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
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Leelanau State Park Reviews
Beutiful windy, but the view was magnificent. Firts time the older girls seen light houses. We made it just in time before the big storms, and high winds. Waves were really big more »
We paid a short visit to the light house in the state park. The staff were friendly (and offered up several recommendations for dining) and helpful. The museum was well laid out and the maritime... 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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