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.
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There are more than 60 species of deer throughout the world; North America holds five
- 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.
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.