F.J. MCLAIN STATE PARK is situated in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula on beautiful Lake Superior and is centrally located between the cities of Calumet and Hancock.


The campground consists of 103 modern campsites, with electrical service for each site. A toilet/shower building and a trailer/R.V. sanitary station service the visitor.

Camping reservations are encouraged for July and August. Pleasant days, cool nights and outstanding fall colors make September camping a memorable experience.


A mini-cabin is available for rent within the campground. The cabin is designed to sleep 4 people with bunks and mattresses provided. It also has electric lights, heaters, a hot plate, table and chairs and a picnic table and fire circle outside. Occupants of the mini-cabin have access to all the conveniences found in the campground. Please call ahead for reservations.

Summer Activities

The park offers two miles of sand beach on Lake Superior in addition to picnic shelters (two with fireplaces); a park store and changing house at the beach; two locations of playground equipment; horseshoe courts; hiking and fitness trails and volleyball equipment. Visitors can also enjoy activities within the park such as: fishing; windsurfing; berry picking; beachcombing; rock hounding; sight-seeing and hunting. The sunsets at McLain State Park are spectacular and the view of the lighthouse is magnificent.

Winter Activities

Cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing are popular activities during the winter months.

Local Attractions

The park's location between Calumet and Hancock makes a fine base for visitors to visit attractions such as abandoned shafthouses, tram cars, "poor rock" piles and ghost towns. Visitors of the Keweenaw Peninsula are invited to explore the newly created "Keweenaw National Historic Park," which has preserved relics from the days when "Copper was King!"


McLain State Park is located eight miles north of the City of Hancock on M-203.

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