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Government Island Trails

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Length


3.9 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


194' 59 m

Ascent

-194' -59 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

634' 193 m

High

584' 178 m

Low

Shared By Jim Dumser

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A route featuring beautiful island trails in Les Cheneaux islands, MI.

Jim Dumser

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Wildlife

Family Friendly Good swimming and wading along Government Bay provides a treat for all members of the family.

Government Island is only accessible by boat.

Overview

This route is a great example of the island loops that can be found around the Les Cheneaux area. Government Island is a local gem that is tough to reach, but worth the boat ride. Rocks and roots a plenty will greet you along this gently sloping, mostly forested trail.

Description

All campsites are along the shore and allow for pull out for kayakers. If motoring in, we have found the best access with current water levels is along the Government Bay end of the island. There is a sandy landing and tie off trees in abundance.

This route uses a variety of family friendly trails, but be aware that there will be no blazes to assist with navigation. Since the island is fairly small and self contained, it's difficult to get truly lost here, even without blazes. There are two privies at the northern end of the island if needed, and there are many great campsites and picnic tables available.

This loop is a great way to explore the majority of the island, and can be taken as a day trip or as an overnight.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of cedars. Don't disturb the bald eagle nest!

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Deep water with grassed camp site and picnic table at very northeast tip of the island, but watch out for multiple submerged pilings about 30 feet from shore May 24, 2018

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