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Cheboygan State Park
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Beach at Cheboygan state Park and 14 Foot Shoal Light
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CHEBOYGAN STATE PARK
CHEBOYGAN STATE PARK
4490 Beach Road
Cheboygan, Michigan   49721

Phone: 231-627-2811
Reservations: 800-447-2757
The park is open all year for a variety of activities. It sits on the Straits of Mackinac, scenic Lake Huron beachfront and views of historic lighthouse ruins. Three rustic cabins available on the coastline along Lighthouse Point. 73 modern campsites that include electric. Bathroom and shower building, bathing beach and pavilion. Small and large mouth bass, pan fish, and northern pike can be caught in the Little Bill Elliot Creek which flows through the park. Metal Detection Area.
Nature of the Area
Rare wildflowers abound along the shoreline trails.
Passes
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.
Camping
Cheboygan Tepee(800) 447-27571 site(s)

Cheboygan-Group Use Area(231) 627-2811 Group Use Area, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet

Cheboygan-Modern(800) 447-275776 site(s)Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms, Tepee Rental

Cheboygan-Rustic Cabins(800) 447-27573 site(s)Cabins & Lodges, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Lodge
Modern facilities are available here, located at the site of the old campground.
Swimming
1. Cheboygan State Park offers a beautiful sandy beach for swimming on Lake Huron.
2. The park's designated swim area is marked with buoys.
3. Lifeguards are not provided, so swimmers should exercise caution and supervise children closely.
4. Swimming in the lagoon or other non-designated areas within the park is prohibited due to safety concerns.
5. Swimsuits must be worn while swimming; nudity isn't allowed at any time in public spaces of Michigan state parks.

Boating
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a boat launch available, allowing guests to bring and use their own watercrafts. Kayaking is also popular due to the calm waters surrounding the area. The lagoon provides an ideal spot for canoeing as well, with rental facilities nearby offering equipment hire services.
Fishing
Northern pike, small and large mouth bass and pan fish can be found in the Bay. Little Bill Elliot Creek, which flows through the park, is well known for its speckled brown trout.



Picnicking
Picnic tables and fire pits/grills.
Bicycling
Nearly seven miles of trails on Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Green trail loops are shared with hikers.
Cross-country Skiing
Several well-marked trails provide expansive winter vistas of the Lake Huron shoreline and inland natural areas.
Trails
Several well-marked trails allow hikers to see expansive vistas of the Lake Huron shoreline and inland natural areas.

Chebogan-Blue TrailTrail Length: 1.30 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Cheboygan-Black TrailTrail Length: 0.50 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Cheboygan-Green TrailTrail Length: 1.75 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Cheboygan-Red TrailTrail Length: 0.75 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking

Cheboygan-Yellow TrailTrail Length: 1.75 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Birding
Located in Michigan, the park offers birding opportunities with diverse species like warblers and waterfowl. Birdwatchers can explore various habitats including wetlands, forests, and Lake Huron shoreline. The park's trails provide excellent vantage points for spotting birds throughout different seasons.
Area Attractions
Cheboygan Point Light One of the main focal points of the park is the site of the Cheboygan Point Light. Visitors will find the foundation remains of this once operating lighthouse. In 1851, the Cheboygan Point Light was originally built on a pier in Lake Huron, but due to rough water and winter ice, it only lasted a few years. In 1859, it was rebuilt on the shore and was in operation until 1930 by the United States Lighthouse Service. It was at this time that the lighthouse and surrounding properties were conveyed to the State of Michigan for public park use.

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