DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES  
WILDLIFE DIVISION  
WILDERNESS AND NATURAL AREAS  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of natural resources by  
1994 PA 451, MCL 324.35103 and Executive Reorganization Order No. 1991-22,  
MCL 299.13)  
Regulation No. 2, Alger county.  
R 322.2.1 Wagner Falls scenic site.  
Rule 1. The following described area is proposed for rededication as a natural  
area under the designation of the Wagner Falls scenic site: That part of NE1/4 of  
NW1/4 Sec.14 lying S'ly of highway M-94, 13.59 acres; that part of N1/2 of N1/2 of  
SW1/4 of NE1/4 Sec. 14 lying SW'ly of highway M-28, 5.5 acres; and all that land  
situated in the NW1/4 of NE1/4 Sec. 14, as follows: From the one-quarter corner  
common to Secs. 11 and 14, 560 feet S to the right-of-way line of highway M-28  
which is the point of beginning; thence S on N and S one-quarter line of Sec. 14 for  
a distance of 760 feet to one-eighth corner; thence E'ly on N one-eighth line of Sec.  
14 for a distance of 618 feet to right-of-way line of highway M-28, thence NW'ly along  
said right-of-way line to point of beginning, 3.53 acres; T46N, R19W, Munising  
township, Alger county, covering entire Wagner Falls state scenic site. Total 22.62  
acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.2.2 Laughing Whitefish Falls scenic site.  
Rule 2. The following described area is proposed for rededication pursuant to  
Act No. 241 of the Public Acts of 1972, being S322.751 et seq. of the Michigan  
Compiled Laws, as a natural area under the designation of the Laughing Whitefish  
Falls scenic site: W1/2 and NW1/4 of NE1/4 Sec. 16, T46N, R22W, Rock River  
township, Alger county. Total 360 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 3, Allegan county.  
R 322.3.1 Saugatuck Dunes natural area.  
Rule 1. The following described area in Saugatuck state park is dedicated as  
a natural area under the designation of Saugatuck Dunes natural area: Easterly 50  
acres of the south 1/2 of the north 1/2, and south fractional 1/2 of section 33;  
commencing at northwest corner of the southwest 1/4 of northwest 1/4 of section  
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34, east 93.3 feet, southwesterly to point 93.3 feet south of point of beginning,  
north to beginning; T4N, R16W, Lake Town township, Allegan county, containing  
291 acres, more or less.  
History: 1988 AACS.  
Regulation No. 11, Berrien county.  
R 322.11.1 Warren Dunes nature study area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of Warren Dunes nature study area: All the state-owned and state-  
leased lands in section 25, described as: W 25 acres of N1/2 of NE1/4 except 3 acres  
lying N of private road; W 60 acres of N1/2  
of SW1/4; S1/2 of SW1/4 lying W of Red Arrow highway (former US-12); and  
section 26, entire frl.; T6S, R20W, Lake township, Berrien county. Total 488.41 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.11.2 Warren Woods nature study area.  
Rule 2. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of Warren Woods nature study area: W1/2 of section 27, lying S of  
Warren Woods road, and N of a line 1,909 feet N of and parallel to Townline road,  
T7S, R20W, Chikaming township, Berrien county, administered as part of Warren  
Dunes state park. Total 179 acres, more or less.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 27, Gogebic county.  
R 322.27.1 Presque Isle river scenic site.  
Rule 1. The following described area in the Porcupine mountains wilderness  
state park is rededicated as a natural area under the designation of the Presque Isle  
river scenic site: That part of section 4 lying W'ly of a line 100 feet E'ly of the E bank  
of the Presque Isle river; and that part of section 5 lying E'ly of the Presque Isle  
river road: T49N, R45W. That part of section 19 lying E'ly of the Presque Isle river  
road as extended to Lake Superior; that part of section 20 lying W'ly of a line 1/4  
mile E'ly of the outside bends of the Presque Isle river; that part of section 29 lying  
W'ly of a line 1/4 mile E'ly of the outside bends of the Presque Isle river and N'ly of a  
line 200 feet N of the South Boundary road; that part of sections 30 & 3l lying E'ly  
of the Presque Isle river road, except 200 feet either side of the centerline of the South  
Boundary road; and that part of section 32 lying E'ly of the Presque Isle river road  
and W'ly of a line 100 feet E of the E bank of the Presque Isle river, T50N, R45W,  
Wakefield township, Gogebic county. Total scenic site area l,465 acres.  
