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State Parks in the Upper Peninsular of Michigan

WEST Upper Peninsular

Baraga State Park
1300 US-41 South, Baraga, MI 49908
Situated on the Keweenaw Bay(Lake Superior) with easy access to the water. The park is centrally located to many attractions. Take US-41 south of Baraga less than a mile.  Hotels in Baraga

Bewabic State Park
1933 US-2 West, Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Bewabic State Park is located on a chain of lakes providing prime fishing and a shady swimming beach. The modern campground is shaded by the surrounding virgin hardwood forest. The only state park with tennis courts. Take US-2 four miles west of Crystal Falls. Hotels in Crystal Falls

Craig Lake State Park
P.O. Box 66, Champion, MI 49814
906-339-4461 Located in the heart of moose country, this park is ideal for backcountry camping, canoeing, and wildlife viewing. Take US-41/M-28 six miles west of Champion and turn north onto Keewaydin Lake Road. Go 12 miles, taking the left fork after six miles. Hotels near Champion

Fort Wilkins State Historic Park
P.O.Box 71, Copper Harbor, MI 49918
906-289-4215 Built in 1844, Fort Wilkins portrays military life in the mid-1800s with costumed interpreters re-enacting individuals who lived at the Fort. The lighthouse museum depicts Lake Superior shipping, shipwrecks and lighthouse living conditions. Take US-41 east of Copper Harbor. Hotels in Copper Harbor

Lake Gogebic State Park
H.C. 1, Box 139, Marenisco, MI 49947
This park offers shady, lakefront campsites on the shore of Lake Gogebic, the longest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. Take US-2 to Marenisco and drive 10 miles north on M-64 or take M-64 south of M-28 eight miles. Hotels in Marenisco

Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site
P.O. Box 66, Champion, MI 49814
One of the Upper Peninsula's many impressive waterfalls. Take M-94 north of Sundell two miles. Hotels near Champion

F. J. McLain State Park
Rt.1, Box 82, M-203, Hancock MI 49930
On Lake Superior, this park boasts beautiful views of Michigan sunsets. Many activities, including snowmobiling and viewing the lighthouse. Hotels in Hancock

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
412 S. Boundary Rd., Ontonagon, MI 49953
On the shores of Lake Superior, offering towering old-growth forests and cliff top scenic vistas. This 60,000 acre park has waterfalls, backcountry campsites, more than 90 miles of hiking trails and 16 rustic cabins. Winter attractions include 42K of cross-country ski trails and 15 ski runs along a 641 foot vertical drop. The visitor center is a necessary stop to get oriented to park facilities and programs. Take M-107 three miles west of Siler City.

Porcupine Mtns. W.S.P. (Presque Isle Unit)
Located on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. The semi-modern campground is a short walk from spectacular waterfalls, cascades and rapids of the Presque Isle River. Take County Road 519 north of Wakefield 16 miles.

Twin Lake State Park
Rt.1 Box 234, M-26, Toivola, MI 49965
This parks most popular feature is a sandy, warm inland lake that is shallow enough for young children. Take M-26 southwest of Houghton 26 miles.

Van Riper State Park
P.O. Box 66, Champion, MI 49814
A conifer and hardwood forest offering a sandy beach, hiking trails and fishing spots in the heart of moose country. Take Us-41 35 miles west of Marquette. Hotels near Champion

J.W.Wells State Park
N7670 Hwy M-35, Cedar River, Mi 49813
This park has an abundance of waterfront campsites and rustic cabins on Green Bay, with three miles of shoreline to explore. Wildlife abound. An ideal getaway for hiking, cycling and enjoying the outdoors. Take M-35 30 miles south of Escanaba or 25 north of Menominee.

EAST Upper Peninsular

Brimley State Park
Rt.2, Box 202, Brimley, MI 49715
Brimley features a 270-site modern campground with large, grassy campsites. Also has a mini-cabin and a beautiful swimming beach on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. A scenic view of the Canadian highlands can be seen north of the park. Take 6 mile road one mile east of Brimley.
Father Marquette National Memorial
720 Church St., St. Ignace, MI 49781
This national memorial and museum honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Take US-2 half a mile west of the intersection with I-75.

Fayette State Historic Park
13700 13.25 Lane, Garden, MI 49835
Features a restored iron smelting company town from circa 1867-1891. Take US-2 to Garden Corners and go south on M-183 17 miles.

Indian Lake State Park
Rt.2, Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
Located on a mile of sandy beach, Indian Lake State Park offers recreation for swimmers, anglers and campers. Take US-2 to Thompson and head north on M-149 three miles. Go east for half a mile on County Road 442.

Indian Lake State Park (WEST)
The West Unit offers secluded and sheltered campsites approximately a half mile from the lake. Take M-149 and proceed three miles north of the Indian Lake Main Unit.

Muskallonge Lake State Park
Rt.1, Box 245, Newberry, MI 49868
Situated between the shores of Muskallonge Lake and Lake Superior, this park is known for its forests, lakes and streams. Rock hunters frequent the Lake Superior Shoreline in search of agates. Take M-123 north of Newberry four miles to County Road 407. Follow 407 West 24 miles.

Palms Book State Park
Rt.2, Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
The home of Michigan's largest spring, "Kitch-iti-kipi." The 40 foot deep spring can be viewed from a self-operated observation raft. Take Us-2 to Thompson and go 11 miles north on M-149.

Straits State Park
720 Church St., St. Ignace, MI 49781
Near boat lines serving Mackinac Island, one of the most popular tourist areas in Michigan. The park has an observation platform and a number of campsites that offer stunning views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. Take I-75 to US-2 and exit at Church Street. Go south on Church Street for a quarter of a mile.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Star Rt.48, Box 225, Paradise, MI 49768
The Upper Falls of Tahquamenon Falls State Park is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, with a drop of 50 feet and a width of 200 feet. The Lower Falls is a series of smaller waterfalls cascading around an island. The parks's 40,000 acres also feature one of Michigan's largest old-growth forest stands. Take M-123 25 miles north of Newberry or 12 miles west of Paradise.

Tahquamenon Falls S.P. (River Unit) This portion of the park offers a scenic, secluded campground, as well as a launch site for canoes and boats. Take M-123 five miles south of Paradise.

Wagner Falls Scenic Site
Rt.2 Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
This scenic waterfall is nestled among virgin pine and hemlock trees. Travel one mile east of Munising on M-28 and a quarter mile west on M-94.

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