Lake Gogebic State Park

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Lake Gogebic State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Lake Gogebic State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Gogebic State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Upper Peninsula, Gogebic County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Wakefield, Michigan
Coordinates 46°27′27″N 89°34′34″W / 46.4575°N 89.57611°W / 46.4575; -89.57611Coordinates: 46°27′27″N 89°34′34″W / 46.4575°N 89.57611°W / 46.4575; -89.57611
Area 360 acres (150 ha)
Established 1930
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Official website

Lake Gogebic State Park is a 360-acre (150 ha) state park in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the shore of Lake Gogebic. Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula. There is nearly a mile of beach front access. Camping is available with rustic to modern facilities. A 2-mile (3.2 km) nature trail winds through the Ottawa National Forest.

History[edit]

In 1926, Gogebic County purchased land on Lake Gogebic. The county then gave the land to the State of Michigan. E. J. Stickley and W. Bonafas gave additional land to the state and in 1930 the State Park opened.

Two gravestones were discovered in the park in 1962. One engraved with "1822 JOHN KEY" and the other with "1824 WHITH". Researchers say that they could belong to fur traders or others with undertakings with the Native Americans.[1]

Facilities[edit]

  • Beach House
  • Boat Launch
  • Campground - 127 Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter - Reservation required
  • Playground

Activities[edit]

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Metal Detecting
  • Swimming

Nearby Points of Interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake Gogebic State Park Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce

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