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Muskallonge Lake State Park

Muskallonge State Park

Hiking Muskallonge Lake State ParkCross country skiing Muskallonge Lake State ParkSnowmobiling the Muskallonge Lake State parkCanoe or Kayak the Muskallonge Lake State Park

Trail Distance:

0.75 miles with 1 loop 0.75 miles long.

Click to see a map of the Muskallonge Lake State Park.

Trail Description:

30042 County Road 407
Newberry MI 49868
Phone Number: (906) 658-3338
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 217 (Acres)
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Directions:

From the Mackinac Bridge, continue north on I-75 to M 123 north. West on M-28 to M-123 North through Newberry to Co Road 407 west. 30 miles northwest on Newberry on County Road 407.

Park Description:

Muskallonge Lake State Park is located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake and the area is well known for its forests, lakes and streams. Muskallonge Lake State Park was the former site of Deer Park, a lumbering town in the late 1880s, and prior to its lumbering history, an Indian encampment. Muskallonge Lake was a mill pond for millions of white pine logs that were brought to it by railroad lines. By 1900, the virgin stands of pines were depleted, the mill was closed, and the lumbering operation moved away. All that remains as evidence of the lumbering community are piles of sawdust and a few partly submerged pine logs in the lake. The park was also the old site of a Coast Guard Life Saving Station.

Park Features:

Michigan State Park Explorer Program

Playground

These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.

Fishing

Muskallonge Lake provides anglers with an excellent opportunity to catch a variety of fish: northern pike, muskallonge, smallmouth bass, walleye and perch. Lake Superior boasts populations of trout, salmon and menominee, especially near the river mouths.

Picnic Area

Picnic tables and fire pits/grills

The day use area is located on a small bay of Muskallonge Lake and offers a nice picnic area. Rock collectors enjoy the Lake Superior shoreline for rock picking, especially for agate.

Hiking

The park is traversed by the North County Trail, with short feeder trails linking the park campground to this national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York which includes more than 1,500 miles in Michigan.
Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4 Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.
The park is closed for the winter season, though many people still use the area for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Muskallonge Lake is a popular destination for ice fishermen as well.

Boating Access Site/Launch

Access for boating and fishing.

A boat launch in the park provides access to Muskallonge Lake.

Area Information and Special Events:

There are about 70 lakes and five rivers within a 20 mile radius of the park. Historic forts and the Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum are excellent destinations for day-trips. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a relatively short drive away and offers spectacular scenery that includes Whitefish Point and several waterfalls. In Newberry, park visitors can take a trip to the Logging Museum or get on a riverboat that will take you down to the falls. West of Grand Marais is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Southwest of the park are the Kingston Plains and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Even closer to the park, duck and goose hunting are allowed on both lakes, but not within the confines of the park. And, charter boat fishing is available at Grand Marais. Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

Information courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources

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