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Lake Hudson Recreation Area

Lake Hudson Recreation Area offers premier muskie fishing and game hunting. A new beach area provides an excellent place for sunbathing and swimming. Lake Hudson has been designated a dark sky preserve for observation of the nighttime sky.
Main Number: (517) 445-2265 | TTY Number (text): 711 (Michigan Relay Center)
5505 Morey Highway
Clayton 49235 County: Lenawee
Google Map of Lake Hudson Recreation Area
Driving Directions: 1 1/4 miles S. of M-34 (Beecher Rd.) on M-156 (Morey Hwy.), 8 miles E. of Hudson, 15 miles W. of Adrian.
  • Recreational Pass Not Required
  • Approx Size: 2796 Acres
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Categorized as: State Park
  • Total Number of Sites: 0
Area Information: Lake Hudson is located in an area of open farmland, near the Ohio border. The nearest shopping is located in Hudson, approximately 7 miles west of the park. Users will find a laundry-mat, grocery store, as well as a bowling alley and movie theatre. Eating choices vary from fast food to family dining, as well as a place to get ice cream!

Facilities at Lake Hudson Recreation Area

Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.: A boat launch to Lake Hudson provides access to the premier fishing opportunities. Lake Hudson has a no wake speed restriction.
Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills: Volleyball net, beach and picnic tables are located at the swimming area.
Picnic Shelter(s): There is no swimming area near the Picnic Shelter, however it is a prime spot for viewing the night sky. The Shelter can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting
Vault Toilet:
Electrical Service:

Activities at Lake Hudson Recreation Area

Fishing: Premier muskie, walleye, bass, crappie and channel catfish are found at Lake Hudson.
Hunting: This area has success in deer and turkey hunting. It also has populations of upland game such as pheasants, squirrels and rabbits. Waterfowl hunting is also an activity available on Lake Hudson.
Swimming: The swimming area in the day use is an open sunny area, due to the lack of mature trees to provide shade.
Metal Detecting Areas: Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
Snowmobile Area - Allowed with 4" of snow or more on the ground.: Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity, but there are no no established trails.
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity.:

Campgrounds at Lake Hudson Recreation Area

Campground: Lake Hudson-Semi-modern

  • Camper Fee Per Night: $17
  • Total Number of Sites: 50
  • Camp Site Map
  • Not ADA accessible
  • Offering: SEMI-MODERN
  • Latitude: 41.824804520147715
Campground roads are gravel, sites are grass.

Activities & Facilities at Lake Hudson-Semi-modern

Electrical Service: 20 and 30 amp electrical service is available on each site.
Vault Toilet:
Designated Watchable Wildlife Site:
Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.:
Metal Detecting Areas:
Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity.:

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