ABOUT

Friends of Negwegon State Park is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, voluntary association incorporated by the State of Michigan. Our mission is to “Preserve, Protect and Promote” Negwegon State Park through stewardship, education, and research. With this, our vision is to preserve the wild and pristine beauty of Negwegon State Park for now and for future generations of plants, animals, and people.

 

Negwegon is a designated Dark Sky Preserve Michigan State Park, making the park open to the public throughout the year for stargazing, as long as they have the Recreation Passport to enter.

 

The park comprises more than 4,000 acres of undeveloped Lake Huron shoreline, trails, and forests located within Alcona and Alpena county. Within the Park are four distinct topographical zones: dunes and swales, bogs, grasslands, and upland deciduous forests. Park access is by a seasonal road or by water. You may find rare birds, mammals and reptiles, endangered plants and trees, pre-historic Native American ruins, and off-shore shipwrecks.

The organization strives to be a supportive friend by assisting the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division in its mission for the park. Reservations are available for the four hike or paddle-in campsites, located on the Lake Huron shoreline. Information to reserve a site is located under "Contact".

BOARD MEMBERS

Sue Keller

Sue Keller

President

Email: kellers@fonsp.org

Connie Sims

Treasurer

Eric Ostrander

Eric Ostrander

Ex-Officio

 

Email: ostrandere1@michigan.gov

Dave Riegle

Dave Riegle

Vice President

Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

Member-At-Large

Colleen Higgins

Colleen Higgins

Ex-Officio

 

Email: higginsc@michigan.gov

Carol Lund

Carol Lund

Secretary

James Larson

Co-Founder

Dirk VanKoughnett

Dirk VanKoughnett

Ex-Officio