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Here are the 13 lakes we have listed within USA > Midwest > Michigan > Southwest - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Lake Michigan-Huron
(Ontario, Canada / Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
5,463 Lake Michigan-Huron Pictures Lake Michigan and Lake Huron - two of North America's Great Lakes - are contiguous and they share the same elevation of 577 feet above sea level. They are connected by the five-mile-wide Straits of Mackinac. Hydrologically, this makes these "two lakes" a single lake. Some hydrologists designate the ...
Lake Michigan
(Great Lakes / Illinois, USA / Indiana, USA / Michigan, USA / Wisconsin, USA)
1,638 Lake Michigan Pictures As the only Great Lake nestled completely within the boundaries of the United States, Lake Michigan is the pride and joy of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The lake boasts a huge area of 22,400 square miles, making it the largest freshwater lake (by surface area) in the world to be contained ...
Gull Lake
(Michigan, USA)
19 Gull Lake Pictures Gull Lake is a picturesque 2,030-acre natural lake in southwestern Michigan. The lake most likely got its name from the large number of seagulls that occasionally fly inland from Lake Michigan. Gull Lake is conveniently located just 11 miles from Kalamazoo, home of Western Michigan University, and 13 ...
Gun Lake
(Michigan, USA)
18 Gun Lake Pictures Gun Lake Message Forums Beautiful Gun Lake, located off US 131 north of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been a vacation and boating destination for well over a hundred years. Originally five small natural lakes, 2,680-acre Gun Lake was formed when a dam was built across the Gun River in the late 1800s. Local farmers were enraged ...
Lake Macatawa
(Michigan, USA)
14 Lake Macatawa Pictures Lake Macatawa Message Forums Also known as: Black Lake
The Ottawa tribe of Native Americans called Lake Macatawa "Ma-Ca-Ta-Wa" or Black Lake. The water, like many lakes in northern states, was dark from tannin released by decaying vegetation. Tributaries feeding into this natural lake include the Macatawa River, Pine Creek, and Winstrom Creek. Lake Macatawa ...
Coldwater Lake
(Michigan, USA)
12 Coldwater Lake Pictures Coldwater Lake Message Forums Coldwater Lake, in quiet Southwest Michigan, is the epitome of the traditional Michigan lake vacation destination. Nestled just north of the Indiana state line in Branch County, Coldwater Lake forms the foundation of a 16-mile-long chain of glacier-created lakes trailing northward along the Coldwater ...
Pine Lake
(Michigan, USA)
11 Pine Lake Pictures Pine Lake Message Forums Located in rural Barry County, Michigan, Pine Lake is actually four lakes connected by small navigable channels. With Kalamazoo a short 30-mile drive to the south, Grand Rapids a 65-mile drive to the north, and Battle Creek 30 miles to the southeast, Pine Lake offers a tranquil retreat from the busy ...
Paw Paw Lake
(Michigan, USA)
9 Paw Paw Lake Message Forums Paw Paw Lake. Just the name invokes lazy, hot summer days in a secluded country setting. Situated in Southwest Michigan, 891-acre Paw Paw Lake is a country-like setting but not at all secluded. Chicago is only two hours away, and Benton Harbor is considered a 'trip to town' at a little over ten miles. ...
Magician Lake
(Michigan, USA)
6 Magician Lake Message Forums Also known as: Silver lake
Magician Lake. . .the name holds an air of mystery. One envisions foggy evenings and a haunted island. But in truth, the only mystery about Magician Lake is how it has remained unknown to much of the Midwest. It wasn't always unknown, however. Originally named Silver Lake due to the appearance of the ...
Klinger Lake
(Michigan, USA)
5 Klinger Lake in Saint Joseph County has been a top recreation and fishing spot in western lower Michigan for well over 150 years. Located less than three miles north of Indiana, Klinger Lake has developed a reputation as a fishing and recreational boating lake among local residents. The lake is named ...
Wall Lake
(Michigan, USA)
5 Wall Lake Message Forums One of 300 lakes found among the rolling grasslands and open fields of Michigan's Southwest tourism region, Wall Lake is a private residential lake. Located in Barry County, the lake is within 40 miles of Kalamazoo to the southwest and Battle Creek to the southeast, 65 miles to Grand Rapids in the northwest ...
Leach Lake
(Michigan, USA)
2 Leach Lake Message Forums A hidden treasure awaits at Leach Lake. This small lake lies in the Southwest Region of Michigan and is often overshadowed by larger, more well-known lakes. But the mostly-private 125-acre lake offers a world of water enjoyment for the lucky visitor. Actually three small lake basins connected by narrow ...
Goshorn Lake
(Michigan, USA)
1 Goshorn Lake Pictures Goshorn Lake Message Forums An undiscovered gem among Michigan lakes is Goshorn Lake. This tiny 26-acre lake lies nestled behind the dunes in Michigan's Southwestern Tourism Region between Saugatuck and Holland. Conveniently, Goshorn Lake is located at the end of 65th Street in Saugatuck, adjacent the Blue Star Highway. The private ...


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