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Lake Leelanau In Michigan

Lake Leelanau, Michigan

Boating, camping and fishing.

Less than a mile inland from Lake Michigan, Lake Leelanau is a 14,000-acre boating paradise. The lake is located in the northwest corner of the lower MI peninsula, near Traverse City. The 41 miles of shoreline are the focus of attention, both on and off the water. This is a great destination for a vacation, a weekend get-away or a serious fishing trip. Public boat launch ramps are well maintained for launching pontoons, pleasure boats, water ski and fishing boats. Kayaks and canoes can be easily portaged from public access areas. The lake is stocked well with trout, walleye, perch, sunfish and bass. Numerous locations around the lake provide access for fishing from the bank. In winter the lake delivers pretty consistent ice fishing catches. Several campgrounds, at or near the lake offer campsites and RV hookups.

Lake Leelanau Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Leelanau Pines Campground - 231 228-5742

Lake Leelanau RV Park - 231 256-7236

Wild Cherry Resort RV Park - 231 271-5550

Lake Leelanau Map


Fish species found in Lake Leelanau include smallmouth bass, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass and yellow perch.

Smallmouth bass Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch

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Local Contact Information

Lake Leelanau
Leelanau Pines Campgrounds
6500 E Leelanau Pines Dr
Cedar, MI 49621
231 228-5742

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