VAN RIPER STATE PARK
Van Riper State Park contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose!
In 1985 and 1987, 59 moose were transplanted from Algonquin National Park in Ontario, Canada, to a release site six miles north of the park. The herd has grown considerably with the birth of new calves each year. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of one of these majestic animals. An information center within the park has pictures and information on the transplant and the story of Moose Life I and II told on video.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT
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One-half mile of sandy beach located on the east end of Lake Michigamme.
Lake Michigamme is one of the top walleye lakes in the Upper Peninsula and also produces fine catches of bass, perch, trout, northern pike and muskellunge. Improved woods roads also provide access to many streams, lakes and the great forest which lies to the north of the park.