Brimley State Park is a state park in Michigan. Established in 1923, it is one of the oldest state parks in the region.The initial 38 acres (0.15 km2) were a gift from the Village of Brimley,with the remaining area acquired through purchase or exchange. Today, the park consists of 151 acres (0.61 km2) with 237 campsites, hiking trails, a large picnic area, playground, beautiful swimming beach and a picnic shelter that can be rented. Electric and water systems were added in 1947. Brimley State Park is located west of Sault Ste. Marie on the shores of Whitefish Bay, one mile (1.6 km) east of Brimley on 6 Mile Road.The Straits normally experiences mild summers with average temperatures around 70 °F (21 °C). Winter temperatures average 14 - 18 °F (-10 to -8 °C). Yearly rain and snowmelt in the region averages 28 – 36 inches but can be dramatically altered by the "lake effect," thus depositing significant amounts of snow within a short period of time causing hazardous road conditions.
Brimley State Park is a seasonal park affording hiking, camping, cabin lodging, swimming, picnicking, a playground, boating, and fishing. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers are welcome to use the park in the off-season.Brimley State Park features a 237-site modern campground as well as a mini-cabin and a beautiful swimming beach on Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. There are three modern bathhouses with hot and cold running water and one accessible unit for those with special needs. Both sunny and shady campsites are available. The campground facilities open from April 15 to November 5 with no modern toilets the first and last month. The handicapped accessible mini-cabin, which can sleep four on bunk beds, offers a microwave, small fridge, small heater, charcoal grill, picnic table and fire ring.Day users will find a very grassy area with picnic tables, grills, playground equipment, picnic shelter and restrooms. The beautiful beach is a favorite summer swimming destination and boasts the warmest swimming in lake superior.