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Van Riper State Park, Champion

#50 of 64 in Nature in Upper Peninsula
Must see · State Park · Park
Van Riper State Park contains 1,055 acres, one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north side of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose!
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  • This is a very busy campground - lots of people, kids, bikes, noisy campsites. We camped in the Modern Campground in site 115 which was very big, but most sites don't have any privacy between them...  more »
  • We had a great time at this park. I thought most of the lots were pretty big. We had our 30 foot camper along with our boat and two vehicles and still had a ton of room. The lake is huge and the...  more »
  • Van Riper is an absolutely wonderful State Park!!! It's a bit of a drive, being an hour past Marquette. But it's worth the extra drive. Bathrooms are nice, like most of Michigan's parks, but there a large beach here, so much room, trails, beautiful waterfalls in the area, very peaceful place to stay. Sites are all good size, flat, mostly grassy areas. Great local places to eat. We are at Moose Drop Inn. The owner makes everything from scratch. Make sure you find Grand Falls park. It's referred to as the Grand Canyon of Michigan. Easy trail. Maybe 20-25 nest of the park.
  • Really nice state park...good swimming. Great place for picnics. Restrooms n changing rooms available...which could use some maintenance and an update. Warrior Island and concession area. It's a good time !

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