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Michigan Announces Newest State Park Near Alpena

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Along the Shores of Lake Huron (Credit: Hillary Barlow)

Along the Shores of Lake Huron (Credit: Hillary Barlow)

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ALPENA (WWJ/AP) - Recreation officials say 4,200 acres of land along the shores of Lake Huron have become Michigan’s newest state park.

Rockport State Park is north of Alpena and includes a deep-water protected harbor, a 300 acre old limestone quarry, a series of sinkholes, a dedicated Natural Area (Besser Natural Area), and a variety of vegetative cover. The park also features a boat launch facility and several opportunities for recreation.

The property had been managed as part of the state forest system before being transferred to the Parks and Recreation Division. Administration of the park will be handled by nearby Harrisville State Park.

A recreation passport is required to enter any state park, recreation area or boat launch in Michigan. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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