Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay.


Brimley State Park is one of the oldest state parks in the Upper Peninsula, established in 1923. The initial 38 acres were a gift from the Village of Brimley, with the remaining acreage acquired through purchase or exchange. Electric and water systems were added in 1947.

Camping and Day Use

The campground has 271 modern, large grassy camping sites. There are three modern toilet/shower buildings with hot and cold running water, and one accessible unit for those with special needs. The day use area is very grassy with picnic tables and grills, playground equipment, a picnic shelter and toilet building. The shore of Lake Superior provides a great area for swimming and a beautiful beach for sun bathing.


Brimley State Park offers a handicap-accessible mini-cabin, with electricity, which sleeps four people on bunk beds. The site has a picnic table and firepit.

Trail Information

An abandoned railroad grade, located near the park, can be used for hiking and the North Country Trail is within driving distance of the park.

Boating and Fishing

A boat launch is available for the boating enthusiast, which provides access to Whitefish Bay. St. Marys River and the Waiska River are a short boat ride from the launch. These waters offer the angler fishing for whitefish, perch, northern pike, bass and walleye.


Hunting is allowed in the park, south of 6 Mile Road. Close to the park, hunters can find snowshoe hare, deer, black bear and ruffed grouse hunting on thousands of acres of State Forest and National Forest lands.

Winter Activities

Although closed in the winter, Brimley State Park is accessible for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Area Attractions

Within the local area or a short drive from Brimley State Park are: Tahquamenon Falls, two National Fish Hatcheries, the Hiawatha National Forest, Mackinac Island Historic Park, the Tower of History, the Museum Ship Valley Camp, the Soo Locks, the Coast Guard Station, the International Bridge and the Mackinaw Bridge.


Brimley State Park is located on 6 Mile Road one mile east of Brimley. From I-75, take M-28 west to M-221. Turn right and head north through Brimley to 6 Mile Road. Turn right and head east to the park.

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