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Michigan's Northwest Region Parks


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Parks in this region are near these Michigan Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
MOUNT PLEASANT
TRAVERSE CITY
CADILLAC
BIG RAPIDS
LUDINGTON
PETOSKEY

Beaver Islands State Wildlife Research Area
25 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on scenic Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. Check with State Forest Campground Manager for seasonal availability. ........more >
Benzie State Park
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Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park is located in the quaint village of Pentwater along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Paved campsite lots are surrounded by fine sand, with a swimming beach adjacent to the harbor pier. Shore fishing is very popular at Pentwater Lake in the fall. Fishing from piers adjacent to the ........more >
Chippewa River State Forest
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D H Day State Park
By 1910, he owned more than 5,000 forested acres and long before the reforestation movement came to northern Michigan he promoted it. The 1,400-acre Day Forest, with its huge second-growth trees, was viewed by government researchers as one of the best timber stands in the Midwest. By the 1920s, Day ........more >
Fife Lake State Forest
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Fort Michilimackinac State Park
Fort Michilimackinac was built by the French on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac in approximately 1715. Previously, French presence in the Straits area was focused in what is now St. Ignace where Father Marquette established a Jesuit mission in 1671 and Fort de Baude was established around ........more >
Hardwood State Forest
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Interlochen State Park
Has 490 Campsites 60 rustic - remaining are modern. Situated between Duck and Green Lake, adjacent to National Music Camp. Concerts are performer throughout the season by renowned musicians from all walks of life. Traverse City is 15 miles North East and Lake Michigan shoreline is 25 miles West of the Park Via US 31.........more >
Kalkaska State Forest
13 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on Pickerel lake providing boating and good pan fishing. Off-Road Vehicle Trail nearby. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Barrier-free sites and toilets available. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve ........more >
Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park is comprised of nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. There are three modern campgrounds at Ludington State ........more >
Manistee National Forest
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Manistee National Forest District Ranger Station
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Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of eight islands in Lakes Michigan and Huron. Thunder Bay and Scarecrow islands in Thunder Bay near Alpena, MI, and Big and Little Charity islands in Saginaw Bay are managed by Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge in Saginaw, MI. Seney National Wildlife ........more >
Michigan State Fish Hatchery
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Newaygo State Park
Newaygo State Park is a 99-site rustic campground, which sits atop 20-foot embankments overlooking the Hardy Dam Pond, a six-mile flooding of the Muskegon River. The park caters primarily to campers, anglers and recreational boaters. There are several picnic sites overlooking the reservoir for day users. ........more >
Orchard Beach State Park
Orchard Beach State Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A stairway leads from the campground to the beach and self-guided hiking trails are adjacent to the park.........more >
Pere Marquette State Forest
The Pere Marquette State Forest Campground encompasses lands in the upper lower peninsula on the western side of the state. Counties within the Pere Marquette, are Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo and Mecosta.........more >
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park is a 3000-acre park in Oceana County and borders on Lake Michigan. This area is unique in that it includes dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush, and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared ........more >
Traverse City State Park
Traverse City State Park features a quarter mile of beautiful beach on the Grand Traverse Bay. The park is only two miles from downtown Traverse City, one of the most popular resort towns in Michigan. The campground is open year round with heated restrooms.........more >
White Cloud State Park
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Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within its 8,000 acres. Wilderness areas and a beautiful shoreline provide great places to observe naure from the nurmerous trails throughout the park. The park's 250 modern campsites are divided into two units, the ........more >
William Mitchell State Park
William Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. The 334-acre park is situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac and provides an excellent opportunity to view a variety of wildlife on the outskirts of Cadillac. The park was officially dedicated in 1919. A historic ........more >
Wilson State Park
Situated on 36 wooded acres with a sandy beach on Budd Lake, Wilson State Park is located on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The park was originally the site of the Wilson Brothers Sawmill and Company Store, which thrived in the late 1800s. The land was deeded to the City of Harrison in ........more >
Young State Park
Young State Park is located at the east end of beautiful Lake Charlevoix. The park spans over 560 acres in Charlevoix County and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. Officially opened in 1921, some of the buildings in existence today were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps ........more >
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