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Baraga State Park features picnicking, swimming and boating.
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Baraga State Park features picnicking, swimming and boating.
Description - Baraga State Park is a splendor of quiet, relaxed outdoor recreation. The park parcel is a mere 53 acres but offers plenty of remote areas enabling an enjoyable getaway. Tucked amid a lovely hardwood forest with nearby lakes and streams, the park attracts anglers, bird watchers, picnickers, hikers and hunters. Camping is available at 116 grassy sites or in the park's minicabin. The park now features five pull through campsites and 20 and 30 amp electrical service.

The Bishop Baraga Shrine, the Sturgeon River Gorge, Mt. Arvon (Michigan's highest point), Canyon Falls and attractions associated with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community are only a few of the points of interest in Baraga County. The park is 75 miles from Copper Harbor, 69 miles from the Porcupine Mountains and 73 miles from Marquette.

Attractions - Baraga State Park offers a handful of recreations for the outdoor enthusiast. The campground includes 188 grassy sites featuring picnic table and fire pit. Electrical hookups are provided at most campsites and two modern bathhouses service the campground from mid-May through mid-October. A sanitation station for self-contained camping units is also available. Camping facilities are open April 15 through November 15, with modern toilets closed the first and last two weeks.

A mini-cabin, designed to sleep 4 people, is available for rent at Baraga State Park. The cabin is equipped with bunks and mattresses, electric lights, heaters, a refrigerator, a hot plate, table, chairs and a picnic table and fire circle outside. Occupants of the mini-cabin have access to all the conveniences found in the campground.

Fishing in local lakes and streams may produce a wide variety of fish such as pike, trout, perch, and steelhead. Hunting for deer, bear, rabbits, grouse and waterfowl are also very popular. Bird watchers will find a wide variety of species in the area ranging from robins and eagles to gulls, ducks, geese and swans.

Featured activities include Festival on Ice, Fishing Tournament, Juhannus Celebration, Indian Pow Wow, Man Scramble, Turkey Shoot and others. Several waterfalls are within a short drive of the park.

Recreation - Baraga State Parks invites its visitors to fish, hunt, toss horseshoes, hike, swim, enjoy the children's playground, camp, bird watch, overnight in the mini-cabin and picnic.

Camping
Baraga- Modern - (800) 447-2757, 116 site(s), $16/$14
Baraga-Semi Modern - (800) 447-2757, 10 site(s), $14/$12

Trails
Baraga-Nature Trail - 0.75 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Climate - The Upper Peninsula normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures near 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). Winter temperatures average 14 degrees F (-10 degrees C). Rain and snowmelt in the region can reach up to 200 inches annually. Travelers should be aware that significant amounts of snow could fall within a relatively short period of time resulting in hazardous road conditions.

Location - The park is located less than a mile south of Baraga along US-41.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I would highly reccommend Baraga Park just for the quietness there. We enjoyed the people who work there,they are friendly and very helpful.The manager was very nice and he had all the workers doing a beautiful job of keeping the park clean and neat. The back road of the park really could use some fixing. It would also be great if they could update the wiring because rigs are getting bogger and need more power. But we will continue to camp there every year as much as we can.We can hardly wait to retire so we can enjoy it ther even more. They have some great eating places also,in Lanse they have Shabees and the Statue of Bishop Baraga and have great homade pasties all the time. In Baraga they have the casino also the Lakeside inn and Carala's resturant .You can also take a beautiful ride to Pelkie to the Feedmill with home made Finnish cooking,Homemade pies.YUMMMM Take a ride to Bond Falls and also the gorge to hike.They also have an Indian Pow Wow in July. So take a trip up there and i bet you will return every summer.The Fall is so beautiful too!


More Information

Contact Information:
Baraga State Park, 1300 US-41 South , Baraga, MI, 49908, Phone: 906-353-6558, TTY: 517-355-4623

Additional Information:
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.
Upper Peninsula - This region encompasses nearly the entire Upper Peninsula landmass embracing windswept mountain tops, tumbling waterfalls, pristine woodlands, scenic lakeshores, and welcoming communities.

Links:
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.

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