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Help the Friends of Lakeshore State Park keep our urban oasis a beautiful sanctuary for people and wildlife along the Shore of Lake Michigan.

Stay Connected

Join our mailing list to connect with the Friends about giving back to the community.

Find an Event

From nature walks to bonfire beach parties, check out our inclusive events for everyone.

Visit the Park

Explore the bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities that await you.

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Bring Your Class to the Park

Lakeshore State Park offers educational programs for teachers, community organizations, private events and the general public. The programs emphasize sustainability and stewardship of our natural and freshwater resources. These experiences are geared toward learners of all ages, and include walks, tours, lectures, hands-on outdoor activities and laboratory exercises.

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Explore Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at the Park is a great way to make new friends, have fun and learn more about the Park and Lake Michigan. Opportunities include Park Ambassador, Volunteer Naturalist, Citizen Scientist, Lakeshore Caretakers, & Special Events.

The beauty of Lakeshore State Park never stops amazing me. The impeccably maintained bike path connects to the Hank Aaron trail to the south and Oak Leaf trail to the north and makes riding a breeze!

Luke (Bicyclist)

I love coming out on the ice in the early mornings. Great fishing year round! Really a hidden gem as far as I’m concerned. I’m hooking brown trout, smallmouth bass, and steelhead regularly…

Drew (Fisherman)