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Princess Point Nature Area


Acres: 4
Established: 2014
County: Houghton
Category: Public Nature Area

Although small in size, the Princess Point Nature Area packs a powerful punch in enhancing recreational opportunities in the Sturgeon River Sloughs region. The property lies on the eastern side of the Keweenaw Waterway at Princess Point and contains a rustic cabin with an open area perfect for a water trail campsite. While multiple points in the immediate vicinity offer boat or paddler access, few areas near the Sturgeon River Sloughs allow for overnight camping. As part of the Keweenaw Land Trust's focus to providing access to the Lake and bolstering the Keweenaw Water Trail, the Princess Point Nature Area will fill an important gap in this water-based trail network.

The Uitti family generously donated this property to KLT in 2014. Many generations of family members visited the property over the years for its easy access to the amazing natural resources found in this area of the Keweenaw Waterway. Today, the entire community can take advantage of this place as a launching point or rest area for their paddle adventures.

The Land Trust is currently finalizing the cleanup of the property to prepare it for overnight visitors. The cabin still needs additional work to stabilize it before it will be open for overnight reservations. In the meantime, the public may still visit the property via the water. The floor of an old boat house has been converted into a convenient landing platform for canoes and kayaks, and a short trail will lead you to the cabin area. Enter these coordinates into your GPS to find the landing platform by water: 47.019139,-88.467140. KLT hopes to install signage on the water and have the property cleaned up enough for tent camping by the fall of 2017.




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