MICHIGAN’S PREMIER STATE PARK
Harrisville State Park features a campground and day-use area nestled in a stand of pine and cedar trees along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville, which hosts many events. The park is also close to Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. The park is within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville. Established in 1921, it is one of Michigan’s oldest state parks.
The original park area consisted of six acres, much smaller than the current 107-acre size. It also offers a picnic area & pavilion, two mile trek hiking trail as well as non-groomed cross-country trails, and a metal detecting area. bicycle rental program. The trail is a three-quarter mile, paved multi-use trail leading out of the park, which connects to the remainder of the trail leading into the town of Harrisville. Pet friendly shoreline.
Harrisville State Park features 195 campground sites, one modern bathhouse, and two mini-cabins with electricity, a fire ring, and an outdoor grill. Each cabin is furnished with two sets of bunk beds and a table. The mini-cabins are designed to sleep four comfortably. Camping facilities are open from April 15 to November 1.
The Cedar Run Nature Trail is a 2-mile (3.2 km) trail that was cut through the forested areas of the park as early as 1945 and takes about 1 hour to walk. Other features include a swimming beach, beach house, picnic area, softball diamond, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, basketball court, children’s playground, and group shelter. The park does not offer any facilities for boating or fishing, with the exception of a carry-down beach access launch for kayaks and canoes. However, there is a boat ramp in Harrisville that allows direct access to Lake Huron.
The park hosts periodic community events, such as hunter education courses. The Harrisville State Park offers bike rentals, in coordination with the opening of the Alcona Heritage Route Multi-use Trail. The trail is a three-quarter mile paved, multi-use trail out of the park that connects to the trail to Harrisville.
248 State Park Road
Harrisville MI, 48740