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  • Gratiot River County Park
    Gratiot River County Park, owned by Keweenaw County, encompasses 222 acres and 8.489 feet of Lake Superior shoreline, plus 1/2 mile of the Gratiot River.The park is open daily with no fee. Fires are permitted on contained areas and rustic camping is permitted in designated sites with quiet hours from 1 hour after sunset to 1 hour after sunrise.  Please pack out what you pack in.  Hunting and fishing are permitted.  Visit the website for information and a printable map.Directions: Travel north on US-41 from Calumet and turn left on the Five Mile Point Road in Ahmeek.  Follow for 1 mile to the Ahmeek Cemetery and turn left onto the Gratiot River Shortcut Road (unpaved).  Travel approximately 4 miles to the mouth of the Gratiot River and the Gratiot River Recreation Area.  This road passes through private land, so please be respectful.  State law prohibits motorized vehicles on the beach or north/east of the river.
  • Bete Grise Bay
    The public portion of the Bete Grise beach, located 3 miles east of Lac La Belle, offers a sandy swimming area, change building and picnic tables.
  • Calumet Lions Park
    The park has a nature trail with pets welcome, is handicap accessible, and offers horseshoe pits, grills and picnic tables.Located at the north end of Waterworks Street off M-203 (Pine Street) in Calumet.
  • Calumet Township Park
    Located on Lake Superior 4 miles west of Calumet, this day-use park offers a sandy beach, swimming, picnic facilities, playground, hiking trail and a pavillion for groups.
  • Centennial Park
    This day-use park, east of US-41 in Chassell, sits on Pike Bay and offers a playground, basketball, volleyball, horse shoes, boat launch, fishing pier, beach, handicap restrooms, showers, wireless internet and BBQ grills.
  • Hebard Park
    Located approximately 2.5 miles west of Copper Harbor on M-26, this day-use county park is on Lake Superior with a rock beach and picnic area.
  • Hunter's Point Park
    Hunter's Point Park is 9.4 acres in size with 4,800 feet of shoreline.  Bird watching, photography, studying the many colorful and unique rock formations, and simply enjoying the quiet while viewing Lake Superior, are what make Hunter's Point a very special place.  Please remember...take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. Trails run along the north and south borders of the park.  Those on the north shore have connecting links to the north shore beaches.  The North Beach and South Beach trails have connecting trails that provide many combinations of varied walking experiences.  A new 1.6 mile long "family friendly" biking/hiking trail runs between the Copper Harbor Visitor Center and the Hunter's Point Parking Lot.Access is from the Copper Harbor Marina on M-26 or the parking area 3/10 of a mile west of the Marina off M-26 on North Coast Shores Road to Harbor Coast Lane, at the end.
  • Lake Manganese
    This day-use only area is open from 8 am to 10 pm and offers a shallow, sandy swimming beach, picnic tables, vault toilets and a small boat launch.  No fires are allowed and a Michigan Recreation Passport is required.Located within the boundaries of Ft. Wilkins State Park, Lake Manganese is approximately 1.3 miles south of Copper Harbor at the end of the Lake Manganese Road.
  • Sandy Bottom Park
    This Osceola Township park, located just off M-26 in Dollar Bay on Lower Point Mills Road, has a swimming beach, picnic area and pavillion, and a boat launch.  (Photo courtesy of Roger Somero and
  • Eagle River Beach
    Located two blocks off M-26, this pebble beach is a popular swimming site.
  • Esrey Park
    This county park, located 5 miles east of Eagle Harbor on Lake Superior, is day-use only with a rocky beach, pavilion and picnic area.
  • Great Sand Bay
    Located along M-26 between Eagle River and Eagle Harbor, the sandy beach at Great Sand Bay is a great place for swimming.
  • W. C. Veale Memorial Park
    Located west of Eagle River along the Five Mile Point Road, on Lake Superior this county day-use park offers a picnic area with stoves and a steep drop to the lake.
  • Brunette Park
    Located on a county road northeast of Gay, this day use park along Lake Superior has a sandy beach for swimming and picnic facilities.
  • Tobacco River Park
    Northeast of the village of Gay on the Tobacco River and Lake Superior, this day use park offers fishing and a picnic area.
  • Hancock Recreational Facility
    The City of Hancock operates this facility on Portage Lake. It offers camping, sandy swimming beach, picnic facilities, concession stand, fishing, boat launch and dock. Lodging, dining and services nearby.  Open from May 15 to October 1. Phone: 906-482-2720 M-2031 mile west of downtownHancock, MI 49930
  • Houghton Waterfront Park
    Located on Portage Lake west of the city, the Houghton Waterfront Recreation area offers RV camping, picnic area with BBQ grills, restrooms, concession stand, sandy swimming beach and "Chutes & Ladders" play area. Lodging, dining and services nearby. Lakeshore DriveHoughton CountyHoughton, MI 49931
  • North Canal Township Park
    Located on Lake Superior, 10 miles west of Houghton on the Canal Road, this township park offers primitive camping, a sandy swimming beach and picnic area.
  • Lake Linden Village Park
    Located on Torch Lake, this village park offers camping, playground, sandy swimming beach, dock and boat launch. Lodging, dining and services nearby.Open Memorial Day to September 30. Phone: 906-296-9911 M-26Houghton CountyLake Linden, MI 49945906-296-9911 (Photo courtesy of Carl Kiilunen and
  • White City Park
    This day-use township park at the end of the White City Road south of Lake Linden, has picnicing, fishing, and swimming on the sandy shores of Lake Superior.  There is a boat launch nearby.
  • Agate Beach Park
    Located 25 miles southwest of Houghton, off M-26, this Stanton Township park offers primitive campsites, swimming, picnic facilities and sandy beach. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Agate Beach Park RoadHoughton County    
  • Emily Lake Campground
    This Copper Country State Forest campground on Emily Lake is 2.5 miles south of the Twin Lakes State Park off M-26 and offers camping, fishing, and a carry-in boat launch. Emily Lake Campground RoadHoughton County  
  • Schoolcraft Township Park
    This county park is located on Lake Superior east of Lake Linden on Mink Farm Road.  From Lake Linden take the Bootjack Road to the Rice Lake Road to the Big Traverse Bay Road and follow this to the park or from Gay, take the Gay-Lake Linden Road to the Big Traverse Bay Road.  There is a beautiful sandy swimming beach and a picnic area with tables, grills, restrooms and water.  Primitive camping is available by reservation. 906-296-8721.

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