Algonac State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlgonac State Park
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
|Location||Clay Township, St. Clair County, Michigan, United States|
|Nearest city||Algonac, Michigan|
|Area||1,450 acres (590 ha)|
|Elevation||577 feet (176 m)|
|Designation||Michigan state park|
|Administrator||Michigan Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Algonac State Park|
Algonac State Park is a public recreation area covering 1,450 acres (590 ha) along the St. Clair River, two miles north of the city of Algonac in St. Clair County, Michigan. The state park's half mile of river frontage offers a view of passing international freighters.
The park was established in 1937 with initial state acquisition of 373 acres of land. Over the next ten years, additional acquisitions increased the park size to approximately 980 acres. Park development began in the 1940s.
Approximately 83% of the park (1,244 acres (503 ha)) is undeveloped. The undeveloped portion encompasses significant "lakeplain" prairie and savannas ("oak openings"), described as unique natural environments in Michigan. The park is home to 19 species classified by the state as endangered, threatened, or of special concern.
Activities and amenities
The park offers shoreline walleye fishing, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, shooting range, picnicking facilities, and playground.
Algonac State Park Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.