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State Parks in Northern Michigan

Michigan Stage Parks

Alcona County - State Parks

Harrisville State Park, 248 State Park Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740. Approximate Size: 107 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 724-5126. Harrisville State Park features a campground and day-use area nestled in a stand of pine and cedar trees along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville and it's many events and close to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. 195 campsites.

Sturgeon Point Scenic Site, Sturgeon Point Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740. Approximate Size: 76 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 724-5126. Sturgeon Point Scenic Site juts into Lake Huron, and waves off the Point conceal a long and shallow reef which extends for almost a full mile beyond the visible confines of the land. This undeveloped site offers parking for visitors interested in visiting the lighthouse and museum that rests on the property. The Alcona Historical Society is responsible for upkeep on the Sturgeon Point Light that is owned by the US Coast Guard. Location: Take US 23 North approximately three miles out of Harrisville, turn right onto Lakeshore Drive and continue approximately one mile to Point Road. Turn east onto Point Road and continue approximately one mile to the gravel road on the left that enters the lighthouse parking area. It is a short walk further down this road to the lighthouse. Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Point Road, Harrisville, MI 48740, (989) 724-5107

Alger County - State Parks

Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site, Sundell, MI 49885. Approximate Size: 960 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 341-2355. Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of the Upper Peninsula's many impressive waterfalls. The site features a mile of foot trails, picnic area with water pump and three observation decks overlooking the falls.

Wagner Falls Scenic Site, Munising, MI 49862. Approximate Size: 22 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 341-2355. This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock trees. There is a small parking area and a half-mile trail with an observation deck overlooking the falls.

Alpena County - State Parks

Negwegon State Park, Black River, MI 48721, Ossineke, MI 49766. Approximate Size: 2469 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 724-5126. Negwegon State Park is a rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking. Over ten miles of hiking trails. Negwegon hosts a beautiful undeveloped sandy beach on Lake Huron. Please use caution when visiting Negwegon as the roads into the park are often so sandy that a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed. No campground.

Baraga County - State Parks

Baraga State Park, 1300 US-41 South, Baraga, MI 49908. Approximate Size: 56 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 353-6558. Baraga State Park overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. Camping is available at 116 grassy sites or in the park's mini cabin. Watching wildlife, fishing, hiking, swimming and boating are among the many activities of this park. 116 campsites.

Charlevoix County - State Parks

Fisherman's Island State Park, Charlevoix, MI 49720. Approximate Size: 2678 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 547-6641. Fisherman's Island State Park has five miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The park encompasses a tiny island, Fisherman's Island, located a short distance offshore from the picnic area. It features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lakeshore. Fisherman's Island State Park is not actually an island, but a 2,678-acre park with five miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The park encompasses a tiny island, Fisherman's Island, located a short distance offshore from the picnic area. Located just south of Charlevoix, it features a rustic campground with some of the sites nestled in the dunes along the lakeshore. The park road travels through the campground to the picnic area with access to the beach and miles of hiking trails. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, birch and aspen broken up by bogs of cedar and black spruce.

Young State Park, 02280 Boyne City Road, Boyne City, MI 49712. Approximate Size: 563 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 582-7523. Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The park concession rents canoes, kayaks, camping equipment and features gourmet coffees and homemade baked goods along with other needed items. Charlevoix, Boyne City and East Jordan all offer small town charm, especially in the summer months. They each offer dining and shopping opportunities as well as holiday events and festivals. Charlevoix has a Venetian Festival, Boyne City has a Mushroom Fest, East Jordan has a Freedom Fest and Horton Bay sponsors a 4th of July parade. Contact the park for more information.

Cheboygan County - State Parks

Aloha State Park, 4347 Third Street, Cheboygan, MI 49721, Phone: (231) 625-2522. Aloha State Park is a 107-acre ( state park in Cheboygan County, Michigan on the northeast side of Mullett Lake. The park is 6 milessouth of Cheboygan and 25 miles from Mackinaw City. Average temperature in the summer is 70 F. Mullett Lake is at the center of the Inland Lakes Waterways; campsites are near the park's boat launch for those traveling this route. The park has 285 campsites available from May 1 - November 1. There is a 15-day stay maximum, with allowances for 8 people/site and 2 cars or trucks/site. Visitors are permitted 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. The park was created in 1923, with Cheboygan County initially purchasing eight acres of abandoned railroad land, and thereafter purchasing another twenty acres of vacant land in order to reach the 28 acre minimum then required for the establishment of a state park.