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History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.27.2 Porcupine mountains wilderness area.  
Rule 2. The following described area in the Porcupine mountains wilderness  
state park is rededicated as a wilderness area under the designation of the  
Porcupine mountains wilderness area: That part of section 4, lying E of a line 1/4  
mile E'ly of the outside bends of the Presque Isle river, T49N, R45W. Entire sections  
1, 2, 10, 11 & 12; that part of sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 21 & 24 lying N of a line 200  
feet N'ly of the South Boundary road; that part of section 20 lying N of a line 200 feet  
N'ly of the South Boundary road and E of a line 1/4 mile E'ly of the outside bends of the  
Presque Isle river; that part of section 29 lying N of a line 200 feet N'ly of the South  
Boundary road and S of a line 200 feet S'ly of the South Boundary road and E of a line  
1/4 mile E'ly of the outside bends of the Presque Isle river; that part of Sec. 32 lying E  
of a line 1/4 mile E'ly of the outside bends of the Presque Isle river; and section 33,  
S 1/2; including existing cabins and shelters as nonconforming uses; T50N, R45W,  
Wakefield township, Gogebic county. Total area in Gogebic county, 5,798.40  
acres. Total wilderness area, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties combined, 40,808  
acres, more or less. See R 322.66.1 for that portion of the Porcupine mountains  
wilderness area which lies in Ontonagon county.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 38, Jackson county.  
R 322.38.1 Black Spruce Bog.  
Ru1e l. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Black Spruce Bog nature study area: SW1/4 of NE1/4 section 16,  
T1S, R2E, Waterloo township, Jackson county. Total 40 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 49, Mackinac county.  
R 322.49.1 Mixed Forest natural area, Bois Blanc island.  
Rule l. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Mixed Forest nature study area: Section 6, entire, except the N  
1,000 feet; section 7, lots 1, 2, and 3, and all that part of lots 4 to 8 lying E'ly of the  
McCrea road, including Bob-Lo drive and Baseline road as nonconforming uses,  
township of Bois Blanc, Mackinac county. Total: 968 acres, more or less.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.49.2 Snake Island-Mud Lake natural area, Bois Blanc island.  
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Rule 2. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of Snake Island-Mud Lake nature study area: Section 26, lots 1, 2, and 3,  
except land commencing at section line between sections 25 and 26 on bank of  
Lake Huron, thence W'ly on section line 20 rods, S 21 degrees W 10 rods, thence S 79  
degrees E to lake, thence N'ly along lake to point of beginning; and excepting Bob-Lo  
drive; township of Bois Blanc, Mackinac county. Total: 244.41 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.49.3 Northshore natural area, Bois Blanc island.  
Rule 3. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Northshore research natural area: Section 5, lots 2 to 9, and the N  
1,000 feet of section 6, including the road to Lighthouse point and Bob-Lo drive as a  
nonconforming use, township of Bois Blanc, Mackinac county. Total: 8l7.4l acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.49.4 Little Brevort Lake scenic site.  
Rule 4. The following described area in the Mackinac state forest is dedicated as  
a natural area under the designation of Little Brevort Lake scenic site: southwest 1/4  
of northeast 1/4, southeast 1/4 of northwest 1/4, northeast 1/4 of southwest 1/4 lying  
northerly of Edison Sault electric transmission line, government lots 1, 2, and 3 lying  
northerly of transmission line, southwest 1/4 of southeast 1/4 lying northerly of  
transmission line of section 23; government lots 1, 3, 4, and 5, government lot 2,  
except north 660 feet of section 24; north 1/2 of northeast 1/4 lying westerly of  
Edison Sault electric distribution line, north 1/2 of northwest 1/4 lying northerly of  
transmission line of section 25; T42N, R6W. Total of 542.40 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 50, Macomb county.  
R 322.50.1 Shadbush Tract nature study area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Shadbush Tract nature study area: All that part of NW1/4 of NE1/4  
and N1/2 of NW1/4, section 29, lying W'ly of the Clinton river and N of a line 400  
feet N of Hamlin road, T3N, R12E, Shelby township, Macomb county. Total  
approximately 70 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 55, Menominee county.  
