lee grande ranch - state of michigan

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2,434 acres


4,780 feet on Stony Creek

Land Description

Formerly a buffalo ranch, this diverse land is now one of only two GEMS (Grouse Enhanced Management Sites) in the Lower Peninsula. These sites are intensively managed, accessible and walk-in ruffed grouse hunting areas. Lee Grande Ranch offers a mixture of woods, open fields, creeks, and ponds.

Trail Description

A network of criss-crossing non-motorized trails allow for low-impact recreation including cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and hunting.


In 2007, LTC held this magnificent land in trust for the State of Michigan in the first such arrangement for the state. A conservation easement was also placed on the land. The land is now owned and managed by the State.


From the intersection of M-68 and I-75 in Indian River, take M-68 east for 9 miles. Turn left on M-33 and travel 3.4 miles to a sign on the right.


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