Protecting and Preserving Black Lake and the Surrounding Watershed

Black Lake Resources

Facts & Statistics

  • Black Lake is the seventh largest inland lake in Michigan at 10,130 acres
  • The largest body of water in the Black River watershed, it drains through the Lower Black and Cheboygan Rivers into Lake Huron
  • The lake is divided 1/3 in Presque Isle and 2/3 in Cheboygan counties. There are four townships bordering the lake, Grant, Waverly, North Allis and Bearinger
  • At its deepest point, Black Lake is approximately 55 feet deep
  • Onaway State Park, at the southeastern end of the lake, offers camping, swimming and fishing. Its buildings, built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, have been deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

Black Lake FAQs

“Living on Black Lake: Some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers” is now available. Topics include getting help in an emergency, preventing invasive species, boating safety, what you need to know about ice, septic systems, and many others. Newcomers and long-time residents alike should find this a useful tool to point you toward laws and regulations that you must follow and additional resources for information and assistance.


Research & Studies

Dam & Lake Levels

Dam & Lake Level Updates

Related Resources

Sports & Recreation

Local Governing Bodies