Heavily wooded 300 acre park on with a mile of sandy, Lake Huron shoreline with small sand dunes. We have 144 modern campsites and a mini cabin. P.H. Hoeft State Park Offers a Sears Roebuck Lodge for rent. Amenities include a refrigerator, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Linens/towels are supplied along with dishware, utensils, pots, pans, bakeware, a Weber grill, (charcoal not provided) a fire pit (wood for sale in the park) and a picnic table. Guests are expected to clean the lodge prior to their departure. Excellent swimming area and a close view of Great Lakes shipping traffic from beach. Spacious, lakefront view picnic shelter with split-stone fireplace available. Our 4 1/2 miles of hiking trails are groomed for skiing in the winter. Metal detecting area.
History of the Area
This was one of the first 14 Michigan State Parks. The original property was donated by lumber baron, Paul H. Hoeft on January 2, 1922.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
Hoeft-Group Use Area(989) 734-2543Contact the parkGroup Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Hoeft-Modern(800) 447-2757 144 site(s)Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Swimming
Hoeft-Sears and Roebuck Modern Lodge1 site(s)
A beautiful sandy beach on Lake Huron for sun bathing and swimming within 100 yards of modern campground.
Two playgrounds available, one in the day use area and one in the campground. Two horseshoe pits are also available, one located in the day use and one in the campground. Horseshoes are available at the contact station. Two volleyball pits are available in the campground beach area.
Fire pits/grills available. The picnic shelter provides a beautiful view of Lake Huron and can be rented by calling 989-734-2543. This building was built in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is a log and stone building featuring a beautiful setting for weddings, family reunions, etc.
The park features 4.5 miles of trails running through gently rolling, mixed hardwood/conifer forest as well as along the Lake Huron shoreline. There are many wildflowers to view, especially in the spring.
Hoeft-Beach TrailTrail Length: 1.50 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Hoeft-Hardwoods TrailTrail Length: 1.50 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Hoeft-Nagel Creek TrailTrail Length: 0.75 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Hoeft-Pavilion TrailTrail Length: 0.25 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
A 10-foot wide paved non-motorized trail starts in the day use area and connects at the park entrance to the Huron Sunrise Trail. It stretches to Rogers City riding along the beach next to Lake Huron and ends at Calcite Limestone Quarry, the world's largest open pit limestone mine. This trail also connects to Herman Vogler Conservation Area which includes seven miles of hiking and biking trails.
A total of 4.5 miles of trails running through gently rolling, mixed hardwood/conifer forest as well as along the Lake Huron shoreline. Trails are not groomed.
The park is a convenient stop over or staging area for travelers planning activities in the Straits area. The Mackinac Bridge is 50 miles northwest via US-23. Bicyclists can use the bike trail to Rogers City just 4.5 miles away.