Indian Lake State Park Offering Special Programs for Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

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Indian Lake State Park, Palms Book State Park and the Thompson State Fish Hatchery are planning a number of events for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on June 7-8.

On Saturday, June 7, at Palms Book State Park, a state park Explorer Guide will present a program on angling opportunities from 1 to 3 p.m. While at Palms Book, visitors can enjoy a ride on the raft and view the eye-catching trout swimming in the crystal clear water.

Also on June 7 at Indian Lake State Park, beginning at 8 p.m. at the campground host’s site, visitors can enjoy the “Whopper of a Tale” program. All are invited to spin a tale or two about “the one that got away.” The most outlandish recollection will be given a prize.

On Sunday, June 8, a state park Explorer Guide will give walking tours of the Thompson State Fish Hatchery every 20 minutes, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.

Indian Lake State Park is located at 8970W County Rd. 442, near Manistique. Palms Book State Park is located approximately eight miles north of US-2, off M-149, near Thompson, and the Thompson State Fish Hatchery is also located off M-149, one and one-half miles north of US-2.

For more information about these events, contact Indian Lake State Park at 906-341-2355. Camping reservations for the parks can be made by calling 800-44PARKS (7-2757), or on-line at

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the entrance. Cost is $24 for resident annual and $6 for resident daily. A non-resident annual is $29 and a non-resident daily is $8.