Lime Island State Recreation Area

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Lime Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lime Island State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lime Island State Recreation Area
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lime Island, Michigan, USA
Coordinates 46°05′17″N 84°00′40″W / 46.08817°N 84.01105°W / 46.08817; -84.01105Coordinates: 46°05′17″N 84°00′40″W / 46.08817°N 84.01105°W / 46.08817; -84.01105
Area 980 acres (400 ha)
Established 2011
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=695&type=SPRK

Lime Island State Recreation Area is a 980 acres (400 ha)[a] undeveloped state park in the U.S. state of Michigan. The recreation area is located on Lime Island in the St. Marys River near its mouth. The park has no facilities except 5 primitive boat-in campsites. The park was purchased in 1982 and managed by the state's Forest Management Division until it was transferred to the Parks Department in 2011, becoming the 99th park unit.[1] Lime Island contains historic sites from its history as summer camps of Woodland Indians, a lime kiln site, ship bunkering site, and a resort.[2] Lime Island was one of the state forest campgrounds slated to be shut down due to funding cuts until it was transferred to the park program.[3]

The island has occasional moose and black bear.[4] Hunting, hiking and fishing are allowed in the park.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Most sources state 980 acres (400 ha), except the main website for the state park which claims 900 acres (360 ha).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herta, Harold; Dettloff, Mary (June 29, 2011). "Lime Island in Upper Peninsula Designated Newest State Recreation Area" (Press release). Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff (August 10, 2006). "Lime Island is an Undiscovered Gem". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Meyerson, Howard (May 11, 2011). "Lime Island avoids closure by DNR: other rustic campgrounds may have similar opportunity". The Grand Rapids Press. OCLC 9975013. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff. Lime island "Drummond Island tourism Association". Retrieved June 4, 2012. 

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