Craig Lake State Park
Craig Lake State Park is the most remote in Michigan’s state park system, spanning more than 9,700 acres in Baraga and Marquette counties.
The park is home to hike-in backcountry campsites (reservations only), yurts, rustic cabins, many miles of trail, including the North Country Trail, six lakes, and a variety of wildlife. Visitors may be lucky enough to see the elusive moose that spend their spring, summer and fall seasons within the park.
The park's rugged and natural beauty can make access into the park somewhat challenging. Vehicles with high-ground clearance and four-wheel drive are strongly recommended due to the rocky conditions of the road.
In 2022, the U.P. Land Conservancy gifted nearly 1,300 acres of pristine highlands wilderness to the park, which includes three parcels that made up the conservancy’s Peshekee Headwaters Nature Preserve along the eastern edge of the park.
Before visiting a state park, boating site or trail, it’s always a good idea to check the latest closures due to weather-related events, planned improvement projects and repairs. Visit Michigan.gov/DNRClosures.
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