Help guide future management of Proud Lake Recreation Area


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Help guide future management of Proud Lake Recreation Area

Contact: Debbie Jensen, [email protected] Agency: Natural resources

June 23, 2021

wooden walkway with trees in the backgroundMichigan Department of Natural Resources seeks public input on development of new branch plan for Proud Lake Recreation Area in Oakland County.

Visitors, members of the local community and stakeholders interested in sharing their opinions and ideas about the park are encouraged to participate in a online survey available through Thursday, July 22 at

“Public participation is an essential part of MNR’s Parks and Recreation Division planning process,” said Debbie Jensen, MNR’s Parks Management Plan Administrator. “There will be several options for people to get involved, including the initial online survey option and then an open house in the fall. The open house will provide opportunities to review the draft master plan that will be developed in response to this first phase of public engagement. »

parents holding baby in front of camper tent and cabinGeneral management plans are used to define long-term planning and management strategies that protect resources, while meeting recreational and educational needs and opportunities.

“Proud Lake is a diverse recreation area offering something for everyone, from developed facilities to tranquil natural areas,” said park supervisor Jennifer Etienne. “I’m excited to hear what people think of the recreation area and what they would like to see in the future.”

The Proud Lake Recreation Area is located midway between the communities of Milford, Wixom, and Walled Lake in southeast Michigan. The park is home to a 2-mile stretch of the scenic Huron River, which is managed as a designated natural river, a modern campground, over 20 miles of trails, and open land for hunting. The park also includes two RV cabins and the year-round River Hawk Complex Meeting Center. The park is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and includes the 105-acre Proud Lake Nature Study Area which includes a floating bog and associated woodland vegetation.

Additional information about the DNR General Management Plan process is available at

For more information about the proposed survey or plancontact Debbie Jensen by email at [email protected]

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