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Michigan State Parks, Muskallonge Lake, Tahquamenon Falls

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Muskallonge Lake State Park  - This is a lake that you can do some "big lake" paddling on. Over 700 acres in size, Muskallonge Lake is a shallow lake with clear, pure water. Definitely one of the best lakes around for overall recreational enjoyment. If you like fishing, Muskallonge Lake has northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, perch, and panfish. Finding a campsite here is usually no problem, as there are 170 sites available; but just to be on the safe side you should call ahead to reserve a site at (906) 658-3338. You can get to Muskallonge Lake by following M-123 past Newberry about 4 miles, then turn left on Co Rd. 407 (4 mile corner). Follow Co Rd. 407 past Deer Park until you reach Muskallonge Lake State Park on your left. Lake Superior is located right across the road for some real "big lake" paddling (calm days only)! ​

Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Home to the majestic Upper Tahquamenon Falls, and the more tranquil and picturesque Lower Falls, the Tahquamenon Falls State Park encompasses 40,000 acres of wilderness. Canoeing opportunities abound within the park, from paddling around one of the many wilderness lakes, to an all day trek from the Lower Falls to the Rivermouth. 2 campgrounds are located on the Tahquamenon River within the park; the Rivermouth Campground, and the Lower Falls Campground.There is a beach area  at the Rivermouth Campground from which to take your canoe or kayak for a paddle in either direction. At the Lower Falls Campground you can take your canoe down to the bottom of the falls by a boat ramp located near the falls. Also, a nice place to paddle if you're a real wilderness buff would be the Betsy Lake area. This chain of 3 lakes (Betsy, Clark, and Sheepshead) are walk-in and portage only, and have recently been updated with a primitive campsite(fee required). If you love the wilderness you should check out this area. The Tahquamenon Falls Rivermouth Campground is located 5 miles south of Paradise on M-123 at the mouth of the Tahquamenon River. The Lower Falls Campground is located about 10 miles west of Paradise on M-123. If you require more details about Tahquamenon Falls State Park, call  the Park Headquarters at (906) 492-3415. 

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