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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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  • Amazing view and just a short hike from the parking lot. Definitely a must-see in the Porcupine Mtns.  more »
  • Easy drive, plenty of parking. Very short stress-free walk to the overlook. Iconic U.P. view. A must see if you're in this part of the Upper Peninsula.  more »
  • This was one of the stops we made during our short stay in the Porcupine Mountains. Really neat vantage point. We also liked the signs/maps that pointed out what various features were off in the dista...  more »

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