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Straits State Park
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It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
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720 Church Street
St. Ignace, Michigan   49781
(lat:45.8551 lon:-84.7195) map location

Phone: 906-643-8620
Reservations: 800-447-2757
The park has 275 modern campsites that feature electricity, fire rings and picnic tables. Fifteen Straits-semi modern waterfront sites. There are four modern toilet buildings with showers, two sanitation stations. We have a view of the Mackinac Bridge and are 1/2 mile from the ferries that travel to and from Mackinac Island. The Soo Locks and Tahquamenon Falls are just one hour away and the Father Marquette Memorial is located in the Straits State Park.
Nature of the Area
I-75 North to US 2 east to Church St. South 1/4 mile to park.
History of the Area
Straits State Park is located on Church Street, in the City of St. Ignace, south of US-2. Within the park is a picnic area and an observation platform overlooking the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac. Straits State Park was established in 1924.

The Father Marquette Memorial is located in the Straits State Park. It tells the story of Father Jacques Marquete and the meeting of French and Native American cultures in the 17th-century deep in the North American interior. Please allow about one hour to visit the national memorial, the interpretative trail and panoramic views of the Mackinac Bridge.
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.
Straits-Group Use Area(906) 643-8620 2 site(s)Group Use Area, Modern Restrooms

Straits-Modern(800) 447-2757 255 site(s)Campsites with 50 amp Service, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms

Straits-Semi Modern Waterfront(800) 447-2757 15 site(s)Modern Restrooms

A hiking trail runs through the park. One end, has a viewing platform with an overlook of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge. The other end has a different view of the Mackinac Bridge.

Trails in the park:

Straits-Main Trail - 1 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
Area Attractions
Mackinac Island is the featured attraction in the area located four miles across Lake Huron. There are three ferry lines servicing to the island. There are gift shops and restaurants in St. Ignace. Many campers leave their trailers at the park and make day trips up to Tahquamenon Falls (80 miles) and to the Soo Locks (50 miles). St. Ignace is known for its antique auto show on the last weekend in June and the Labor Day Bridge Walk held every Labor Day on the Mackinac Bridge. The nearest boat launch is in downtown St. Ignace, 1/2 mile away. Fishing is allowed on the shore of Lake Huron, with the best fishing located west of the Mackinac Bridge. The water is too shallow in front of the park for good shore fishing.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 23 View by Jane_M
park review stars; one to five Great view. Bathrooms clean. Showers hot, but spray everywhere including dry clothes. Sites a bit too close and uneven. Close to amenities
June 10 by James_O
park review stars; one to five
June 29 Camping by Louis_L_
park review stars; one to five This was the worst camp ground , we booked 3 months ahead of time , told them the size of our trailer, they gave us a tent sight and said take it or leave, everything else was booked after complaining we got nowhere
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