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Black Spruce Bog


  • Legally Dedicated Natural Area
  • National Natural Landmark

Size: 120 acres

Location: Approximately 14 miles northeast of Jackson.

Management: Waterloo Recreation Area

Activities: Hiking, bird watching, photography, outdoor education, nature study

Importance: Contains the southerly third of a large black spruce and tamarack bog (resulting from a large ice-block depression), adjoining poorly drained land with a red maple swamp. Ecologically, black spruce bogs are at the extreme southern limit of their natural range in this portion of Michigan.