Carp Lake, Michigan
|Carp Lake, Michigan|
|• 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)|
|• Density||174/sq mi (67.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||622752|
It was founded by Octave Terrian and later became a station on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad in 1880.
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.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Carp Lake CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Carp Lake, Michigan
- Romig 1986, p. 99.