Cheboygan State Park


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Cheboygan State Park

Cheboygan State Park of Cheboygan County, Michigan

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Directions:

Take I-75 to exit 326 go East straight through the town of Cheboygan to US 23, continue 3 miles East of town to park entrance on North side of the road.

Trail List:

Trail Description:

4490 Beach Rd
Cheboygan MI 49721
Phone Number: (231) 627-2811
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 1250 (Acres)
Make a Reservation at this Park

Cheboygan State Park is open all year for a variety of activities. A system of well-marked trails through the park provides access to scenic Lake Huron vistas, glimpses of rare wildflowers and the lake shore species. Modern camping, rustic cabins, and teepees are all available within the park. The Little Billy Elliot Creek flows through the park and is known for its trout. Fishing is also plentiful in Duncan Bay.

Cheboygan Point Light One of the main focal points of the park is the site of the Cheboygan Point Light. Visitors will find the foundation remains of this once operating lighthouse. In 1851, the Cheboygan Point Light was originally built on a pier in Lake Huron, but due to rough water and winter ice, it only lasted a few years. In 1859, it was rebuilt on the shore and was in operation until 1930 by the United States Lighthouse Service. It was at this time that the lighthouse and surrounding properties were conveyed to the State of Michigan for public park use. Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

Features:

  • Hunting
  • Designated Watchable Wildlife Site - Rare wildflowers abound along the shoreline trails. The Wildlife Viewing Guide is now on line at www.michigan.gov/miwildlifeviewing
  • Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.
  • Beach House - Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers.
  • Modern facilities are available here, located at the site of the old campground.
  • Swimming - Lake Huron Beach
  • Fishing - Northern pike, small and large mouth bass and pan fish can be found in the Bay. Little Bill Elliot Creek, which flows through the park, is well known for its speckled brown trout.
  • Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills
  • Picnic Shelter(s) - Offers views of Duncan Bay. For reservations contact the park.
  • Hiking - Several well-marked trails allow hikers to see expansive vistas of the Lake Huron shoreline and inland natural areas.
  • Mountain Biking - Nearly seven miles of trails on Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Green trail loops are shared with hikers.
  • Carry-in Boat Launch - Access to Duncan Bay.
  • Cross Country Ski - Several well-marked trails provide expansive winter vistas of the Lake Huron shoreline and inland natural areas.
  • Sandy Beach - Located on Lake Huron.
  • 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.

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