Lake Huron Lake Getaways

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As one of the great lakes, Lake Huron offers an endless amount of recreational opportunities to visitors. Some of the attractions unique to Lake Huron include the Mackinac State Historic Parks and the Soo Locks Visitors Center.

The Huron-Manistee National Forest (964,974 acres) is actually two forests combined for administration purposes. The Huron Shores Ranger Station is part of the 433,912-acre Huron National Forest. Aptly named, Huron Shores Ranger Station stretches from the Great Lake Huron to areas west of M-65. Fishing is synonymous with the Huron Shores Ranger Station. A wide variety of warmwater and coldwater species inhabit the diverse waterways that include perhaps Michigan's most notable, the Au Sable River. So well known, the Au Sable River is affectionately referred to as "The River." As a major tributary to Lake Huron, a 23-mile stretch has been designated a National Scenic River. Three major reservoirs manage the natural forces of the Au Sable: the Loud Dam Pond, Crooke Dam Pond, and Foote Dam Pond. Much of the region is characterized by some f the flattest terrain and lowest elevations (900 feet) on the entire Huron-Manistee National Forest. Mid-sized lakes, small pothole ponds, and numerous streamlets dot the mixed hardwood and conifer landscape. Wildlife inhabiting the region ranges from migratory birds and butterflies, to large fur-bearers and common reptiles.

Recreations enjoyed on the Huron Shores Ranger Station include paddling, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, nature study, hiking, berry picking, mushroom gathering, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and an array of winter sports.