2023 Keweenaw Spring Cleanup & Campout

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2023 Keweenaw Spring Cleanup & Campout

Join us for the 3rd annual KORC (Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition) Spring Cleanup and our second Keweenaw Cleanup Campout!

By Northology Overland

When and where

Date and time

May 19 · 3pm - May 21 · 10am EDT


Trails End Campground 14203 M-26 Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

About this event

  • 1 day 19 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We will again be attending the KORC Cleanup and thought it would be cool to bring as many people up to pitch in so we made this event! We have a space reserved at Trails End for 24 campsites, and up to 50 people. Just think of what an impact that many helpers can have! After the cleanup on Saturday, there is free time for trail rides, exploring, shopping, relaxing, and an optional kayak paddle of Porter Island and Copper Harbor with Keweenaw Adventure Co, followed by bonfire, giveaways and live music by One Human Band.


  • 50% of the ticket fee will go directly to KORC, as either a membership for you or donation if you are already a member. You do not have to register or pay to participate in the cleanup alone, but you do if you wish to join us for camping and other camp-related activities.
  • This is a limited capacity event. We will only be able to accommodate 24 in our group site, and will split the cleanup/trail rides into groups of no more than 12 vehicles.

Camping: Meet at Trails End on Friday starting at 3pm. If weather permits, we will group camp on the peninsula at Trails end, or if it is too wet, they will have a section reserved for us.

Swag- you will receive a swag bundle with stickers and other cool stuff from us and our sponsors upon arrival at camp.

Sponsors to date: Northology Adventures, Keweenaw Overland Adventure Retreat, Trails End Campground, MOORE Expo & Northern Chill. If you know of any businesses that would like to donate giveaways or participate some other way, let us know!



3-8pm -camp checkin, setup & free time

8pm -Bonfire, smores & camp cocktail/ hot cocoa contest (think you sling a good campfire drink? Bring it and mix it up, we will supply small sampling cups for you to share your concoction and ballots for voting.)


9AM-1pm -KORC Cleanup- sign in at the Mariner North. We will be splitting into two groups to be able to cover the most ground.

1PM -KORC Volunteer cookout at the pavilion in Donny Kilpela Park next to the Post Office. KORC volunteers will be feeding us lunch (last year food was donated by the Mariner) and there will be drawings for prizes donated by local businesses.

2-6pm -free time (trail rides, hiking, more fun stuff)

7-9:30pm- optional Porter Island paddle (see ticket options.)

8pm -Bonfire & live music

10pm prizes & awards (sorry but the sun does not set until 9:30 and we need to make sure the kayakers can participate!)


10am -Checkout

***all times eastern****

Cleanup notes:

  • - Cleanup from 9am-1pm on Saturday, Mariner North
  • - Refreshments & KORC programming at 1pm, Donny Kilpela Park
  • – Groups will be given an area to focus on
  • – Trash bags will be provided
    • – Bring gloves if you are able to (work or gardening gloves ideally)
    • – Please bring a water bottle or canteen to make sure you stay hydrated
    • – Clean-up sections will be approximately 1/2 mile stretches of road to walk up and down

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