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Yankee Springs Recreation Area

Three special points of interest in Yankee Springs are: Devils Soupbowl, a glacially carved kettle formation, Graves Hill Overlook and The Pines. The park has mountain biking, horseback riding trails, fishing piers, beaches and nine lakes for fishing and lots of winter activities.
Slideshow of Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Main Number: (269) 795-9081 | TTY Number (text): 711 (Michigan Relay Center)
2104 S. Briggs Road
Middleville 49333 County: Barry
Google Map of Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Driving Directions: Written Driving Directions
  • Recreational Pass Not Required
  • Approx Size: 5200 Acres
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Categorized as: State Park
  • Total Number of Sites: 0
Offering: RUSTIC MODERN
Area Information: For more information about the Long Lake Outdoor Center and Cabin Rentals, please visit www.longlakeoutdoorcenter.com.

Facilities at Yankee Springs Recreation Area

Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills: Fire pits/grills available.
Picnic Shelter(s): Shelters can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting www.midnrreservations.com.
Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.:
Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.: Launch sites are available on Deep Lake and from the day-use area of Gun Lake. Non-accessble launch sites are located at Payne Lake, Hall Lake, Williams Lake, Long Lake, and a remote access site at McDonald Lake.
Beach:
Lodges, mini cabins, camper cabins and rustic cabins:
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Electrical Service:
Flush toliets and showers.:
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Activities at Yankee Springs Recreation Area

Fishing in the Parks: Learn more about fishing at Fishing in the Parks, a free educational program.
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.
Mountain Biking: The 12-mile Mountain Biking Trail, which includes a four-mile loop of the Deep Lake Trail, leads through some of the most rugged hills in the area. See trail listings for additional information.
Fishing: A barrier-free fishing pier provides access to the Gun Lake Channel.
Hiking: See additional information about specific hiking trails. The Gun Lake Trail is the only trail that meets federal accessability standards. The North Country Trail includes six miles within the recreation area. This national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes more than 1,500 miles in Michigan.
Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.:
Swimming:
Designated Watchable Wildlife Site: The Wildlife Viewing Guide is now on line at www.michigan.gov/miwildlifeviewing.
Alcohol Restrictions Apply: Alcohol is prohibited in the Gun Lake day-use areas from April 15 through Labor Day. Alcohol also is prohibited from the Deep Lake campground, bicycle parking lot and boating access site at all times.
Hunting: About 3500 of the areas 5200 acres are open to hunting during regular, established hunting seasons. In addition, the Recreation Area is adjacent to the 13,000 acre Barry State Game Area which is managed primarily as a wildlife and hunting area. Wildlife is abundant, with deer and waterfowl hunting being the most popular. Small game hunting is primarily for rabbit, squirrel, woodcock and ruffed grouse. The wild turkey population is also becoming very well established. There are nine lakes within the State Recreation Area boundaries with all but two open to waterfowl hunting.
Cross Country Ski: The wide diversity of terrain attracts skiers from the first timer to the expert.
Equestrian:
Michigan State Park Explorer Program: Learn more about the natural features and resources located in this park with the Outdoor Explorer Program.

Trails at Yankee Springs Recreation Area

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Recreation Passport Required
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Recreation Passport Required
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Campgrounds at Yankee Springs Recreation Area


Campground: Yankee Springs Deep Lake-Rustic

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $13
  • Total Number of Sites: 120
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: RUSTIC
60 sites at Deep Lake Rustic Campground are now site-standard reservable.

Activities & Facilities at Yankee Springs Deep Lake-Rustic

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Trails at Yankee Springs Deep Lake-Rustic

Yankee-Springs-Deep Lake Trail: 4.00 miles


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ADA accessible: No
Recreation Passport Required
Park Trail

Campground: Yankee Springs Gun Lake-Modern

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $26
  • Total Number of Sites: 200
  • Camp Site Map
  • ADA accessible
  • Offering: MODERN
  • Latitude: 42.61984415347737

Activities & Facilities at Yankee Springs Gun Lake-Modern

Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.: This is open to registered campers only.
Electrical Service:
Flush toliets and showers.: Flush toilets and showers.

Trails at Yankee Springs Gun Lake-Modern

Yankee Springs-Long Lake Trail: 5.00 miles


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ADA accessible: No
Recreation Passport Required
Park Trail

Yankee Springs-Sassafras Nature Trail: 1.00 miles


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ADA accessible: No
Recreation Passport Required
Park Trail

Yankee Springs-Gun Lake Trail: .50 miles


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ADA accessible: Yes
Recreation Passport Required
Park Trail

Campground: Yankee Springs-Equestrian

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $18
  • Total Number of Sites: 25
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: RUSTIC EQUESTRIAN

Activities & Facilities at Yankee Springs-Equestrian

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Campground: Yankee Springs-Group Use Area

  • Camper Fee Per Night: Contact the park
  • Total Number of Sites: 0
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: RUSTIC

Activities & Facilities at Yankee Springs-Group Use Area

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Campground: Yankee Springs-Crane House Cabin

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $70/night
  • Total Number of Sites: 1
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: CABINS
  • Latitude: 42.635853052099094

This cabin is called Jee-Jak Wigwam or the Crane House. It is part of the historic Chief Noonday Outdoor Center that was originally constructed in 1939 and named after the Ottawa chieftain, Newegua Geezig. The new name for the cabin was chosen by the Gun Lake band of Potawatomi Indians. Cabin sleeps 8.

The cabin will sleep eight persons on wooden bunk beds, has electricity, a refrigerator, microwave, table, chairs, outdoor fire circle and picnic table. A large stone fireplace is part of the cabin and visitors can use it from inside or outside. A vault toilet is located near-by and parking is adjacent to the facility.



Campground: Yankee Springs-Deer Lodge

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $70/night
  • Total Number of Sites: 1
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: SEMI-MODERN
  • Latitude: 42.635853052099094
This 30x20 cabin features a sleeping area with bunk beds for up to 8 people. Enjoy the comforts of home with a dining table and chairs, benches, lamps, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, ceiling fan and fireplace. Please bring linens and kitchen supplies. Visitors can also enjoy the great outdoors during their stay, with an included picnic table and fire ring outside, and a short 30-yard walk to the lake. Lodge is located 100 feet from vault toilets and 2 - 2.5 milies from a water supply.








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