Great Waters Lake Michigan Trail: Windswept Dunes and Hidden Lakes

Is it breathtaking vistas you crave or more intimate discoveries that take your breath away? The Lake Michigan Trails, Windswept Dunes and Hidden Lakes, can offer you a panorama of earth and sky above the Cut River or the quiet majesty of bald eagles and trumpeter swans at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The Trail showcases sand dunes, campgrounds and nature. 

Hiawatha National Forest
Supervisor's Office
820 Rains Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: (906) 428-5800
Located in the central and eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan the Forest encompasses approximately 880,000 acres and receives 1.5 million recreational visits per year. The Forest affords visitors access to white sand, scenic beaches and relatively undeveloped shorelines.
 
Hog Island Point State Forest Campground
US-2
Naubinway, MI 49762
Phone: (906) 635-5281
Phone number indicated is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 50 sites able to accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Located just off US-2 along Lake Michigan with beach area and fishing access. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Location: seven miles East of Naubinway via US-2.
 
Big Knob State Forest Campground & Marsh Lake Pathway
US 2 and Big Knob Road
Lake Superior State Forest
Naubinway, MI 49762
Phone: (906) 635-5281
Phone number indicated is for the Management Unit. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehicle/trailer. Sand dunes, Lake Michigan beach front, and hiking pathways offer excellent outdoor recreation opportunities. Rustic campground includes vault toilets and potable water from well hand pump. Location 14 miles SW of Naubinway via US-2 and Big Knob Rd.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
1674 Rufuge Entrance Rd.
Seney, MI 49883
Phone: (906) 586-9851
Seney National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 by Executive Order for the protection and production of migratory birds and other wildlife. Throughout this nearly 96,000 acres of diverse habitat live a wide variety of wildlife species. Here visitors encounter the cry of common loons, regal trumpeter swans, brilliant dragonflies, nesting bald eagles,and industrious beaver. Wildlife abounds in the refuges forests, marshes, pools, creeks, rivers, and bogs. Visitors can drive the Marshland Drive or walk the Pine Ridge Nature Trail, from dawn until dusk, to search the refuge pools for wildlife species. Programs, guided tours and visitor center exhibits help you learn about refuge habitats and wildlife. The Visitor Center and Marshland Drive are open seven days a week, May 15 through October 15.