The cross marks the spot where Father Jacques Marquette, the Jesuit missionary and explorer, is believed to have been buried in 1675. It's designated as a Michigan Historic Site and is on land owned by Pere Marquette Township.
A Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists says the marker is unconstitutional, since the religious symbol is in a public park.
The cross has been above Pere Marquette Lake since the mid 1950s. The activists say the cross needs to be removed.
The Pere Marquette Township Board will hold a special meeting to address issues relating to the cross and take public comment at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23.
Because of significant public interest, the meeting will be held at Peterson Auditorium, 508 N. Washington Ave. in Ludington.