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Twin Lakes State Park

Twin Lakes State Park

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Trail Distance:

4.75 miles with 3 loops ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 miles long.

Twin Lakes State Park Description:

(Lake Roland, Lake Gerald)
Photo of Twin Lakes State Park 6204 E. Poyhonen Rd
Toivola MI 49965
Phone Number: (906) 288-3321
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 175 (Acres)
Unit Map
Make a Reservation at this Park

26 miles southwest of Houghton/Hancock on Highway M-26

Twin Lakes State Park is situated in Michigan's Copper Country located in Houghton County, 15 miles northeast of Mass City and 26 miles southwest of Houghton/Hancock on Highway M-26. The 175-acre modern campground is located on the southwest shore of Lake Roland.

Park Features:


These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children. Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.

Beach House

Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers. Beach House - Provides clothes-changing area for swimmers.


Lake Roland Beach Information

Lake Roland is one of the warmest inland lakes in the Upper Peninsula, making it ideal for swimming and water sports.


The twin lakes, Lake Roland and Lake Gerald, provide anglers the chance to try their luck catching one of the sixteen different species of fish found in the lakes.

Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills

Adjacent to the campground is the day use area with a 500-foot beach, boat launching site, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, and a volleyball net.

Picnic Shelter(s)

One ADA accessible open shelter and one enclosed shelter are available for rent. Contact the park for reservations.


A 1.5-mile nature trail with two scenic overlooks provides a spectacular view of Lake Superior on clear days.

Snowmobile Area

Allowed with 4 Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.

Boating Access Site/Launch

Access for boating and fishing.

Cross Country Ski

The Nature Trail provides a winterscape view of Lake Superior on clear days. Trails are not groomed.

Metal Detecting Areas

Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.

Area Information and Special Events

Twin Lakes State Park makes a good base camp for many area attractions. Travel north to Historic Fort Wilkins where the lives of the soldiers and their families during the mining boom of the 1840's are re-enacted. Travel south and see how the first miners lived at the restored mining community at Victoria or enjoy a hike on one of the trails in the Porcupine Mountains. Other area attractions include the copper mines near Hancock and Delaware and the historic and mineralogical museums in the area. There is also a newly created Keweenaw National Historic Park in Calumet.

The Bill Nicholls Snowmobile Trail traverses the park northwest of and parallel with M-26.

Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

View/Download the map of the Twin Lakes State Park

Information courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources

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