Calumet Township Waterworks Park
On 16 acres on the shore of Lake Superior, this beautiful day park has four overhead pavilions, toilets, picnic areas, playground, a volleyball court, and a basketball court. There is also a baseball area and a handicapped ramp to access the beach. Perfect for any medium size gathering, it can be reserved by calling the Calumet Township Office at 906-337-2410.
Lions Club Park
Located on Calumet Lake, this park was created in partnership with the Calumet Lions Club. In recent years the club has donated thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time. The park features picnic tables, a barrier-free walking trail, and parking lot. It also features an 18-hole disc golf course, horse shoe pit and large grassy areas for roaming or playing ball. There is an area to launch canoes or kayaks. Every summer the park is home to the Dam Jam, a music festival featuring local artists.
Swedetown Recreational Area
Calumet Township and the North Houghton County Water and Sewer Authority own 1,900 acres which comprises the Swedetown Recreational Area. The area has 30 kilometer of trails (three miles of which are lighted to allow night-time skiing). Swedetown is largely managed by a publically-formed community group known as the Swedetown Trails Club (STC). The 2,200 sq ft Chalet serves as a warm-up facility for the ski trails and the adjacent lighted sledding and snowboard hill. During the warm months Swedetown trails are used by hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers as well as over 200 participants in the annual Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race. There are currently about 24 miles of single-track trails at Swedetown.
The Copper Country Curling Club is located in the historic Calumet and Hecla Mining Company's Drill Shop. Formed in 1993, the Curling Club made its home at the Drill Shop in 2005. Through a collaboration between Calumet Township, the Curling Club, and the Keweenaw National Historical Park, the Drill Shop was converted into an ideal location for curling. Members meet for games twice a week during a ten week season. The Curling Club also holds a Learn To Curl program during the curling season for those interested in learning about the sport or wanting to become a member. The Drill Shop can also be rented for events such as weddings.
New Recreation Park
With the help of the CLK Rotary Club, a new
recreation park is currently being developed in
Calumet Township. The CLK Rotary Club is raising
funds to build the park, located on Sixth Street
Extension. In the spring of 2021, playground
equipment will be installed.
For more information, click here.
Calumet Township Indoor Shooting Range
The Calumet Township Indoor Shooting Range is open for public shooting. The range has year-round shooting, a ventilation system, four shooting booths and five lanes, as well as target movers with a 50 foot maximum target distance. On-site supervision is provided by a team of volunteers with NRA Range Safety Officer certification. A $5 per visit fee will be charged. Contact us at CalumetRange@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook page for further details.
View the calendar of events page for open range times. For more information on the Calumet Township Indoor Shooting Range, click here.
The Township maintains other facilities such as
the Wolverine and Centennial Heights playground
and also a W.P.A. project stone boat currently
being renovated as a memorial for the WWI, WWII,
Korean, and Vietnam Veterans.
The Township helps support two indoor ice arenas, the Calumet Colosseum and the George Gipp Arena. These two facilities provide for ice related activities such as youth hockey, figure skating, high school hockey, men's hockey leagues, senior citizen skating and numerous spectator events from October 1st through March of each winter season.