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.
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Baraga State Park features picnicking, swimming and boating.
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.
- 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.
Baraga- Modern - (800) 447-2757, 116 site(s), $16/$14
Baraga-Semi Modern - (800) 447-2757, 10 site(s), $14/$12
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.
The park is located less than a mile south of Baraga along US-41.