Albert E. Sleeper State Park
|Albert E. Sleeper State Park|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Location within the state of Michigan
|Location||Lower Peninsula, Huron County, Michigan USA|
|Nearest city||Caseville, Michigan|
|Area||723 acres (293 ha)|
|Established||1925 County Park
1927 Huron State Park
1944 Albert E. Sleeper State Park
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
Albert E. Sleeper State Park is a 723-acre (2.9 km2) state park in the U.S. state of Michigan. The park is located in Lake Township, near Caseville in Huron County close to the tip of The Thumb of Michigan, bordered by Lake Huron. The park is named for former Michigan Governor Albert E. Sleeper.
Facilities and activities
- Swimming: The park features a half-mile beach along Saginaw Bay.
- Hiking: The park offers over four miles of nature trails.
- Mountain biking
- Cross-country skiing
- Camping: Overnight stays may be secured among 226 modern campsites and 13 cabins.
- Metal detecting: Metal detecting is permitted in designated areas of the park; however, any found items are subject to review by park staff and may be retained pending further investigation.
According to a 2008 economic impact analysis, Sleeper State Park has a significant effect on the economy of the surrounding county, accounting for $5.476 million in direct spending, 144 direct jobs, and $2.881 million in value added. There is additional economic effect from secondary effects, totaling $7.905 million (44.9 percent over direct spending), 181 jobs (25.7 percent over direct job impacts), and $4.396 million (52.6 percent over direct value added).
- Albert E. Sleeper State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Sleeper State Park Protected Planet (World Database on Protected Areas)
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