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Lakeville Swamp

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Nearest city  Lakeville, Michigan
Established  1961
Area  31 ha
Lakeville Swamp
Location  Lower Peninsula, Oakland County, Michigan USA
Governing body  Michigan Nature Assoc. (non-profit)
Address  Rochester Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, USA

Lakeville Swamp Nature Sanctuary is a 76-acre (31 ha) sanctuary located in northeastern Oakland County, Michigan. It is maintained and preserved by the Michigan Nature Association, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Michigan's exceptional natural habitats and extraordinary and endangered plants and animals.



The Lakeville Swamp Nature Sanctuary was the Michigan Nature Association's fifth project. The acquisition of this property began in 1961.

About the SanctuaryEdit

As home to over 400 species of native plants, the Lakeville Swamp is Oakland County's most biologically diverse area. It also preserves several distinct kinds of habitats, including a dense White Cedar swamp.

Several types of wildflowers can be seen at the Lakeville Swamp, such as marsh marigolds, Twinflower, and Clintonia.

The sanctuary is easy to find, but difficult to venture into. Rattlesnakes, poison sumac, and unstable muck keep most people out. It is possible to get lost without the aid of a compass.

Getting ThereEdit

Lakeville Swamp Nature Sanctuary is on Rochester Road just south of Lakeville Road and the town of Lakeville and north of Drahner Road. The Sanctuary is on both sides of Rochester Road. The marked trail and informational kiosk is on the west side.


Lakeville Swamp Wikipedia

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