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Indian Lake State Park

Indian Lake State Park is located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six miles long and three miles wide. According to 1850 surveyor records, Native Americans lived in log cabins near the outlet of the lake.
Main Number: (906) 341-2355 | TTY Number (text): 711 (Michigan Relay Center)
8970 W County Road 442
Manistique 49854 County: Schoolcraft
Google Map of Indian Lake State Park
Driving Directions: US 2 to Thompson, take M 149 N.3 miles to CR 442, go E. 1/2 mile to park
  • Recreational Pass Not Required
  • Approx Size: 847 Acres
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Categorized as: State Park
  • Total Number of Sites: 0
Area Information: The area around Indian Lake State Park is a playground for the sportsman and outdoor recreationist. The Hiawatha National Forest and Lake Superior State Forest offer unlimited opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross- country skiing and berry picking. The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a favorite with bird watchers and other wildlife lovers. The mouth of the Thompson Creek and the Manistique River are hot spots for salmon and steelhead fishing in season. Thompson State Fish Hatchery is only two miles from the park and is open weekdays for viewing 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Facilities at Indian Lake State Park

Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.:
Beach House - Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers.:
Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.: Indian Lake has a maximum depth of 18 feet with about 90 percent of the lake with less than 15 feet deep. It is best suited for smaller boats.
Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills: Fire pits/grills available.
Picnic Shelter(s): Two picnic shelters are available for rent, one being ADA accessible. The shelters can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting
Electrical Service:
Mini Cabin:
Flush toliets and showers.:
Many sanitation stations are seasonal, so contact the park to check availability.:
Some Campsites with 50 amp Service:

Activities at Indian Lake State Park

Swimming: The clean sandy beaches and shallow water make swimming a fun way to spend the day.
Michigan State Park Explorer Program: Learn more about the natural features and resources located in this park with the Outdoor Explorer Program.
Fishing: Perch, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, rock bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, sturgeon and brown trout have been fished from Indian Lake.
Hiking: A variety of hiking opportunities are available. One section near the lake is paved and ADA accessible.
Metal Detecting Areas: Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
Canoe/Kayak Rental:
Cross Country Ski:

Trails at Indian Lake State Park

Phone: (906) 842-3341
Not ADA accessible
Recreation Passport Required
Park Trail

Campgrounds at Indian Lake State Park

Campground: Indian Lake South-Modern

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $25 (50A), $23 (20/30A), $17 (no electric)
  • Total Number of Sites: 145
  • Camp Site Map
  • ADA accessible

Activities & Facilities at Indian Lake South-Modern

Electrical Service:
Mini Cabin: Each mini-cabin sleeps four people in bunk beds with mattresses. Bedding is not provided. Outdoor cooking grill, fire circle and picnic table are provided.
Flush toliets and showers.:
Some Campsites with 50 amp Service:

Campground: Indian Lake West-Semi-Modern

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $17, $13 (off-season)
  • Total Number of Sites: 72
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: SEMI-MODERN

Activities & Facilities at Indian Lake West-Semi-Modern

Electrical Service:
Vault Toilet:

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