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Interlochen State Park

 Interlochen State Park is situated between two well-known Michigan fishing and swimming lakes. The Odawa tribe originally named the lakes Wahbekaness and Wahbekanetta. Today they are known as Duck Lake, a Michigan lake of 1930 acres with reported depths of up to 98 feet, and Green Lake, a lake of 2000 acres with reported depths of up to 98 feet.

interlochenstateparkBoth lakes reportedly contain Bluegill, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Small Mouth Bass, Splake and Yellow Perch. Parks that have frontage on more than body of water offer twice the amount opportunity for enjoyment. If fish are not biting in one lake, you can move to the next!

Interlochen State Park, or Pine Park as it was originally named, became Michiganís first state park by the Michigan Legislature in 1917. The park was purchased for $300.00 an acre, which came to $60,000 for this 200 acre parcel of rolling wooded land. The intent of this purchase was to preserve the virgin pine stand for the future people of Michigan to enjoy.

Interlochen State park offers 490 campsites, updated restrooms, trails and a camp store. If you canít find what you need, supplies can be found just down the road in the village of Interlochen. Adjacent to the park, you will enjoy the Interlochen Center for the Arts with itís world renowned summer camp. This camp is known as a summer camp for the arts offering many summertime events.

Written by Dave.