Site No.5: Lake Allegan Overlook

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Lake Allegan is one of the many outstanding lakes in the county.  It is a man-made lake formed by the construction of the Allegan Dam and the resulting impoundment.  The driving tour takes you to the dam spillway as well (Site No.7).

This pull-off is a Department of Natural Resources access point and boat launching area, and a great place to stop, have a stretch, and watch for wildlife.  If you brought your fishing gear (and license) you can drop your line here and try your angling skills.

Boat Launch

This is just one of several locations where you can see and enjoy the lake.  If you’re a bird watcher, come early for the geese, ducks, kingfishers, and great blue heron.  They are just a few of the many birds you will see here, just by sitting and watching.  In the spring, the dogwoods are spectacular here and throughout the Allegan State Game Area.

Blue Heron

 

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