Proud Lake Recreation Area

3500 N. Wixom Road
Commerce Twp, MI 48382


Proud Lake Recreation Area is located on the scenic Huron River and offers diverse and plentiful recreational opportunities. More than 20 miles of trails cover several diverse habitats. It also offers the unique River Hawk Lodge.


Boat Rental: Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the Proud Lake Campground and the Huron River. Canoe drop-off and pick-up services are available.

Cross Country Ski

Equestrian: Nine and a half miles of trails offering varied terrain is available for equestrian and mountain bike riders. Trails are located west of Wixom Road. The Proud Lake Trail Riders Association help to maintain equestrian trails.

Great catches of rainbow and brown trout await the angler. From April 1, when a two-mile stretch of the Huron River is stocked with trout, until the last Saturday in April, catch and release rules apply. Regular fishing rules apply the rest of the year. There is fishing in the lakes for bass, pike, sunfish and crappies.

Hiking: Two of the hiking/ski trails run parallel to the Huron River, while another loops around a marsh. The longer trail, north of the Huron River, meanders alongside forests, fields and wetlands.

Hunting: Hunting is permitted from September 15 through March 31. Rabbit, squirrel, deer and grouse are among the wildlife hunted, each having its own designated season. Hunting is allowed west of Wixom Road and north of the Huron River.

Mountain Biking: Nine and a half miles of trails are open to mountain biking. Trails in the western portion of the recreation area are shared with equestrian riders and hikers.

Paddling: Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the Proud Lake Campground and the Huron River. Canoe drop-off and pick-up services are available


Winter Camping


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Proud Lake-Equestrian/Biking
Trail Length: 8.83 (Miles)

Proud Lake-Hiking/Skiing
Trail Length: 20.00 (Miles)


Boat Launch: Boaters may access Proud Lake at the Bass Lake Road boat launch. Registered campers may launch boats at the campground launch.

Picnic Area: Fire pits/grills available.

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