BEWABIC STATE PARK
BEWABIC STATE PARK is located four miles west of Crystal Falls.
Camping and Day Use
The campground consists of 144 campsites situated in a shady, wooded area. Most of the sites have buffer strips between them to allow for privacy. Each site has electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table. Modern bathroom facilities are available in the two toilet/shower buildings located within the park. Two playgrounds equipped with swings, slides and other apparatus are available for children.
The day use area is situated on Fortune Lake. A shelter building, equipped with picnic tables, electricity and a fireplace, is available for use. The shelter can be used on either a first-come, first-serve basis or it can be rented for the day. Arrangements for rental must be made with the park office prior to arriving at the park.
These programs were designed for those who want to experience camping before making an investment in camping equipment.
The tent rental is a lodge-type tent erected on a wooden platform and includes two folding cots with foam pads. A picnic table, fire ring and use of all park facilities are also provided. Campers have the option of renting a 68qt. cooler, a propane stove, and/or an electric light for an additional fee and deposit.
The Indian style tipi is 21' in diameter. The tipi is made from double canvas construction and is set up on a wooden platform. The same equipment which is available with the Rent-a-Tent Program may be used in the tipi.
Fishing and Boating
There are plenty of perch, bass, bluegills and walleyes to be caught in Fortune Lake. Canoes and boats are available for rent and there is a boat landing for those who have their own.
Swimming, hiking and tennis can be enjoyed at the Park. There is an excellent beach and a bathhouse equipped with changing stalls and modern bathroom facilities. A hiking trail beginning in the campground takes about one hour to hike. The trail will lead you towards the day use. area. As you move along the trail, you will find that benches are provided for those who may wish to stop for a moment and enjoy the beauty that surrounds them.
Other Points of Interest
Many other points of interest in the area are within easy reach, such as Horse Race Rapids, Chicaugon Falls, Pentoga Park with its Indian burial ground, Iron mountain Iron Mine and the Iron County Museum in Caspian. Using scaled down, working models, the museum displays the history of the logging and mining industries of the area.
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