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Lake of the Clouds, Ontonagon

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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 drove up to the viewing area of this beautiful lake and then did a 2 mile hike (escarpment trail) along it (4mile round trip) which was beautiful. The wild flowers were just starting to bloom. I ca...  more »
  • A short uphill hike that also offers a wooden ramp access. Steep, so be prepared, but brief. Hard to believe such a view exists in Michigan; please support the parks to keep it ours!  more »
  • We went by snowmobile and the view was awesome! With the lake below and the rock bluffs with other things out in the distance I would stop and take it all in!  more »