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Two great state parks
 Indian Lake and Palms Book
  By John Pepin
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Combined, these two state parks offer visi-
In southern Schoolcraft County lie two fantas- tic Michigan state parks, each situated along the shores of the Upper Peninsula’s fourth-largest lake – the 8,400-acre Indian Lake, which is located north of Thompson and west of Man- istique.
tors beautiful scenery, places for picnicking, camping, ice cream and star gazing, boating, kayaking and fishing, hiking, swimming and beachcombing. Visitors are also well within range for a day trip from here to Fayette Historic State Park in neighboring Delta County.
Indian Lake State Park – which is divided into a south and a west unit – offers a total of 217 campsites. Palms Book State Park, located 15 minutes away, along the northwest corner of the lake, is home to Michigan’s largest free-flowing
Though large, Indian Lake is shallow with a maximum depth of 18 feet, with almost all the lake measuring 15 feet deep or less. Once referred to as “M’O’Nositique Lake,” Indian Lake measures 6 miles north to south and 3 miles across.
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