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851 County Road AKE Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Champion, MI 49814 Approximate Size: 1055 (Acres)
Phone Number: (906) 339-4461 Unit Map
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BikingCross Country Ski
FishingHiking
HuntingMetal Detecting
Michigan State Park Explorer ProgramSnowmobiling
SwimmingWatchable Wildlife
BeachBeach House
Boat LaunchCabins & Lodges
Concession/ StoreElectrical Service
Group Use AreaMini Cabin
Picnic AreaPicnic Shelter
PlaygroundRustic Site
Sandy BeachSanitation Station
Van Riper-Camper Cabin
(800) 447-2757
1 site(s), $80/Night
 
Van Riper-Modern
(800) 447-2757
147 site(s), $23/$21
Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Playground, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service
 
Van Riper-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
40 site(s), $12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Van Riper-Rustic Cabin
(800) 447-2757
0 site(s), $60
Cabins & Lodges, Vault Toilet
 
Van Riper-Main Trail
Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Van Riper-Miners Loop
Trail Length: 0.25 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Van Riper-Old Wagon Road Trail
Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Van Riper-Overlook Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Hiking
 
Van Riper-River Trail
Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
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!

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Van Riper is located in an area rich in scenic, historic and recreational sites. It is only a few miles east of the park where iron ore was first discovered in the Lake Superior region in 1845. Evidence of early mining ventures of almost a century ago can be seen along several miles of good foot trails that wander through the hills on the north side of the highway. A fine scenic overlook of Lake Michigamme is found along these trails. Open pit mines are still operating in the general area and the Iron Industry Museum located in Negaunee is well worth a visit.

Van Riper State Park is located 35 miles west of Marquette on US-41. This 1,044 acre park contains one-half mile of frontage on the east end of Lake Michigamme with a fine sand beach. The water temperature is generally moderate -- a pleasant change from Lake Superior temperatures. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River.

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