Duck Lake State Park
|Duck Lake State Park|
Location within the state of Michigan
Muskegon County, Michigan
|Nearest city||Whitehall, Michigan|
|Area||1.18 sq mi (3.1 km2)|
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
Duck Lake State Park is a 728-acre (2.95 km2), day-use state park located along Lake Michigan south of Whitehall, Michigan in Muskegon County. The land was purchased by the Nature Conservancy from two Boy Scout organizations and acquired by the state in 1974. It officially opened in 1988.
The park, which runs along the north side of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan, features a large sand dune. A beach at the mouth of Duck Lake is a popular spot for swimming and fishing. The park's Scenic Drive is part of the Shoreline Trail route in Muskegon County.
Facilities and activities
- Swimming: On Duck Lake and Lake Michigan.
- Hiking: A half-mile paved trail skirts Duck lake.
- Fishing: Anglers can try for bass, crappie, and bluegill.
- Picnic Area
- Picnic Shelter.
- Cross-country skiing
- Hunting: The park is open to hunting during the regular season.
- "Duck Lake State Park". Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- Duck Lake State Park - Michigan DNR
- Protected Planet (World Database on Protected Areas) - Duck Lake State Park
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