Cecil Bay Park

    Park Features: Parking, Picnicking

    Cecil Bay Park is located at the mouth of the Carp River and offers nearly a
    mile of shoreline on Lake Michigan. Purchased in 1984, this undeveloped
    land is open to fishing, and personal exploration. There is a beach that
    offers swimming where the Carp River empties into Lake Michigan.

    In 1990 Emmet County acquired a neighboring piece of land, increasing the park size to approximately 900 acres. In order to make the park more visitor friendly, the County has added a picnic shelter, parking area for day visitors, and steps to the river to protect the banks from erosion.

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    • Trail Head
    • Historical Site
    • Beach
    • Natural Feature
    • Campground
    • Park
    • Cultural Interest
    • Scenic View
    • Educational Interest
    • Visitor Center
    • Emergency Care
    • Water Access
    • Fishing
    • Wildlife or Nature Viewing
    • Trail Friendly Business

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