BARAGA STATE PARK


BARAGA STATE PARK is situated a quarter mile south of Baraga along US-41 and overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay.

Camping

The park has 119 grassy campsites and is open year round. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table and fire pit. Electrical hookups are provided at most campsites and two restroom/shower buildings service the campground from mid-May through mid-October. A sanitation station for self contained camping units is also available.

Mini-cabin

A mini-cabin, designed to sleep 4 people, is available for rent at Baraga State Park. The cabin is equipped with bunks and mattresses, electric lights, heaters, a hot plate, table, chairs and a picnic table and fire circle outside. Occupants of the mini-cabin have access to all the conveniences found in the campground.

Summer Activities

Activities within the park include: horseshoes; hiking a 3/4 mile trail through the woods; swimming; children's playground and picnicking. Other activities include golf, bowling and boating/canoeing. Several waterfalls are found in Baraga County. Accessibility to these falls ranges from easy to difficult. Fine hiking trails in the area provide visitors with the opportunity to catch sight of wildlife such as whitetail deer, porcupine, bear and moose (reintroduced in Michigan in 1985). Bird-watchers will find a wide variety of species in the area ranging from robins and eagles to gulls, ducks, geese and swans.

Hunting and Fishing

Fishing in local lakes and streams may produce a wide variety of fish such as pike, trout, perch and salmon to name a few. Hunting for deer, bear, rabbits, grouse and waterfowl is also very popular.

Fall and Winter Activities

Baraga State Park is a great place to enjoy the splendor of the fall colors. During the winter you can enjoy activities at the park such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and skating.

Points of interest in Baraga County

The Bishop Baraga Shrine, Sturgeon River Gorge, Mt. Arvon (Michigan's highest point), Canyon Falls and attractions associated with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community are only a few of the points of interest located in Baraga County.

If you would like to use the park as a base camp, you will be close to Copper Harbor (75 miles), Porcupine Mountains (69 miles), or the Marquette area (73 miles).


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