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Description - The park offers two miles of sand beach on Lake Superior. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of activities in the park: fishing, windsurfing, berry picking, beachcombing, rock hounding, sight-seeing and hunting. The sunsets at McLain State Park are spectacular and the view of the lighthouse is magnificent.

Attractions - The park's location between Calumet and Hancock makes a fine base for visitors to visit attractions such as abandoned shafthouses, tram cars, "poor rock" piles and ghost towns. Visitors of the Keweenaw are invited to explore the newly created "Keweenaw National Historic Park," which has preserved relics from the days when "Copper was King!"

Recreation - Camping
F. J. McLain- Modern - (800) 447-2757, 98 site(s), $26/$16
F.J. McLain- Rustic Cabin - (906) 482-0278, site(s), $60

Trails
McLain-Hiking/Ski Trail - 4 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Climate - This state normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures near 70 to 80 degrees F. Nights can be cool in the northern reaches of the state with lows dipping near 50 degrees F. August and September are the wettest months on average. Fall temperatures begin to cool in mid September, which brings a spectacular fall foliage color change. Days are crisp and nights chilly during this time of year. Winters can be brutal in Michigan with lake-effect snows bringing 200 inches of snow to some areas in the Upper Peninsula. Spring reaches the southern regions of the state in late March and a few weeks later in the north. This time of year is also very wet with snow melt and spring rains.

Location - From US 41 in Hancock take Hwy M-203 9 miles north to park entrance.


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Michigan State Parks and Forests - Everything that makes Michigan special is embodied in the 96 State Parks. Boasting sterling recreation, Michigan State Parks and Forests invite you to enjoy one of their 14,000 campsites, 170 winter-sport areas and infinite rivers, streams, and lakes.

Links:
McLain State Park - Official Site of McLain State Park

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