TAWAS POINT STATE PARK
Tawas Point is located off US-23, 2.5 miles southeast of East Tawas on Tawas Beach Road. It is just over an hour drive from the Tri-Cities and only three hours from the Detroit area. The park contains 183 acres situated on the end of a sand spit that forms Tawas Bay. It has been referred to as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." The campground is located on Tawas Bay where the water is shallow and warm for swimming. Located within the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse. Although it has been remodeled several times, the station serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station built on the Great Lakes. Metal detecting area. Tawas Point State Park now has a new camper cabin located on Tawas Bay, the cabin sleeps six. It has two bedrooms, each with its own set of bunk beds, a fold out couch and cot in the living room/kitchen area. The living room/kitchen comes equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, shelves for storing your dishes and supplies, a counter with stools, and a vacuum cleaner. Outside the cabin are a couple of Adirondack chairs for watching the bay, a fire pit, picnic table, and a large grill. Visitors will need to bring bedding, dishes and cooking gear.
Tawas Point is a stop over point for hundreds of species of migratory birds, and it is a favorite spot for many bird watchers from all over the midwest.
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
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The park offers two-miles of sandy beach. The campground beach located on Tawas Bay offers warm shallow water. The day-use beach is located on the Lake Huron side of the point and offers a designated swimming area. Pets are prohibited on all beaches located in the park.
Tawas Bay has perch, walleye, brown trout, lake trout, northern pike, bass, coho and chinook salmon. In 1987 a limestone reef was constructed in Tawas Bay, and it has helped to make the Bay one of the best fishing areas around. The reef is 800 feet long and 25 feet wide. It is located along the northern side of the bay and provides a natural habitat for smaller bait fish, which in turn attracts larger predator fish. Since the construction of the reef, fishermen have found greater success in the walleye, pike, perch and smallmouth bass fishing. In the spring and fall.