List of lakes in Michigan

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Michigan's 20 largest inland lakes.

This is a list of lakes in Michigan. The American state of Michigan borders four of the Great Lakes. The number of inland lakes in Michigan depends on the minimum size: there are 62,798 lakes ≥ 0.1 acres, 26,266 lakes ≥ 1.0 acres, 6,537 lakes ≥ 10.0 acres, 1,148 lakes ≥ 100 acres, 98 lakes ≥ 1,000 acres, and 10 lakes ≥ 10,000 acres. [1]

Many lakes bear the same name. Some of the most common names are Devils Lake, Long lake, Mud Lake, and Otter Lake.


Lake Surface Area Maximum Depth County
Casey Lake 000000000000177595 acres (38 ha) Marquette County
Sun Sun Lake 000000000000177550 acres (20 ha) Marquette County
Alcona Dam Pond Alcona County
Austin Lake 00000000000010501,050 acres (420 ha) 000000000000001111 feet (3.4 m) Kalamazoo County
Stony Lake 0000000000001050278 acres (113 ha) 000000000000001142 feet (13 m) Oceana County
Bear Lake Kalkaska County
Lake Bella Vista Kent County
Lac La Belle 000000000000003030 feet (9.1 m) Keweenaw County
Belleville Lake 00000000000017751,775 acres (718 ha) Wayne County
Helen Lake 0000000000001775100 acres (40 ha) Marquette County
Lake Bellaire 00000000000017751,775 acres (718 ha) Antrim County
Betsy Lake 00000000000013761,376 acres (557 ha) Luce County
Big Lake 0000000000000326137 acres (55 ha) Allegan County
Birch Lake 0000000000000326326 acres (132 ha) Antrim County
Black Lake 000000000001013010,130 acres (4,100 ha) Cheboygan and Presque Isle counties
Blue Lake 000000000000003131 acres (13 ha) Alger County
Bostwick Lake 0000000000000217217 acres (88 ha) Kent County
Brule Lake 0000000000000250250 acres (100 ha) Iron County
Budd Lake 0000000000000175175 acres (71 ha) Clare County
Buell Lake 0000000000053.0753.07 acres (21.48 ha) Genesee County
Burt Lake 000000000001712017,120 acres (6,930 ha) 000000000000007373 feet (22 m) Cheboygan County
Byram Lake Genesee County
Lake Cadillac 00000000000011501,150 acres (470 ha) 000000000000002828 feet (8.5 m) Wexford County
Cass Lake 00000000000012801,280 acres (520 ha) 0000000000000123123 feet (37 m) Oakland County
Lake Charlevoix 000000000001720017,200 acres (7,000 ha) 0000000000000122122 feet (37 m) Charlevoix County
Clam Lake 0000000000000420420 acres (170 ha) Antrim County
Clark Lake 0000000000000820820 acres (330 ha) 000000000000007474 feet (23 m) Gogebic County
Clark Lake Jackson County
Lake Columbia 0000000000000840840 acres (340 ha) 000000000000002525 feet (7.6 m) Jackson County
Corey Lake 0000000000000630630 acres (250 ha) St. Joseph County
Corpse Pond Ontonagon County
Cowden Lake Montcalm County
Crooked Lake 0000000000041.2141.21 acres (16.68 ha) Genesee County
Crystal Lake 00000000000098549,854 acres (3,988 ha) 0000000000000165165 feet (50 m) Benzie County
Deer Island Lake 0000000000000346346 acres (140 ha) 000000000000005555 feet (17 m) Gogebic County
Duck Lake 0000000000000346122.7 acres (49.7 ha) 000000000000005539 feet (12 m) Allegan County
Dumont Lake 0000000000000346215 acres (87 ha) 000000000000005550 feet (15 m) Allegan County
Eagle Lake 0000000000000346225 acres (91 ha) 000000000000005559 feet (18 m) Allegan county and Van Buren County
Elk Lake 0000000000000192192 feet (59 m) Antrim and Grand Traverse counties
Lake Fenton 0000000000000845845 acres (342 ha) 000000000000009292 feet (28 m) Genesee County
Five Lake Antrim County
Flint Park Lake (Devil's Lake) 000000000000001919 acres (7.7 ha) Genesee County
Gilead Lake 0000000000000192130 acres (53 ha) 000000000000013049 feet (15 m) Branch County
Glen Lake 00000000000048714,871 acres (1,971 ha) 0000000000000130130 feet (40 m) Leelanau County
