National Parks in Michigan

Isle Royale National Park

Location: Houghton, MI

Explore a rugged, isolated island, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers. Here, amid stunning scenic beauty, you'll find opportunities for reflection and discovery, and make memories that last a lifetime.

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Keweenaw National Historical Park

Location: Calumet, MI

From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.

Fees: Keweenaw National Historical Park has no entrance fees. Exploring the Calumet Visitor Center is also free. Some of our Heritage Sites may charge a fee or request a donation. Contact a specific site for more information:

Hours Info: The Calumet Unit of Keweenaw NHP encompasses the Village of Calumet and part of Calumet Township. Park grounds (with the exception of private property and the Keweenaw Heritage Sites) are open to the public from sunrise to sunset. The Calumet Visitor Center at 98 Fifth Street has seasonal hours of operation.

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North Country National Scenic Trail

Location: Eight States - Vermont to North Dakota MI,MN,ND,NY,OH,PA,VT,WI

Come to the North Country. Trek the hills and valleys. Stand on the shores of lakes & streams from glaciers 10,000 years before. Clear-flowing water, red/gold of autumn, a fairyland of snow, open prairies, and distant horizons paint the land. Historic sites along the way tell how America settled and grew as a nation. From North Dakota to Vermont, adventure is never far away.

Fees: No fees are charged for hiking on the trail but fees may be required for parking, camping, or entrance at various sections along the trail.

Hours Info: The North Country Trail is generally open at all times and during all seasons. There may be area or seasonal closures at the discretion of the local land owner or manager. Please contact local managers or the North Country Trail Association at (616) 897-5987 x1 for the latest trail closures.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Location: Munising, Grand Marais, MI

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, deep forest, and wild shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The power of Lake Superior shapes the park's coastal features and affects every ecosystem, creating a unique landscape to explore. Hiking, camping, sightseeing, and four-season outdoor opportunities abound.

Hours Info: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is open year-round, 24 hours a day, though many roads are closed by snow in the winter.

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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Location: MI

River Raisin National Battlefield Park preserves, commemorates, and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath in Monroe and Wayne counties in SE Michigan. The Battle resulted in the greatest victory for Tecumseh’s American Indian confederation and the greatest defeat for the U.S. The resulting rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred support for the rest of the war.

Fees: Admittance to all outdoor areas of the Park are Free. To view our new Park Film "The Untold Legacy of the River Raisin in our new state of the art theater, there is a charge of $3.00 per person, $5.00 per couple or $10 per family (all from the same household). The fees are charged by the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation with proceeds benefiting visitor education and Interpretation and Battlefield preservation.

Hours Info: The Visitor Center, which includes the lobby area and the theater is Open and contains a diorama of the River Raisin Settlement, maps, ranger programs, basic park orientation, park store, passport stamp and Theater. Summer hours are 10am - 6pm daily, and Winter hours 10am - 5pm.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Location: Empire, MI

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. High dunes afford spectacular views across the lake. An island lighthouse, US Life-Saving Service stations, coastal villages, and picturesque farmsteads reflect the park’s rich maritime, agricultural, and recreational history.

Fees: Per private vehicle (valid for 1-7 days from date of purchase)

Hours Info: The Lakeshore is open 24 hours a day. Campgrounds, visitor centers, and facilities have separate hours, however, please see descriptions of those facilities elsewhere.

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National Parks in Michigan