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Protected by The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned by The State of Michigan and managed by Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Pearl Lake is an incredible place to explore, bird and kayak. The lake has many deep lobes where waterfowl, birds, plants & animals can be observed- including Sandhill Cranes who often utilize Pearl Lake. The lake is best accessed by the DNR boat launch on its north end. The Pearl Lake property is also part of a larger state owned forest that can be accessed and explored on foot or via rugged dirt roads. Please note there are no formal marked trails.

Read the Pearl Lake chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.

Hunting is allowed. For up-to-date hunting rules and regulations, contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Traverse City field office at (231) 922-5280.


DNR Boat Launch

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South Parking Area

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