Burt Lake State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 6635 State Park Drive, Indian River, MI 49749, Phone: (231) 238-9392. Burt Lake State Park is located at the heart of the inland waterway,  where Burt Lake and the Sturgeon River converge. The park consists of  about 400 acres which include 306 modern campsites with 4 toilet/shower  buildings, a day use area with beach for swimming or shoreline fishing,  rentable picnic shelter, a youth organizational campground. The  campground is closed November through April. An overlook tower and  picnic area, and a boat launch with a skid pier and car/trailer parking. One mile hiking trail is marked within the park. No bicycles, horses,  or motorized vehicles allowed on the trail. Cross-County ski trails are non-groomed.

Chippewa County - State Parks

Brimley State Park, 9200 W. 6 Mile Road, Brimley, MI 49715. Approximate Size: 160 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 248-3422. Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. One of the oldest state parks in the Upper Peninsula, Brimley features hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking. Tahquamenon Falls, two national fish hatcheries, the Hiawatha National Forest, Mackinac Island State Park, the Tower of History, the Museum of Ship Valley Camp, the Soo Locks, the Coast Guard Station, the International Bridge and the Mackinaw Bridge are all within the local area or a short drive from the park.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park, 41382 W. M 123, Paradise, MI 49768. Approximate Size: 46179 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 492-3415. The centerpiece of Tahquamenon Falls State Park's 50,000 acres is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls, one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi has a drop of nearly 50 feet, more than 200 feet across and a water flow of more than 50,000 gallons per second. The area is home to miles of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing pathways and a host of winter fun. Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres stretching over 13 miles. Most of this is undeveloped woodland without roads, buildings or power lines. The centerpiece of the park, and the very reason for its existence, is the Tahquamenon River with its waterfalls. The Upper Falls is one the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. It has a drop of nearly 50 feet and is more than 200 feet across. A maximum flow of more than 50,000 gallons of water per second has been recorded cascading over these falls. Four miles downstream is the Lower Falls, a series of five smaller falls cascading around an island. Although not as dramatic as the Upper Falls, they are equally magnificent. The falls can be viewed from the river bank or from the island, which can be reached by rowboat rented from a park concession. The island walk affords a view of the falls in the south channel. This is the land of Longfellow's Hiawatha - "by the rushing Tahquamenaw" Hiawatha built his canoe. Long before the white man set eyes on the river, the abundance of fish in its waters and animals along its shores attracted the Ojibwa Indians, who camped, farmed, fished and trapped along its banks. In the late 1800's came the lumber barons and the river carried their logs by the millions to the mills. Lumberjacks, who harvested the tall timber, were among the first permanent white settlers in the area. Rising from springs north of McMillan, the Tahquamenon River drains the watershed of an area of more than 790 square miles. From its source, it meanders 94 miles before emptying into Whitefish Bay. The amber color of the water is caused by tannins leached from the Cedar, Spruce and Hemlock in the swamps drained by the river. The extremely soft water churned by the action of the falls causes the large amounts of foam, which has been the trademark of the Tahquamenon since the days of the voyager.

Clare County - State Parks

Wilson State Park, 910 N. First Street, Harrison, MI 48625. Approximate Size: 36 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 539-3021. Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s. No hunting is allowed in Wilson State Park, but there are thousands of acres of state land which are open to hunting only a few miles away. Grouse, woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, deer, and bear are all popular game animals in the surrounding hunting areas. In the winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing are the major winter recreation activities around the park. There is also downhill skiing at Snowsnake Mountain, winter hiking, and golfing at the annual Frost Bite Open Golf Tournament on Budd Lake. The Clare County Fairgrounds are across from the park and host many activities in the summer months including the County Fair, Michigan Bow Hunters Rendezvous, Monster Truck Show and the Exhibitor's Exposition. Other local activities are miniature golf, arcade games, batting cages, go-carts, canoeing on the Muskegon River, golf, biking and nature observation.

