Michigan’s 10 Deepest Lakes That Aren’t a Great Lake
Michigan is known for the Great Lakes and the summer fun to be had on them. Michigan is the Water and Winter Wonderland and home to a lot of lakes. What lake in MIchigan is the deepest?
Lake Superior is the deepest. What about the lakes in Michigan that aren't one of the Great Lakes? We have over 11,000 lakes in our state. That's a lot of water and potentially some seriously deep lakes. Learn more about some cool inland lakes.
While researching this topic I was surprised at how deep some of the inland lakes are. We have one lake that is deeper than Lake Erie. That blew my mind. I used to visit Houghton Lake occassionaly and I was shocked at how shallow it is. Despite its' surface area, Houghton Lake is very shallow.
If you're traveling throughout Michigan there's a really good chance that you're a short drive to a lake. If you like to fish, potential for stocking up is in your favor. Lake communities are a lot of fun too. Bodies of water attract festive folks and you'll enjoy visting these lakes.
If you plan on doing some fishing, make sure you get your fishing license. The DNR is not one to mess with. Hit the road and check out the deepest lakes in Michigan that aren't one of the Great Lakes. Thank you to Mlive.
10 Deepest Lakes That Aren't a Great Lake
10. Cass Lake
Cass Lake is 123 feet deep and located in Oakland County.
9. Heart Lake
Heart Lake is 123 feet deep and is located in Otsego County.
8. Loon Lake
7. Higgins Lake
Higgins Lake is COLD and is in beautiful Roscommon County! It's 130 feet deep.
6. Glen Lake
Glen Lake is 130 feet deep and is directly adjacent to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
5. Elk Lake
This one is deep. 150 feet deep. Located in Antrim County, Michigan.
4. Thumb Lake
Thumb Lake is in Charlevoix County and is 152 feet deep.
3. Lake Angeline
2. Crystal Lake
This 175 foot deep Crystal Lake is in Benzie County, near Frankfort. (Photo by Kim Schneider)
1. Torch Lake
Torch Lake is deeper than Lake Erie and is 250 feet deep.