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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  • There are two viewpoints: one is a wooden boardwalk and the other is paved. Both are easy to navigate and worth the time. I would love to come back at sunrise, as the view is to the east. A fall view ...  more »
  • Nice lake, small hike up to the viewing section- it is a beautiful site. I recommend climbing down to the actual lake if your knees can handle it- it’s a medium terrain!  more »
  • We walked up the short trail from the parking lot at the base of the trail. The day pass to the Porcupine Mountain Park cost $9 this includes the Lake in the Clouds view point. There are two trails on...  more »
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  • Breathtaking views. Absolutely amazing
  • Great views. Good hikes.
  • Went once. Can't wait to go back.
  • A little too touristy for my liking, buy a must see
  • Beautiful up there worth the drive
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