Back to All Events

Michigan - Craig Lake State Park

This official hike is led by GWH Ambassadors Trish and Julie!
If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so we can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

Craig Lake Main Trail -
Trail Rating: Green
Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 11 AM EST
Distance: 8 miles (approximate)
Elevation Gain: less than 1200 ft
Water Required: 2 liters minimum
Snacks: Recommended
Dogs: Must be on a 6 ft leash
Permits/Passes: State Park Recreation Passport
Trailhead Address: 851 County Road AKE
Champion MI, 49814
Kids: No
Men: No

Trail Description: Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system spanning more than 8,400 acres in Baraga County. Rugged and wild, access into the park can be somewhat of an adventure. Vehicles with high-ground clearance are recommended due to the rocky conditions of the road.

There are six lakes in the park, three of them named for the children of Frederick Miller of the famed Miller Brewing Co, numerous small ponds and a variety of wildlife such as deer, black bear, beaver, loons and moose. Craig Lake is 374 acres and features six islands and high granite bluffs along its northern shoreline. In keeping with the Miller beer theme, a nearby lake located northwest of the park, is named High Life Lake.

We will keep an eye on the weather and give gear/clothing recommendations as it gets closer.

*As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it you’re good to go for all future meetups.
Link to waiver: