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  • The Lake

    Coordinates

    Degrees-Minutes-Seconds:
      Latitude: 43-50'24" N
      Longitude: 085-04'24" W
    Decimal Degrees:
      Latitude: 43.8400231
      Longitude: -85.0733655

    Elevation

    1050 feet

    Size

    388 acres

    Max Depth

    25 feet

    Fish

    Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed (Sunfish), Yellow Perch, Bowfin (Dogfish), Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, White Sucker

    Click here for a map of the lake.

    History

    We’re still working to discover how and when the lake was named. We do know from plat maps that the lake had no name in 1890, but was named by 1906. The Pere Marquette Railroad owned the land in Section 19, which includes much of the land between North Shore and US-10. Subdivisions began to emerge around the lake, some as the result of government-owned lots that adjoined the lake, which became available for private ownership. This evolution of government-to-private lot ownership roughly spanned the period from 1850-1910.

    Jellyfish

    Lake Foam

    Aquatic Threats

    The lake has been treated for Eurasian Watermilfoil annually since  2005. On average, about 35-40 acres are treated annually, which represents 9-10% of the 388 acres.

    In July 2008, Zebra Mussels were confirmed in the lake by the DNR Fisheries Division when a single specimen was found in the waters along North Shore. Property owners can slow their rate of production by collecting any found in the shallow waters along your lakefront, and scraping them off boats, dock posts, anchors, etc. for disposal in the trash, campfire, or compost pile.

    In the summer and fall of 2010 the number of sightings of Zebra Mussels increased dramatically all around the lake...on docks, boat hoists, and a few boats.

    If you have questions, direct them to info@8pointlake.org.

     

     

     

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