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Sterling State Park

2800 State Park Road
Monroe, MI 48162

734-289-2715

Sterling State Park is the only state park on Lake Erie located just an hour from Detroit in the city of Monroe. The park is home to a variety of recreational opportunities.

Activities:

Biking: Bicycles are welcomed on park roads and paved trails marked for such use.

Boat Rental: Kayaks are available for rent at the campground office. Contact the park for more information at 734-289-2715.

Cross Country Ski

Fishing: The park is known for its walleye fishing. Shore fishing is possible at Sterling's three lagoons, three fishing piers and on the River Raisin.

Hiking: More than 7 miles of trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking and exploring. The nearly three-mile paved Marsh Trail circles one of the marsh lagoons in the park. A 2/3--mile hiking trail follows the Lake Erie shoreline. These trails include interpretive stations, an observation deck and a covered pavilion with spotting scopes.

Hunting: There is hunting allowed in designated areas of the park.

Paddling

Watchable Wildlife: The park is located along the major flyway for many migratory birds and a great place to see waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, song birds and wetland plants. The park is home to the endangered Eastern fox snake and the threatened American lotus.

Campgrounds

Sterling-Modern

Trails

Sterling-Marsh Trail
Trail Length: 6.00 (Miles)

Sterling-River Raisin Heritage Trail
Trail Length: 1.60 (Miles)

Facilities:

Beach: There is a sandy one-mile beach located on Lake Erie.

Picnic Area: The picnic area is located in the day-use areas and includes vending machines, a modern toilet building, grills, picnic tables and a playscape that is shared with the campground. It is next to one mile of sandy beach on Lake Erie,

Playground: There is a playground accessible from the day-use area and campground.

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