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Burt Lake

Burt Lake Part of the Inland Waterway

The largest lake in the Inland Waterway, Burt Lake covers more than 17,100 acres. At its deepest point it reaches 73 feet. Boaters can gain access to Burt Lake through the Crooked River or the Indian River, or from one of the boat launches or marinas along the shore.

Public Boat Launches include the Burt Lake State Park , Mullett-Burt Road, and Maple Bay State Forest Campground  in Emmet County. Check our Member Directory for a list of Marinas.

The shores of Burt Lake boast two nature preserves, Seven Springs Nature Preserve on the eastern shore, and Colonial Point Forest/Chaboiganing Nature Preserve on the west. Both offer great trails for hiking and biking as well as beautiful views of the lake. Visit the Little Traverse Conservancy  for more information.

Public beaches include Burt Lake State Park and DeVoe Beach , a township park in downtown Indian River. DeVoe Beach is also the home of the Indian River 4th of July Fireworks and the beautiful Veteran’s Pier , an excellent place for a stroll or to enjoy some great fishing at the mouth of the Indian River. Visit our Member Directory for a list of business who provide kayak, canoe, stand up paddleboard, fishing boat, personal watercraft, speed boat and pontoon rentals on Burt Lake.

Click here for a list of Indian River Resort Region Chamber Members on Burt Lake.