Lake Gogebic 000000000001338013,380 acres (5,410 ha) 000000000000003838 feet (12 m) Gogebic County
Goguac Lake 0000000000000352352 acres (142 ha) 000000000000006666 feet (20 m) Calhoun County
Grand Lake 00000000000056605,660 acres (2,290 ha) Presque Isle County
Gravel Lake 0000000000000296296 acres (120 ha) Van Buren County
Green Lake 000000000000004040 acres (16 ha) Antrim County
Green Lake 0000000000000040309 acres (125 ha) 000000000000005569 feet (21 m) Allegan County
Gull Lake 00000000000020302,030 acres (820 ha) 0000000000000110110 feet (34 m) Kalamazoo County
Gun Lake 00000000000026802,680 acres (1,080 ha) 000000000000006565 feet (20 m) Barry County
Hanley Lake 000000000000009393 acres (38 ha) Antrim County
Hawk Lake 00000000000008.18.1 acres (3.3 ha) Antrim County
Heart Lake 000000000000006363 acres (25 ha) 0000000000000123123 feet (37 m) Otsego County
Higgins Lake 00000000000099009,900 acres (4,000 ha) 0000000000000135135 feet (41 m) Roscommon County
Holloway Reservoir Genesee and Lapeer counties
Houghton Lake 000000000002004420,044 acres (8,112 ha) 000000000000006060 feet (18 m) Roscommon County
Hubbard Lake 00000000000088508,850 acres (3,580 ha) 000000000000008585 feet (26 m) Alcona County
Hubbard Lake Alpena County
Hugaboom Lake 000000000000003131 acres (13 ha) Delta County
Lake Huron 000000001472640014,726,400 acres (5,959,600 ha) 0000000000000750750 feet (230 m) Multiple
Hutchins Lake 0000000000000346376 acres (152 ha) 000000000000005534 feet (10 m) Allegan County
Lake Independence 00000000000018601,860 acres (750 ha) 000000000000003030 feet (9.1 m) Marquette County
Intermediate Lake 00000000000015201,520 acres (620 ha) Antrim County
Ironjaw Lake 000000000000005151 acres (21 ha) Schoolcraft County
Kearsley Lake Genesee County
Lake Five 000000000000860817 acres (6.9 ha) 0000000000000121 Kalkaska County
Lake Leelanau 00000000000086088,608 acres (3,484 ha) 0000000000000121121 feet (37 m) Leelanau County
Lake Medora 0000000000000700700 acres (280 ha) Keweenaw County
Lake of the Clouds 0000000000000133133 acres (54 ha) Ontonagon County
Lake of the Woods 0000000000000141141 acres (57 ha) Antrim County
Lamberton Lake 000000000000002928.5 acres (11.5 ha) Kent County
Lake Lansing 0000000000000485485 acres (196 ha) Ingham County
Lake Ligon 00000000000004.54.5 acres (1.8 ha) Genesee County
Long Lake 00000000000056255,625 acres (2,276 ha) Alpena County
Loon Lake 0000000000000375375 acres (152 ha) 000000000000005353 feet (16 m) Gogebic County
Lake Macatawa 00000000000017001,700 acres (690 ha) 000000000000005050 feet (15 m) Ottawa County
Mandon Lake 000000000000002626 acres (11 ha) Oakland County
Lake Margrethe 00000000000019201,920 acres (780 ha) 000000000000006565 feet (20 m) Crawford County
McKane Lake Genesee County
Lake Michigan 000000001433600014,336,000 acres (5,802,000 ha) 0000000000000923923 feet (281 m) Multiple
Lake Mitchell Wexford County
Mott Lake Genesee County
Miner Lake 0000000000000346325 acres (132 ha) 000000000000005583 feet (25 m) Allegan County
Mowe Lake 000000000000002424 acres (9.7 ha) Delta County
Mullett Lake 000000000001736017,360 acres (7,030 ha) 0000000000000120120 feet (37 m) Cheboygan County
Murray Lake Kent County
Muskegon Lake 00000000000041504,150 acres (1,680 ha) Muskegon County
Myers Lake 0000000000034.9334.93 acres (14.14 ha) Genesee County
Nelson Lake Antrim County
Lake Nineteen 000000000000002626 acres (11 ha) Schoolcraft County
Orchard Lake 0000000000000795795 acres (322 ha) 0000000000000110110 feet (34 m) Oakland County
Osterhout Lake 0000000000000346168 acres (68 ha) 000000000000005530 feet (9.1 m) Allegan County
