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Rocking Chair Lakes

Recognition: Proposed for Legal Dedication,
State Forest Management Plan
Rocking Chair Lakes location map
Size: 240 acres
Location: Approximately 25 miles northwest of Marquette
Management: Escanaba River State Forest
Activities: Hiking, wildlife viewing, photography, hunting, scenic vistas, wildflower viewing
Importance:
With very little use over the years, the area provides the opportunity for solitary recreation. The rugged terrain is covered by dry-mesic northern forests, which including some old-growth.  This surrounds two small lakes that sit 100 feet above the Mulligan River, with a 100-200 foot tall outcrop to the west. After heavy rains and during spring runoff, the lakes overflow and cascade over the outcrop to the river below. The site occurs within an area of primary moose range.


Rocking Chair Lakes
Photo by Denny Albert


Rocking Chair Lakes


Rocking Chair Lakes


Rocking Chair Lakes
(Click to see larger version)
Photo by Allan Cramer


Rocking Chair Lakes
(Click to see larger version)
Photo by Allan Cramer