A 137-site campground is situated in a shady, wooded site. Most of the sites have buffer strips between them to allow for privacy and most sites have electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table. Picnic areas, a hiking trail, two playgrounds, an excellent beach and a boat launch to Fortune Lake are among the additional amenities at this park. Bewabic State Park is site #9 of the Iron County Heritage Trail System. The park is also rich with Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) History which is evident by several CCC structures still in use. Unique to Bewabic is the fact that it is the only state park in Michigan to offer tennis courts.
State Park Features:
These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.
Two playgrounds with swings, slides and other apparatus will entertain children. Horseshoes, volleyball, hiking and tennis can be enjoyed by all park visitors.
Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers. Changing stalls and modern bathrooms are provided.
Perch, bass, bluegill and walleye are plentiful in Fortune Lake
Picnic tables and fire pits/grills
Equipped with picnic tables, electricity and a fire place, the shelter can be reserved by calling 906-875-3324.
A trail begins in the campground and leads to the day use area. Benches along the route allow hikers time to stop and appreciate the natural areas. The trail takes about one hour to hike.
Boating Access Site/Launch
Access for boating and fishing. Located on Fortune Lake which is a chain of four lakes.
Cross Country Ski
Although the campground is closed for the winter, cross-country skiing on ungroomed trails allows and opportunity to explore winter landscapes.
Metal Detecting Areas
Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
Area Information and Special Events
Many other points of interest in the area are within easy reach, such as Horse Race Rapids, Chicaugon Falls, Pentoga Park with its Indian burial ground, Iron Mountain Iron Mine and the Iron County Museum in Caspian. Using scaled down, working models, the museum displays the history of the logging and mining industries of the area. Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.
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