Friends of Leelanau St. Park

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The Friends of Leelanau State Park was created in 2017 with a formal partnership agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to support the Leelanau State Park and its programs for the benefit of the community, campers and day visitors.  The Friends of Leelanau State Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization under the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  Contact us to learn how you can donate.

In the last two years, the Friends of Leelanau State Park have worked diligently to complete our most recent project, our new playground.

Thank you to all of those that helped us complete this project for Leelanau State Park!

We look forward to many smiling faces and families getting to enjoy this awesome new addition. Come check it out and thank you again! For more updates, please visit the Friends of Leelanau State Park Social pages:

Leelanau State Park Information

The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is located inside the Leelanau State Park. Located on the Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers rustic camping and three mini cabins. With 8-1/2 miles of hiking, skiing and snowshoe trails, picnic areas, and a scenic overlook area, there’s plenty to do here and if you’re lucky, you may even find a Petoskey stone.

For more information about the Leelanau State Park, visit the Michigan DNR web site at

Get Involved

Become a member of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and receive benefits such as free admission to the museum (for members and their guests), discounts in the Lighthouse Gift & Camp Store, a quarterly newsletter, and more.