Crooked Lake (Michigan)

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Crooked Lake
Location Emmet County, Michigan[1]
Coordinates 45°24′40″N 84°49′41″W / 45.411°N 84.828°W / 45.411; -84.828Coordinates: 45°24′40″N 84°49′41″W / 45.411°N 84.828°W / 45.411; -84.828
Basin countries United States
Surface elevation 594 feet (181 m)[2]

Crooked Lake is a lake that feeds the Crooked River. Located within Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan, it is the southwesternmost point of the recreational Inland Waterway. This watercourse uses locks to connect Crooked Lake with Lake Huron at Cheboygan.[1]

Three small lakeside communities, Conway, Oden, and Ponshewaing, reflect the historic operations of depots of the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad that once brought residents and visitors to and from the lake. Today the north shore of the lake is served by U.S. Highway 31, and a continuous strip of development joins together the road and lake.[1]

Crooked Lake in Emmet County should not be confused with the lake of the same name in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

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  1. ^ a b c Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (10th ed.). Cartography by DeLorme. DeLorme. 2002. p. 82. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crooked Lake (Michigan)