Best national parks in Michigan

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Explore the most popular national parks in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Isle Royale National Park
Michigan
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The largest island in Lake Superior and one of two parks not accessible by road, this least-visited park is a site of isolation and wilderness. It has many shipwrecks, waterways, and hiking trails. The park also includes over 400 smaller islands and the waters up to 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from the island. There are only 20 mammal species and it is known for its wolf and moose relationship. From November 1 - April 15 annually, Isle Royale and its surrounding islands are closed to all visitors. Lake Superior waters are open to boaters. All islands reopen April 16. The Houghton Visitor Center remains open Monday - Friday all year. Fees: The park charges a $7 per person daily entrance fee to enter or remain within the park per calendar day. This includes the day you arrive and the day you depart the park. The Isle Royale Season Pass costs $60 and will cover up to 3 people traveling with the pass holder and up to 3 adults (16 and up) traveling with the pass holder (4 total) for all visits during the entire park season (April 16 through October 31). All Federal Recreation Passes (Annual, Military, Senior, Access, and Volunteer) are honored. Entrance fees will be waived for the pass holder and up to 3 adults (16 and up) traveling with the pass holder (4 total).Show more