at Hoags Lake
This is a small, 339-acre, lake with mostly private shoreline, but the northern edge is owned by the Manistee National Forest.
Boat Launch- dirt ramp, parking for 4 or 5 vehicles with trailers
largemouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch
Picnicking- picnic tables and grills
Wildlife Watching- there is a wet meadow just north of the lake with unusual plants and probably interesting birds in the spring
Swimming- sandy beach on small inland lake
Handicap Accessibility- latrine is accessible but you must cross natural surface to get there
Rest Rooms- latrine
Potable Water- none
Access- sand Forest Road 5540 off paved Hoague Road at corner with Rybicki Road.
Restrictions- no camping, no glass on beach, no fireworks, note that Forest boundary is very near- be careful to not trespass on private land. Recreation Fee sticker to park there (self-pay tube is available- $3/day, $5/weekly, or $20/year at a Ranger Station).
Seasonality- road may not be plowed in winter
Ecosystem- wooded sandy beach at the edge on inland lake, wet meadow nearby
most recent date this info personally checked- May 2007
Additional Facilities- none
Maintained by- Huron-Manistee National Forest , call 231-723-2211
More- Michigan DNR Mason County Lakes
In lieu of the Forest Service parking fee, Interagency passes are also accepted. Display on your dashboard when you park.
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