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.

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Things to do & local info

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Places
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Local Info
Reviews
Attractions:
Hessler Log Cabin
SS City of Milwaukee
USCGC Acacia

State Parks
Leelanau State Park, Michigan
Kalkaska State Forest, Michigan
Traverse City State Park, Michigan
Orchard Beach State Park, Michigan
Fife Lake State Forest, Michigan

Nature Reserves
Miller Creek Nature Reserve
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

View Points
Night view of Traverse City
Pyramid Point

Fishing Bait and Tackle Shops
Gander Mountain, 231-929-5590, 3500 Market Place Circle, Traverse City 49684
MC Sports, 231-933-6158, 3450 S. Airport Road West, Traverse City 49684

Fishing Guides and Charters
Spider Sportfishing Charters, 6401 Galvin Rd, Traverse City 49684
Steamside Orvis, 223 E Front St, Traverse St 49684
The Northern Angler Flyfishing Outfitters, 312 S Union Suite B, Traverse City 49684

Fishing Regulations and license information
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Michigan Fishing Licenses and Permits

Regional Airports
Nartron Field Airport, Michigan
Woolsey Memorial Airport, Michigan
Thompsonville Airport, Michigan

Information Centers
Traverse City Visitor Center

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Map of Portage Lake, Michigan


Restaurants in the vicinity
Blue Slipper Pizzeria
Blue Slipper Bistro
The Glenwood
Tutten's Lounge Inc
Manistee National Golf & Resort - Club House
Hotels in the vicinity
Alpine Motor Lodge-Budget Host
COHO Center Resort
Crosswinds Resort
Portage Lake Motel
Portage Point Inn

 

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