Algonac State Park


Algonac State Park

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location = Michigan, USA
nearest_city = Algonac, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 37
lat_seconds = 52
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 82
long_minutes = 31
long_seconds = 12
long_direction = W
area = convert|1450|acre|km2
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governing_body = Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Algonac State Park is a convert|1450|acre|km2|adj=on state park in St. Clair County, Michigan. The park has approximately a half mile (800 m) of St. Clair River frontage, making viewing of international freighters a major attraction. [cite web| url = http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=433| title = ParkList - Algonac State Park| accessdate = 2006-07-10]

Ecology

Approximately 83% of the park's area is undeveloped. This undeveloped portion of the park encompasses the significant lakeplain prairie and lakeplain oak openings, which have been described as unique natural environments in Michigan. The park is home to at least 22 endangered, threatened, or special concern plant and animal species. [cite web| url = http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10365_31399-95457--,00.html| title = Algonac State Park| accessdate = 2006-07-10]

Facilities and activities

*Hunting - The park is open to hunting during the fall and winter.
*Playground
*Hiking - Lakeplain prairies and oak savannas at least 22 species on the state list of endangered, threatened and special concern list.
*Cross-country skiing on ungroomed trails
*Fishing in the St. Clair River
*Picnicking
**Picnic Area
**Picnic Shelter
*Shooting/Archery range
*Camping
*Metal Detecting - Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. [http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/RecreationCamping/metal-maps/algonac.PDF Use a map] that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

References

External links

* [http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=433 Algonac State Park - Michigan DNR]
* [http://sea.unep-wcmc.org/wdpa/sitedetails.cfm?siteid=77180&level=nat World Database on Protected Areas - Algonac State Park]


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