TWIN LAKES STATE PARK


TWIN LAKES STATE PARK is situated in Michigan's Copper Country located in Houghton County, 15 miles northeast of Mass City and 26 miles southwest of Houghton/Hancock on Highway M-26. The 175-acre modern campground is located on the southwest shore of Lake Roland.

Camping and Day Use

There are 62 campsites with electric hookups at each site. There is a convenient sanitation station and water supplies are available at various locations throughout the park. In the center of the campground is a handicapped accessible shower/toilet building. Campsite reservations are recommended in July and the first three weeks of August.

Adjacent to the campground is the day use area with a 500 foot beach, boat launching site, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball net, beach houses, and a picnic area with both open and enclosed shelters. Each shelter can be rented on a daily basis or reserved in advance.

Mini-Cabin

The park has a mini-cabin for rent. This structure sleeps four and has electric lights, electric heat and a hot plate.

Trails

There is a 1.5 mile nature trail with two scenic overlooks where Lake Superior can be seen on a clear day.


Water Activities

The twin lakes, Lake Roland and Lake Gerald, provide anglers the chance to try their luck catching one of the sixteen different species of fish found in the lakes. Lake Roland is one of the warmest inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, making it ideal for swimming and water sports.

Area Attractions

Twin Lakes State Park makes a good base camp for many area attractions; Historic Fort Wilkins where the lives of the soldiers and their families during the mining boom of the 1840s are reenacted. Other area attractions include the copper mines near Hancock and Delaware and the historic and mineralogical museums in the area. There is also a newly created "Keweenaw National Historic Park" in Calumet. Travel south and see how the first miners lived at the restored mining community at Victoria or enjoy a hike on one of the trails in the Porcupine Mountains. Drive along Lake Superior and check the beaches for agates or driftwood or enjoy an excursion boat ride through the Portage Canal. Golfers can enjoy the nearby nine-hole Wyandotte Hills Golf Club.

Location

Twin Lakes State Park is located 26 miles southwest of the City of Houghton on M-26.


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