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Craig Lake State Park

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Nearest city  Nestoria, Michigan
Website  Official website
Area  10.91 mi² (28.26 km²)
Phone  +1 906-339-4461
Craig Lake State Park
Location  Spurr Township Baraga County, Michigan
Governing body  Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Address  851 County Road Ake, Champion, MI 49841, USA
Management  Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Similar  Bewabic State Park, Baraga State Park, Onaway State Park, Wells State Park, Twin Lakes State Park

Discovering a trip into craig lake state park part 1

Craig Lake State Park is a remote state park in the state of Michigan. Located in Baraga County on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this 6,983-acre (28.26 km2) tract of wilderness was at one time owned by the Miller Brewing family. By the late 1960s, it was acquired by the state of Michigan.


The land contains several lakes accessible only by foot or paddle. It offers fishing and beautiful scenery.

Rustic camping is available to those who are willing to hike in along the many backpacking trails.

Craig Lake was rehabilitated by youth volunteers in the mid-1970s. At that time, access to the area was even more restrictive than now, requiring transit of miles of rocky trails barely traversable by jeep. One of the many tasks assigned to the volunteers involved building steps in trails with wood logs preserved in a fungicide commonly used at the time, which is no longer in use. Less than one year after exposure during his time as a volunteer,

Discovering craig lake state park part 2

Facilities and activitiesEdit

  • Hunting: The park is open to hunting from mid-September until the end of March.
  • Hiking: Trails are rugged. An eight-mile (13 km) loop encompasses Craig Lake. The park also has a 7.5-mile (12.1 km) stretch of the North Country National Scenic Trail.
  • Cross-country skiing: Trails are ungroomed.
  • Fishing: Muskellunge and northern pike are found in Craig Lake, pan fish in Teddy Lake.
  • Snowmobiling
  • References

    Craig Lake State Park Wikipedia

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