Iron Mountain Michigan, Nicolet National Forest Lauterman Trail in the Upper Peninsula

Lauterman National Trail, Lake and Walk In Campsites

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This trail traverses some hilly terrain and offers good hiking and mountain biking opportunities, as well as being groomed for cross-country skiing (traditional). It includes three loops with one loop for beginning skiers.

Five walk-in campsites are located around Lauterman Lake complete with tables, tent pads, fire rings, and wilderness-style toilets. There is no fee for using these units and they are first come, first served.

If the fish are biting, you may find yourself hooking northern pike and panfish. An added feature is an Adirondack-style shelter that provides a rest or picnic stop for hikers and skiers alike. This trail connects with Perch Lake to the north and the Pine River and Chipmunk Rapids Campground to the south. A trail map is available at the trailhead.

Directions: Access to this trail is from two locations. From Florence, take State Highway 70 west 12 miles to FR 2154. Turn left and go south 1/4 mile to the trailhead on the right. Parking for 12 vehicles is on the left. Or from Florence, take State Highway 70 west 15-1/2 miles to FR 2450 turn left and go south 1 mile to FR 2156. Go southeast 2 miles to trailhead. Parking for 4 vehicles is on left (east). Trail Length: 9 miles including three loops. Difficulty: Gentle to steep terrrain.

Lauterman Lake trail is open year round.

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Chipmunk Rapids

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Perch Lake

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