Leelanau State Park

Leelanue State Park

Leelanau State Park of Leelanau County, Michigan

Hiking Leelanau State ParkCross Country Skiing Leelanau State ParkSnowshoeing Leelanau State Park

Trail Distance:

8.5 miles long.


M-22 from Traverse City N. to M-201 through Village of Northport to County Rd. 629 to Park Entrance.

15310 N. Lighthouse Point Rd.
Northport MI 49670-9717
Phone Number: (231) 386-5422
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 1350 (Acres)

Welcome to Leelanau State Park, located at the tip of the little finger on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, where over 1,300 acres are waiting for visitors to enjoy. The word "Leelanau" is the Native American word for "A Land of Delight" and could not better describe the area. The park has the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, a rustic campground, two mini cabins, 8.5 miles of hiking/skiing trails and a picnic area. Petoskey stones can be found along the shoreline.


  • Hunting - This park offers some deer and rabbit hunting, with opportunity for woodcock, duck, goose, and squirrel as well. Mud Lake offers the best trapping opportunities. The terrain is a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest with some pockets of open meadows mixed in.
  • Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children. Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.
  • Swimming - Petoskey stones can be found on the lakeshore.
  • Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills
  • Picnic Shelter(s) - For reservations contact the park.
  • Hiking Feature is ADA Compliant - Approximately 8.5 miles of trails are available for hiking. A small section of the trail is ADA accessible.
  • Lighthouse - Visit the restored Grand Traverse Lighthouse and fog signal building during your visit. The Lighthouse is operated by the non-profit Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum organization.
  • Cross Country Ski - Approximately 8.5 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing run through the park.

Leelanau State Park Map

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