Calumet Waterworks

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ ” CS Lewis.

Calumet Waterworks. North, and South.

Calumet Waterworks is a really nice place to have a picnic or large group party. There are all kinds of picnic tables and there’s lots of space for playing games or having fun. And, obviously, there is the beach, which is okay too. The beach is a mix of sand and rocks, with enough sand to spread out a blanket and enjoy the sun, and enough rocks to entertain the casual rock picker. There is an asphalt basketball court as well – for the street balling crowd.

The park area and road down to the lake...

The drive down to the water is really nice. Its always a great feeling to see the lake up ahead while still miles away from the beach. This beach is really close to Calumet, and not a far drive from the Houghton/Hancock area. Again, probably the best public beach for a large group party. There is a playground, concrete fire pits, lots of open space, but no camping. Nonetheless, beach is open until 1 am. A map of the area is here. A nice beach, with other amenities…

Calumet Waterworks.

7 responses to “Calumet Waterworks

  1. Cori says:

    Bucky’s! 🙂 This is my fave UP beach. I want to get married there lol. What u have done in documenting all of the UP’s beaches is awesome. I, like u, tried to search for beaches a while ago but no luck and stuck with those I knew. Now I have a list of many to check out. Thank u!

  2. Kylie Voelker says:

    i dont think many people call it by its name. yes, Bucky’s. you could probably ask around and do a paragraph at least of how it got its nick name. way befor my time so i dont know details.

    • Ken says:

      Bucky was the name of the guy who owned and operated a small concession stand at the park before it was a park. He also ran the concession stand at the laurium ice rink in the winter. There you have it….Bucky’s legacy Ken Taylor CHS 1966

  3. Trisha says:

    Nice beach! Need rocks? It’s the place to go. 🙂

  4. Mariana says:

    Thank you for doing this project
    We went to the beach and you are right is beautiful

  5. TeriKaye says:

    I was born at Hancock hospital, was raised at Bucky’s!!! I love the upper peninsula of Michigan, want to go home everytime I see a pic

  6. Lyndelle Chiomenti says:

    Stay left onto Lakeshore Drive to get to the park. Calumet Waterworks Road dead ends. There is no park access from this road.

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