Description - Lakeport State Park consists of 565 acres on the shores of Lake Huron in southeast Michigan. The park is a combination of dense hardwood forest, open grass and sand lawns, and a mile of white sandy beachfront.
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Black-eyed Susans, Rudbeckia hirta
For the fishing and boating enthusiast state-managed boat launch in Lexington is ten miles north of the park. The Port Huron State Game Area is within a 15 minute drive and provides opportunities for hiking year round and hunting in season. For the shopper, Birchwood Mall is about five miles south of the park.
- The park has a total of 284 modern campsites located in two campgrounds, North and South, with the newer campground (South) consisting of 56 large grassy lots, with blacktop pads. Each site provides electricity and a picnic table. Two mini-cabins are available for rent. Both North and South Campgrounds offer modern bathhouses. North Campground has sites of varying sizes. Small sites range from 10-16', medium sites from 18-24', and large sites 25-40'. Electric hookups are scattered throughout the campground. Several sun-drenched sites sit in the middle of North Campground. Seventeen waterfront sites are available at North Campground as well. Water spigots are convenient to all campers. A group camp is available for youth groups. A mile of Lake Huron beach is adjacent to the campgrounds. Camping facilities are open April 1 to December 1.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt unit of Lakeport State Park is a day use area one mile south of the campgrounds. Half a mile of beach frontage offers great swimming and sunbathing. The area provides changing courts, bathroom facilities, a ball diamond and picnic shelters. Groups may rent the picnic shelters for special activities.
Many fine restaurants are available in the Lakeport, Port Huron and Lexington areas. The Blue Water Bridge, located in Port Huron, is the gateway to Canada. The Blue Water Festival takes place every year during the first half of July, highlighted by the Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race. Boat Night precedes the big race the evening before the boats set sail. In August, Port Huron offers a different kind of boat racing in the form of power boat races. Other Port Huron attractions include boat shows, car shows, fishing contests, and the Gus Macker Basketball Tournaments. Ten miles north, in Lexington, a new harbor provides 1,000 feet of breakwall pier fishing as well as a boat launch and charter boat fishing trips.
Recreation - Activities that are available in or around the park include berry picking, playground fun, horseback riding, swimming, camping, cabin lodging, boating, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Lakeport- Modern - (800) 447-2757, 250 site(s), $23
Lakeport- Group Use Area - (810) 327-6224, $3 per person/per night
Climate - Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state with summer temperatures averaging 70 degrees F (above 21 degrees C) but it is not infrequent for days to reach the high 80s. Winter temperatures are warmer as well with averages hovering just below freezing. Yearly moisture amounts range between 18 - 32 inches.
The part rests on the shores of Lake Huron about 8 - 10 miles north of Port Huron on M-25.