Reedsburg Dead Stream Flooding

  • Address: N Michelson Rd , Houghton Lake , MI 48629

Natural or Wildlife Viewing Features: Natural Area

This flooding is one of the largest managed wetlands in the northern Lower Peninsula. There is a state forest campground near the Reedsburg dam on the south end of the flooding. No other developments or improvements are found at this site, but the small boat ramps beckon you to a wonderful wilderness experience.

The flooding is usually teeming with wildlife, and with a short trip upstream in a non-motorized boat you can explore the 30,000-acre Dead Stream Swamp-the largest semi-wilderness area in the Lower Peninsula.

No motors of any kind are permitted in the dead stream swamp. Motors are allowed on boats in the flooding or the backwaters of the dam.

Visit the DNR for more information.

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  • Water Access
  • Fishing
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