Harrisville and Negwegon State Parks

Maps & Area Guide

Welcome to Harrisville State Park

Harrisville State Park is nestled in a stand of pine, cedar, and hardwood forest along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The heavily wooded campground offers many waterfront sites with an exceptional view of the lake, sunrise, and moonrise.

It is one of Michigan’s oldest state parks and is located within walking distance of the resort town of Harrisville, the Harrisville Harbor, and Sturgeon Point Lighthouse.

The park offers nature programs, bike rentals, biking,
hiking, metal detecting, a picnic area/pavilion, playground, swimming areas, volleyball, basketball, pet-friendly beach, and horseshoes.

The park does not have facilities for boating or fishing, but a DNR boating access site at Harrisville Harbor allows direct access to Lake Huron’s offshore fishing opportunities.

Welcome to Negwegon State Park

Negwegon State Park is a rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking. The terrain is a mixture of small dune ridges and low swale depressions that include vernal pools, mature pine forest, hardwoods, aspens, with pockets of open meadows. The park is home to unique natural plant and animal communities that are threatened in Michigan by loss of habitat. Negwegon hosts a beautiful natural sand beach on Lake Huron. Please use caution when visiting Negwegon as the roads into the park are often so sandy that a four-wheel drive vehicle is needed. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails or off-road.

Backcountry camping allows you to experience Negwegon’s most scenic areas accessible only by hiking, kayaking or canoeing along the Lake Huron shore. The remoteness and serenity of backcountry camping draws many people; however, those same reasons necessitate careful planning and preparation.
You are responsible for your own safety. Camping is $15 per night. Reservations must be made through Harrisville State Park.

Negwegon State Park is also protected as a Michigan State Park Dark Sky Preserve, allowing you to enjoy the night sky.

Friends of Negwegon State Park, a nonprofit, partners with the DNR Parks and Recreation Division to help preserve, protect, and promote Negwegon State Park through stewardship, education, and research. Visit www.fonsp.org.

Recreation Passport:

The Recreation Passport is required for all Michigan state parks, trails, historic sites, boat launches, harbors, and more. Visit Michigan.gov/RecreationPassport for more details and to purchase.

Hours:

Registration Office: 8am-10pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hours vary in the off-season. Campsite: Check-in 3pm, Check-out 1pm. Overnight Lodging: Check-in 4pm, Check-out Noon. Quiet Hours: 10pm-8am.

In the Park:

The park is open for activities year round. The campground is closed in the winter; however, the rustic cabin and mini cabins are available to rent in the winter months. Metal detecting is permitted in certain areas of the park. 

Alcoholic Beverages and Marijuana Use:

Possession of alcoholic beverages by minors is strictly prohibited. Despite the change in law, the use of marijuana in public is still not legal or allowed. 

Pets:

 Pets must be kept on a 6-foot leash and must never be left unattended. Please clean up after your animals. Pets are permitted in a specific area of the beach.

Special Camping Rules:

Campers may not camp for more than 15 consecutive nights. Campsites must be occupied each night. Two vehicles allowed per campsite. Visitors must leave by 10pm. Fireworks are not permitted.

Michigan State Parks Swimming, Boating, and Water Safety:

The Great Lakes are powerful bodies of water. DO NOT swim near or jump off break walls or navigational channel walls. Always pay attention to changing conditions and the beach flag warning system found in designated buoyed swim areas. Before heading out, visit Michigan.gov/BeachSafety.

Record-high water levels are causing increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swimming and boating hazards, and other concerns. Learn more about the effects of high water and how to stay safe at Michigan.gov/HighWaterSafety.

In The Park:

The park is open for activities year round. The campground is closed in the winter; however, the rustic cabin and mini cabins are available to rent in the winter months. Metal detecting is permitted in certain areas of the park.

Don’t Move Firewood! Help Protect our Michigan State Parks and Campgrounds!:

Invasive insects and diseases have destroyed MILLIONS OF TREES in Michigan, often after hitching a ride on firewood. Purchase only certified heat-treated firewood at the park or nearby vendors. If you don’t use it all, don’t transport it or take it home with you. Campfires are permitted only in designated fire rings. Never leave a campfire unattended.

Michigan State Park Gear and Merchandise:

“These Goods are Good for Michigan” is a collection of partners who work with the Michigan DNR to support parks, trails, and waterways through the sale of products and services. Visit Goods4Mi.com.

Give the Gift of Outdoor Recreation:

Want to give a camping or boating trip to your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a Michigan state park and harbor gift card or electronic card. Visit midnrreservations.com/gift-cards/purchase or call 517-284-7275. 

Overnight Lodging Facilities:

Want to go camping but don’t own a tent or camper? There are many options available at Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas, including: cabins, yurts, safari-style tents, or lodges and cottages with many of the amenities of home. Visit Michigan.gov/Camping. 

Reservations:

Reservations can be made by visiting midnrreservations.com or by calling 1-800-44-PARKS (1-800-447-2757). For more information, visit Michigan.gov/StateParks.

Contact the Park:

Harrisville & Negwegon State Parks:
(989) 724-5126
PO Box 326
248 State Park Road
Harrisville, MI 48740
Michigan.gov/Harrisville
Michigan.gov/Negwegon

Welcome to Harrisville & Negwegon State Parks

These businesses welcome you and wish you an enjoyable stay.

Alcona Brew Haus

Alcona Coffee Company

AnJ State Wide Real Estate

Harrisville Harbor Grocery

Harrisville Harbor Laundry

Jay’s Sporting Goods

Northeastern Window & Door

Precious Paws Resale Shoppe

Rosa’s Lookout Inn

Sports Unlimited