Crawford County - State Parks

Hartwick Pines State Park [Campgrounds & RV Park, Cabin & Cottage Rentals, Museum], 4216 Ranger Road (M-93), Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-7068. Hartwick Pines State Park preserves the largest stand of old growth  white pine (49 acres) in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. With nearly 9,000  acres in which to roam, Hartwick Pines is a great destination for  mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, camping, hiking,  picnicking, birding, hunting, fishing and exploring Michigan's great  outdoors.  The Michigan Forest Visitor Center is located at the trailhead to the Old Growth Trail and staffed with folks who can provide directions and  general information about Hartwick Pines State Park. The center is open  all year 'round (9am-4pm during the fall and winter and from 10am-6pm  from Memorial Day to Labor Day). Visit during the summer for guided  tours of the Old Growth Trail, natural resource-related activities and  special guest presentations. Walking along the Old Growth Trail, folks will find the Hartwick  Pines Logging Museum. The log cabin buildings tell the story of the  White Pine Logging Era in Michigan (1840-1910) and gives the visitors a  glimpse of what living in a logging camp was like when White Pine was  King. 100 campsites. Designated watchable wildlife site.

Delta County - State Parks

Fayette Historic State Park, 13700 13.25 Lane, Garden, MI 49835. Approximate Size: 711 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 644-2603.  Fayette Historic State Park houses a Historic Townsite, a representation of a once bustling industrial community. On the second Saturday of August the annual Heritage Day celebrates Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Celebrate with period displays, food, and music. On the second Saturday of August the annual Heritage Day is held. This event, sponsored by the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries celebrates the "hey-day" of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting company town. Activities for the day include period displays, food, and music. For more information contact the park.

Emmet County - State Parks

Petoskey State Park, 2475 M-119 Hwy., Petoskey, MI 49712. Approximate Size: 303 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 347-2311. Petoskey State Park, located on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 303 scenic acres and offers a beautiful sandy beach on the bay. The park has two separate modern campgrounds. Tannery Creek offers 98 campsites, and Dunes offers 70 campsites. The park is located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey, both known for their shopping districts, local arts and crafts shops, shows and restaurants. There are no boat launch facilities in the park, but Harbor Springs and Petoskey each have several launches that provide access to Little Traverse Bay. Many nearby inland lakes also have boat launches. Fishing, jet-skiing and water-skiing are popular activities in the area. The Oden Fish Hatchery is a short drive from the park and one of the most advanced facitilies of its kind. For anyone interested in how brook and brown trout are raised, this is the premier destination.

Wilderness State Park, 903 Wilderness Park Drive, Carp Lake, MI 49718. Approximate Size: 10512 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 436-5381. Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within it's over 10,000 acres including 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, numerous trails, six rustic cabins and three rustic bunkhouses. 250 campsites.

Gogebic County - State Parks

Lake Gogebic State Park, N 9995 State, Hwy M-64, Marenisco, MI 49947-9722. Approximate Size: 360 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 842-3341. Lake Gogebic State Park covers 360 acres and nearly a mile of lake frontage on the west shore of the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. About 30 campsites are located directly on the lake front and the rest of nestled among the trees not more than 100 yards from the lake. 105 campsites.

Grand Traverse County - State Parks

Interlochen State Park, M- 137, Interlochen, MI 49643. Approximate Size: 187 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 276-9511. Interlochen State Park is located on two fishing and swimming lakes: Green Lake and Duck Lake. The park was established as Michigan's first state park by the Michigan Legislature in 1917, as a 200-acre public park created to preserve one of the last virgin pine stands for the people of Michigan. The Interlochen Center for the Arts is adjacent to the park. Renowned musicians perform concerts year round. Schedules can be obtained online or by phoning (231) 276-7200, or (231) 276-9221.