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R 322.55.1 Carney Fen natural area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Carney Fen Natural Area: the parcels of land are located in Section  
17, T37N, R27W, Faithhorn township, Menominee county, and Sections 20-21 and 28-  
32, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county, specifically the parcels of S  
1/2 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, SE 1/2 split along diagonal from NE-corner  
to SW-corner of SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, SE 1/4, SE 1/2 split along diagonal from NE-corner  
to SW-corner of NE 1/4 of SW 1/4, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, SE 1/2 split along diagonal  
from NE-corner to SW-corner of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 17, T37N, R27W,  
Faithhorn township, Menominee county; E 1/2 of NE 1/4, NW 1/4 of NE 1/4, W 1/2 of  
SE 1/4, NE 1/4 of SE 1/4, E 1/2 of SW 1/4, E 1/2 of NW 1/4, NW 1/4 of NW 1/4,  
Section 20, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county; NE 1/4, W 1/2,  
Section 21, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county; S 1/2 of SW 1/4, W  
1/2 of NW 1/4, Section 28, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county; W 1/2  
of NE 1/4, SE 1/4 of NE 1/4, S 1/2, E 1/2 of NW 1/4, Section 29, T37N, R27W, Holmes  
township, Menominee county; W 1/2 of SE 1/4, Section 30, T37N, R27W, Holmes  
township, Menominee county; NE 1/4, S 1/2 of NW 1/4, NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, Section  
31, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county; and the NW 1/4, Section 32,  
T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county, except the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4, and  
except that portion located east of unnamed road extending easterly off Pokovich Ln.  
No. 29.4 road (which extends easterly off county road 577, at a point approximately 2  
2/3 miles south of village of Nathan and 1/3 mile north of village of Gardner) then heads  
northeasterly to county road 374 or county road G18 (intersecting at a point on county  
road 374 or G18 located approximately 3 miles east of village of Nathan) with said  
unnamed road segment running nearly north-to-south on eastern side of NE 1/4 of NW  
1/4 block down to nearlydiagonally northeast-to-southwest through the SE 1/4 of NE  
1/4 block (of Section 32, T37N, R27W, Holmes township, Menominee county); the  
Carney fen natural area excludes the right-of-way ("ROW") of county road 374 or  
county road G18, which divides the area into north unit (north of road easement) and  
south unit (south of easement); for total of approximately 2325.6 acres, or  
approximately 941.1 hectares, more or less ("m/l").  
History: 2009 AACS.  
Regulation No. 61, Muskegon county.  
R 322.61.1 Hoffmaster wild area.  
Rule 1. The following described area in the Hoffmaster state park is dedicated  
as a natural area under the designation of Hoffmaster wild area:T9N, Rl7W: section 36,  
part of northeast 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 and government lots 3 and 4 described as  
beginning at the southeast corner of section 36, thence north 24 degrees west 2,715  
feet, thence westerly 1,925 feet, more or less, to Lake Michigan, thence  
southeasterly along the shoreline to the south line of section 36, thence easterly to the  
point of beginning. The total area in Muskegon county is 106 acres, more or less.  
History: 1979 AC.  
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Regulation No. 63, Oakland county.  
R 322.63.1 Proud Lake nature study area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Proud Lake nature study area: The state-owned land in the W1/2 of  
section 21, T2N, R8E, Oakland county, lying north of Glengary road, comprising the  
S1/2 of NE1/4 of NW1/4, 20 acres; that part of the south 44 acres of the W1/2 of NW1/4  
lying east of creek, 19 acres; SE1/4 of NW1/4, 40 acres; and that part of the N1/2 of  
SW1/4 lying north of Glengary road, 26 acres. Total 105 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.63.2 Haven Hill natural area.  
Rule 2. The following described area in the Highland state recreation area is  
dedicated as a natural area under the designation of Haven Hill natural area: T3N,  
R7E: section 24, east 1/2, except west 650 feet of north 300 feet and east 400 feet of  
south 700 feet lying south of M-59.T3N, R8E: section 19, north 1/2 lying south of M-  
59 and lying west of park entrance road, except a parcel 400 feet wide lying north of  
entrance road between old and new M-59, north 1/2 of southwest 1/4, southwest 1/4  
of southwest 1/4, except south 460 feet of west 400 feet, north 1/2 of southeast 1/4  
lying north and west of park entrance road; section 30, northwest 1/4 of northwest  
1/4 lying north of road. The total area in Oakland county is 721.12 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 66, Ontonagon county.  
R 322.66.1 Porcupine mountains wilderness area.  
