Baraga State Park

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location = Michigan, USA
nearest_city = Baraga, Michigan
lat_degrees = 46
lat_minutes = 45
lat_seconds = 14
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 88
long_minutes = 31
long_seconds = 1
long_direction = W
area = convert|56|acre|km2
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governing_body = Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Baraga State Park is a convert|56|acre|km2|adj=on state park in Baraga County, Michigan. The park is about 1/4 mile (400 m) south of Baraga, Michigan along US-41 on Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. The park bears the name of Bishop Frederic Baraga. The Bishop Baraga Shrine is nearby. [cite web| url = http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=408| title = ParkList - Baraga State Park| accessdate = 2006-07-10] The park has modern restrooms from mid-May to the end of October.

Facilities and activities

*Playground
*Hiking
*Cross-country skiing on ungroomed trails
*Fishing. Pike, trout, perch and salmon are available in local streams and in Lake Superior.
*Picnicking
**Picnic Area
**Picnic Shelter. A pavilion located in the campground serves as a covered picnic shelter for campers and is the location of many park events. This picnic shelter offeres electrical outlets and lights for evening programs.
*Camping. Camping is available at 116 grassy sites or in the park's minicabin.
*Metal Detecting - 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. [http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/RecreationCamping/metal-maps/baraga.PDF Use 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.

References

External links

* [http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=408 Baraga State Park - Michigan DNR]
* [http://sea.unep-wcmc.org/wdpa/sitedetails.cfm?siteid=80381&level=nat World Database on Protected Areas - Baraga State Park]


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