This 45-mile drive from Champion to L’Anse takes you through Van Riper State Park, release site of a reintroduced moose population in the 1980s. The entire area of this drive cuts through “moose country,” an area of moist forests and wetland features preferred by moose. You will also pass...
Van Riper State Park Web Site Van Riper State Park contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of frontage on the Peshekee River. A slow drive through the north of the park may reward you with the sight of a majestic moose! Fre
- Van Riper State Park boasts 1,200 acres with half a mile of Lake Michigamme frontage offering an ideal summer swimming location. Warm water temperatures and fine sand beach are a pleasant alternative to the chilly Lake Superior waters and its stone beaches. The park also has half a mile of Peshek