Eckerman Pond

Found – the perfect picnic spot! Something about the ponds in Michigan make for the best sites to enjoy a meal in the outdoors. This particularly charming site, abundant with marsh marigolds in the spring and cool breezes all summer long invites visitors to stay and sit for a while or explore the pond and its many tributaries that once served as a fish rearing site. You may be intrigued enough to grab your paddle and explore. With launch access only available for car-top boats and canoes, Eckerman Pond is a paddler’s paradise. You’ll find yourself in a place of natural serenity, the rush of the freshwater and the cleanliness of the area are the just the first two things you will notice. Eckerman Pond and the extension downstream are sure to make for an adventure by paddle. Explore one of the best Michigan fishing locations while you’re here- bring your supplies and go trout fishing in the Upper Peninsula! With bathrooms on site, pack a picnic and you can stay at Eckerman Pond all day. Located 27 miles east of Hamilton Lake Natural Area and 20 miles from the mouth of the Tahquamenon River, Eckerman Pond is in a great location to see a number of sites in the area. Regardless of what you will find to do here, you are sure to leave relaxed.

  • Recreational Offerings:
    • Fishing
    • Paddling

Delight in the beauty that surrounds you at charming Eckerman Pond, a unique hidden treasure of the Upper Peninsula, find comfort in the sound of the babbling water, escape into the glen-like atmosphere that awaits you.

Tahquamenon Scenic Byway Map

Curley Lewis Memorial Highway
Distance: 10 miles
Travel Time: 14 Minutes

Tahquamenon Rivermouth Unit
Distance: 20 miles
Travel Time: 28 Minutes

Hamilton Lake Nature Area
Distance: 27 miles
Travel Time: 30 Minutes