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Type: State Park
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing

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Muskallonge Lake State Park is located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Muskallonge Lake and the area is well known for its forests, lakes and streams. Muskallonge Lake State Park was the former site of Deer Park, a lumbering town in the late 1880s, and prior to its lumbering history, an Indian encampment. Muskallonge Lake was a mill pond for millions of White Pine logs that were brought to it by railroad lines. By 1900, the virgin stands of pines were depleted, the mill was closed, and the lumbering operation moved away. All that remains as evidence of the lumbering community are piles of sawdust and a few partly submerged pine logs in the lake. The park was also the old site of a Coast Guard Life Saving Station.

Location Take M-123 North of Newberry for four miles to County Road 407. Follow 407 West for 24 miles.


From the Mackinac Bridge, continue north on I-75 to M 123 north. West on M-28 to M-123 North through Newberry to Co Road 407 west. 3 miles northwest on Newberry on County Road 407.

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Posted by: recreation2 and last modified on Jul 05, 2007 by thoos


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