Petoskey State Park
|Petoskey State Park|
Location within the state of Michigan
|Location||Lower Peninsula, Emmet County, Michigan USA|
|Nearest city||Petoskey, Michigan|
|Area||303 acres (123 ha)|
|Governing body||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
Petoskey State Park is a 303-acre (123 ha) state park in Emmet County, Michigan. The home of the "Petoskey stone," Michigan's state stone, the park is located in Bear Creek Township, on the road between the cities of Petoskey and Harbor Springs. The park has frontage on Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan and is surrounded by heavily vegetated sand dunes. Common visitor activities are swimming, sun bathing, hiking and biking in summer, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.
Facilities and activities
- Swimming: There is a mile-long sand beach.
- Hiking: Two trails total three miles in length. One climbs the Old Baldy sand dune.
- Cross-country skiing: Trails are not groomed.
- Camping: Two campgrounds offer 178 modern sites and two mini cabins.
- Petoskey State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Petoskey State Park Protected Planet (World Database on Protected Areas)
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