Rule 1. The following described area in the Porcupine mountains wilderness  
state park is rededicated as a wilderness area under the designation of the  
Porcupine mountains wilderness area: Sections 5 & 16, entire; T 50N, R43W. Sections  
1 to 10, entire; sections 11 & 12, entire except those lands lying 200 feet on either  
side of the centerline of Summit Peak road; sections 14 to 18, entire; that part of  
sections 19 to 22, lying N'ly of a line 200 feet N of the South Boundary road;  
including existing shelters and cabins as nonconforming uses, T50N, R44W. Section 7,  
entire; section 18, entire except those lands lying 200 feet either side of highway M-107;  
and sections 19, 30 & 31, entire; T51N, R42W. Entire fractional township except  
those lands lying 200 feet either side of highway M-107; including existing shelters  
and cabins as nonconforming uses; T51N, R43W. Entire fractional township;  
including existing shelters and cabins as nonconforming uses; T51N, R44W, Carp  
Lake township, Ontonagon county. Total area in Ontonagon county: 35,102.62 acres.  
Total wilderness area, Gogebic and Ontonagon counties combined, 40,808 acres,  
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more or less. See R 322.27.2 for that portion of the Porcupine mountains wilderness  
area which lies in Gogebic county.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.66.2 Union Springs scenic site.  
Rule 2. The following described area in the Porcupine mountains wilderness  
state park is dedicated as a natural area under the designation of the Union Springs scenic  
site: SW1/4 of NE1/4, SE1/4 of NW1/4, NE1/4 of SW1/4 and NW1/4 of SE1/4, Sec.  
20, T51N, R42W, Carp Lake township, Ontonagon county. Total 160 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 70, Ottawa county.  
R 322.70.1 Hoffmaster wild area.  
Rule 1. The following described area in Hoffmaster state park is dedicated as  
a natural area under the designation of Hoffmaster wild area:T8N, R16W: section 6, part  
of the northwest 1/4 described as beginning at the northwest corner of section 6, thence  
southerly along the west section line to a point 100 feet north of North Shore estates  
#4 plat, thence easterly 1,600 feet, more or less, to a point that is south 24 degrees  
east of the point of beginning, thence north 24 degrees west to the point of beginning.  
T8N, R17W: section 1, entire government lot 1 and that part of government lot 2 lying  
northerly of a line 100 feet north of North Shore estates #4 plat. The total area in  
Ottawa county is l40 acres, more or less.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 71, Presque Isle county.  
R 322.71.1 Besser natural area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Besser natural area: Government lots 5 and 6, section 13, excepting  
from said government lot 5 the following 2 parcels:  
(1) A parcel in northwest corner thereof described as all that part of said lot 5  
lying north and west of a line described as follows: Commencing at a point on west line  
of said lot 5, 1,050 feet north of corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, thence  
S 86o30' east and at right angles to west line of said lot 5, 845.2 feet to westerly line of  
what is known as the Town Hall lot; N 37o15' east along westerly line of said Town  
Hall lot and extending 252 feet to meander line or high water line on shore of Lake  
Huron; said exception containing 11.99 acres, more or less; and (2) a parcel in  
southwest corner thereof beginning at a point on the section line between sections 13  
and 24, 325 feet, more or less, east of the section corner common to sections 13, 14,  
23 and 24, the same being a point distant at a right angle 240 feet from section line  
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between sections 23 and 24; west along the section line between sections 13 and 24  
to common corner to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24; north along the section line between  
sections 13 and 14, 500 feet; southeasterly in a direct line to point of beginning, said  
exception containing 1.87 acres, more or less; government lots 1 and 2, section 24,  
excepting therefrom a parcel of land off the west side thereof bounded by a line  
beginning at a point on the section line between sections 13 and 24, 325 feet, more or  
less, east of corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24, same being a point 240  
feet distant at a right angle from the section line between sections 23 and 24; S  
39o50' east parallel with the section line between said sections 23 and 24, 1,205 feet,  
more or less; southeasterly along line of a 4o30' curve to the right, 655 feet to the east  
and west 1/4 line in said section 24, 100 feet east of 1/4 stake between sections 23 and  
24; west along said 1/4 line 100 feet to 1/4 stake between sections 23 and 24; N  
39o50' west along the section line between sections 23 and 24, 2,013 feet to the  
section corner common to sections 13, 14, 23 and 24; east along the section line  
between sections 13 and 24 to point of beginning; T33N, R8E; containing a total of  
l33.62 acres, more or less.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.71.2 Thompson's Harbor natural area.  
