Duck Lake State Park

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Duck Lake State Park
Scenic drive at Duck Lake, Muskegon, Michigan (64134).jpg
Duck Lake: 1940s-era postcard view
Map showing the location of Duck Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Duck Lake State Park
Location in Michigan
LocationFruitland Township
Muskegon County, Michigan
Nearest cityWhitehall, Michigan
Coordinates43°20′40″N 86°23′40″W / 43.34444°N 86.39444°W / 43.34444; -86.39444Coordinates: 43°20′40″N 86°23′40″W / 43.34444°N 86.39444°W / 43.34444; -86.39444 [1]
Area728 acres (295 ha)
Elevation620 feet (190 m) [1]
Established1988
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteDuck Lake State Park

Duck Lake State Park is a public recreation area covering 728 acres (295 ha) along Lake Michigan five miles (8.0 km) southwest of Whitehall in Muskegon County, Michigan. The state park, which runs along the north side of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan, features a large sand dune.[2] The park's Scenic Drive is part of the Shoreline Trail route in Muskegon County.

History[edit]

The land was purchased by the Nature Conservancy from two Boy Scout organizations and acquired by the state in 1974. The park officially opened in 1988.[2]

Facilities and activities[edit]

A beach at the mouth of Duck Lake is a popular spot for swimming and fishing. A half-mile paved trail skirts Duck lake. The park also offers picnicking, boat launch, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and hunting.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Duck Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c "Duck Lake State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 26, 2011.

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