Proud Lake Recreation Area

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Recreation Passport Required: Yes

Approximate Size: 4700 (Acres)

Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers the unique River Hawk Lodge.

Proud Lake Recreation Area, with more than 4,700 acres, is located on the scenic Huron River in Oakland County and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. During the winter months, skiers can enjoy seeing the evergreens draped with snow. In the spring, hepatica, marsh marigold, violets and many other wildflowers abound. Guided interpretive walks and other nature activities are offered. A schedule of upcoming programs is available at the park office year-round or at the campground office during the summer months.

Proud Lake Recreation Area, located in Commerce Township, Oakland County, near Wixom, Michigan, is a state park under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The recreation area has a total area of 4,700 acres (19 km2) and it offers various outdoor activities including hiking among 20 miles (32 km) of hiking trails (9 miles of which are open to horses and mountain bikes), cross-country skiing, fishing in the Huron River, hunting (in limited areas), canoeing, and picnicking. A campground has 130 campsites and a 24-person cabin for rent.

Trail Distance:

Over 20 miles long with many loops ranging in size from 0.5 to 15 miles long.

Directions:

  • To Headquarters – From I-96 exit 159 follow Wixom Rd. N. 7 miles.
  • To Campground – From I-96 Exit 159 follow Wixom Road N. 6 Miles. At traffic light turn right (east) onto Glengary. Campground is approx. 1 mile on the left.

Trail List:

  • Marsh Trail – 1 mile
  • Blue Trail – 4.75 miles
  • Red Trail – 3.75 miles
  • Green Trail – 2.5 miles
  • Powers Beach Trail – 1 mile
  • Proud Lake–Equestrian/Biking – 8.83 (Miles), Bridle, Mountain Biking
    • Bridle Trails – Trails may have other designated uses. These trails are located west of Wixom Road and are shared with mountain biking. (Phone Number: 248-685-2433)
  • Proud Lake-Hiking/Skiing – 6.07 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
    • Two sections of these trails run parallel to the Huron River while another section loops around a marshy area and provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. (Phone Number: 248-685-2433)
  • Chief Pontiac Trail – 5.5 miles
  • Service Road Trail – 1.5 miles

Campgrounds

Proud Lake-Camper Cabin
(800) 447-2757
2 site(s), $86, $65 (off-season)
Electrical Service

Proud Lake-Group Use Area
(248) 685-2433
0 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Walk-in Sites

Proud Lake-Modern
(800) 447-2757
130 site(s), $25 (50A), $23 (20/30A)
Boat Launch, Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms, Some Campsites with 50 amp Service, Swimming

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References and More Info

  • Trail Location
  • Trail Measurement
    Trails: Over 20 Miles & Area: 4,700 Acres
  • Compass Latitude
    42°34'16.2"N
  • Compass Longitude
    83°33'17.9"W
  • Numeric Latitude
    42.571161
  • Numeric Longitude
    -83.554974
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