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Muskallonge Lake State Park
Muskallonge Lake State Park Muskallonge Lake © Wes Gerber
Beach area at Muskallonge
Muskallonge Lake State Park Lake Superior Sunset © Wes Gerber
Lake Superior Beach at Muskallonge
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30042 County Road 407
Newberry, Michigan   49868

Phone: 906-658-3338
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Muskallonge Lake State Park is located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake and the area is well known for its forests, lakes and streams. Muskallonge Lake State Park was the former site of Deer Park, a lumbering town in the late 1880s, and prior to its lumbering history, an Indian encampment. Muskallonge Lake was a mill pond for millions of white pine logs that were brought to it by railroad lines. By 1900, the virgin stands of pines were depleted, the mill was closed, and the lumbering operation moved away. All that remains as evidence of the lumbering community are piles of sawdust and a few partly submerged pine logs in the lake. The park was also the old site of a Coast Guard Life Saving Station.
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.
Muskallonge Lake-Modern(800) 447-2757 159 site(s)Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
A boat launch in the park provides access to Muskallonge Lake.
Muskallonge Lake provides anglers with an excellent opportunity to catch a variety of fish: northern pike, muskallonge, smallmouth bass, walleye and perch. Lake Superior boasts populations of trout, salmon and menominee, especially near the river mouths.

Muskallonge Lake State Park is

Day Use Area
The day use area is located on a small bay of Muskallonge Lake and offers a nice picnic area. Rock collectors enjoy the Lake Superior shoreline for rock picking, especially for agate.
The park is traversed by the North County Trail, with short feeder trails linking the park campground to this national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York which includes more than 1,500 miles in Michigan.

Trails in the park:

Muskallonge-Hiking Trail - 0 (Miles), Hiking, Snowmobiling, Cross Country Ski
Area Attractions
There are about 70 lakes and five rivers within a 20 mile radius of the park. Historic forts and the Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum are excellent destinations for day-trips. Tahquamenon Falls State Park is a relatively short drive away and offers spectacular scenery that includes Whitefish Point and several waterfalls. In Newberry, park visitors can take a trip to the Logging Museum or get on a riverboat that will take you down to the falls. West of Grand Marais is the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Southwest of the park are the Kingston Plains and the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. Even closer to the park, duck and goose hunting are allowed on both lakes, but not within the confines of the park. And, charter boat fishing is available at Grand Marais.

The park is closed for the winter season, though many people still use the area for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Muskallonge Lake is a popular destination for ice fishermen as well.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 7 Childhood memories
park review stars; one to five I remember fishing for bullheads in the pond,and whitefish in the surf of lake superior.Great times planning on a return this summer.
August 27 Hidden gem
park review stars; one to five This is a really nice park that is a day trip from many of the popular UP tourist areas. The beach is beautiful and the facilities are excellent. Definitely recommend giving it a look.
December 27 My Childnood Favorite! by Tim Barnby
park review stars; one to five I spent summers at Northmere Resort on Muskalonge Lake from 1972 - 1982. This was my favorite place on the planet when I was growing up. I still remember the first time I hooked a really big Northern Pike. The bullhead cat-fishing was great too! They started biting at 11:00 pm and kept going until the sun came up.
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From the Mackinac Bridge, continue north on I-75 to M 123 north. West on M-28 to M-123 North through Newberry to Co Road 407 west. 30 miles northwest on Newberry on County Road 407.

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