State Parks in Michigan (104)

Agate Falls Scenic Site
Trout Creek, MI
Considered by many to be one of upper Michigan's most picturesque waterfalls, Agate Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. Located off of M-28 in the Ottawa National Forest in t
Algonac State Park
Marine City, MI
Algonac State Park's major attraction is viewing freighters of the world along the one half mile of St. Clair River frontage. Algonac is also home to rare habitats, the lake plain prairies and oak sav
Aloha State Park
Cheboygan, MI
Aloha State Park is a camper, boater and biker paradise! The campground is set on beautiful Mullett Lake, which is the central point for the Inland Lakes Waterway. Campsites are located near the boat
Bald Mountain Recreation Area
Orion Charter Township, MI
Bald Mountain Recreation Area is home to some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan. Camping is limited to rustic cabins, but the extensive trails, inland lakes, trout
Baraga State Park
Baraga, MI
Baraga State Park overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay on the majestic Lake Superior shoreline. Stay overnight in the park's modern campground, a mini cabin or tepee and enjoying ORVing, hiking, swimming and
Bass River Recreation Area
Lamont, MI
Bass River Recreation Area, a 1,665-acre site, consists of open meadows, open brush land, mature hardwoods, small ponds and 300-acre Max Lake. It has approximately three miles of frontage on the Grand
Bay City State Recreation Area
Bay City, MI
Bay City State Park has one of the largest remaining freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, the Tobico Marsh. More than a thousand feet of sandy beach and over 2,000 acres of wetland woods,
Belle Isle Park
Detroit, MI
Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and became Michigan's 102nd State Park in 2014 as part of a lease agreement with the City of Detroit. This 982-acre island park i
Bewabic State Park
Crystal Falls, MI
A 129-site campground is situated in a shady, wooded site. Most of the sites have buffer strips between them to allow for privacy and most sites have electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table. Picni
Bond Falls Scenic Site
Paulding, MI
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
Brighton Recreation Area
Howell, MI
Brighton Recreation Area provides 4,947 acres of recreation for park visitors to use. The area has a combination of high, irregular ranges of hills, interspersed with a number of attractive lakes. Bri
Brimley State Park
Brimley, MI
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, it was established in 1923 when
Burt Lake State Park
Indian River, MI
Burt Lake State Park is located on the southeast corner of Burt Lake with 2,000 feet of sandy shoreline. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy camping, boating, fishing, sight-seeing and many more ac
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park
Brooklyn, MI
Visitors can tour the site's three historic buildings, view exhibits about tourism and enjoy the natural landscape of the Irish Hills. In the 1840s, Sylvester Walker's farmhouse tavern at Cambridge J
Cheboygan State Park
Cheboygan, MI
Cheboygan State Park is open year-round for a variety of activities. Elliot Creek flows through the park and is known for its trout. A carry-in boat launch provides access to Duncan Bay, where fishing
Clear Lake State Park
Atlanta, MI
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 two-thirds of the Clear L
Coldwater Lake State Park
Coldwater, MI
This is an undeveloped property with hunting access allowed. The terrain is a mixture of swamp and farmland leading up to the lake. From Old 27 take Copeland Road east at Kinderhook. About two and a h
Colonial Michilimackinac Historic State Park
Mackinaw City, MI
Interpreters serve as guides for this 1700's reconstructed fur-trading village and military outpost and 1892 lighthouse. The Mackinac State Historic Parks web site, includes more detailed information
Craig Lake State Park
Champion, MI
Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. The park is home to walk-in campsites, yurts, rustic cabins, trails, six lakes and a variety of wildlife such as deer, black bear, be
Dodge #4 State Park
Keego Harbor, MI
A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for summer and winter water activities. The land which now comprises Dodge # 4 State Park was donate
Duck Lake State Park
Muskegon, MI
Duck Lake State Park is a day-use park, featuring a towering sand dune; the park stretches from the northern shore of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan. Fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking, are just som
Father Marquette National Memorial
St Ignace, MI
The Father Marquette National Memorial honors the Jesuit priest who established Michigan's first permanent settlement. Visitors will enjoy an outdoor interpretive trail, picnicking and a panoramic vie
Fayette Historic State Park
Garden, MI
The 711-acre Fayette Historic State Park blends nature and history. The park features a historic townsite, a modern campground, harbor slips, a boat launch, a beach and 5 miles of hiking and cross-cou
Fisherman's Island State Park
Charlevoix, MI
Fisherman’s Island State Park boasts over six miles of unspoiled Lake Michigan shoreline. The island in which the park was named no longer exists. Due to years of lower water levels in Lake Michigan t
Fort Custer Recreation Area
Augusta, MI
Fort Custer State Recreation Area is a 3,033-acre park located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The park features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, a campground, a swimming beach, boat rentals, mor
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Copper Harbor, MI
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, located in the northern Keweenaw Peninsula, features camping, a restored 1844 army military outpost and one of the first lighthouses on Lake Superior built in 1866.
