We are a non-profit dedicated to the support of Thompson's Harbor State Park, off US 23 between Alpena and Rogers City. Being on the Sunrise Side of Michigan and with stupendous views of Lake Huron, well maintained trails, and miles of shore and dunes, our park is a quiet jewel on the Great Lakes.
Friends of Thompson’s Harbor State Park (FOTH) is a 501c(3) non-proﬁt voluntary association established to assist the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) park staff in promotion, infrastructure improvements, interpretation, and resource preservation. Working closely with the professional staff of the park, we hope to improve and preserve the park’s infrastructure while raising awareness of the unique reasons why Thompson’s Harbor State Park was originally preserved, including recreational, natural, cultural, and educational activities.
Established in 1988, Thompson’s Harbor State Park is a 5,110 acre rustic park named after the small bay situated in the center of its seven and a half miles of undeveloped Lake Huron shoreline. Primitive, marked hiking trails weave through the park’s varying terrain. Second growth forest with shorelines of limestone cobble beaches, and deep sand dunes await adventures. It is also home to Michigan’s state wildﬂower, the Dwarf Lake Iris, which is currently designated as a vulnerable threatened species by federal and state law.
NOAA's B-WET program is an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment.