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(photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
(photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

Indian Lake State Park — Manistique, Mich.

Step away from hustle and bustle of daily life
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
$23 to $25
  • 70%


This getaway in northern Michigan is a great way to take a step away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Tuck away your cell phone and get back in touch with nature. With miles of trails, beaches and water you will have no shortage of activities to keep you busy.

Whether you enjoy metal detecting, swimming, hunting or fishing, there are countless opportunities to partake in your favorite choice at Indian Lake Sate Park.

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  • Gorgeous beach within walking distance of the modern campground
  • 145 spacious, wooded sites to choose from
  • Some lakeside sites available
  • Modern facilities including flush toilets and hot showers
  • Long paved walking path that leads through campground
  • Very shallow and sandy swim area especially suited for young children
  • Indoor/outdoor log cabin clubhouse available for rent on first come, first served basis
  • 20-, 30-, 50-amp sites available to fit all needs
  • Dump station and fresh water fill available free of charge
  • Minimal fee for camping and entrance to Michigan state parks
  • Located just four miles from the city of Manistique which offers laundry services, fuel, grocery and restaurant options
  • Located just two miles from Thompson fish hatchery
  • Close to Palms Book State Park, home of Michigan’s largest fresh water spring
  • Mini cabins available for rent
  • Ranger-led programs available during peak camping season
  • Boat dock available for those wishing to bring motor boats or non-motorized boats to the campground
  • Great fishing


  • No water or sewer right at site
  • Mosquito and black flies can be very irritating in summer months
  • Very minimal cell phone and satellite signal

About Jen Holt

Jen Holt and her husband Drew are parents to two young kids and travel the country in their fifth wheel nicknamed Big Moosey. The Holts have a passion for the outdoors and love visiting National Parks. You can follow more about the Holts adventures at

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