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Elk Lake

Antrim County
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Lake Type: River-fed / Lake Chain
Area: 8195 acres
Lake Orient.: North-South
Max. Depth: 192 ft

Elk Lake, located between the Grand Traverse Bay and Torch Lake, is the 15th largest inland lake (by area) in Michigan. The lake is roughly 9 miles long and 1.4 miles wide (on average) and is seperated from Lake Michigan by a dam on the Elk River. The lake is the terminus of a chain of lakes which includes Intermediate Lake, Lake Bellaire, Clam Lake, Torch Lake and Lake Skegemog. Elk lake is a popular sailing lake and is a very popular ice-boat sailing destination in the winter. The bordering town of Elk Rapids offers many amenaties and points of interest.


Public access points for this lake are indicated on the following Google map. Ramp "C" is located on the Elk River, however the bridge clearance between the ramp and the lake has not been personally evaluated. Ramp "D" is locaed in the Village of Kewadin (Milton Township) on the south side of Cherry Ave and may only be suitable for trailerable dinghies. Ramp "E" is a road terminus (unimproved) access located at the end of Chippewa Trail in Milton Township.

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