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.
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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