Craig Lake

Michigamme, Michigan

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2 Reviews
4 out of 5
Craig Lake comes with an attitude check. Persist through 6 miles of rough, bumpy road that winds its way to the trailhead, and the rewards will begin as soon as you shut off the ignition. Odds are, that will be the last mechanical sound you’ll hear during your visit to Michigan’s most remote state park. Highlights: A remote lake, marsh and stream, and quiet forest.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky (Falcon Guides)

Craig Lake comes with an attitude check. Persist through 6 miles of rough, bumpy road that winds its way to the trailhead, and the rewards will begin as soon as you shut off the ignition. Odds are, that will be the last mechanical sound you’ll hear during your visit to Michigan’s most remote state park. Highlights: A remote lake, marsh and stream, and quiet forest.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Michigamme
Distance: 7.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: Van Riper State Park, (906) 339-4461
Local Maps: USGS Mount Curwood, Three Lakes
Driving Directions: Directions to Craig Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/10/2009
0

Lots of hilly terrain, and overall a nice trail. It's well marked, but aside from a few views of the lake, not much else to see. We saw some mushrooms and a lot of mosquitoes, but no wildlife--not even a bird. We were pretty disappointed in this trail. When we got to the parking lot, it was full. Didn't see many people on the trail though.


8/10/2008
0

But for lack of wildlife, this trail would be a 5. It is not difficult, it is remote, the trail itself is mostly soft forest bed, it has plenty of spots to stop and see the lake AND it has outhouses near the two rustic cabins. An incredibly pleasant way to spend three hours. Lots of wild mushrooms in glorious colors but don't eat any unless you really know your stuff.



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