Photo Gallery Friday: Van Riper State Park in Marquette County

Photo Gallery Friday: Van Riper State Park in Marquette County

Van Riper State Park Michigan DNR Sign

Photo Gallery Friday is a regular feature on Travel the Mitten that will help showcase photos from places where one post just isn’t enough to show off everything.

Van Riper State Park is a popular destination for summer camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Located in Marquette County and the heart of the state’s moose country, Van Riper SP features a beach on Lake Michigamme and miles of hiking trails that follow the winding Pehekee River. The campground features 147 modern sites and 40 rustic sites, as well as several rentable camper cabins. While many UP state parks can be found on the shores of Lake Superior or Lake Michigan, visitors will find the waters of Lake Michigamme warmer and more inviting. The Marquette area is less than an hour’s drive away, with restaurants, breweries, waterfalls, lighthouses and countless other attractions for every interest. Enjoy this collection of photos from our stay at the park in August of 2015.