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There are more than 60 species of deer throughout the world; North America holds five
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There are more than 60 species of deer throughout the world; North America holds five
Description - Lying in southeast Michigan, the 2,700-acre recreational site offers premier muskie fishing and game hunting. The state park area is designated a dark sky preserve for stargazing.

Attractions - Lake Hudson Recreation Area is a premier muskie fishing and game hunting park. A new beach area provides an excellent place for sunbathing and swimming.

The park has 50 semi-modern campsites that provide the camper with a peaceful, rustic camp setting. The campground sites are equipped with electric hookups, hand pump water, and vault toilets. There is no dump station.

The day use area of the park offers a swimming beach with volley ball courts, picnic area and picnic shelter.

Lake Hudson is a very popular site for boaters and anglers of all ages. The lake is approximately 700 acres in size and supports populations of muskie and bass. A boat launch is provided.

Except for safety zones around the campground and day use areas, Lake Hudson Recreation Area is open to hunting during the regular hunting seasons. The hunter can find deer, pheasants, turkeys, ducks and geese, rabbits, squirrels, and woodcocks.

Ice fishing is the primary activity in the park during the winter months. Cross-country skiing is possible, if there is enough snow. There are no marked trails. When the ground has a 4" snow covering, snowmobiling is allowed.

Recreation - Visitors to Lake Hudson Recreation Area enjoy hunting, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, camping, picnicking, boating, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Climate - Southeast Michigan is the warmest region in the state with summer temperatures averaging 70 degrees F (above 21 degrees C) but it is not infrequent for days to reach the high 80s. Winter temperatures are warmer as well with averages hovering just below freezing. Yearly moisture amounts range between 18 - 32 inches.

Location - As Michigan's most populous area, Southeast Michigan literally keeps America rolling. Encompassing the world renown automobile towns of Detroit and Pontiac, the region borders the State of Ohio and the western shores of two Great Lakes, Erie and Michigan. Interstates 75, 94, 96 move the majority of the masses.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: We were there recently for Memorial Weekend. With all the rain the ground was very soft. We have a big rig and got stuck in the mud. I would'nt recommend going there unless your camper is a popup or you camp in a tent. The ticks were very bad also. My poor dog came home with a bunch. I even had one on me. YUK! The biggest reward is how peacefull the park is and the rangers are very nice. One of them helped us get out of the mud.

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Contact Information:
Lake Hudson Recreation Area, 1220 Wampler's Lake Rd. , Onsted, MI, 49265, Phone: 517-445-2265, TTY: 517-335-4623

Additional Information:
Michigan Lakes and Rivers - Michigan is one of the most unique states in the nation boasting not only thousands of acres of interior natural lakes along with miles of waterways but also expansive shorelines that touch four of the five Great Lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie.
Michigan State Parks and Forests - Everything that makes Michigan special is embodied in the 96 State Parks. Boasting sterling recreation, Michigan State Parks and Forests invite you to enjoy one of their 14,000 campsites, 170 winter-sport areas and infinite rivers, streams, and lakes.
Southeast Michigan - Southeast Michigan, teaming with people also teams with recreation opportunities. Glacial activity left this Great Lakes region lush with hundreds of lakes, ponds, and marshes.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.


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