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park
Cadillac, MI
This 92-mile linear trail state park runs from Cadillac to Comstock Park. The trail surface is asphalt pavement, with a 30-mile section between Sand Lake and Big Rapids which is natural ballast and ha
Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven, MI
Grand Haven State Park has a beautiful sandy shore on Lake Michigan along the west side of the park and the Grand River along the north side of the park. The park consists entirely of beach sand and p
Grand Mere State Park
Stevensville, MI
Grand Mere State Park is characterized by magnificent sand dunes, deep blowouts and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Three inland lakes lie behind the dunes in the undeveloped natural area. I-94
Harrisville State Park
Harrisville, MI
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
Hartwick Pines State Park
Grayling, MI
With an area of 9,672 acres, Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state parks in the Lower Peninsula. The park's rolling hills overlook the valley of the East Branch of the AuSable River, four small l
Hayes State Park
Onsted, MI
W.J. Hayes State Park is located on the southern shore of Wamplers Lake and located in the heart of the Irish Hills, which known for its 52 inland lakes and rolling hills. The 78-acre park offers a mo
Highland Recreation Area
Milford, MI
Highland Recreation Area offers 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan. With trails to accommodate equestrian riders, mountain bikers, hikers and skiers, th
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Mackinaw City, MI
This park offers an example of life in the 1700's as the industrial age began to alter saw mills across northern Michigan. The Mackinac Island Historic Parks web site, includes more detailed informati
Hoeft State Park
Rogers City, MI
Hoeft State Park is a heavily wooded 340-acre park with a mile of sandy, Lake Huron shoreline. The moderating effect of Lake Huron causes temperatures to be less extreme during both summer and winter
Hoffmaster State Park
Muskegon, MI
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park features over three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, a 297-site modern campground, towering Lake Michigan dunes and the Gillette Visitor Center. Miles of hiking and skiing
Holland State Park
Holland, MI
Holland State Park is best known for sugar sand beaches, beautiful sunsets and views of the iconic "Big Red" lighthouse. The park is home to two popular beaches, campgrounds, concessions, a new playgr
Holly Recreation Area
Holly, MI
Holly Recreation Area, located within the northern portion of Oakland County between Pontiac and Flint, is less than an hour drive from the Detroit metropolitan area. The park's more than 8,000 acres
Indian Lake State Park
Manistique, MI
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. The lake was once called
Interlochen State Park
Interlochen, MI
Located just 15 miles southwest of Traverse City, Interlochen State Park is situated between two well-known fishing and swimming lakes: Green Lake and Duck Lake. The park is home to camping, paddling,
Ionia State Recreation Area
Ionia, MI
Rolling hills, babbling brooks, open meadows, forested ridges, a lake nestled in the hills and a river winding its way through woods and fields -- that's Ionia Recreation Area. The 4,500 acres of flat
Island Lake Recreation Area
Brighton, MI
Island Lake Recreation Area is a 4,000-acre park in Livingston County that offers an "up north" experience without leaving southeast Michigan. The terrain is a mixture of open brush and mature hardwoo
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
Traverse City, MI
Traverse City State Park is a 47-acre state park set in a more urban setting and featuring .25 miles of beautiful beach on the Grand Traverse Bay. The park is located only 3 miles from downtown Traver
Lake Gogebic State Park
Marenisco, MI
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 fro
Lake Hudson Recreation Area
Clayton, MI
Lake Hudson Recreation Area is located in southern Michigan near the Ohio border. The park is home to a Designated Dark Sky Preserve and offers a rustic campground, a no-wake lake, a large swimming ar
Lakeport State Park
Lakeport, MI
Lakeport State Park located on Lake Huron with two distinct units separated by the village of Lakeport. A total of 250 sites are divided between the two campgrounds. I-94 east to M-25 north, 15 miles
Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park
Sundell, MI
Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of the Upper Peninsula's many impressive waterfalls featuring a picnic area, three observation decks and 2.5 miles foot trails. Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of the
Leelanau State Park
Northport, MI
Leelanau State Park, located at the tip of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, is home to more than 1,550 acres waiting for visitors to explore. The park showcases the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a r
Lime Island State Recreation Area
Raber Township, MI
The park encompasses the 932-acre island – in the St. Marys River about two miles from the eastern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – plus just about six and one-half acres on the mainland in the com
Mackinac Island and Fort Mackinac Historic Park
Mackinac Island, MI
Historic Mackinac Island is punctuated by distinctive stone formations like Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf. Footpaths crisscross its 1,800 acres. A road circles the island for walkers, bicyclists and horse-
