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Negwegon State Park, courtesy Josh Stephan.

Negwegon State Park is home to rustic camping, wild nature trails, and is one of Michigan’s newest Dark Sky Preserve Parks. Negwegon features pristine wilderness and an endless Lake Huron shoreline.

Negwegon State Park
Mysterious, remote and undeveloped, Negwegon State Park is a hidden treasure with 10 miles of hiking trails and one of the most beautiful beaches on Lake Huron. Negwegon is located on US-23, 20 miles South of Alpena. Drivers should be wary of the entry route to the park…part of it is a sandy two-track road. To get to the park, take Black River road off of US 23 to the east 1.5 miles, turn north on Sand Hill Rd. and go 2.5 miles, turn right or east at the Negwegon State Park sign and go 1.5 miles to the day use parking area.  No services, back country camping available.

GPS: 44.865832, -83.327580
Distance from Alpena: 20 miles South of Alpena on US-23 S. Take US-23 S to Wilds Rd. Turn East on Wilds Rd. Wilds Rd. turns into Sand Hill Rd. and then turns East onto Negwegon Park Rd.
On-site facilities: Vault toilet, artesian well.

Services closest to Negwegon:

  • Dinner:
    The Mountain Inn (5 miles): (989) 471-2066, 5495 US-23 S, Black River, MI 48742
    The Wagon Wheel (8 miles): (989) 471-1125, 2030 E. Nicholson Hill Road, Ossineke, MI 49766
    Rosa’s Lookout Inn (9 miles): (989) 471-2118, 6808 US-23 S, Spruce, MI, 48762
    Subway (8 miles): (989) 471-8000, 11596 US-23 S, Ossineke, MI 49766, Hours 7 am -9 pm (10 pm Thurs-Sat)
  • Breakfast: 
    Connie’s Café (8 miles): (989) 471-5415, 11585 US-23 S, Ossineke, MI 49766, Hours 7 am–2 pm (Fridays open until 8 pm)
  • Gas Station/Convenience Stores:

    Negwegon winter backcountry camping, courtesy Lane Olsen.

    Chippewa Point Grocery (8 miles): (989) 471-9159, 6575 US-23 S, Spruce, MI 48762 , Hours: 8 am- 9 pm
    BP Ossineke (8 miles): (989) 471-2676, 11596 US-23 S, Ossineke, MI 49766, Hours: 7 am -10 pm
    Francis Service Station (8 miles): (989) 471-2356, 11923 US-23 S., Ossineke, MI 49766, Hours: 6 am -9 pm, Sunday 8 am- 9 pm

Harrisville Locations (Harrisville is 25 miles South of Negwegon)

  • Breakfast:
    The Flour Garden (25 miles): (989) 724-7473, 105 S. State Street, Harrisville, MI 49740, Hours: 7:30 am- 3 pm
  • Dinner:
    Ki Cuylers Sports Bar (25 miles): (989) 724-5866, 262 US 23, Harrisville, MI 49740, Hours: 11 am – 10 pm
  • Gas:
    Harrisville Shell Station (25 miles): (989) 724-6159, 217 S. State St., Harrisville, MI 48740, Hours: 5 am -12 am