Albert E. Sleeper State Park

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Albert E. Sleeper State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Albert E. Sleeper State Park
Map showing the location of Albert E. Sleeper State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Huron County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Caseville, Michigan
Coordinates 43°58′21″N 83°12′31″W / 43.9725°N 83.20861°W / 43.9725; -83.20861Coordinates: 43°58′21″N 83°12′31″W / 43.9725°N 83.20861°W / 43.9725; -83.20861
Area 723 acres (293 ha)
Established 1925 County Park
1927 Huron State Park
1944 Albert E. Sleeper State Park
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=494&type=SPRK

Albert E. Sleeper State Park is a 723-acre (2.9 km2) state park in the U.S. state of Michigan. The park is located in Lake Township, near Caseville in Huron County close to the tip of The Thumb of Michigan, bordered by Lake Huron. The park is named for former Michigan Governor Albert E. Sleeper.

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According to a 2008 economic impact analysis, Sleeper State Park has a significant effect on the economy of the surrounding county, accounting for $5.476 million in direct spending, 144 direct jobs, and $2.881 million in value added.[1] There is additional economic effect from secondary effects, totaling $7.905 million (44.9 percent over direct spending), 181 jobs (25.7 percent over direct job impacts), and $4.396 million (52.6 percent over direct value added).[1]

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