Rocking Chair Lakes

Rocking Chair Lakes location

Recognition:

  • Proposed for Legal Dedication
  • State Forest Management Plan

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

Grassland

Photo by Denny Albert

Rocking Chair Lakes

Lake

Rocking Chair Lakes

Forest

 

 

Rocking Chair Lakes

Forests covering hilly area
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Photo by Allan Cramer

Rocking Chair Lakes

Water cascading over rocky area
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Photo by Allan Cramer