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McLain State Park
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18350 Highway M-203
Hancock, Michigan   49930

Phone: 906-482-0278
Reservations: 800-447-2757
On Lake Superior, 103 modern campsites and six mini cabins. Spectacular scenery, beautiful ice formations along the shore attract cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Terrain varies from flat open expanses to woods and hills. Two miles of sand beach, picnicking, playground, horseshoe pits, hiking and fitness trails, volleyball equipment.
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.
McLain-Modern(800) 447-2757 98 site(s)Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms

McLain-Rustic Cabin(800) 447-2757 0 site(s)Cabins & Lodges, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
Two miles of Lake Superior shoreline provide a sandy beach for swimming, rockcombing and wind surfing.

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Horseshoe pits are also available at both picnic areas. Fire pits/grills available. Two of the park's picnic shelters have fireplaces and all three shelters have large grills available for cooking. For reservations contact the park. There are two locations of playground equipment aswell.
McLain-Hiking/Ski Trail Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Cross-country Skiing
Trails are groomed. Snow shoeing is also a popular activity at McLain State Park.
Nature Programs
Michigan State Park Explorer Program:

Learn more about the natural features and resources located in this park with the Outdoor Explorer Program.
Area Attractions
The park's location between Calumet and Hancock makes a fine base for visitors to visit attractions such as abandoned shafthouses, tram cars, "poor rock" piles and ghost towns. Visitors of the Keweenaw are invited to explore the newly created "Keweenaw National Historic Park," which has preserved relics from the days when "Copper was King!"

The Keweenaw Waterway Lighthouse is located near the park and one of the attractions of the area.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 9 Goodness gracious great ball of fire by terry
park review stars; one to five Spectacular sunsets , quiet during school days, nice camping buffer on outer rim, dog beach , lighthouse ,nice trail loop on Bear lake
March 7 Favorite Michigan park by cars
park review stars; one to five Incredibly beautiful. My husband and I fell in love at this park over 30 years ago. Have been back many times since. Love it.
September 29 Great Park by Nicole
park review stars; one to five My family used to camp here all the time when I was a child, and now my husband and I camp there too. Its got everything; beaches, trails, great sites, showers, etc...
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From US 41 in Hancock take Hwy M-203 9 miles north to park entrance.

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Michigan State Parks