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Leelanau State Park, Northport

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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.
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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