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Inland Lakes

  • Gratiot Lake
    The largest of Keweenaw Counties inland lakes, Gratiot is 1,438 acres with a maximum depth of 70 feet. Large northern pike, perch, tiger muskie and walleye lure anglers. Public access site and boat launch. South of US-41 at Central on the Gratiot Lake Road.
  • Otter Lake
    A popular fishing lake for the locals, Houghton County's Otter Lake has brook trout, walleye, perch, sauger, rainbow and northern pike in its 890 acres. Public accesss site and boat launch. Several resorts are located on this lake. Pike River Road South of Chassell.
  • Lake Fanny Hooe
    Located in Keweenaw County, Lake Fanny Hooe is 227 acres with a maximum depth of 40 feet. This is a good walleye lake and also has brook trout, splake, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Public access site and boat launch in Ft. Wilkins State Park along with camping facilities. Lodging, dining, shopping, gas and services available in Copper Harbor. Along US-41 east of Copper Harbor at Fort Wilkins State Park.
  • Lake Manganese
    Keweenaw County's Lake Manganese is 52.5 acres with a maximum depth of 25 feet. The Michigan DNR manages the lake for brook trout through annual stocking. Boat launch and sandy swimming beach. Lodging, dining, shopping, gas and services available in Copper Harbor. Lake Manganese Road south off US-41 at the Visitors Center in Copper Harbor.
  • Lake Medora
    Keweenaw County's Lake Medora is 695 acres with a maximum depth of 30 feet. Small, picturesque islands are scattered about the lake. Fishing is good for walleye, smallmouth bass and perch and the popular Montreal River is nearby. Public access site and boat launch. Along US-41 south of Copper Harbor.
  • Lake Bailey
    Lake Bailey, in Keweenaw County, is a 204 acre lake with an average depth of 3 to 6 feet known for big, fat perch and northern pike. Public access site and shallow boat launch. Along M-26 east of Eagle Harbor.
  • Portage Lake
    Portage Lake cuts across the Keweenaw Peninsula and offers entry into the waters of Lake Superior on both ends. It is one of the premier fishing and boating lakes in the area. Northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, sturgeon and punkinseed lure fisherman. Public boat launch sites are available along the lake at Chassell (along US-41), the Hancock Boating & Recreation area (on M-203), the Houghton County Marina (on M-26) and Lily Pond (on M-203). Camping and swimming are available at several campgrounds along the lake: the Hancock City Camping Facility, McLain State Park, the City of Houghton RV Park and the North Canal Township Park. Lodging, dining, shopping, gas and other services are available in Houghton & Hancock. Between Houghton & Hancock accessible from US-41, M-26 and M-203.
  • Deer Lake
    This shallow 332 acre lake in Keweenaw County has northern pike and perch in abundance. Public access for small boats only. South of US-41off the Gay-Lac La Belle Road.
  • Lac La Belle
    Lac La Belle, one of Keweenaw Counties larger lakes, is a 1,146 acre lake with a maximum depth of 39 feet and access to Lake Superior through the Mendota Canal.  Fish include walleye, small & large mouth bass, perch, crappie, northern pike, and muskie. Public access site and boat launch at the state dock.  Gas for boaters is available at the Lac La Belle Lodge docks.  Lodging, dining, groceries and gas. South of US-41from Delaware on the Lac La Belle Road.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Stewart)
  • Torch Lake
    Torch Lake is connected to Houghton County's Portage Lake, therefore has access to Lake Superior. Northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, crappie and perch make this a popular lake to fish. Public access and boat launch is available at Bootjack (along the Bootjack Road southeast of Lake Linden) and the Lake Linden Village Park. A shallow, sandy swimming beach is also available at the park. Campsites and picnic area available at the Village Park. Lodging, dining, shopping, gas and services nearby. Along M-26 from Mason to Lake Linden.
  • Thayer's Lake
    Located in Keweenaw County this 116 acre lake has a maximum depth of 10 feet and is a good lake for smallmouth bass and perch. The Tobacco River, a popular fishing stream, is nearby. Public access site and boat launch. Just off the Mohawk-Gay Road east of Mohawk.
  • Lake Perreault
    This small inland land, off M-26 south of Painesdale, has a sandy swimming beach, fishing, and picnic area. Public access site. Lake Perreault Road Houghton County .
  • Clear Lake
    Located in southern Houghton County southeast of M-26, 28.4 acre Clear Lake has a maximum depth of 60 feet. This is a good lake for rainbow and brook trout. Public access site and boat launch. Clear Lake Access Road south of Pike River Road.
  • Emily Lake
    The 53.5 acre lake in southern Houghton County has a maximum depth of 90 feet and has rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and bluegill. It is located along Emily Lake Road south of Twin Lakes. Campground, public access site and boat launch.
  • Lake Roland
    The Twin Lakes State Park is located on Lake Roland's 292 acres in Houghton County. This lake offers up rainbow trout, walleye, perch and bass. Forested campground with developed swimming and boating sites. Public access site and boat launch. Gas, groceries and lodging nearby. State Highway M-26 in Twin Lakes.
  • Sandy Lake
    A good fishing lake in southern Houghton County for crappies, bluegill and largemouth bass. Public access site and boat launch. Pike Lake Road off M-26 South of Twin Lakes.
  • Lake Gerald
    Access to Lake Gerald is from the access site on Lake Roland at the Twin Lakes State Park in Houghton County. Walleye, perch, bass and rainbow trout are the main catches. This lake is 255 acres with a maximum depth of 40 feet. Forested campground with developed swimming and boating sites. Public access and boat launch. Gas, groceries and lodging nearby. Along M-26 south of Houghton.
  • Pike Bay
    Pike Bay, an arm of Portage Lake located in the Chassell area, offers great fishing for northern pike, crappie and bluegill. The Chassell Centennial Park on the Bay has picnic facilties, a playground, boat launch and swimming beach. Lodging, dining, shopping, gas nearby. Along US Highway 41 to Chassell.  (Photo courtesy of Dave Soumis)
  • Pike Lake
    Pike Lake is located in southern Houghton County southeast of M-26. Fish for northern pike, walleye, bluegill and perch. Public access site, boat launch and primitive camping. Pike Lake Road southeast off M-26 south of Twin Lakes.  (Photo courtesy of pasty.com)

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