Wilderness State Park Waugoshance Point

Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701

Wilderness State Park Waugoshance Point

Wilderness State Park: Waugoshance Point Professional Review and Guide

"The long narrow Waugoshance Point and the chain of small rock and gravel islands at its tip reach 7 miles west into Lake Michigan. The point and the islands consist of low rock and gravel beaches covered with a mixed evergreen and hardwood boreal forest.

The islands are surrounded by a large shoal, and with even small changes in the water level, the shoreline changes and small islands appear and disappear. Part of the charm of this area is that you can visit year after year, and it will never look exactly the same. The Wilderness State Park is home to a variety of wildlife and interesting plant life including all of the wild orchids native to Michigan. The miles of gravel and rock beach and the many small islands are an ideal habitat or gulls and wading shore birds, including the endangered piping plover."

Wilderness State Park: Waugoshance Point Reviews

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1/1/2001
cool place but reserve camp rervtions EARLY like in january!
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Trail Information

Mackinaw City
Nearby City
9
Distance
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Part or full day
Duration
Spring to fall, weather permitting
Season
Wilderness State Park 1-800-44-PARKS
Local Contacts
NOAA 14911, USGS: Big Stone Bay, Waugoshance Island
Local Maps

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Jul 2018