Muskallonge Lake State Park
It’s mid-spring 2018 in the Upper Peninsula. As the Lake Superior East Water Trail coordinator, I am delivering signage that will be placed along our water trail access sites and blogging about access sites. The signage will coordinate with this website and our water trail map atlas.
Muskallonge Lake State Park is located approximately 30 miles north of the Village of Newberry on the shores of Lake Superior. If you are coming from the south, after crossing the Mackinac Bridge travel north along I-75 about 7 miles and take north Highway M-123 exit to reach Highway M-28.
At this M-123/M-28 Intersection head west to Newberry approximately 25 miles. Highway M-123 loops north/west and meets up to M-28 again. Take a right and head north on this second connection to M-123.
Look for County Road 407 (aka H-37) about 4 miles north of Newberry and turn left. This paved county road will take you to the shores of Lake Superior where you will find the campground.
At Muskallonge State Park look for the new Headquarters Building on the south side of the road to get local information. The shoreline has eroded so much this year, the stairway to Lake Superior has been closed for safety reasons. There is still a path to the shore at the overlook parking area.
As of May 7th, 2018 most ice has moved off the water, leaving an icy bank along the shore. The beach is strewn with large driftwood logs and there are lots of rocks. Before heading out on this Great Lake find out more about water temperatures here http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/twosuperiors.html and be prepared http://superiorpaddling.com/safe-cold-water-kayaking/.