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Leelanau State Park
is a 1350 acres (5.5 km²) state park
State parks are parks or other protected areas managed at the federated state level within those nations which use "state" as a political subdivision. State parks are typically established by a state to preserve a location on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or recreational...
located on the Leelanau Peninsula
The Leelanau Peninsula is a peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that extends about from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan into Lake Michigan. Leelanau County encompasses the entire peninsula. It is often referred to as the "little finger" of the mitten-shaped lower peninsula.Sleeping Bear Dunes...
in Leelanau County
-History:The county's name is said to be a Native American word meaning "delight of life", but it is a neologism made up by Indian agent and ethnographer Henry Schoolcraft, who sometimes gave the name "Leelinau" to Native American women in his tales. He created many faux Indian place names in...
Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake"....
. 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 52 campsites, 2 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 Michigan Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the state of Michigan charged with maintaining natural resources such as state parks, state forests, and recreation areas. It is governed by a director appointed by the Governor and accepted by the Natural Resources Commission...
The whole Leelanau Peninsula is wine-making country. The surrounding waters moderate the temperature, while glacial deposits provide good grape-growing soil conditions.
- Campground - 52 sites, 2 mini cabins
- Picnic area
- Picnic shelter - reservation required
Nearby Points of Interest
- Leelanau Peninsula American Viticultural Area
The Leelanau Peninsula AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Leelanau County, Michigan.This Michigan wine region includes all of Leelanau County, which forms a peninsula between Lake Michigan on the west and Grand Traverse Bay on the east. Being surrounded by water helps to moderate the...