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McLain State Park, Hancock

#32 of 64 in Nature in Upper Peninsula
Water Body · State Park
F.J. McLain State Park is a 443-acre (179 ha) public recreation area on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Houghton County, Michigan. The state park is located on M-203 halfway between Hancock and Calumet. It is about 10 miles (16 km) from each city. The park's offshore sights include sunsets over Lake Superior and the art deco–style Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light.
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  • This State Park is straight north of Hancock right at the mouth the Portage Ship Canal and Lake Superior. The park sits up on a bluff and you can park and walk to the edge of the bluff and look over....  more »
  • Stopped in as we were passing just to get a look at the lake. The woman at the booth, Madison, was very friendly and told us how to get to the lake and informed us she thought people were surfing as....  more »
  • Always love this park, I've been going since I was a child. New expansions look great! I love the short hikes through the woods and walking along the beach. Also nice short bike rides are great here. Bouldering out to the light house and swim in Superior!
  • This is an amazing park. It's close to almost every upper peninsula view you could want. Go here to camp if you're looking for that lake Superior sunset. I have to warn you about the gravel and paved campsites though. If you are "tenting it" you may want to call in advance to see which sites have grass.

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