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Indian Lake State Park is a public recreation area covering 847 acres (343 ha) in Schoolcraft County on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The state park is made up of two units that are three miles apart, one on the south shore of Indian Lake, one on the west shore.[2]

Indian Lake State Park
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View of Indian Lake from the boat launch
Map showing the location of Indian Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Indian Lake State Park
Location in Michigan
LocationUpper Peninsula, Schoolcraft County, Michigan USA
Nearest cityManistique, Michigan
Coordinates45°56′38″N 86°19′54″W / 45.94389°N 86.33167°W / 45.94389; -86.33167Coordinates: 45°56′38″N 86°19′54″W / 45.94389°N 86.33167°W / 45.94389; -86.33167 [1]
Area847 acres (343 ha)
Elevation630 feet (190 m) [1]
Governing bodyMichigan Department of Natural Resources
WebsiteIndian Lake State Park


Acquisition of the south shore site occurred in 1932; acquisition of the west shore site occurred in 1939, with development beginning there in 1965.[2] Members of the Civilian Conservation Corps and WPA developed the south shore site in the 1930s, building a log bath house[3] and a 40-by-80-foot limestone picnic shelter[4] that is still in use.[5]

Activities and amenitiesEdit

The park offers swimming, boating, hiking, picnicking, and camping.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Indian Lake State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c "Indian Lake State Park". Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Construction projects at Indian Lake and Ludington state parks". Michigan History Center. October 8, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Roger L. Rosentreter (October 8, 2014). "Roosevelt's Tree Army: Michigan's Civilian Conservation Corps". Michigan History Center. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Roosevelt's Tree Army" (PDF). The Mitten. Michigan History Magazine. March 2003. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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