Maybury State Park
Northville, MI
Maybury State Park is a busy day-use park, one of the few state parks serving the Detroit metro area. An oasis of lush, green forest amidst developed land, the park is a place for visitors to connect
McLain State Park
Hancock, MI
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, beachcombing, sight-seeing and hunt
Mears State Park
Pentwater, MI
Charles Mears State Park is located in the quaint village of Pentwater along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Paved campsite lots are surrounded by fine sand and a swimming beach is adjacent to the harbor
Menominee River State Recreation Area
Wausaukee, MI
The Menominee River State Recreation Area encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of public land along a 17-mile stretch of undeveloped river. The park is home to 17 miles of undeveloped river corridor with b
Meridian-Baseline State Park
Pleasant Lake, MI
This unique park designates the spot where all township, range and section measurements begin for the entire state of Michigan. It is being preserved for its historic value. It is approximately a one
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area
Metamora, MI
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area consists of 723 acres with 80-acre Lake Minnewanna in the center Campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, hunters, cross-country skiers and others enjoy a wide variety recrea
Mitchell State Park
Cadillac, MI
William Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. The 334-acre park is situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac and provides an excellent opportunity to view a
Muskallonge Lake State Park
Newberry, MI
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 form
Muskegon State Park
North Muskegon, MI
Muskegon State Park is located along two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and one mile of Muskegon Lake shoreline. A luge run is available at the Winter Sports Complex. The park is located four miles
Negwegon State Park
Ossineke, MI
The park is a rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking. Please use caution when driving the sandy roads. The 4,118-acre state park features a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Huron. The park
Newaygo State Park
Newaygo, MI
Newaygo State Park is a 99-site rustic campground, which sits atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, a six-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The park caters primarily to campers,
North Higgins Lake State Park
Roscommon, MI
The park is nestled on Higgins Lake located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery. Open all year for camping North Higgins Lake State Park, located on the north shore of Higgins Lake,
Onaway State Park
Onaway, MI
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 tr
Orchard Beach State Park
Manistee, MI
Orchard Beach State Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A stairway leads from the campground to the beach and self-guided hiking trails are adjacent to the park. Take US-31 to M-110
Ortonville Recreation Area
Ortonville, MI
Ortonville Recreation Area is located in north Oakland and southern Lapeer counties. This approximately 5,400 acre recreation area contains high wooded hills and a wide range of recreational activitie
Otsego Lake State Park
Gaylord, MI
Otsego Lake State Park is a popular family destination located near Gaylord and easily accessible from I-75. The 62-acre park is heavily shaded with large oak, maple and pine trees and is home to larg
Outdoor Adventure Center
Detroit, MI
The OAC brings "up north" to downtown! Experience Michigan's great outdoors within the walls of the historic Globe building, along Detroit's Riverfront! In the hands-on museum, kids will experience s
Palms Book State Park
Manistique, MI
Palms Book is home to one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions - Kitch-iti-kipi. Two hundred feet across and 40-feet deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. More than 10,000
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey, MI
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. Tanne
Pinckney Recreation Area
Pinckney, MI
Pinckney Recreation Area is a paradise for backpackers, mountain bikers, anglers and other recreation enthusiasts. Pinckney is known for its extensive trail system and chain of excellent fishing lakes
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area
Waterford Twp, MI
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area features a mixture of marshes, ponds, forests, old farm fields and lakes that support a variety of wildlife and excellent hunting opportunities. The 3,745-acre park provi
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Ontonagon, MI
At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park. It is home to 35,000 acre old-growth forest, roaring waterfalls, miles of rivers and streams, more
Port Crescent State Park
Port Austin, MI
Just outside of the town of Port Austin on the tip of Michigan's "thumb," lies Port Crescent State Park. With 3 miles of sandy Lake Huron shoreline, this state park is a quiet family-friendly park sit
Proud Lake Recreation Area
Commerce Charter Twp, MI
Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers
Rifle River Recreation Area
Lupton, MI
Rifle River Recreation Area, a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest, provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Formerly a private hunting and fishing retreat owned by the late H.
