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This 410-acre property of Ponderosa pine forest juts out into Long Lake, which surrounds McLellan Conservation Area on three sides and is contiguous with over 640 acres of Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land. One of the first properties acquired by the Conservation Futures fund, McLellan was purchased in 1995 for $1.1 million, helping to preserve public access to 1.5 miles of shoreline.
The property is accessed via old logging roads, which provide a horseshoe-like trail system for passive recreation users. The trails traverse second growth Ponderosa Pine forest, a large, “dog hair” stand of younger trees that were established after Firestorm '91, and Douglas fir along Long Lake. Access to Long Lake is provided to the west, where the trail descends gradually to low bank shoreline and to the east, where the trail maintains grade and terminates at high bank shoreline.
McLellan Trailhead (Click here) | Webcam coming soon!