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Van Riper State Park

Van Riper, United States

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Van Riper State Park is a 1,044-acre (4.22 km2) park located in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, 17 miles (27 km) west of Ishpeming on US-41. It lies partly in Michigamme Township and partly in Champion Township, both in Marquette County. The park has about 1.5-mile (2.4 km) of frontage along the eastern shores of Lake Michigamme, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of frontage along the shores of the Peshekee River.

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This park is named after Dr. Paul Van Riper, who practiced medicine in the area for most of his 91 years, and was involved in the local politics of the region.

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  • WDPA ID77134
  • NameVan Riper
  • Original NameVan Riper
  • Country / TerritoryUSA
  • Sub locationUS-MI
  • IUCN CategoryVWhat is this?
  • English DesignationState Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status YearUnknown
  • Reported Area km20.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeSub-national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityOther State Land
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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