This is a small pine covered picnic area, not usually very busy with tables, grills and toilets on the south side of Walker Lake.
Three Lakes Campground is located on the north shore.
A nature trail loops around the lake, making about a one mile walk through the woods along the shore.
This is a pretty walk and not very difficult so be sure to take your camera.
Just north of Walker Lake (and the campground) is Brown Lake. It is a small shallow bog fringed lake.
Here it is very easy to spot vegetation you may never have seen before in the wild, including insect eating pitcher plants and wild cranberry.
But be careful walking there, don't get too close to the open water because there is a floating bog mat of vegetation.
Not too dangerous, but potentially a very mucky event.
Across the road from Walker Lake is Whitmarsh Lake, another small bog fringed lake. Maximum depth of this lake is less than 10 feet, so I doubt the fishing is good.
Brush surrounds the bog here and it is not too easy to explore unless you bring a kayak or canoe, but none the less, a pretty little lake.
Just south of the Three Lakes area on Strongs Rd. is the location of the CCC Camp Strongs. (There is a sign on the east side of the road.)
Camp Strongs was established in May of 1933, with a group of about 200 young men from the Detroit area. They lived in tents during the first summer, but by November, they had built and moved into their barracks.
This camp developed the Three Lakes and soldier Lake recreation areas, and a log structure built by them still stands at Soldier Lake.
The camp was involved in stream improvement, timber management and fire reduction, and collected pine cones for the forest nursery.
Geocaching aficionados will be happy to hear there is a cache to be found here...Even if you don't geocache you may want to try to find their "treasure".
Please play by the rules of the game and leave something for the next person to find. Happy Exploring!