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cracks in the underlying limestone.
Early proponent of the spring John I. Bellaire
Cool day trips from here include the nature drive and other wildlife viewing opportunities at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, history and ghost hunting at the Seul Choix Point Light- house, shops and restaurants in Manistique, as well as places to walk along the shell-encrusted beaches of Lake Michigan.
found it as a logging camp dump and persuad- ed Frank Book of the Palms Book Land Co. in Detroit to sell 90 acres around the spring to the state for $10 to preserve the area as part of a state park.
Additional land acquisitions and exchanges brought the park to a total of 308 acres. Work crews constructed the first raft here over the oval-shaped spring.
Indian Lake State Park is situated along Schoolcraft County Road 442, not far north of U.S. 2, which winds along Lake Michigan east to the Mackinac Bridge and west and south to Escanaba, Menominee and the Wisconsin border.
There is a concessionaire’s store at the park, along with swings and grills for picnicking. No camping is permitted here.
Whether you’re a camper, a sightseer, a picture taker, painter, stargazer, angler, boater, biker, paddler or hiker, these two beautiful state parks are places that should be experienced – whether for a day, a week or more.
Bellaire and an American Indian friend cre- ated Indian legends about the spring to attract more visitors to the site he visited almost daily.
In addition to the two state parks in this part of the peninsula, there are other attractions in the area to visit, including the state fish hatch- ery at Thompson, shoreline boardwalks with a picturesque lighthouse at Manistique, along with more recreational opportunities within the Hiawatha National Forest.
The emerald waters of the big spring await, like the sweeping vistas found across Indian Lake, a place for beautiful sunsets, peaceful contemplation, fun with a fishing rod, a kayak or family and friends.
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