Big Sable River

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Big Sable River
Big Sable River fishing2.jpg
Fishing on the Big Sable, just below Hamlin Lake Dam
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
 • locationconfluence of Sauble Lakes chain and Bloody-Run Creek in Lake County, Michigan
 • coordinates44°03′38″N 85°56′11″W / 44.060564°N 85.93646°W / 44.060564; -85.93646[1]
 • location
Lake Michigan, Mason County, Michigan
 • coordinates
44°01′49″N 86°30′25″W / 44.03028°N 86.50703°W / 44.03028; -86.50703Coordinates: 44°01′49″N 86°30′25″W / 44.03028°N 86.50703°W / 44.03028; -86.50703
Length52 mi (84 km)

The Big Sable River is a 52-mile-long (84 km)[2] river in Michigan in the United States. It originates in Lake County in the chain of lakes known as Sauble Lakes and flows across Lake and Mason counties. It is dammed to form Hamlin Lake, and below the dam continues through Ludington State Park to empty into Lake Michigan. It is not navigable for the most part, but the section between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan is popular for tubing. It is considered an excellent river for fishing. It appears on maps as both "Big Sable" and "Big Sauble".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Big Sable River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 21, 2011

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