Houghton County - State Parks

Mc Lain State Park, 18350 Highway M-203, Hancock, MI 49930. Approximate Size: 443 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 482-0278. McLain State Park offers two miles of sand beach on Lake Superior. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities in the park: fishing, windsurfing, berry picking, beach combing, sight-seeing and hunting. The sunsets at McLain State Park are spectacular and the view of the lighthouse is magnificent. 98 campsites.

Twin Lakes State Park, 6204 E. Poyhonen, Toivola, MI 49965. Approximate Size: 175 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 288-3321. Twin Lakes State Park is situated in Michigan's Copper Country located in Houghton County, 15 miles northeast of Mass City and 26 miles southwest of Houghton/Hancock on Highway M-26. The 175-acre modern campground is located on the southwest shore of Lake Roland. 62 campsites.

Iosco County - State Parks

Tawas Point State Park, 686 Tawas Beach Road, East Tawas, MI 48730. Approximate Size: 183 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 362-5041. Tawas Point has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." The campground is located on Tawas Bay where the water is shallow and warm for swimming. In the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse which serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station on the Great Lakes. 193 campsites.

Iron County - State Park

Bewabic State Park, 720 Idlewild Rd., Crystal Falls, MI 49920. Approximate Size: 315 (Acres).Phone Number: (906) 875-3324. A 137-site campground is situated in a shady, wooded site with buffer strips between most of the sites. Bewabic has picnic areas, a tennis court, a hiking trail, two playgrounds, an excellent beach and a boat launch to Fortune Lake. It is also part of the Iron County Heritage Trail system.

Keweenaw County - State Parks

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, 15223 U.S Highway, Copper Harbor, MI 49918. Approximate Size: 700 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 289-4215. Fort Wilkins Historic State Park offers camping and day use facilities and features a restored 1844 military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior. Restoration work and development began in the 1930s. Costumed interpreters demonstrate the history of the Keweenaw Peninsula fort. 159 campsites.

Leelanau County - State Parks

Leelanau State Park, 15310 N. Lighthouse Point Rd., Northport, MI 49670-9717. Approximate Size: 1350 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 386-5422. Leelanau State Park, located at the tip of the little finger on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, where over 1,300 acres are waiting for visitors to enjoy. The park has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, two mini cabins, 8.5 miles of hiking/skiing trails and a picnic area. 52 campsites.

Luce County - State Parks

Muskallonge Lake State Park, 30042 County Road 407, Newberry, MI 49868. Approximate Size: 217 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 658-3338. Muskallonge Lake State Park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake and the area is well known for its forests, lakes and streams. Muskallonge Lake State Park was the former site of, a lumbering town and an Indian encampment. There are about 70 lakes and five rivers within a 20 mile radius of the park. Historic forts and the Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum are excellent destinations for day-trips. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a relatively short drive away and offers spectacular scenery that includes Whitefish Point and several waterfalls. In Newberry, park visitors can take a trip to the Logging Museum or get on a riverboat that will take you down to the falls. West of Grand Marais is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Southwest of the park are the Kingston Plains and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Even closer to the park, duck and goose hunting are allowed on both lakes, but not within the confines of the park. And, charter boat fishing is available at Grand Marais.

Mackinac County - State Parks

Father Marquette Memorial Scenic Site, St. Ignace, MI 49781. Approximate Size: 58 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 643-8620. This historic state park hosts the national memorial that honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Today, Father Marquette is recognized as one of the great explorers of the North American continent. On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac, the Father Marquette National Memorial pays homage to this 17th-century missionary-explorer and the meeting of French and Native American cultures deep in the North American wilderness.Sadly, the Father Marquette Museum building was destroyed in a fire on March 9, 2000. Current attractions include the National Memorial, an outdoor interpretive trail, picnicking and a panoramic view of the Mackinac Bridge. The site is jointly administered with the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries and is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Straits State Park, St. Ignace. Phone Number: (906) 643-8620. I-75 North to US 2 east to Church St. South 1/4 mile to park. Straits State Park has fantastic views of the Mackinac Bridge and the boat traffic going under the bridge on the Straits of Mackinac from the trails, campground or the viewing platform. The park has a picnic area, playground and waterfront area along Lake Huron. Mackinac Island is the featured attraction in the area located four miles across Lake Huron. There are three ferry lines servicing to the island. There are gift shops and restaurants in St. Ignace. Many campers leave their trailers at the park and make day trips up to Tahquamenon Falls (80 miles) and to the Soo Locks (50 miles). St. Ignace is known for its antique auto show on the last weekend in June and the Labor Day Bridge Walk held every Labor Day on the Mackinac Bridge. The nearest boat launch is in downtown St. Ignace, 1/2 mile away. Fishing is allowed on the shore of Lake Huron, with the best fishing located west of the Mackinac Bridge. The water is too shallow in front of the park for good shore fishing.

