Lake Gogebic is the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The north half of the lake is in Ontonagon County, Bergland Township, and the Eastern Time zone. The south half of the lake is in Gogebic County, Marenisco Township, and the Central Time zone. In 13,380 acres of prime fishing water, there are walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, jumbo perch and some whitefish.
This region is also a prime hunting hot spot for deer, bear, small game and birds.
Gogebic’s summer water sports, camping, sightseeing and hiking the surrounding timberland. Winter is a “world of its own” with an annual snowfall of nearly 300 inches. Lake Gogebic is situated within a vast snowmobile trail system extending throughout the Upper Peninsula. Cross country ski trails are abundant and five major downhill ski facilities are less than a hour’s drive. It is a great place to use snowshoes.
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Lake Gogebic is over 13,000 acres of pristine water, with 36 miles of shoreline. This area is a four-season gem – still undiscovered by many. Nestled within the Ottawa National Forest, Lake Gogebic is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s largest inland lake located in the far western end of the Upper Peninsula. Lake Gogebic itself is in two counties and in two time zones. The north half of Lake Gogebic is in Ontonagon County, Bergland Township, and the Eastern Time zone. The south half of the lake is in Gogebic County, Marenisco Township, and the Central Time zone.
The Western Upper Peninsula is known for its natural wonders and plentiful locations in which a sightseer can absorb all the magnificence that is The Wilds of Michigan. If you ask the locals, the destinations below are among the most popular and engaging that can be found in the Wilds, with each offering a different experience and scene that you won’t soon forget.