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Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail

Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail

Hiking Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail

Trail Distance:

3.1 miles containing one loop.

Trail Description:

Located adjacent to the Lake Ste. Katherine campground, on the Kenton Ranger District, this 3.1 mile loop interpretive trail goes around a very busy marsh ecosystem. This trail makes for a good l/2 day hike for the family. Bring a lunch to picnic on one of the two wildlife viewing decks, enjoy the hundreds of feet of boardwalk trail through the wetland and the elaborate interpretive signs located on the trail. Approximately 1.3 miles is minimum grade for wheelchair accessibility and has graveled surface.

From M28 in Sidnaw, take Sidnaw South Road south for approximately 7 miles to its junction with FR 2125 (Martin Lake Road). Turn left and follow FR 2125 for approximately 1/8 of a mile. The parking area for Deer Marsh Interpretive Trail will be on your left. The trail is looped and approximately 3 miles long, located on rolling, sandy ground. The difficulty of the trail goes from easy, to medium, with a little degree of difficulty. Gravel has been placed on approximately 1/2 mile of the trail. There are several interpretive signs along the trail. There is also a puncheon bridge that crosses a beaver dam and two viewing platforms along the trail. The trail takes you through pine forest and northern hardwoods along the shore of Deer Marsh. The trail can also be accessed at another trailhead located at Lake Ste Kathryn Campground. To access via this trailhead you would continue south on Sidnaw South Road for about 1 ½ miles until you come to the Lake Ste Kathryn Campground. It will be on your right. Turn right to the campground and the Deer Marsh Trailhead will be on your immediate left.


From M-28 in Sidnaw drive south on Sidnaw Road about 8.5 miles to Ste. Kathryn Campground. Turn right (west) and proceed about 100 feet to the site entrance on the left side of the road.

Information courtesy of the USDA and Department of Natural Resources

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