Rockport Recreation Area
Alpena, MI
Located on the shores of Lake Huron, north of Alpena, the property includes a deep-water protected harbor, an old limestone quarry of approximately 300 acres, a unique series of sinkholes, a dedicated
Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park
Cass City, MI
Rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, etched into a sandstone outcrop are a mystery. Yet they give us a glimpse into the lives of early Native American artists. The Sanilac Petroglyphs are Michigan's l
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Holland, MI
This day-use park stretches along a 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The park features coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. There are four trails that provide access to the water. Saugatuc
Seven Lakes State Park
Holly, MI
An endless variety of topography and ecosystems form the area called Seven Lakes. Its land was a combination of farmland, rolling hills and forests. About 230 acres of water with several miles of shor
Silver Lake State Park
Mears, MI
Silver Lake State Park is located in Oceana County and encompasses 3,000 acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline. It is home to a campround, a swimming beach, an off-road vehicle scramble area and muc
Sleeper State Park
Caseville, MI
Sleeper State Park is 723 acres of forest, wetlands, sandy beach and dunes located on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Visitors can watch both sunrises and sunsets on the bay, relax in the shade and sec
South Higgins Lake State Park
Roscommon, MI
South Higgins State Park is a 1,000-acre park split in half by County Road 100. To the north is Higgins Lake and to the south is Marl Lake and 700 acres forested in maple, oak and pine. The park conta
Sterling State Park
Monroe, MI
Sterling State Park is the only state park on Lake Erie located just an hour from Detroit in the city of Monroe. The park is home to a variety of recreational opportunities. William C. Sterling State
Straits State Park
St Ignace, MI
The park is home to a picnic area and an observation platform overlooking the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. It's located on Church Street in the City of St. Ignace, just south of US-2.
Sturgeon Point State Park
Harrisville, MI
Sturgeon Point State Park is an undeveloped park that juts into Lake Huron and features a long and shallow reef extending for almost a full mile. The park is home to a lighthouse and museum, as well a
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Paradise, MI
Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses close to 50,000 acres and stretches more than 13 miles. Most of the park is undeveloped and the park's centerpiece is the Tahquamenon River and its waterfalls.
Tawas Point State Park
East Tawas, MI
Tawas Point is located off US-23, just 2.5 miles southeast of East Tawas on Tawas Beach Road. It's just over an hour drive from the Tri-Cities and only three hours from the Detroit area. The 183-acre
Thompson's Harbor State Park
Rogers City, MI
Situated along seven and a half miles of Lake Huron shoreline, this undeveloped park provides a rustic retreat for hikers exploring the park's six miles of trails. Thompson's Harbor now has two rustic
Tippy Dam Recreation Area
Brethren, MI
This small rustic campground, located at Tippy Dam Pond, also includes an active boating access site. This small, rustic campground, located at Tippy Dam Pond, also includes an active boating access
Twin Lakes State Park
Toivola, MI
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 mode
Van Buren State Park
South Haven, MI
Van Buren State Park is set along a one-mile-long stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline. The park is home to high dune formations, a modern campground, one mile of sandy beach, woodland trails and a day-
Van Riper State Park
Champion, MI
Van Riper State Park is located 35 miles west of Marquette on US-41. This 1,044-acre park is home to 1.5 miles of waterfront on both Lake Michigamme and the Peshekee River. Visitors enjoy the park's f
Wagner Falls Scenic Site
Munising, MI
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. Two miles east of Munising
Warren Dunes State Park
Sawyer, MI
Warren Dunes State Park provides 1,952 acres of recreational opportunities in southwestern Michigan, along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. The rugged dune formation rises 260 feet above the lake
Warren Woods State Park
Three Oaks, MI
A majority of the park’s 311 acres consist of a beech/maple climax forest. A quiet hiking trail leads over a bridge that looks over the rustic Galien River in this undisturbed natural area.
Waterloo Recreation Area
Chelsea, MI
Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula and is home to campgrounds, swimming beaches, trails, the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center and more. It's best known for its pr
Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve
Onsted, MI
The park is known for its quiet serenity, scenic lake, 5-mile walking trail, bird-watching opportunities and many other draws. As a popular watchable wildlife destination, the park offers large number
Wells State Park
Cedar River, MI
Wells State Park includes 678 acres, a three-mile sandy beach shoreline for swimming, large picnic area, a modern campground and rustic cabins. The park is open year round for winter recreation such a
Wetzel State Recreation Area
New Haven, MI
Wetzel State Recreation Area is an undeveloped park providing areas for hiking, hunting, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
Wilderness State Park
Carp Lake, MI
Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within its10,000-plus acres, including 26 miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, numerous trails, a swimming
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor
Detroit, MI
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor is located on the Detroit River in the heart of Detroit, along a portion of the City's Detroit Riverwalk. The park is home to a harbor, a picnic area, wetland
Wilson State Park
Harrison, MI
Wilson State Park is situated on 36 wooded acres 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
Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Middleville, MI
Yankee Spring's unique beauty and landscape lend the park's 5,200 acres to many forms of recreation, such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, cross-country skiing, swimming
Young State Park
Boyne City, MI
Young State Park is located at the east end of beautiful Lake Charlevoix. The park spans over 560 acres in Charlevoix County and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. Young Sta