Leelanau State Park is a 1740acre state park located on the Leelanau Peninsula in Leelanau County, Michigan. The park encompasses the entire tip of the peninsula and features both a day-use area and campground.Put Leelanau State Park into our Northport online visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Northport.
The day-use area has a small playground and features the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum as well as a picnic pavilion. The campground is rustic and heavily wooded. It features 51 campsites, 3 mini cabins and vault toilets. There are 8.1 miles of hiking and skiing trails. The camping area is open May 25 to November 4 and is operated and maintained by the Department of Natural Resources.
The whole Leelanau Peninsula is wine-making country. The surrounding waters moderate the temperature, while glacial deposits provide good grape-growing soil conditions.
Campground - 51 sites, 3 mini cabins Lighthouse Picnic area Picnic shelter - reservation required Playground
Cross-country skiing Hiking Hunting Swimming
Leelanau Peninsula American Viticultural Area
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We bought the required day pass to enter the park, but balked at the additional $5 per person to enter the lighthouse! Wandered around the area checking out the views of lake from all sides, then... more »
We drive up to Leelanau State Park whole checking out some wineries. We walked around the lighthouse and check out the water. There isn’t a beach by the lighthouse. There were some rustic campsites... more »
The water level has changed the park quite a bit! Used to be able to walk a trail to a beach, but both the trail and the beach are gone! They did a good job of redirecting and making it work! The people are nice, it's well kept (the bathrooms got a little rank, but it was a holiday weekend, so it's to be expected for a rustic campground). Prices are reasonable and very nice to have so many amenities like wood, ice, and a gift shop at a rustic state park.
Absolutely beautiful scenery! Even the drive out there was fantastic! The one thing worth noting is that bathrooms available for use are outhouses. We had beautiful breezy weather. We enjoyed a walk along the water and breathing a little fresh air.
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