Port Crescent State Park

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Port Crescent State Park
Map showing the location of Port Crescent State Park
Map showing the location of Port Crescent State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Hume Township, Huron County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Port Austin, Michigan
Coordinates 44°00′17″N 83°03′18″W / 44.00472°N 83.055°W / 44.00472; -83.055Coordinates: 44°00′17″N 83°03′18″W / 44.00472°N 83.055°W / 44.00472; -83.055
Area 600 acres (2.4 km2)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=486&type=SPRK

Port Crescent State Park is a 600-acre (2.4 km2) state park in the U.S. state of Michigan. The park is located in Huron County at the tip of The Thumb of Michigan.[1] The park is within Hume Township and the nearest community is Port Austin, approximately three miles northeast of the park on M-25.

The ghost town of Port Crescent is at the mouth of the Pinnebog River on Lake Huron and is part of the park.[2]

Facilities and activities[edit]

  • Swimming: There is swimming available in Saginaw Bay at the mouth of the Pinnebog River.
  • Playground
  • Hiking: An array of hiking trails total seven miles, and a walk along the beaches is also possible.
  • Fishing. A day-use fishing deck on the Pinnebog River offers universal accessibility.
  • Picnicking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
  • Camping: There are 137 campsites and a mini cabin available for use throughout the spring and summer into the fall.
  • Boating: Canoes can be rented from a nearby livery.
  • Hunting
  • Cross-country skiing

Recreational equipment can be rented.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Port Crescent State Park
  2. ^ Foster, Mary Jane. Port Crescent: A Ghost Town. Central Michigan University Term Paper, 1968.

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