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2104 S. Briggs Road Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Middleville, MI 49333 Approximate Size: 5200 (Acres)
Phone Number: (269) 795-9081 Unit Map
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Yankee Springs Deep Lake-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
120 site(s), $12
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Yankee Springs Gun Lake-Modern
(800) 447-2757
200 site(s), $24/$16
Boat Launch, Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
 
Yankee Springs-Crane House Cabin
(800) 447-2757
1 site(s), $65/night
 
Yankee Springs-Deer Lodge
(800) 447-2757
1 site(s), $65/night
 
Yankee Springs-Equestrian
(269) 795-9081
25 site(s), $17
Campers with horses, Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Yankee Springs-Group Use Area
(269) 795-9081
0 site(s), Contact the park
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Yankee Springs-Chief Noonday Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Yankee Springs-Gun Lake Trail
Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Yankee Springs-Hall Lake Trail
Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Yankee Springs-Long Lake Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Yankee Springs-Mountain Bike Trail
Trail Length: 12.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
 
Yankee Springs-Sassafras Nature Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Yankee-Springs-Deep Lake Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
 
Three special points of interest in Yankee Springs are: Devil's Soupbowl, a glacially carved kettle formation, Graves Hill Overlook and The Pines. The park has mountain biking, horseback riding trails, fishing piers, beaches and nine lakes for fishing and lots of winter activities.
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Yankee Springs Recreation Area Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events
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For more information about the Long Lake Outdoor Center and Cabin Rentals, please visit www.longlakeoutdoorcenter.com.

Yankee Springs Recreation Area was once the hunting grounds of the Algonquin Indians and the famous Chieftain, Chief Noonday. The site was established in 1835 and the village was made famous by Yankee Bill Lewis who owned and operated a hotel along the stagecoach run from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids. The rugged terrain, the bogs and marshes, the lakes and streams, and the unique beauty of the park's 5,200 acres lend itself to many forms of recreation.

A modern campground is located on the shores of beautiful Gun Lake while rustic camping is available at Deep Lake. An equestrian campground and a youth organization campground also are available. Nine lakes are located within the park boundaries providing excellent fishing and water sports of all kinds.

As a year-round park, cross-county skiing on its more than 10 acres of Nordic ski trails, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing are all popular winter activities. Three special points of interest in the park are: Devil's Soupbowl, a glacially carved kettle formation, Graves Hill Overlook and The Pines, accessible from the extensive trail systems.

Favorite fairweather activities include 30 miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of challenging mountain bike trails, 9 miles of horseback trails, as well as two public beaches, picnic shelters, and two universally accessible fishing piers one at Gun Lake and one at Deep Lake.

Read an article about the Long Lake Outdoor Center

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