Recognition: The Nature Conservancy Natural Areas Registry
Size: 60 acres
Location: Extends 3 miles east from Deer Park on the shore of Lake Superior
Management: Lake Superior State Forest
Activities: Scenic vistas, birdwatching, walking
Importance: This natural area has value in its simple beauty: a sand-gravel beach backed by forest extending along the Lake Superior shoreline. There are also open dunes and interdunal wetlands in the area. This was formerly a nesting area for the federally and state endangered piping plover, but the plovers have not used it for many years. However, as the piping plover population continues to increase, it may once again provide the necessary habitat for these birds at some point in the future.