Iron County enjoys a reputation of having great parks and campgrounds.
Among the ones that should be on your list to visit is Pentoga Park. The historic burial grounds of Ojibwe bands at the park dates back to the 1800s. Small wooded structures known as “spirit houses” protect the burial grounds, once part of a large Indian village on the southeastern shore of Gaanamegosikaag (today known as Chicaugon Lake). Iron County purchased land for the park in 1924 and has preserved and protected the Native American burial grounds ever since. Pentoga Park is located between Gaastra and Alpha on County Road 424. The 1,100-acre Chicaugon Lake is unusually deep – 115 feet at its deepest. An old Indian trail leads to the Brule River three miles away.
Iron County is one of the Upper Peninsula’s best kept secrets. From camping to fishing, hunting to canoeing, mountain biking to forest bathing – no matter your interests, the great outdoors and clear crisp air await you here.