Leelanau State Park
|Leelanau State Park|
Sunset over Lake Michigan from Grand Traverse Point
|Location||Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, Michigan, USA|
|Nearest city||Northport, Michigan|
|Area||1,350 acres (5.46 km2)|
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
Leelanau State Park is a 1,740-acre (7.04 km2) state park located on the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County, Michigan. The park encompasses the entire tip of the peninsula and features both a day-use area and campground.
The day-use area has a small playground and features the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum as well as a picnic pavilion. The campground is rustic and heavily wooded. It features 51 campsites, 3 mini cabins and vault toilets. There are 8.1 miles of hiking and skiing trails. The camping area is open May 25 to November 4 and is operated and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources.
The whole Leelanau Peninsula is wine-making country. The surrounding waters moderate the temperature, while glacial deposits provide good grape-growing soil conditions.
- Campground - 51 sites, 3 mini cabins
- Picnic area
- Picnic shelter - reservation required
- Cross-country skiing
Nearby Points of Interest
- Appellation America (2009). "Leelanau Peninsula (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Sept. 13, 2011.
- Leelanau State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Leelanau State Park LeelanauStatePark.Com
- Leelanau State Park Protected Planet (World Database on Protected Areas)
- Leelanau State Park Hiker Central
- Leelanau Peninsula Wines and Wineries