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Lake Hudson Recreation Area

5505 Morey Highway,
Clayton, MI 49235
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Eco-Friendly
Family-friendly
One Pure Michigan Pledge
Description
The park is home to a Designated Dark Sky Preserve and offers a rustic campground, a no-wake lake, a large swimming area, a boat launch, trails and a picnic shelter. In addition, there are opportunities for hunting and fishing (known for muskie), geocaching, metal detecting and more. The park features numerous grassy fields and wood lots.

Lake Hudson is the first Dark Sky Preserve designated in the nation and offers excellent night-sky viewing opportunities. These preserves are protected against light pollution and are ideal locations to stargaze. Please note that dimming your vehicle lights when pulling into the parking lot to avoid light pollution is suggested. Learn more at Michigan.gov/DarkSky.
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    Kayakers and paddleboarders leaving the shore of Lake Hudson.
    Fall view of Lake Hudson
    Meadow at Lake Hudson Recreation Area under a cloudy sky.
    Girl at Lake Hudson holding up her catch of the day, two crappy.
    A fine evening at Lake Hudson courtesy @jagtap.pritam
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