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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  • October 2, 2017
    I think this attraction is fairly mobility friendly. I think that if you can walk around the block, you can walk to the viewpoint here at the Lake of the Clouds. I think that it would be relatively ea...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Breathtaking in 2 ways: the view itself is so spectacular and then there is the climb. At least it's not long but it is a challenge in some areas. Beautiful Porcupine Mountains State Park, so park pas...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    We happened to arrive at Lake of the Clouds in the early evening and we were thrilled to discover we were the only ones at the overlook. Having such an amazing sight all to ourselves was truly special...  more »

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