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Lakeport State Park – Day Trip Adventure on Lake Huron

Lakeport State Park visitor’s guide & photo gallery. A 565-acre park with a beach, picnic tables, grills, volleyball, restrooms & swings.

Lakeport State Park is a 565-acre park located directly on Lake Huron. Travel time from Royal Oak is just over one hour. You can get there from I-94 (toward Port Huron), then take M-25 North to Lakeshore Road.

Lakeport State Park Day Access Beach

Lakeport State Park Amenities

Lakeport State Park offers are two separate beaches, one for the campground and one for public access beach/day-use. The day-use area has many picnic tables, charcoal grills, volleyball court, restrooms as well as swings.    Insider tip: The beach is quite rocky, so I would definitely recommend water shoes. In addition to the day-use area, the park offers camping with cabins, lodging, and modern sites.

Restrooms-located directly behind the beach area, and are open. The bathrooms were clean as well as well-maintained. Also, there is also a foot bath outside of the restroom area. 

Michele’s Experience at the Beach

Surprisingly, the rocky beach was the highlight of the day for Grace. She enjoyed collecting rocks in her bucket. If you swim farther out, then you will find a sand bar and the water is crystal clear. We arrived around 10:30 am on a Sunday afternoon, and we did not have any trouble finding a parking spot or a place to put our beach blanket, though it was considerably more crowded when we left at 1:30 pm.  We also packed a picnic lunch as the beach does not have a concession stand.    

Lakeport State Park

Lakeport State Park Admission & Parking

You can use your Michigan recreation passport for entrance. The fees for entry are:   

  • Free with the purchase of the Recreation Passport ($11 via the Secretary of State or $17 at a State Park)
  • Non-Resident Annual Pass $33
  • Non-Resident Daily Pass $9
sidewalk crosswalk

The parking lot is across the street and you must use a non ADA compliant ramp to walk across the road and over to the beach area.   This is the only negative part about the beach.  The beach is about an 8 minute walk from the parking lot, across the bridge, and then down the steps to the beach area.  We found it easier to leave our stroller in the car and just carry a large beach bag.

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Michele Maleszyk
Author: Michele Maleszyk

Michele lives in Troy with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.  She enjoys traveling, coffee, gardening, and visiting small businesses and shops.  She is always looking for her next Michigan adventure.  She enjoys photographing everyday life in her free time and looks forward to contributing to Metro Detroit Mommy.