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State Parks to Hold Events for Meteor Shower

Aug 11, 2017

The Department of Natural Resources is holding events around the state on August 11 – 12 for residents to view the Perseid meteor shower.  Participating Dark Sky Parks will stay open later than their normal closing times for viewing opportunities.  Dark Sky Parks are protected against light pollution and are views as ideal locations for stargazing.

The participating state parks, along with dates and times are below:

  • South Higgins Lake State Park (Roscommon County) Friday, Aug. 11, 9 to 11 p.m.
  • Muskegon State Park (Muskegon County) Friday, Aug. 11, 9 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Lakeport State Park (St. Clair County) Friday, Aug. 11, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Island Lake Recreation Area (Livingston County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 to 11 p.m.
  • Fort Wilkins State Park (Keweenaw County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 8 to 11:45 p.m.
  • North Higgins Lake State Park (Roscommon County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Leelanau State Park (Leelanau County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Young State Park (Charlevoix County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 11 p.m.
  • Clear Lake State Park (Montmorency County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Wilderness State Park (Emmet County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Van Buren State Park (Van Buren County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 11:45 p.m.
  • Warren Dunes State Park (Berrien County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 p.m. to midnight
  • Van Riper State Park (Marquette County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Holland State Park (Ottawa County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 to 11 p.m.
  • Indian Lake State Park (Delta County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Oakland County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 to 11:30 p.m.
  • Seven Lakes State Park (Oakland County) Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 to 11:45 p.m.
  • Negwegon State Park (Alcona and Alpena counties) Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 to 11 p.m.

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