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Protected, owned and managed by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy.

Situated between Rush and Long lakes in Benzie County, this beautiful preserve protects critical wildlife habitat and is important for water quality protection in the beloved Platte River watershed. It contains an excellent variety of habitats, including high-quality mesic northern hardwood forest, hardwood swamp and northern shrub thicket.

Get out here to enjoy beautiful views and the wonders of nature!

To learn more about how this special place was protected, read the Embayment Lakes chapter in our Campaign for Generations publication.