Cass Lake (Michigan)

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Cass Lake
Cass Lake (Michigan) boats Wednesdays (514873849).jpg
LocationOakland County, Michigan
Coordinates42°36′25″N 83°21′56″W / 42.6069°N 83.3656°W / 42.6069; -83.3656Coordinates: 42°36′25″N 83°21′56″W / 42.6069°N 83.3656°W / 42.6069; -83.3656
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1,280 acres (520 ha)
Max. depth123 ft (37 m)
Surface elevation928 feet (283 m)[1]
SettlementsWaterford Township, West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor[2]

Cass Lake is on the main branch of the Clinton River.

Upstream from Cass Lake is 243-acre Loon Lake. Cass Lake also connects with 363-acre Elizabeth Lake.

Downstream from Cass Lake is the 532-acre Sylvan Lake.[3]

Cass Lake is the largest and deepest lake in Oakland County, and is in the northern Metro Detroit region of southeastern Michigan.[4]

Largest and deepest Oakland County lakes[edit]

Ten Largest Lakes in Oakland County
Lake Location Size (in acres)
Cass Lake Waterford Twp 1280
Kent Lake Milford Twp 1200
Orchard Lake West Bloomfield Twp 795
Walled Lake Commerce Twp 670
Pontiac Lake Waterford Twp 640
White Lake White Lake Twp 540
Sylvan Lake Waterford Twp 532
Lake Orion Orion Twp 506
Lake Angelus Auburn Hills 477
Union Lake Commerce Twp 465
Ten Deepest Lakes in Oakland County[5]
Lake Location Depth (feet)
Cass Lake Waterford & West Bloomfield Twps 123
Maceday Lake Waterford Twp 117
Orchard Lake West Bloomfield Twp 110
Union Lake Commerce Twp 110
Walnut Lake West Bloomfield Twp 101
Van Norman Lake Independence & Waterford Twps 90
Pine Lake West Bloomfield Twp 90
Lake Angelus Auburn Hills 88
Loon Lake Waterford Twp 73
Silver Lake Waterford Twp 73


Cass Lake was named after former Michigan governor Lewis Cass.[6]


Cass Lake covers 1,280 acres (5 km²) and has a maximum depth of 123 ft (37 m).[4]

It is bordered by the cities, villages, and townships of Waterford Township, West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake Village, and Keego Harbor.


It is a popular public lake in the Metro Detroit region. The lake is home to the Pontiac Yacht Club.[4]

Dodge No. 4 State Park is located on northeastern Cass Lake, with access via West Bloomfield Township and Waterford Township.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cass Lake (Michigan)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-08-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Google".
  4. ^ a b c "Sail Michigan - Cass Lake in Oakland County Michigan".
  5. ^ "Search Results - Lakelubbers".
  6. ^ "Cass Lake, Michigan, USA".
  7. ^ "Michigan Recreation Search Site Details Page".

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