Clear Lake State Park

20500 M- 33 North
Atlanta, MI 49709


Located in elk country, Clear Lake State Park is a quiet, secluded retreat offering a sandy beach and a shallow swimming area that is ideal for children. The park encompasses 2/3 of the Clear Lake's shoreline. The fall season with the changing colors is an especially beautiful time to view the area.


Boat Rental: Canoes, kayaks and rowboats are available to rent. Call 989-785-4388 for more information.

Cross Country Ski: From the park there is access to more than 70 miles of trails suitable for cross-country skiing.

Disc Golf: The course consists of nine holes, with the most difficult hole being a 429 foot par four. A universally accessible gravel walking path connects each hole along the course

Fishing: The 133-acre Clear Lake is spring fed and has a depth of 100 feet. A variety of fish species have been planted and the lake is excellent for trout and smallmouth bass.

Hiking: From the park there is access to more than 70 miles of hiking trails.

Mountain Biking: The Canada Creek trail loop provides about four miles of mountain biking opportunities in addition to nearby forest pathways. The trails are shared with hikers in the park.

Off-Road Vehicle Trails/Routes: Clear Lake State Park has opened a trail spur that offers off-road vehicle (ORV) riders a direct connection to the Atlanta ORV route and the Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail.


Swimming: A sandy beach and shallow swimming areas make this an ideal location for swimming.

Watchable Wildlife: The 48.5-mile scenic drive afford an opportunities to see deer, elk, black bear, snowshoes hare, fox, coyote, racoon, squirrel, ruffed grouse, bald eagle, loon and great blue heron. The fall season with the changing colors is an especially beautiful time to view the area.

Winter Camping


Clear Lake-Group Use Area


Clear Lake-Canada Creek Nature Trail
Trail Length: 4.50 (Miles)

Clear Lake-Scenic Drive
Trail Length: 48.50 (Miles)



Boat Launch: Two paved launch sites provide access to the spring-fed lake.

Picnic Area: Horseshoe courts and playground equipment are located near a sandy beach on the south shore. Fire pits/grills available.


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