Carp Lake, Michigan

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Carp Lake, Michigan
Census-designated place
Carp Lake is located in Michigan
Carp Lake
Carp Lake
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 45°41′40″N 84°46′45″W / 45.69444°N 84.77917°W / 45.69444; -84.77917Coordinates: 45°41′40″N 84°46′45″W / 45.69444°N 84.77917°W / 45.69444; -84.77917
Country United States
State Michigan
County Emmet
Township Carp Lake
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Water 2.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 357
 • Density 174/sq mi (67.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 49718
Area code(s) 231
FIPS code 26-13480[1]
GNIS feature ID 622752[2]

Carp Lake is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Emmet County, Michigan, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 357.[1]

It was founded by Octave Terrian and later became a station on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in 1880.[3]


Carp Lake is located in northeastern Emmet County, surrounding Lake Paradise, historically known as "Carp Lake". The community is in the eastern part of Carp Lake Township. U.S. Highway 31 (US 31) passes through the west side of the CDP, leading northeast 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to Interstate 75 and 7 miles (11 km) to Mackinaw City, and south 10 miles (16 km) to Pellston. Petoskey, the Emmet County seat, is 28 miles (45 km) south on US 31.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Carp Lake CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.3 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2), or 56.90%, is water.[1]