perch, bass, and trout, among others. 

Guests can inquire about local dining options at the campground. In terms of nearby attractions, Crystal Falls hosts a festival called Bass Festival during the first weekend of July. Additionally, the town holds a Fungus Festival three weeks later, showcasing one of the largest underground mushrooms in the area. These festivals intend to contribute to the cultural and festive atmosphere of Crystal Falls, which has a history as an old mining town. Other attractions in the surrounding area include a rodeo in the neighboring town a few miles away and various towns and cities, namely Florence, Iron Mountain, and Iron River, which offer additional points of interest.


Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins aims to make their guests feel comfortable and relaxed during their stay. The camp host says that they try to "go above and beyond to ensure everyone's satisfaction." The camp host says that they believe in treating others as they would like to be treated themselves. One person mentioned in a review, "The man that runs this place is one of the kindest people I've ever met. This campsite is clean, beautiful, and fabulous." Another former patron also mentioned, "The hosts were just as friendly and helpful as one could hope for."

Regarding policies, the camp host says that they try to give the campground "a flexible approach," as long as "guests take care of themselves and their belongings without causing disruptions to others." They have no specific quiet time restrictions or smoking regulations, as long as people are considerate of others. A pet policy is in place that states that dogs are not allowed in the cabins, but as long as they have a leash, they are allowed on the property.

The campground operates from the middle of May to the middle of October, closing for the winter season. The busiest months for the campground tend to be June, July, and August. The camp host presumes that the popularity during these months may be attributed to both the comparatively favorable weather and the nearby city attractions, as Crystal Falls is located in a region where snowfall can occur as early as October.


Paint River Hills Campgrounds and Cabins has been in business for 20 years under the ownership of the original owners who developed and built the property. The owners were motivated to enter the lodging industry because they had a piece of property and saw an opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of the town by providing a new business and attraction. The name of the property originates from the close proximity to the nearby Paint River, which the camp host says is an attraction to the guests that stay at the campground.

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220 Railway St
Crystal Falls, Michigan 49920
United States



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