This was my second attempt at actually finding Badger Lake, my first attempt being almost 2 years ago. Once I found it, I realized the lake itself isn’t much to see. The trail getting out there is 12 miles of varying terrain that gets worse and rockier the closer you get to the lake. A Jeep isn’t totally necessary, though— I saw a bone stock Tracker and even a beat up mid-90s Accord along the way. It would be a fun place to bring the family with tents and the canoe for a weekend.

Big doggo had a good time, at least.