Site No.8: DNR State Game Area Office

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You are now at the center of the Allegan State Game Area, an incredibly beautiful, rich and varied area in which to both observe nature as well as hunt and fish (in season).  The area is criss-crossed with marked hiking trails, snowmobile trails, and cross country skiing trails.  It is also home to the 60-mile Allegan County Equestrian Trail System, which is managed by Allegan County Parks.  It’s a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs, or make a note to come back here another time for an extended hike.

True or False? Much of the Allegan State Game Area was once at the bottom of Lake Michigan.  TRUE!  During the last glacial period, about 13,000 years ago, lake levels were about eighty feet higher than they are today.  The sandy soils you’ll find here are the result of lake deposits left during this period of higher lake levels.

State Game Area Office

If you have any questions about recreational activities here, stop in the main office.  They will be happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.  They can also be reached by phone at (269) 673-2430.  If you have questions about the Allegan County Equestrian Trails System, contact Allegan County Parks at (269) 686-9088 or visit them on the Web at www.allegancounty.org/parks.

 

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