Prickett Lake


Sturgeon River Gorge
Photo credit: 
Ottawa National Forest/USFS

Nestled below Michigan's Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness Area is the Prickett Lake watershed. This land is beloved for hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing—it's immediately upstream from one of the region's last remaining spawning areas for threatened lake sturgeon.

The Trust for Public Land has added more than 4,000 acres to the wilderness area, including more than a thousand acres around Prickett Lake. In 2014, a final 175 acres completed the conservation effort and ensured permanent public access to the river, lake, and North Country National Scenic Trail.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.