Lake of the Clouds

Coordinates: 46°48′14″N 89°45′08″W / 46.80389°N 89.75222°W / 46.80389; -89.75222
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Lake of the Clouds
Location of the lake in Michigan.
Location of the lake in Michigan.
Lake of the Clouds
LocationOntonagon County, Michigan
Coordinates46°48′14″N 89°45′08″W / 46.80389°N 89.75222°W / 46.80389; -89.75222[1]
Primary inflowsCarp River Inlet
Primary outflowsCarp River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area133 acres (0.5 km2)
Surface elevation1,076 ft (328 m)[1]

Lake of the Clouds is a lake located in Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The lake is situated in a valley between two ridges in the Porcupine Mountains.[2] Surrounded by virgin wilderness and stunning vistas, the lake is a popular destination for hikers, campers, and fishermen.[3]

The lake is a prominent feature of the park, and can be viewed at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook at the west terminus of the former Michigan highway M-107. The state park occasionally hosts a nighttime sky watch at the lake. The lake is fed from the east end by the Carp River Inlet and the outflow from the western end is the Carp River, which empties into Lake Superior on the boundary between Ontonagon and Gogebic County.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake of the Clouds
  2. ^ Lake of the Clouds (Map). Cartography by NAVTEQ Inc. Google Maps. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
  3. ^ a b Hunt, Mary; Hunt, Don (2007). "Porcupine Mountains State Park — Lake of the Clouds Overlook". Hunt's Guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Albion, MI: Midwestern Guides. Retrieved 2008-06-06.

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