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Elk Lake In Michigan

Elk Lake, Michigan

Boating, camping and fishing.

As blue as the deep blue sea, Elk Lake is over 200 feet deep and has plenty of area for boating, water skiing and other water activities. Nine miles long and a mile and a half wide, the lake has 7,700 surface acres. Located in the northwest part of the lower peninsula, at Elk Rapids, the lake sports 28 miles of shoreline for recreation and fishing. Everything you need for a camping and fishing vacation is here at the ready. A marina, parks, camping, shopping, dining, boat launch ramps and excellent choices for fishing await your arrival. The lake supports all types of watercraft including sailboats, pleasure boats, ski boats, canoes, kayaks and all manner of fishing boats. The lake has healthy populations of bass, perch, muskie, walleye, trout, pike and bluegill - among others. While most of the shore is lined with homes and boat docks, there are sections of the lake available to anglers who prefer to fish from the bank. These access areas include campgrounds, parks and public areas.

Elk Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Honcho Rest Campground - 231 264-8548

Whitewater Township Park & Campground - 231 267-5091

Everflowing Waters Campground - 231 938-0933

Elk Lake Map


Fish species found in Elk Lake include smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike.

Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Lake trout Bluegill Rock Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Elk Lake
Honcho Rest Campground
8988 Cairn Hwy
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
231 264-8548

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