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P21 Aloha State Park
4347 Third St., Cheboygan, MI 49721
231-625-2522
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 107Acres
Aloha State Park is located on beautiful Mullett Lake. Known as the heart of the Inland Waterway, Mullett Lake is part of a 40-mile water route from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. Take M-33 seven miles south of Cheboygan and M-212 one mile west.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P22 Burt Lake State Park
6635 State Park Dr., Indian River, MI 49749
231-238-9392
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 406 Acres
Burt Lake (Catholic Shrine, Indian River, Sturgeon River) offers sandy beaches, campsites under towering oak trees and excellent boating and fishing opportunities along the Inland Waterway, a route from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. Take M-68 a quarter mile west of I-75 near Indian river.

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P23 Cheboygan State Park
4490 Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 49721
231-627-2811
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1200 Acres
Cheboygan State Park is located on the Straits of Mackinac, boasting scenic Lake Huron beach front and views of historic lighthouse ruins. Three rustic cabins are available on the coastline along Lighthouse Point and close to a wooded hiking and cross-country ski trail system. Take US-23 south of Cheboygan four miles.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P24 Clear Lake State Park
2055 M-33, Atlanta, MI 49709
989-785-4388
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 290 Acres
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. Take M-33 nine miles north of Atlanta.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P26 Harrisville State Park
248 State Park Rd., P.O. Box 326, Harrisville, MI 48740
989-724-5126
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 107 Acres
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 Cedar Run Nature Trail is a two-mile trek through a wooded area. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville. Harrisville State Park is within a short drive of several popular area attractions. Among them are the Sturgeon Point Lighthouse and Museum, the resort town of Harrisville and Negwegon State Park. For art and music lovers, there is a summer concert series on Wednesday nights at the harbor and a Labor Day Weekend Art and Music Show in the town of Harrisville. The park holds an annual sand sculpture contest on the last Saturday in July. The park does not offer any facilities for boating or fishing, but a DNR boating access site in Harrisville allows direct access to Lake Huron's tremendous offshore fishing opportunities. Take US-23 a half mile south of the M-72 intersection in Harrisville.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P27 Hartwick Pines State Park
Rt. 3, Box 3840, Grayling, MI 49738
989-348-7068
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 9762 Acres
Hartwick Pines State Park features one of the few remaining tracts of virgin pines in the Midwest, the Michigan Forest Visitor Center and a logging camp museum. The 9,762-acre park also offers hiking, mountain bike trails and fishing opportunities on two inland lakes and the east branch of the Au Sable Rive. Take I-75 north of Grayling and go east on M-93 two miles.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P28 N. Higgins Lake State Park
11252 N. Higgins Lake Dr., Roscommon, MI 48653
989-821-6125
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 429 Acres
North Higgins Lake State Park offers a glimpse of Michigan's history, featuring a Civilian Conservation Corps museum and a self-guided nature trail through a state forest nursery area dating back to 1903. Located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery, the variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species make the park attractive for outdoor activities. The park has 174 modern campsites as well as a shallow swimming area appropriate for families with young children. Boat rental is available. From I-75, take exit 244 and go left six miles. From US-27, take the Military Road exit and follow signs to the park.
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P29 S. Higgins Lake State Park
106 State Park Dr., Roscommon, MI 48653
989-821-6374
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 962 Acres
South Higgins Lake State Park provides boat rentals, hiking and cross-country ski trails, a self-guided nature trail and a gradually sloping three-quarter mile sandy beach swimming area along Higgins Lake. There are two pavilions for rent. The park contains almost one mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake, which is a large spring-fed body of water known for its clarity and fishing potential. Trout and perch fishing and scuba diving are popular water activities. Higgins Lake stretches seven miles and can reach 135 feet in depth. It is best known by many anglers for its perch and lake trout populations. Marl Lake also provides for excellent fishing opportunities, but is considerably smaller, shallower and less developed. Perch, smallmouth bass, and northern pike are commonly caught in the lake. Most anglers use a canoe or small boat and fish in the center of the lake. Anglers also have good success ice fishing on Higgins Lake. There is a boat launch in a small basin next to the Higgins Lake day use area. When the boat parking lot is full, however, no more boats are allowed into the park. Marl Lake now has an improved ramp at its access site. Row boats, canoes, paddle boats, pontoons, sail boats and boats with motors for fishing are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day with reservations available and special group services. Call the concession staff at 989-821-5930 or the park at 989-821-6374. No boating reservations are made by park staff.
    As the second largest campground in a state park, the park's 400 modern camp sites are situated in a hardwood-shaded area with three new toilet/shower facilities, new electrical systems and water upgrades through funding provided by the Clean Michigan Initiative. Marl Lake area is open to hunters during scheduled hunting seasons. There is a good opportunities for small game such as squirrels and rabbits. This area is open for archery and firearms deer seasons. Hunters also have some success during turkey and bear seasons. There is a self-guided nature trail in South Higgins, as well as five miles of hiking trails surrounding Marl Lake that offer naturalists a good opportunity to explore the local area and observe wildlife. Please keep in mind that portions of the Marl Lake trail system pass through areas open to hunting. It is recommended that hikers wear highly visible clothing during the hunting seasons. From US-27, take the Higgins Lake Road exit and go east six miles.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P30 Hoeft State Park
US-23N., Rogers City, MI 49779
989-734-2543
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 301 Acres
P.H. Hoeft State Park is located along the shores of Lake Huron, offering an excellent sandy beach swimming area, scenic hiking along the one-mile beach, and a close view of Great Lakes freighters. A spacious picnic shelter with split-stone fireplace accommodates 100 people and affords a lakefront view and may be rented. The moderating effect of Lake Huron causes temperatures to be less extreme during both summer and winter and also causes up to two weeks delay in season changes compared to a few miles inland. The park features 4.5 miles of trails running through gently rolling, mixed hardwood/conifer forest as well as along the Lake Huron shoreline. There are many wildflowers to view, especially in the spring. Take US-23 five miles northwest of Rogers City.
    Metal detecting is allowed in specific areas [map here] and any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
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P36 Negwegon State Park
248 State Park Rd., Harrisville, MI 48740
989-739-9730
Motor Vehicle Permit Required
Apprx 1775 Acres
Negwegon State Park is a rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking. This park boasts excellent deer, turkey and rabbit hunting, while hunting opportunities exist for woodcock, duck, goose and squirrel as well. The terrain is a mixture of low land areas, with small ridges, to mature pine forest, with some hardwoods and aspen forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. Take US-23 12 miles north of Harrisville to Black River Road. Go east on Black River Road for one and a half miles. Drive north on Sandhill Road, an unmarked road, two and a half miles. Go east on a gravel road for one and a quarter miles.