Marquette County - State Parks

Craig Lake State Park, 851 County Road, Champion, MI 49814. Approximate Size: 6983 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 339-4461. Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. Access into the park can be an adventure. Vehicles with high ground clearance are recommended. The park contains six full lakes and a variety of wildlife such as deer, black bear, beaver, loons and moose. 10 campsites. 2 cabins.

Van Riper State Park, 851 County Road AKE, Champion, MI 49814. Approximate Size: 1044 (Acres).Phone Number: (906) 339-4461 Van Riper State Park contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose! Van Riper is located in an area rich in scenic, historic and recreational sites. It is only a few miles east of the park where iron ore was first discovered in the Lake Superior region in 1845. Evidence of early mining ventures of almost a century ago can be seen along several miles of good foot trails that wander through the hills on the north side of the highway. A fine scenic overlook of Lake Michigamme is found along these trails. Open pit mines are still operating in the general area and the Iron Industry Museum located in Negaunee is well worth a visit.

Menominee County - State Parks

Wells State Park, N7670 Highway M-35, Cedar River, MI 49887. Approximate Size: 678 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 863-9747. Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins that are available to rent year round. The park is open year round for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. A modern boat ramp and charter fishing SERVICES:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.:  Building, Dental, Personal, Professional, Medical, Real Estate, Rental, Repair, etc.are available in nearby Cedar River. The area around the park offers great fishing for smallmouth bass, pike, walleye, panfish, trout and salmon. Deer are plentiful in Menominee County and deer hunters will find plenty of public land for hunting large and small game in the surrounding areas.

Montmorency County - State Parks

Clear Lake State Park, 20500 M- 33 North, Atlanta, MI 49709. Approximate Size: 290 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 785-4388. Located in elk country, Clear Lake State Park is a quiet, secluded retreat offering a sandy beach and a shallow swimming area that is ideal for children. The park encompasses 2/3 of the Clear Lake's shoreline. The fall season with the changing colors is an especially beautiful time to view the area. 200 campsites.

Newago County - State Parks

Newaygo State Park, 2793 Beech Street. Newaygo, MI 49337. Approximate Size: 257 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 856-4452. Newaygo State Park is a 99-site rustic campground and day use area sitting atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, a six-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The campground noted for its large, private sites and scenic beauty with a 20-30 foot forested buffer between sites. Anglers interested in the Great Lakes species can fish for trout and salmon downstream in the popular Croton Dam area, just 15 minutes south of the park. The nearby White Pine Trail State Park provides hiking and biking opportunities. With fall comes the beautiful color season, enhanced by spectacular views overlooking the Muskegon River.

Ogemaw County - State Parks

Rifle River Recreation Area, 2550 E. Rose City Rd., Lupton, MI 48635-0098, Approximate Size: 4449 (Acres). Phone Number: (989) 473-2258. Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Great park for wildlife watching, hiking, fishing and hunting. Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. This area was formerly a private hunting and fishing retreat owned by the late H.M. Jewett, a pioneer auto manufacturer. In 1945 the tract, then called Grousehaven, was purchased by the Department of Conservation from Mrs. Jewett. The Department of Conservation renamed it the Rifle River Area and used it as a field laboratory for fish and game research. In 1963, the Parks Division acquired the area and it is now known as the Rifle River Recreation Area. The AuSable River Scenic Byway is located 20 miles east of the Rifle River Recreation Area. Along this byway are many attractions, including Lumbermen's Monument Visitor Center and largo Springs. 99 campsites.

