Burt Lake State Park is open from April to November (depending on the snowfall). It is located on the southeast corner of Burt Lake with 2,000 feet of sandy shoreline. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy camping, boating, fishing, sightseeing, and many more activities in the beautiful area.


In 1920, the first portion of land was acquired for Burt Lake State Park. Other portions of land were acquired up until 1939, when the park reached its present size of 406 acres. A caretaker was put in charge of the park as early as 1921.


The park has 374 campsites and one mini-cabin. Modern camping is available from May 1st to October 15th (peak season). There are four modern toilet/shower buildings, 20 and 40 amp electric service and a sanitation station. Rustic camping is available (depending on the snow) before and after the peak season with electric service and vault toilets.


Burt Lake State Park offers a handicap-accessible mini-cabin, with electricity, which sleeps four people on bunk beds. The site has a picnic table, firepit and electrical outlet behind the cabin. It is available to rent during the summer months.

Trail Information

There is one mile of hiking trails at the park. No bicycles, horeses, or ORV's are allowed.

Boating and Fishing

Burt Lake is at the heart of the Inland Waterway. Boaters can travel the chain of lakes and rivers for 38 miles from Crooked Lake to Lake Huron. Fishing is very popular at Burt Lake for walleye, trout, bass, bluegill, perch, pike and other species. Marinas and fishing supplies are available throughout the area.

Area Attractions

The world's largest "Cross in the Woods" is located down the road from the park. Historic Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are approximately 30 miles north on I-75. Elk may be seen in and around the nearby Pigeon River State Forest. There are many other hiking, cross-country skiing, ORV and snowmobile trails in the area. Other activities include golf courses, cinemas, and restaurants.


Take exit 310 off of I-75 and turn left onto M-68, then another left at the light onto Old 27. The park is 3/4 mile south on the right side. From US-31 turn onto M-68 in Alanson, and take a left at the next light onto Old 27. The park is 3/4 mile north on the left side.

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