Leelanau State Park

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Leelanau State Park
Sunset frm Grand Traverse Lighthouse.jpg
Sunset over Lake Michigan from Grand Traverse Point
Map showing the location of Leelanau State Park
Map showing the location of Leelanau State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Leelanau Township, Leelanau County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Northport, Michigan
Coordinates 45°11′11″N 85°33′44″W / 45.18639°N 85.56222°W / 45.18639; -85.56222Coordinates: 45°11′11″N 85°33′44″W / 45.18639°N 85.56222°W / 45.18639; -85.56222
Area 1,350 acres (5.5 km2)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/ParksandTrails/Details.aspx?id=467&type=SPRK

Leelanau State Park is a 1,740-acre (7.0 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.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Entrance
  • Campground - 51 sites, 3 mini cabins
  • Lighthouse
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic shelter - reservation required
  • Playground

Activities[edit]

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Swimming

Nearby Points of Interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Appellation America (2009). "Leelanau Peninsula (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Sept. 13, 2011.

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