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 frequently visit Lake of the Clouds and enjoy the changing seasons and the scenic view. The hike is moderate and it is accessible for wheelchairs with the boardwalk path. Weekdays are less crowded ...  more »
  • This stop does have handicap accessible ramp and trail, but still a bit of walking. Lovely view, from many vantage points. During the summer till late September the visitor center is also open. There ...  more »
  • The drive up to Lake of the Clouds is well worth the time and effort. The views are incredible and the fall foliage surrounding the lake is so colorful! There are trails to explore both near the lake ...  more »

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