Oceana County - State Parks

Hart-Montague Trail State Park, Hart & Montague Trailheads, Hart, MI 49420, Phone: (231) 873-3083. The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route. This is designated a wildlife viewing area.

Otsego County - State Parks

Otsego Lake State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 7136 Old 27 South, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-5485. Otsego Lake State Park is shaded with large oak, maple and pine. It encompasses 62 acres and provides more than a half mile of sandy beach and large sites near or within sight of the lake. The majority of the sites are large, flat and shady. Otsego Lake was established as a state park in 1920. 155 clean, shaded, modern campsites.

Ontonagon County - State Parks

Bond Falls Scenic Site, Watersmeet, MI 49969. Approximate Size: 90 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 353-6558 . Bond Falls is a scenic waterfall created as the middle branch of the Ontonagon river tumbles over a thick belt of fractured rock, dividing it into numerous small cascades. Roadside parking and picnic tables are available near the top of the falls. An accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations.

Presque Isle County - State Parks

Onaway State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 3622 N. M-211, Onaway, MI 49765, Phone: (989) 733-8279. Onaway State Park on  the beautiful Black Lake has rugged but picturesque land, including sand cobblestone beaches, large unique rock out-croppings and a diverse  variety of trees a three-mile nature trail. The campground is set among  virgin white pines and offers solitude, serenity and family fun.  Onaway State Park on the beautiful Black Lake has rugged but picturesque land, including sand cobblestone beaches, large unique rock  out-croppings and a diverse variety of trees a three-mile nature trail.  The campground is set among virgin white pines and offers solitude,  serenity and family fun. A variety of natural and historic attractions  are located near the park. Just 10 miles east of the park is the  picturesque Ocqueoc Falls, the largest waterfall in Michigan's Lower  Peninsula. Another smaller waterfall is located a short walk down the  river. Nearby, the Ocqueoc Falls is the underground river, a part of the Ocqueoc River that appears from a hillside and cascades over rocks and  fallen trees on its way to the river bed. Fifteen miles south of the  park is Shoepac Lake and the Tomahawk Lakes. Know for their good  fishing, this area is also known for its sinkholes. Formed when springs  eroded the soft bedrock, causing the surface to cave in, these sinkholes are now filled with trees, flowers, and wildlife. Shoepac Lake itself  is a water-filled sinkhole of great depth. The nearby city of Onaway has been designated the "Sturgeon Capital of Michigan."

Roscommon County - State Parks

North Higgins Lake State Park [Campgrounds & RV Parks, Cabin & Cottage Rentals], 11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon, MI 48653, Phone: (989) 821-6125. 174 modern campsites, picnicking, swimming, two mini-cabins and a boat launch. Over 8 miles of trails are available for hiking, cross-country skiing and biking. Features include on site CCC Museum, nature and fitness trails and a forest nursery interpretive area. North Higgins Lake  located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery, provides  the variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species that make the park  attractive for outdoor activities. Open all year for camping

Schoolcraft County - State Parks

Indian Lake State Park, 8970W County Road 442, Manistique, MI 49854. Approximate Size: 847 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 341-2355. Indian Lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. According to 1850 surveyor records, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the lake. The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor recreationist. The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross- country skiing and berry picking. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite with bird watchers and other wildlife lovers. The mouth of the Thompson Creek and the Manistique River are hot spots for salmon and steelhead fishing in season. Thompson State Fish Hatchery is only two miles from the park and is open weekdays for viewing 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Palms Book State Park, Manistique, MI 49854. Approximate Size: 388 (Acres). Phone Number: (906) 341-2355. Palms Book is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. Two hundred feet across, the 40-foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Wexford County - State Parks

Mitchell State Park, 6093 E. M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601. Approximate Size: 334 (Acres). Phone Number: (231) 775-7911. Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. The park is situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac and provides an excellent opportunity to view a variety of wildlife. A historic canal connects the two lakes and runs directly through the park. 221 campsites.

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