Rule 2. The following described area in the Alpena state forest is dedicated as  
a natural area under the designation of Thompson's Harbor natural area: government  
lot 2 of section 11; west 1/2 of northeast 1/4, south 1/2 of northwest 1/4, north 1/2 of  
southwest 1/4 lying northerly of State road, northwest 1/4 of southeast 1/4 lying  
northerly of State road, government lots 1 and 2 of section 14; T34N, R7E. Total of  
260.12 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
Regulation No. 72, Roscommon county.  
R 322.72.1 Roscommon red pine nature study area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Roscommon red pine nature study area: SE1/4 of Sec. 2, T24N, R1W,  
in the Houghton Lake state forest, 160 acres.  
History: 1979 AC.  
R 322.73.1 Algonac state park natural area.  
Rule 1. The following described area is dedicated as a natural area under the  
designation of the Algonac Prairie and Savanna Natural Area: a parcel of land located in  
fractional Section 27 and in Private Claims ("PC") 188, 200, 245, and 318; T3N, R16E  
(Cottrellville Township), commencing at the SW corner of said fractional Section 27;  
thence Easterly 33 ft., more or less ("m/l") along the South line of said Section to the  
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East right-of-way ("ROW") line of Marsh Road for the Point of Beginning (POB); thence  
continuing Easterly along said South section line to a point on the West line of said PC  
200, said point being 2.89 chains (190.74 ft.) Southwesterly along said West line from  
the NW corner of said PC 200 (General Land Office Plat of Original Survey, U. S.  
Surveyor General's Office, 02/20/1818); thence Southwesterly along said West line of  
said PC 200 to the North line of the South ½ of the South ½ of said PC 200; thence  
Southeasterly along said North line to the East line of the Westerly 80 acres of said  
South ½ of the South ½ of said PC 200; thence Southwesterly along said East line to the  
South line of said PC 200; thence Southeasterly along said South line to the West  
ROW line of the removed Detroit Interurban Railroad; thence Northerly along said  
West railroad ("RR") ROW line to a point being S12d14'W 263.88 ft. from the  
intersection of the extended centerline of South Parkway Street, Oak Grove Subdivision  
(recorded Saint Clair County Register of Deeds Office, Liber 18, Page 180), and said  
West RR ROW line; thence N64dW 216.67 ft.; thence N26dE 256.3 ft.; thence S64dE  
to said West RR ROW line; thence continuing Northerly along said West RR ROW line  
to the South ROW line of State Park Road, Algonac State Park, a point being 1138 ft.,  
m/l, Southerly along the West RR ROW line from the South line of said PC 245;  
thence N68dW 356 ft., m/l, along the Southerly ROW line of said State Park Road;  
thence S47d47'W 195 ft., m/l; thence N70d24'W 466 ft., m/l; thence N88d41W 430 ft.,  
m/l; thence N30d05'W 1360 ft., m/l; thence N51d31'W 987 ft., m/l; thence N21d12'E  
326 ft., m/l; thence N67d50'W 595 ft., m/l; thence N25d40'E 583 ft., m/l, to the North  
line of said PC 245; thence S69dE 1325 ft., m/l, along said North line; thence S43d25'E  
1035 ft., m/l; thence S20d43'E 179 ft., m/l; thence S67d07'E 1081 ft. m/l, to a point on  
said West RR ROW line being 61 ft., m/l, Northerly of the South line of said PC 245;  
thence continuing Northerly along said West RR ROW line to the South line of said PC  
318; thence continuing Northerly along said West RR ROW line 328 ft., m/l; thence  
N65d05'W 453 ft., m/l; thence N24d55'E to the North line of said PC 318; thence  
Northwesterly along said North line to the East line of the Northwesterly 3460 ft. of said  
PC 318; thence Southwesterly along said East line to the South line of said PC 318, being  
also the North line of said PC 245; thence Northwesterly along said North line of said PC  
245 to the NW corner of said PC; thence Southwesterly along the West line of said PC  
245 to the SW corner of said PC; thence Southeasterly along said South line of said PC  
245 to the NW corner of said PC 188; thence Southwesterly along the West line of said  
PC 188 to a point S87d06'E 1673.4 ft., m/l, from said East ROW line of Marsh Road;  
thence N87d06'W 1673.4 ft., m/l, to said East ROW line; thence Southerly along said  
East ROW line 616 ft., m/l, to a parking area; thence Easterly 65 ft., perpendicular to  
said East ROW line; thence Southerly 130 ft., parallel to said East ROW line; thence  
Westerly 65 ft., perpendicular to said East ROW line; thence continuing along said  
East ROW line of Marsh Road to the POB. Total of 1244 acres, m/l.  
History: 2008 AACS.  
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