TAWAS POINT STATE PARK PHOTOS
Tawas Point State Park is located off US-23, 2.5 miles southeast of East Tawas on Tawas Beach Road. It is just over an hour drive from the Tri-Cities and only three hours from the Detroit area. The park contains 183 acres situated on the end of a sand spit that forms Tawas Bay. It has been referred to as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” The campground is located on Tawas Bay. Here, the water is shallow and warm for swimming. Located within the park is the Tawas Point Lighthouse. Although it has been remodeled several times, the station serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station built on the Great Lakes.
TAWAS POINT CELEBRATION DAYS
Tawas Point Celebration Days is a family-oriented celebration of our American heritage held the second weekend of June each year. There are many activities offered for the entire family. Some of the activities include historical and educational displays, as well as, lighthouse tours and demonstrations of traditional crafts. These demonstrations include things such as spinning, weaving and black-smithing, as well as, wood carving, and children’s activities. A fishing derby, as well as, guided hikes, traditional music, and period encampments with period dress are all also included in the fun. The weekend is sponsored by the Friends of Tawas Point State Park.
Tawas Bay itself has long been considered one of the finest sailing areas in the country due to the winds and protected waters. If you would prefer to fish, several nearby launches are available. Boats can be moored in the bay off the campground. A DNR-owned ramp is also located on U.S. 23 behind the state police post. Many charter boats in the area are available as well. Ice fishing is also a very popular sport on Tawas Bay.
In 1987 a limestone reef was constructed in Tawas Bay, and it has helped to make the Bay one of the best fishing areas around. The reef is 800 feet long and 25 feet wide. It is located along the northern side of the bay and provides a natural habitat for smaller bait fish, which in turn attracts larger predator fish. Since the construction of the reef, fishermen have found greater success in the walleye and pike fishing, as well as, perch and smallmouth bass fishing.
PARK HOURS & FEES
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
686 Tawas Beach Road
East Tawas, MI 48730
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