Besser Natural Area

Besser Natural Area location

Recognition: Legally Dedicated Natural Area

Size: 134 acres

Location: Six miles southeast of Presque Isle on Grand Lake Road

Management: Rockport Recreation Area

Activities: Hiking, nature study, photography

Importance: Contains a stand of mature, virgin red and white pine with spruce, balsam, cedar and birch. Includes over 4,000 feet of Lake Huron shoreline composed primarily of limestone gravel shore. Provides habitat for plant species of special concern, including the Pitcher's thistle, a plant threatened with extinction.

Besser Natural Area

Besser Natural Area