dsc_0009.jpg
Alcona Community High School students learn about soils from Jack Guy.

 

 

The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative could not be as successful as it is without the dedicated support from all of our partners, including schools, government agencies, non profits, and businesses. They are the people that make these projects happen! Click the link below to see a list of all the partners involved in NEMI GLSI.

 

Explore Your Watershed!

 

Home > Harrisville State Park - Still a destination after 92 years

Harrisville State Park - Still a destination after 92 years

Harrisville State Park: Still a destination after 92 years
Harrisville State Park: Still a destination after 92 years

Alcona County Review - By Mary Weber, Staff Writer

--

hsp_sign.jpg

Brightly colored tents, beach towels drying on clothes lines, the glimmer of deep blue water through lush green foliage, the unmistakable smell of a smoldering campfire and muffled sounds of people chatting and children laughing greet each summer day at one of the oldest state parks in Michigan -- the Harrisville State Park.

For 92 years the park has been a desired vacation spot for generations of families. Nestled on the shore of Lake Huron, the park offers campsites on the beach and is one of the only parks in the state with nearly a mile of beach access on a Great Lake.

When the park originally opened in 1921, it covered only six acres. Today the park generously spans 107 acres. It has 195 campsites and three cabins. "It's also one of the quietest and safest parks there is," boasted Eric Ostrander, unit supervisor for the park...

Created on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
 
Contact Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Northeast Michigan GLSI network programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

2020 NEMIGLSI Leadership Team Bar

AMA-Iosco Math Science Center Americorps U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Great Lakes Fishery Trust Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Community Foundation Northeast Michigan Huron Pines Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona ESD Michigan Department of Natural Resources Northeast Michigan Council of Governments Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary 4-H MSU Extension Michigan Sea Grant NOAA