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Cheboygan State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,250 acres (510 ha) on the shores of Lake Huron in Cheboygan County, Michigan, United States.[3] The state park offers views of the Fourteen Foot Shoal Light and the remains of the 1859 Cheboygan Point Light plus a distant view of the Poe Reef Light, some six miles to the northeast.[4]

Cheboygan State Park
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Map showing the location of Cheboygan State Park
Map showing the location of Cheboygan State Park
Location in Michigan
LocationBenton Township
Cheboygan County, Michigan
Nearest cityCheboygan, Michigan
Coordinates45°39′00″N 84°24′30″W / 45.65000°N 84.40833°W / 45.65000; -84.40833Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 84°24′30″W / 45.65000°N 84.40833°W / 45.65000; -84.40833 [1]
Area1,250 acres (510 ha)
Elevation587 feet (179 m) [1]
Established1962 [2]
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteCheboygan State Park

Activities and amenitiesEdit

The park offers swimming, fishing on Duncan Bay and Little Bill Elliot Creek, a carry-in boat launch, picnicking facilities, campsites, cabins and lodge, metal detecting, and hunting. Park trails ranging in length from one-half mile to one and three-quarters miles are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and cross-country skiers. Trails both skirt Lake Huron and plunge into the more remote interior areas.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cheboygan State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Terry Pepper (December 2, 2007). "Cheboygan Main Light Station". Seeing the Light. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2016. "The Federal Bureau of Recreation conducted a survey of Michigan's coastline for possible State Parks in 1956, and designated Lighthouse Point as part of its proposed "Poe Reef State Park Site." In 1958, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources built the Duncan Bay State Forest Campground on thirteen acres at Duncan Bay Beach, all of which was combined to become the current 1,200-acre Cheboygan State Park in 1962."
  3. ^ a b "Cheboygan State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Poe Reef Lighthouse". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved May 26, 2011.

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