Mount Arvon

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Mount Arvon
Mount Arvon is located in Michigan
Mount Arvon
Mount Arvon
Baraga County, Michigan, U.S.
Elevation 1,979 ft (603 m) NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 948 ft (289 m)[1]
Listing U.S. state high point
Range Huron Mountains
Coordinates 46°45′21″N 88°09′20″W / 46.755813°N 88.155434°W / 46.755813; -88.155434Coordinates: 46°45′21″N 88°09′20″W / 46.755813°N 88.155434°W / 46.755813; -88.155434[2]
Topo map USGS Skanee South

Mount Arvon, elevation 1,979 feet (603 m), located in L'Anse Township, Baraga County, is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Michigan. Like nearby Arvon Township, Michigan, Mount Arvon takes its name from the deposits of slate in the area which were reminiscent of those around Caernarfon in Wales. Mount Arvon is part of the Huron Mountains. It rises about 8 miles (13 km) south of Lake Superior (elevation 591 feet (180 m)). On the list of highest natural points in each U.S. state, Mount Arvon ranks 38th.[3]

Mount Arvon is a few miles from Mount Curwood, which for years had been designated as Michigan's highest spot until a resurvey in 1982 with modern technology determined that Mount Arvon is one foot taller than Mount Curwood. Mount Arvon is about 12 miles (19 km) east of L'Anse, although it is about a 26-mile (42 km) drive from the city as much of it lies on winding logging roads.

The property is owned by the MeadWestvaco paper company but public access is allowed.

Mount Arvon summit sign and log book
View from Mount Arvon to Lake Superior

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Arvon, Michigan". Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Mount Arvon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Map and List of U.S. State Highpoints". In Ice Axe We Trust. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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