Lake Gogebic State Park

Marenisco, Michigan

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A nature trail through Lake Gogebic backcountry. This nature trail through the backcountry of Lake Gogebic State Park provides a brief glimpse into the tangled beauty of the western Upper Peninsula. The park is located on the western shores of the region's largest inland lake, providing a full weekend of possibilities. The park is open year-round, and the trail is accessible anytime snow is off the ground, but some park facilities are closed from late October until May. Special attractions: Wilderness, wildlife viewing. Fishing in Lake Gogebic is tops for walleye and smallmouth bass.
Hiking Michigan

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Hiking Michigan

by Mike Modrzynski (Falcon Guides)

A nature trail through Lake Gogebic backcountry. This nature trail through the backcountry of Lake Gogebic State Park provides a brief glimpse into the tangled beauty of the western Upper Peninsula. The park is located on the western shores of the region's largest inland lake, providing a full weekend of possibilities.

The park is open year-round, and the trail is accessible anytime snow is off the ground, but some park facilities are closed from late October until May. Special attractions: Wilderness, wildlife viewing. Fishing in Lake Gogebic is tops for walleye and smallmouth bass.

©  Mike Modrzynski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Marenisco
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Fall
Local Contacts: Lake Gogebic State Park, 906-842-3341
Local Maps: Lake Gogebic State Park brochure and map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Gogebic State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

4/5/2001
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Lake Gogebic is a large lake in the Western UP which offers a number of recreational opportunities. One of the nice things about this region is there are so many lakes you rarely find one that is crowded. The water is decent for swimming and the trail is easy to follow (although it can be a little wet in the Spring). The trail seemed to have a moderate amount of use. As always in the UP gnats and mosquitoes can be bothersome from May-August but you can develop a tolerance fairly quickly. I don't really recommend shore fishing here as there are more productive lakes in the area for this. If you are here to fish bring a canoe or a boat to cover more terrain. For a more rugged experience consider a trip to the Porcupine Mountains just North of here. The Superior Highlands in nearby Wisconsin are also desirable to hike or canoe.



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