Long Lake (Alpena County, Michigan)

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Long Lake
Location Alpena / Presque Isle counties, Michigan, United States
Coordinates 45°12′36″N 83°29′00″W / 45.210014°N 83.483312°W / 45.210014; -83.483312Coordinates: 45°12′36″N 83°29′00″W / 45.210014°N 83.483312°W / 45.210014; -83.483312
Basin countries United States
Surface area 5,652 acres (22.87 km2)
Max. depth 25 feet (7.6 m)[1]
Shore length1 25.3 miles (40.7 km)[1]
Surface elevation 650 ft (200 m)[2]
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Long Lake is 5,625-acre (22.76 km2) lake in the U.S. state of Michigan. The lake is within two counities Alpena County and Presque Isle County in Northern Michigan. The lake is the 20th largest inland lake in Michigan.[1]

The larger part of the lake is in Alpena Township, Michigan, with the southern shore approximately 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Alpena along U.S. Highway 23, which continues along the eastern side of the lake. In Presque Isle County, the lake extends into Presque Isle Township and Krakow Township.

The lake is adjoined by an Alpena County park (including a day-use beach).[3] Fish species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, walleye, and whitefish.[4]

The name "Long Lake" is common among Michigan's 11,037 inland lakes which cover 1,305 square miles (3,380 km2) of inland water.[5] This should not be confused with the 33 others (see Long Lake (Michigan), including the one in the vicinity of Long Lake Township, which is near Traverse City on the opposite side of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Fun facts about Michigan's 20 biggest inland lakes". The Flint Journal. MLive Media Group. June 6, 2016. p. 2. Retrieved June 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Long Lake
  3. ^ "Long Lake Park". Alpena County Parks. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fishing information about Long Lake". Michigan Interactive. 1995. Retrieved November 22, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Michigan in brief". State of Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 

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