Lakes in Michigan

Thinking about a Michigan vacation? Then start imagining paradise - especially if you love lakes. No matter where you go, you'll find lots of beautiful bodies of water in Michigan.

Three Great Lakes - Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior - surround Michigan's Upper Peninsula (UP), which is connected to the Lower Peninsula (LP) by the Mackinac Bridge. In the western part of the state, resorts, wineries, fishing villages and other vacation opportunities may be found along Lake Michigan. For lake enthusiasts who are looking for more rustic fun, Eastern Michigan is the place to be. There, visitors may stroll the "Shipwreck Coast," a stretch of Lake Huron's shoreline near the town of Alpena. Eastern Michigan also offers camping opportunities, cabin vacations and charming, down-home eateries off the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Huron.

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Featured lakes in Michigan

Glen Lake

Glen Lake Michigan

Glen Lake is located in Leelanau county. The beautiful lake destination is a popular spot for boating, swimming, and fishing. Various species of fish here include yellow perch, smallmouth bass, and lake trout.

Gull Lake

Gull Lake Michigan

Gull Lake is a clear, deep body of water that lies predominantly in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Nearby cities include Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. The shoreline is well developed in residential property, including rental cottages. The lake is a prime boating, scuba diving, and fishing location. It supports large populations of rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, and yellow perch.

Portage Lake

Portage Lake Michigan

Portage Lake is a natural lake located in the lower peninsula of Michigan next to the Village of Onekama. Portage’s watershed includes many small trout streams with large populations of brook and brown trout. The lake itself is popular with ice fishers. It’s also a popular destination for sailboats, fishing boats and charter boats. It has two public boat launches.


Popular Michigan lakes

Brevoort Lake
Burt Lake
Center Lake
Douglas Lake
Fletcher Pond
Fourmile Lake
Glen Lake
Gull Lake
Gun Lake
Higgins Lake
Houghton Lake
Hubbard Lake
Indian Lake
Lake Gogebic
Lake Independence
Lake Michigamme
Michigamme Reservoir
Milakokia Lake
Morrow Lake
Mullett Lake
Otsego Lake
Portage Lake
Torch Lake
Walloon Lake


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