BURT LAKE STATE PARK
Burt Lake State Park is located at the heart of the inland waterway, where Burt Lake and the Sturgeon River converge. The park consists of about 400 acres which include 306 modern campsites with 4 toilet/shower buildings, a day use area with beach for swimming or shoreline fishing, rentable picnic shelter, a youth organizational campground. The campground is closed November through April. An overlook tower and picnic area, and a boat launch with a skid pier and car/trailer parking. One mile hiking trail is marked within the park. No bicycles, horses, or motorized vehicles allowed on the trail. Cross-County ski trails are non-groomed.
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
Burt Lake-Group Use Area(231) 238-9392Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Burt Lake-Modern(800) 447-2757306 site(s)Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
1. Burt Lake State Park offers a sandy beach for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are not on duty, so swim at your own risk.
3. The park provides restrooms and changing facilities near the beach area.
4. Swimming is allowed during daylight hours only in designated areas of the lakefront.
5. Children should be supervised while swimming due to varying water depths and conditions.
Burt Lake is at the heart of the Inland Waterway, a series of navigable rivers and lakes that stretch for 38 miles from Crooked Lake to Lake Huron.
Shoreline fishing is available on the northern boundry of the park along the Sturgeon River. Walleye, trout, bass, bluegill, perch, pike and other species of pan fish can be found in Burt Lake.
Burt Lake State Park is located near Cheboygan, Petoskey
Picnic tables and fire pits/grills.
One picnic shelter for rent. For reservations contact the park.
A one-mile hiking trail is marked within the park. No bicycles, horses or motorized vehicles are allowed on this trail.
Burt Lake-Foot Trail Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Burt Lake-Inland Waterway Trail Length: 38.00 (Miles)Boat Launch, Swimming, Vault Toilet
Cycling enthusiasts can explore the park's 2,000 acres on bike. However, there are no dedicated biking trails available.
While cycling is permitted throughout the area, it should be done with caution due to mixed traffic conditions.
Riders must share roads and pathways with pedestrians and motor vehicles which may pose safety risks if not careful.
The terrain varies from flat surfaces to gentle slopes so cyclists of all levels need to exercise care while riding.
During peak season or weekends, high visitor numbers could make bicycling more challenging within this location.
Remember that helmets are strongly recommended for everyone engaging in any form of cycling activity here.
Night-time biking isn't advisable as lighting around the park is limited; visibility issues might arise after sunset.
The world's largest "Cross in the Woods" is located near the park. Historic Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are about 30 miles north on I-75. Hiking, cross-country skiing, ORV and snowmobiling trails are located nearby, along with many golf courses and restaurants.
From I 75 take exit 310 turn left on M-68, then left at light onto Old 27 Hwy. Park is 1/2 mile South on right side.