Lake Gogebic State Park

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Lake Gogebic State Park
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Map showing the location of Lake Gogebic State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Gogebic State Park
Location in Michigan
LocationUpper Peninsula, Gogebic County, Michigan USA
Nearest cityWakefield, Michigan
Coordinates46°27′32″N 89°34′38″W / 46.45889°N 89.57722°W / 46.45889; -89.57722Coordinates: 46°27′32″N 89°34′38″W / 46.45889°N 89.57722°W / 46.45889; -89.57722 [1]
Area360 acres (150 ha)
Elevation1,329 feet (405 m) [1]
DesignationMichigan State Park
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteLake Gogebic State Park

Lake Gogebic State Park is a public recreation area covering 360 acres (150 ha) in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The state park sits on the western shore of Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula.[2] The land around the park is sparsely populated, and relatively flat.[3]


In 1926, Gogebic County purchased land on Lake Gogebic, which it gave to the State of Michigan. E. J. Stickley and W. Bonafas gave additional land to the state and in 1930 the park opened. Two gravestones discovered in the park in 1962, engraved "1822 JOHN KEY" and "1824 WHITH", are thought by researchers to be those of fur traders or others dealing with Native Americans.[4]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers nearly a mile of beach front access, fishing, swimming, boat launch, camping, picnicking, and a 2-mile (3.2 km) nature trail through the Ottawa National Forest.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Gogebic Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Lake Gogebic State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Gogebic Lake State Park". GeoNames. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lake Gogebic State Park". Lake Gogebic Area Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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