Lakeport State Park

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Lakeport State Park
Lakeport State Park (March 2019).jpg
Lake Huron shoreline (March 2019)
Map showing the location of Lakeport State Park
Map showing the location of Lakeport State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
LocationBurtchville Township
St. Clair County, Michigan
Nearest cityPort Huron, Michigan
Coordinates43°07′24″N 82°29′45″W / 43.12333°N 82.49583°W / 43.12333; -82.49583Coordinates: 43°07′24″N 82°29′45″W / 43.12333°N 82.49583°W / 43.12333; -82.49583 [1]
Area565 acres (229 ha)
Elevation600 feet (180 m) [1]
Established1946
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteOfficial website

Lakeport State Park is a public recreation area on the shores of Lake Huron in St. Clair County, Michigan. The state park consists of two units on either side of the community of Lakeport within Burtchville Township. Two campgrounds, beachfront, and camp store are on the north side, and a picnic area and beachfront are on the south side.[2]

History[edit]

The park's north unit was created in 1946 through the appropriation of $85,000 for initial improvements to be completed in 1947.[3] The south unit was formerly a United Auto Workers retreat, where in 1962, the Port Huron Statement was completed and announced.[4] It was added to the existing state park in the late 1960s.[5]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park offers swimming, picnicking, playground, camp store, and campgrounds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lakeport State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Lakeport State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Thirteenth Biennial Report 1945–1946". State of Michigan Department of Conservation. p. 177. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Tony Wittkowski (December 22, 2014). "'Reason, freedom and love' get a historical marker". Times Herald. Port Huron, Michigan. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Jim Bloch (September 12, 2012). "Port Huron Statement could have been finalized elsewhere". The Voice. Clinton Township, Michigan. Retrieved February 26, 2018.

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