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Description - Bewabic State Park is a 315-acre parcel located within a virgin forest on a chain of lakes that provide prime fishing opportunities. Easily accessed off US-2, this park has over 100 campsites, picnic facilities, and a sandy beach for summer lake fun.

Attractions - Bewabic State Park is a North Woods facility surrounded by virgin hardwood forest. Those visiting in summer can enjoy tennis courts and a sandy swimming beach with modern changing house.

The park's campground is open April 15 to November 15. It consists of 144 campsites situated in a shady, wooded area. Most of the sites have buffer strips between them to allow for privacy. Each site has electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table. Modern bathroom facilities are available in the two bathhouse buildings located within the park. Two playgrounds equipped with swings, slides and other apparatus are available for children.

A hiking trail beginning in the campground takes about one hour to hike. The trail will lead you towards the day use area. As you move along the trail, you will find that benches are provided for those who may wish to stop for a moment and enjoy the beauty that surrounds them.

Anglers can depend on plenty of perch, bass, bluegills and walleyes to be caught in Fortune Lake. There is a boat launch for those who have their own boat.

The day use area is situated on Fortune Lake. A shelter building, equipped with picnic tables, electricity and a fireplace is available for use. The shelter can be used on either a first-come, first-served basis or it can be rented for the day. Arrangements for rental must be made with the park office prior to arriving at the park.

Many other points of interest in the area are within easy reach, such as Horse Race Rapids, Chicaugon Falls, Pentoga Park with its Indian burial ground, Iron Mountain Iron Mine and the Iron County Museum in Caspian. Using scaled down, working models, the museum displays the history of the logging and mining industries of the area. Local festivals abound including the Antique Car Show, June Bass Festival, July Upper Peninsula Rodeo, July VJ Day Celebration, August Iron County Fair and many more.

Recreation - Visitors to Bewabic State Park enjoy lake swimming, tennis, hiking, camping, picnicking and some of Michigan finest fishing opportunities.

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 - Bewabic State Park is located four miles west of Crystal Falls along US-2.


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Filed By: KC
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was an awsome park! Beautiful beach, nice trails, ver quiet! If you are making reservations for camping, make sure you check out the park's website, it gives great descriptions of the sites!

Filed By: chris lynch (marinette, wi)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This park was one of the best that I ever camped at...very nice. It isn't that far from home...2 hour drive. So it didn't take to long to get there to start having fun. We did a lot of fishing and cray fishing for sport. the only thing that I didn't care for was there was a lot of geese waste droppings on the grassy area by the beach. (it is uncontrolable really) But the park was pretty, Clean, and private. Yet there was bathrooms and showers well located for easy access...my suggestion...enjoy..we did.


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Contact Information:
Bewabic State Park , 720 Idlewild Road , Crystal Falls, MI, 49920, Phone: 906-875-3324, TTY: 517-335-4623

Additional Information:
Michigan Lakes and Rivers - Michigan is one of the most unique states in the nation boasting not only thousands of acres of interior natural lakes along with miles of waterways but also expansive shorelines that touch four of the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.
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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