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Lake of the Clouds, Ontonagon

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Lake of the Clouds is a lake located in Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The lake is situated in a valley between two ridges in the Porcupine Mountains. Surrounded by virgin wilderness and stunning vistas, the lake is a popular destination for hikers, campers, and fishermen.The lake is a prominent feature of the park, and can be viewed at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook at the west terminus of former Michigan highway M-107. The state park occasionally hosts a nighttime sky watch at the lake. The lake is fed from the east end by the Carp River Inlet and the outflow from the western end is the Carp River, which empties into Lake Superior on the boundary between Ontonagon and Gogebic County.
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  • We love this park. It offers hikes for every level of ability. We did several during this last visit and neither one disappointed. We have visited twice in the fall and the colors both times have been...  read more »
  • This is a beautiful must see if you are in the area. It is a fairly easy walk to the overlook of the lake and is well worth it. 
  • Beautiful place. The parking was limited but it was really busy. The trails are pretty easy but some may find it difficult because it's steep. We got to see the beautiful fall colors and this is defin...  read more »
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