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William Mitchell State Park
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6093 East M-115
Cadillac, Michigan   49601

Phone: 231-775-7911
William Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. The 334-acre park is situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac and provides an excellent opportunity to view a variety of wildlife on the outskirts of Cadillac. The park was officially dedicated in 1919. A historic canal connects the two lakes and runs directly through the park.

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.
Lakes Mitchell and Cadillac are noted as fine walleye fisheries. The 1,150-acre Lake Cadillac is an extremely popular attraction and anglers can expect good catches of perch, walleye, panfish and bass. The quarter-mile canal that connects the two lakes is a popular place for children to shore fish in the park, and in the evening, many fish for bullheads.

William Mitchell State Park is located near Cadillac
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The Heritage Nature Trail starts at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center and is about 2.5 miles in length. The trail is actually a study area that supports a variety of plants and wildlife, including whitetail deer, wild turkeys, beavers, great blue heron and other species of waterfowl. The trail is mostly a woodchip path with bridges and boardwalks for an easy hike around the wetland areas.

Trails in the park:

Mitchell-Heritage Nature Trail - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 26 by Margie
park review stars; one to five We decided to camp for the first time here last year and had so much fun. There are so many great activities for the kids and they love to be able to fish all day on the channel. We are excited and looking forward to going even longer this year! :)
December 2 The best place to camp by Kelsey
park review stars; one to five THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO CAMP(:
February 17 I love this place!
park review stars; one to five This campground has brought many good times to my family when i was a kid ,now i am glad i can share it with my family and my son. once a happy camper always a happy camper and you pass it on and on just like my parents did! Thanks for being there!
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Park is located 3 miles N. on M-115 from US 131.
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