ALOHA STATE PARK


Aloha State Park is located 7 miles south of Cheboygan and 25 miles from the Mackinac Bridge. Aloha State Park offers modern camping on beautiful Mullett Lake.

History

In 1923, the State of Michigan was given 28 acres of land to provide a recreational site on Mullett Lake: Aloha State Park. The park's name comes from the small village located next to the park. The name "Aloha" was given to the village by the then president of the Detroit and Mackinac Railroad after his return from Hawaii. Beginning in 1950, electricity was installed, and work began on the boat basin in 1971. A road paving project was completed in the spring of 1994. Additional land acquisition has increased Aloha State Park to 106 acres.

Camping and Day Use

Aloha has 287 modern campsites and two swimming beaches. The swimming beaches have sandy bottoms and have a gentle incline from shore. There are three play areas with a softball field, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and basketball court. Aloha has a boat launch and basin. The basin provides a protected harbor for boats of various sizes with 23 adjacent campsites.

Boating and Fishing

Mullett Lake is the heart of Michigan's Inland Waterway. The route is 35 miles from the mouth of the Cheboygan River to Crooked Lake. The Inland route can handle boats up to 60 feet in length and with a 5" draft. There are two locks which assist boaters on their way. The basin around the launch site provides a protected harbor for boats of various sizes. More than 20 campsites are adjacent to the launch site.

Fishing in Mullett Lake is very popular. Due to shallow shorelines, a boat is recommended. Anglers will find walleye, smallmouth bass, pike, bluegill, yellow perch, lake trout and sturgeon in the lake.

Winter Activities

Ice fishing on Mullett Lake is very popular. Snowmobile and cross country ski trails are nearby.

Area Attractions

Close to the City of Cheboygan, which offers shopping, dining and entertainment. The historic Straits of Mackinac is within a half-hour of the park. The area includes Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Fort Michilimackinac and Old Mill Creek Historial Park, as well as the Mackinac Bridge, which is the gateway to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.


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