Blue Lake (Michigan)

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Blue Lake
Blue Lake Alger County MI.jpg
Blue Lake in the winter
Location Alger County, Michigan
Coordinates 46°9′59.76″N 86°37′55.56″W / 46.1666000°N 86.6321000°W / 46.1666000; -86.6321000Coordinates: 46°9′59.76″N 86°37′55.56″W / 46.1666000°N 86.6321000°W / 46.1666000; -86.6321000
Basin countries United States
Surface area 31 acres (13 ha)[1]
Surface elevation 761 ft (232 m)[2]
Blue Lake is located in Michigan
Blue Lake
Blue Lake

Blue Lake is a 31-acre (13 ha) lake with a marshy shoreline that is located in southern Alger County, Michigan in the middle of the Hiawatha National Forest.[1] It is located about a mile north of the intersection of Federal Forest Highway 13 and Delta County Road 440 and just north of the county line with Delta County and just west of the county line with Schoolcraft County. The only lodging on the lake and for several miles are the cabins of the Hiawatha Resort situated near the Midway General Store.

Some of the wildlife living near the lake include beaver, otter, mink, sandhill cranes, muskrat, geese, herons, and ducks. The national forest offers many game animals including black bear, white-tailed deer, woodcock, and grouse. Other nearby lakes include Hugaboom Lake, Mowe Lake, Corner-Straits Chain of lakes, Ironjaw Lake, and Round Lake.

A cabin on Blue Lake
Due to the remoteness of the area, the Midway General Store on Blue Lake tends to be a public meeting place, in this case after hunting.
A topographical map showing Blue Lake and nearby Corner-Straits Lakes

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