Michigan should be proud of the Proud Lake Recreation Area and all the amenities it offers. Spanning across an impressive 4,700 acres, this gorgeous area draws out the local campers, paddlers, hikers, and anglers. Your pooch will absolutely go mutts over the chance to explore this gorgeous area.
This pawsome recreation area sits along the Huron River and has so much beauty to see. Your furry friend will be glad to know there are trails with all sorts of terrain to check out. Wander through lush forests and wetlands or explore the shores of the lakes and rivers. Chief Pontiac Trail is the shortest trail. It is only three-quarters of a mile and is also an interpretative walk. The longest trail clocks in at 5.75 miles and is called the River Trail/Blue Trail. Before you start your hike, pick up a map at the visitor's center and plan your route. Don't forget to take enough water for both you and your pooch so you can stay hydrated and healthy.
Stay a night or two in the park’s campground. Situated on an open bluff, the 130 site campground has excellent views of Proud Lake. Picnic areas with grills and fire pits are also available. Fishing and boating are also pupular activities at Proud Lake. Boat launches are available. Bring your rod and reel and try to bring in some crappie, trout, pike, or bass. Hopefully you and your pup will enjoy a nice fish dinner at the end of the day!
Please note all park visitors must have a Michigan Recreation Passport. This can be purchased for $11.00 at the time of vehicle permit renewals for Michigan residents. This puptacular pass gives you and your canine adventure buddy access to all Michigan state parks for an entire year. Recreation Passports are also available to non-residents.
This is one park your pooch will want to visit again and