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McLain State Park, Hancock

#32 of 64 in Nature in Upper Peninsula
Water Body · Hidden Gem · State Park
F.J. McLain State Park is a 443-acre (179 ha) public recreation area on the Keweenaw Peninsula in Houghton County, Michigan. The state park is located on M-203 halfway between Hancock and Calumet. It is about 10 miles (16 km) from each city. The park's offshore sights include sunsets over Lake Superior and the art deco–style Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light.
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  • We stopped in to see Lake Superior. Beautiful beach with sand and pebbles. It was calm when we were there. Water was beautiful and warm on a warm day in July. Very clean and not too crowded.  more »
  • Some nice vistas and short easy hikes. It's mostly a campground. But, a really nice one. Looked like it was a nice place to camp. There is a fee to bring your car in if you are from out of...  more »
  • Always love this park, I've been going since I was a child. New expansions look great! I love the short hikes through the woods and walking along the beach. Also nice short bike rides are great here. Bouldering out to the light house and swim in Superior!
  • This is an amazing park. It's close to almost every upper peninsula view you could want. Go here to camp if you're looking for that lake Superior sunset. I have to warn you about the gravel and paved campsites though. If you are "tenting it" you may want to call in advance to see which sites have grass.
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