Lake Gogebic, Michigan’s largest inland lake, lies at the far western end of the Upper Peninsula. With abundant opportunities for fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, and winter sports, Lake Gogebic is a four-season vacation gem that – for all its attractions – retains the peaceful atmosphere of a small Northwoods community, untroubled by traffic and crowds.
Lake Gogebic’s 13,380 acres of prime fishing water teem with walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, jumbo perch and whitefish, providing both catches for the novice and challenges for the veteran angler. The surrounding forests offer prime hunting for deer, bear, small game and birds.
Families, couples, and outdoor sports enthusiasts will enjoy Lake Gogebic’s summer hot spots for water sports, camping, sightseeing and hiking the surrounding timberland. The area is full of historic sites and natural beauty. Wildflowers and wildlife are everywhere in spring and summer, the autumn colors are spectacular, and winters are as white and still as one can only imagine. Waterfalls abound – with some hidden deep in the woods, and others easily accessible from town. Honeymooners will enjoy searching out the more remote falls, while families will appreciate that Lake Superior’s shores are but a short drive away.
With an annual snowfall of nearly 300 inches, Lake Gogebic is situated on perhaps the best snowmobile trail system in the country, extending throughout the Upper Peninsula. Cross country ski trails provide quieter passage through the woods, meanwhile five major downhill ski / snowboarding facilities are less than a hour’s drive away. And for those seeking a truly unique winter sport experience, many local businesses rent snowshoes.
The nights are frequently graced by the Northern Lights or a distant wolf’s cry. In town, the dress is casual and the attitudes friendly. Local businesses offer lodging for any size group, for any length of time, year-round, guaranteeing you are sure to find accommodations to fit your taste and budget.
Come to Gogebic County and let us help you find what you are looking for. Wander through our website and see how it feels to be in paradise. Better yet – make Lake Gogebic your next destination and experience that feeling for yourself! Discover what our area has to offer.