A tree that has been affectionately known as the Bear Tree has greeted campers and visitors to Lakeport State Park. Now the tree is gone having toppled this winter.

Lakeport State Park is located just north of Port Huron. A park visitor in early 2018 made the discovery of the Bear Tree no long standing.

The photos show why it was known as the Bear Tree due to the knobs on the wood looking just like the eyes, nose and snout of a cuddly Pooh.

The news and photos were shared recently on the I Love Michigan State Parks Facebook group.

The sentiment of the group was best summarized by this short, sweet comment, Rest in peace big bear.

If you want to visit one of our state's parks along Lake Huron, here's what you can expect at Lakeport, according to Pure Michigan

Lying along Lake Huron, Lakeport State Park provides southeast Michigan residents access to the Great Lakes. The park has two distinct units separated by the village of Lakeport. A total of 250 sites are divided between the two campgrounds. All sites have a picnic table, fire circle, electricity, modern toilet/shower buildings along with several pull-through sites and camp pads for ease of leveling campers. Metal detecting area. Lakeport State Park has a camper cabin located on beautiful Lake Huron. The camper cabin is ideal for families looking to enjoy a camping experience but don't have a tent or a camper.

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