Ostrander Lake 000000000000005454.2 acres (21.9 ha) Delta, Alger and Schoolcraft counties
Lake Ovid 0000000000000413413 acres (167 ha) 000000000000002020 feet (6.1 m) Clinton County
Peckham Lake Antrim County
Pike Lake 000000000000034632 acres (13 ha) 000000000000005555 feet (17 m) Allegan County
Portage Lake 00000000000021102,110 acres (850 ha) 000000000000006060 feet (18 m) Manistee County
Reeds Lake 0000000000000265265 acres (107 ha) 000000000000006666 feet (20 m) Kent County
Rennie Lake Grand Traverse County
Round Lake 0000000000000475475 acres (192 ha) Delta County
Lake Saint Clair 0000000000275200275,200 acres (111,400 ha) 000000000000002727 feet (8.2 m) Multiple
Lake St. Helen 00000000000024002,400 acres (970 ha) Roscommon County
Selkirk Lake 000000000000034694 acres (38 ha) 000000000000005539 feet (12 m) Allegan County
Sheffer Lake 000000000000034612 acres (4.9 ha) 000000000000005530 feet (9.1 m) Allegan County
Lake Sixteen 000000000000034635.2 acres (14.2 ha) 000000000000005585 feet (26 m) Allegan County
Sheets Lake 000000000000003939 acres (16 ha)[2] Livingston County
Silver Lake 0000000000310.30310.30 acres (125.57 ha) Genesee County
Silver Lake 0000000000310.30690 acres (280 ha) Oceana County
Lake Skegemog 00000000000025612,561 acres (1,036 ha) 000000000000002929 feet (8.8 m) Antrim, Grand Traverse, and Kalkaska counties
Starvation Lake 0000000000000125125 acres (51 ha) 000000000000004747 feet (14 m) Kalkaska County
Lake Stella 0000000000000314314 acres (127 ha) Alger County
Stoner Lake 000000000000007272 acres (29 ha) Alger County
Lake Superior 000000002036480020,364,800 acres (8,241,300 ha) 00000000000013321,332 feet (406 m) Multiple
Tar Pond Antrim County
Lake Thirteen 000000000000009595 acres (38 ha) 000000000000003032 feet (9.8 m) Clare County[3]
Thread Lake Genesee County
Thumb Lake (Lake Louise) 0000000000000484484 acres (196 ha) 0000000000000152152 feet (46 m) Charlevoix County
Little Tom Lake 000000000000034617 acres (6.9 ha) 000000000000005514 feet (4.3 m) Allegan County
Toms Lake 000000000000002323 acres (9.3 ha) Delta, Alger, and Schoolcraft counties
Torch Lake 000000000001877018,770 acres (7,600 ha) 0000000000000315315 feet (96 m) Antrim County
Torch Lake 00000000000026592,659 acres (1,076 ha) 0000000000000120120 feet (37 m) Houghton County
Townline Lake 000000000000007373 acres (30 ha) 000000000000005050 feet (15 m) Mecosta County
Verdant Lake 000000000000002525 acres (10 ha) Schoolcraft County
Lac Vieux Desert 00000000000042604,260 acres (1,720 ha) 000000000000004040 feet (12 m) Gogebic County, Michigan and Vilas County, Wisconsin
Walloon Lake 00000000000042704,270 acres (1,730 ha) 0000000000000100100 feet (30 m) Charlevoix and Emmet Counties
Weidman Millpond Isabella County
Wetzel Lake 00000000000015.715.7 acres (6.4 ha) Antrim County
White Lake 00000000000015.72,571 acres (1,040 ha) Muskegon County
White Lake 00000000000015.7540 acres (220 ha) Oakland County

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compilation of Databases on Michigan Lakes" (PDF). MichiganDNR.com. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ Institute for Fisheries Research, Michigan Conservation Dept.. Sheets Lake (Map). http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/SPATIALDATALIBRARY/PDF_MAPS/INLAND_LAKE_MAPS/LIVINGSTON/SHEETS_LAKE.PDF. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  3. ^ Institute for Fisheries Research, Michigan Conservation Dept.. Lake Thirteen (Map). http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/SPATIALDATALIBRARY/PDF_MAPS/INLAND_LAKE_MAPS/CLARE/LAKE_THIRTEEN.PDF. Retrieved 2009-03-13.

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