Lake Hudson State Recreation Area is a public recreation area located within southwestern Lenawee County, just 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Detroit, Michigan. Considered to be a designated “dark sky preserve” by the W.J. Hayes State Park, the area is accessible by the public year-round and offers premier fishing, swimming, boating, rustic camping, and more, with wide open night skies suited for gazing. One EarthSky friend says “the preserve provides a low light area for night sky viewing that also allows other park users access and availability for other activities.” The preserve provides a low light area for night sky viewing that also allows other park users access and availability for other activities, and uses lighting fixtures that minimize light pollution when possible. For more information, please visit online or call (517)445-2265.
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