Keweenaw Rocket Range

Rocket Range

Directions:

Follow Pearl St to College Ave

Follow US-41 N to Golf Course Rd in Grant Township

Take Burma Rd, Clark Mine Rd, Burma Rd and High Rock Bay Road to Rocket Range Trail

Description:

The Rocket Range is a remote launch pad near the end of the Keweenaw near High Rock Bay.  From 1964 to 1971 Nike Apache, Arcas, and Mighty Mouse rockets were launched off of the tip of the Keweenaw to gather meteorological data.  The venture was undertaken by the University of Michigan and NASA.  

Today the site features a small plaque next to the large concrete slab to commemorate the program.

Activities:

Historical Exploration, Geocaching

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