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Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park
INDIAN LAKE STATE PARK
INDIAN LAKE STATE PARK
8970W County Road 442
Manistique, Michigan   49854

Phone: 906-341-2355
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Indian Lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. According to 1850 surveyor records, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the lake.
History of the Area
Indian Lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. The lake was once called M'O'Nistique Lake. According to 1850 surveyor records, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the lake.

The park is composed of two units which are three miles apart and separated by the waters of Indian Lake. Original land acquisition at the south shore was in 1932 and development began in 1933 using CCC and WPA labor. The original acquisition of land at the west shore was in 1939, however, development did not begin until 1965.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
Camping
Indian Lake South-Modern(800) 447-2757 145 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms

Indian Lake West-Semi-Modern(906) 341-2355 72 site(s)Electrical Service, Vault Toilet
Events
July 13
Hilltop RV- Maintenance Clinic
Whether you are a novice RV owner or a seasoned veteran this RV Maintenance Clinic is a must attend!
July 16
Street Chalk Art
Everyone is invited to participate in some fun chalk art.
July 27
Hilltop RV Maintenance Clinic
Whether you are a novice RV owner or a seasoned veteran, this RV Maintenance Clinic is a must attend. Stop by the campground host site to chat with a knowledgeable Hilltop RV staff member to learn some RV maintenance tips and tricks.
July 28
Indian Lake Honey Bees
Join us at our campground host site for a taste of Indian Lake Honey.
Swimming
The clean sandy beaches and shallow water make swimming a fun way to spend the day.
Boating
Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake with less than 15 feet deep. It is best suited for smaller boats.
Fishing
Perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout have been fished from Indian Lake.


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Picnicking
Two picnic shelters are available for rent, one being ADA accessible. Contact the park for reservations.
Trails
A variety of hiking opportunities are available. One section near the lake is paved and ADA accessible.

Indian Lake-TrailsTrail Length: 2.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Area Attractions
The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor recreationist. The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross- country skiing and berry picking. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite with bird watchers and other wildlife lovers. The mouth of the Thompson Creek and the Manistique River are hot spots for salmon and steelhead fishing in season. Thompson State Fish Hatchery is only two miles from the park and is open weekdays for viewing 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 4 Beautiful park by lindy
We visit Indian Lake S.P. when we come to visit my family, and we love this park. We love all the nearby things to do (Palms Book S.P., Fayette Historic Site). The lake is beautiful, campsites are all good, and the staff has interesting things for the kids.
July 22 nice park
This is another very nicely run Michigan State Park. Love the trails and lake, and the CCC/WPA buildings - like a trip back in time!
June 23 Excellent for families with children


Area Campgrounds
Indian Lake Travel Resort
HC 01 Box 3286
Manistique, MI
906-341-2807
Woodstar Beach Campground
17865 Little Harbor Road
Manistique, MI
906-341-6514

Directions
US 2 to Thompson, take M 149 N.3 miles to CR 442, go E. 1/2 mile to park.