Description - Twin Lakes State Park includes Lake Roland and Lake Gerald. The warm inland lake is a haven for anglers in search of walleye, bass, and crappie. In fact, these lakes support sixteen species of warmwater fish. Lake Roland is one of the warmest inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, making it ideal for swimming and water sports. The park is comprised of 175 acres of rolling hills with mixed hardwoods and a showy, rich understory of botanicals both native and introduced. Day and overnight developed areas within the park give visitors a taste of the easy side of Michigan's northcountry.
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Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos -- Common throughout the Northern Hemisphere
- Twin Lakes State Park is one of the many popular Upper Peninsula attractions. The two lakes, Lake Roland and Lake Gerald, provide anglers the chance to try their luck catching one of the sixteen different species of fish found in the lakes. Lake Roland is one of the warmest inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, making it ideal for swimming and water sports.
A 62-site campground with electric hookups, convenient sanitation station, and water locations throughout the park attract thousands each season. In the center of the campground is a handicapped accessible bathhouse. Campsite reservations are recommended in July and the first three weeks of August. In addition, the park offers a mini-cabin that sleeps four, has electric lights, electric heat, and a hot plate.
Adjacent to the campground is the day use area with a 500-foot beach, boat launching site, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, volleyball net, beach houses, and a picnic area with both open and enclosed shelters. Each shelter can be rented on a daily basis or reserved in advance.
Several of the nearby attractions include Fort Wilkins, the copper mines near Hancock and Delaware, Keweenaw National Historic Park, the restored mining community at Victoria, Porcupine Mountains, Lake Superior and much more.
Recreation - Recreations available at Twin Lakes State Park include limited hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, water sports, camping, cabin lodging, sightseeing, and picnicking.
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.
Twin Lakes State Park is located 26 miles southwest of the City of Houghton on M-26.