Proud Lake Recreation Area offers visitors the unmatched serenity of the scenic Huron River, which is a designated Trout Stream.
The River Hawk Complex serves as a functional, comfortable modern base for a wide variety of recreational pursuits. This includes hunting, over 20 miles of hiking trails (including a primeval stand of Beech trees), fishing, canoeing and kayaking, educational programs and meeting facilities. The River Hawk Complex is conveniently located just 6 miles from I-96.
For more information contact the Proud Lake Recreation Area at (248) 685-2433.
Please see below for additional descriptions and pictures of each facility.
The River Hawk Lodge is an overnight facility which features fourteen sleeping rooms in a two wing configuration. A community room with a wood burning fireplace separates the two wings. Adjacent to the community room is a kitchen with sink, refrigerator, stove/oven, microwaves, toaster and coffee pot. This 24 person lodge costs $250 for the first night, $200 each additional night.
The Conference Center
The River Hawk Conference Center offers a large open room (50’x 50′) with a 20′ ceiling. A loft that looks out onto the main rooms is accessed by a stairway. The Conference Center can meet many needs. There are two restrooms, a utility/wet bar sink in the main room, refrigerator, coffee pots, projector screen, easel, tables chairs, table top podium and a fireplace. The building offers ample room for moderately active events also. The Conference Center costs $350 on weekends and $250 on weekdays with $50 off of the original price each additional day.
The Camping Cabin
If you’ve ever wanted to try camping, but didn’t want to invest in a lot of expensive equipment, the Camper Cabins may be your answer. These 400-square foot cabins are situated on a scenic lot overlooking the river within walking distance of a picnic shelter. The camper cabins sleep up to six people with two sets of bunk beds in their own rooms and a futon in the main living area. The cabins offer electrical outlets, a microwave, a small fridge and shelves for food and supplies. Campers must supply their own bedding, dishes and cookware. The price is $80/night with a two night minimum on weekends.
The River Hawk Cafe is unique in that it is designed specifically for preparing meals for a large group. With big stoves, a dishwashing room, full size freezer, full size refrigerator and other kitchen supplies, almost any meal is possible in this stainless steel kitchen. The countertop, glass front refrigerator and serving line-style set up make this kitchen great for serving many people quickly. The Cafe rents for $200 per day.
The River Hawk Annex is bordered by hiking trails and a pine forest. The main room of the building is approximately 40′ x 40′. There are doors at the north and south ends making it a perfect pass through registration building as well as a large classroom or meeting room. Windows on the east and west walls showcase the beautiful forest, as well as a bird viewing room, looking out on many bird feeders and the marsh. The Annex rents for $125 per day.
While in close proximity to the other River Hawk buildings many guests find it favorable to rent more than one building at a time.
Combination prices are available; please call the park office (248-685-2433) for more information.