Cheboygan State Park is located on the Straits of Mackinac, with miles of scenic Lake Huron beachfront and a total of 932 recreational acres. This Michigan State Park lies along the Huron Shores Heritage Route, featuring 200 miles of spectacular scenic views of Lake Huron on US-23. Cheboygan State Park is open year-round for a variety of activities. While at Cheboygan State Park, you are only a 30 minute drive away from Mackinac City where you can catch the ferry to charming Mackinac Island. Or head over the Mackinac Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the Western hemisphere at almost 5 miles long, and journey up into the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan. There isn’t a lack of beautiful scenery or fun outdoor activities at Cheboygan State Park! Plan your visit today!
- Modern Lodge $140/night, $945/week
- Tepees $35
- Modern $24, $17 in the off-season
- Rustic Cabins $70
The park has seven miles of trails that provide beautiful views of Lake Huron. Venture out on the 5.5-mile hike that begins and ends at the campground.
- Blue Trail, 1.30 (miles)
- Black Trail, 0.50 (miles)
- Green Trail, 1.75 (miles)
- Red Trail, 0.75 (miles)
- Yellow Trail, 1.75 (miles)
Visit Cheboygan State Park during the winter months for some exciting outdoor recreation. Set off on a beautiful and invigorating cross-country ski outing on one of several well-marked trails within the park.
Head out into Duncan Bay by boat to fish for Northern pike, small and large mouth bass, and pan fish. Maybe you’ll come home with dinner! Or stay on land and drop your line in Little Bill Elliot Creek, which flows through the park. This nice little creek is well known for its speckled brown trout.
Metal detecting is allowed in certain areas inside Cheboygan State Park. However it’s imperative that metal detecting is done in a fashion that does not damage the natural and cultural resources in the park or violate applicable state statutes. Consult the park’s map here for areas that are designated as metal detecting areas. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation if deemed necessary.
Bike the nearly seven miles of trails on Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Green trail loops that are shared with hikers. The trails range in length from .5 to 1.75 miles long.
Cheboygan Point Light
One attraction that draws visitors to Cheboygan State Park is the Cheboygan Point Light. Originally built on a pier in Lake Huron, the lighthouse could only withstand a few years of Michigan’s fierce waters and winter ice. It was rebuilt in 1859 on the shore and was in operation until 1930. The lighthouse and surrounding land were transferred from the United States Lighthouse Service to the State of Michigan for public park use in 1930.
From Cheboygan, go four miles east on US-23 to the park entrance on the left (north) side of the road.