CHEBOYGAN STATE PARK
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.
Rare wildflowers abound along the shoreline trails.
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
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
Modern facilities are available here, located at the site of the old campground.
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.
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.
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.
Cheboygan State Park is located near Cheboygan
Picnic tables and fire pits/grills.
Nearly seven miles of trails on Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Green trail loops are shared with hikers.
Several well-marked trails provide expansive winter vistas of the Lake Huron shoreline and inland natural areas.
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
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.
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.