Baraga State Park

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Baraga State Park
BaragaStateParkEntranceSign.jpg
Entrance sign
Map showing the location of Baraga State Park
Map showing the location of Baraga State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Baraga Township
Baraga County, Michigan
Nearest city Baraga, Michigan
Coordinates 46°45′38″N 88°30′01″W / 46.76056°N 88.50028°W / 46.76056; -88.50028Coordinates: 46°45′38″N 88°30′01″W / 46.76056°N 88.50028°W / 46.76056; -88.50028
Area 56 acres (22.7 ha)
Governing body Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Website Official website

Baraga State Park is a 56-acre (22.7 ha) state park in Baraga County, Michigan. The park sits on the Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior along US-41 on the south side of the village of Baraga, Michigan. The park, village and county bear the name of Bishop Frederic Baraga. The Bishop Baraga Shrine is nearby.[1] The park has modern restrooms from mid-May to the end of October.

Facilities and activities[edit]

  • Playground
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing on ungroomed trails
  • Fishing. Pike, trout, perch and salmon are available in local streams and in Lake Superior.
  • Picnicking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter. A pavilion located in the campground serves as a covered picnic shelter for campers and is the location of many park events. This picnic shelter offers electrical outlets and lights for evening programs.
  • Camping. Camping is available at 116 grassy sites or in the park's minicabin.
  • Metal Detecting - Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreational activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. Use a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baraga State Park - Michigan DNR". Archived from the original on 2006-03-19. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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