A moderatly sized area to take a hike or view wildlife, this area also offers canoeing opportunities. The lake tapers out into a swampy marsh area along the shoreline in some areas.
Visitors to the area will be treated to a forested setting that varies from tag alder and conifer swamps to upland jack and white pine mixed with oak. The 2,100 acres area is habitat for loons and eagles and visitors may view loons nesting from March 1 to July 15. Please respect wildlife and view from a distance.
Fishing is limited to June 15 to August 31, catch and release using artificial lures only.
At a Glance
Campground and Day Use Area are open year-round. Trails are not groomed. Parking area is plowed in the winter.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise posted.
Recreation Enhancement Act Fee -Camping -
Per Night: $10.00
Special Use Permit -
No special use permit is required for individuals or small groups (74 people or less).
Permits are required for commercial, event or large groups (75 people or more).
Visit the Passes and Permits section for more information on obtaining a special use permit.
Nonmotorized Use - Hiking, Mechanized Equipment, Bicycles - except on Dikes and Dams, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Motorized Over-snow Vehicles
Pack and Saddle Animals
As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors. These rules are available to you on-line or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. General Topic orders apply across the Forests.
Applicable Orders -
Motorized Vehicle Use of Roads, Trails and Off-road Areas; R904-14-02
Occupancy and Use; R904-14-03
Mio Ranger District - 107 McKinley Rd., Mio, MI 48647