No camping, No services.
P37 Onaway State Park
3622 North M-211, Onaway, MI 49765
517-733-8279
Onaway State Park is on Black Lake, known for its variety of game fish. In addition to boating and fishing opportunities, the park features a three-mile nature trail and campsites among virgin white pines. Onaway is home of the annual Black Lake Sturgeon Shivaree, a festival in February featuring ice fishing, snowmobile racing and other winter activities. Take M-211 six miles north of Onaway.
P39 Otsego Lake State Park
7136 Old 27 S., Gaylord, MI 49735
517-732-5485
Otsego Lake State Park is a quiet, secluded park shaded by large oak, maple and pine trees. The 62-acre area provides more than a half mile of sandy beach and large campsites near or within sight of the lake. Take I-75 to the village of Waters and go west a half mile to Old 27. Go north on Old 27 five miles.

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P41 Rifle River Recreation Area
P.O. Box 98, Lupton, MI 48635
517-473-2258
Rifle River Recreation Area features 10 inland lakes and ponds for fishing, canoeing and swimming. The park is excellent for bird and wildlife viewing, especially along the 14 miles of hiking trails. Most of the park is open to hunting and trapping during designated seasons. Take I-75 to exit 202 (Rose City) and go 20 miles north on M-33 to Rose City. Go east on Rose City Road (F-28) four and a half miles.
P42 Tawas Point State Park
686 Tawas Beach Rd., East Tawas, MI 48730
517-362-5041
Tawas Point State Park is a sandy peninsula separating Tawas Bay from Lake Huron. The park offers a two-mile beach; boating, fishing and sailing opportunities; as well as excellent birding in the spring and fall. Take US-23 north through East Tawas, and go east on Tawas Beach Road two and a half miles.
P43 Thompson's Harbor State Park
US-23N., Rogers City, MI 49779
616-734-2543
Thompson's Harbor State Park is 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. Take US-23 north of Alpena 24 miles. The park is adjacent to the Presque Isle harbor. Park roads are undeveloped; call ahead for driving conditions.
No camping, no services.
P45 Wilson State Park
910 N. First St., Harrison, MI 48625
517-539-3021
Wilson State Park has a quiet, shady campground with a sandy beach on Budd Lake. Take BR-27 one mile north of Harrison.

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Facilities Legend

Facilities Legend for State Park Descriptions
Modern Campground Electricity, flush toilets, showers and sanitation station.
Rustic Campground Vault toilets and hand pump.
Equestrian Campground Vault toilets and hand pump, hitching posts for horses.
Organization Campground Vault toilets and hand pump, for organized groups (i.e. schools, church groups, scout troops).
Rustic Cabin Varies in size and accommodates from four to twenty-four people, includes bunk beds, fireplace, vault toilets.
Mini-Cabin Accommodates four people; includes bunk beds, electricity, table, located near showers and flush toilets.
Rent a Tent/Tepee Tent or replica American Indian tepee sleeps four, includes cots, located near showers and flush toilets.
Picnic Area Picnic tables and fire pits
Picnic Shelter Available on first-come, first-served basis or by reservation, contact the park.
Playground Variety of playground equipment for children.
Beach House Provides clothes changing area for swimming.
Concession or Store Provides food, drinks, snacks and supplies.
Boat Launch Access for boating and fishing.
Swimming Designated beaches.
Hunting In designated areas during hunting season; hunting license required.
Fishing During fishing seasons; fishing license required.
Snowmobiling In designated areas with at least 4" of snow on the ground.
Hiking On designated trails.
Horseback Riding On designated trails.
Cross-Country Skiing On designated trails.
Visitor Center Exhibits and audiovisual programs to orient visitors to Michigan's unique cultural and natural features.
Interpreter Program Park Interpreters and Adventure Rangers offer guided nature programs.

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