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Joan H. Young
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Big Star Lake

Big Star Lake

This 912 acre inland lake west of Baldwin is surrounded by hundreds of tiny cabins and trailers located on multiple private roads (private roads on map may be less than exact). Star Lake Drive is the main public road- a loop drive that encircles the lake off of 76th St. There is one public access point on the southwest corner. The lake is rarely visible from the encircling drive

Boat Launch- paved ramp with a dock in the center, turnaround space, parking for many vehicles with trailers

Fishing- black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, muskellunge (muskie), northern pike, walleye, yellow perch (from lake link)

Swimming- there is a tiny area just east of the launch ramp with a sandy beach and a bench on the shore. It appears that this is supposed to be for swimming, but it doesn't look like you could safely do more than wade, with private docks encroaching on the right and the public dock on the left.

Handicap Accessibility- latrine is labeled accessible, but you must cross natural surface to get to the sidewalk, and there is a 3/4" bump to get in the door.

Rest Rooms- latrine
Potable Water- none

Access- sand road off paved Star Lake Road
Restrictions- no camping, no diving off dock, no swimming in launch area (practically impossible not to)
Seasonality- open all year
Ecosystem- large inland lake ringed with many private cottages
Other points of interest-
North Country Trail is about 2 miles east.
Most recent date this info personally checked- July 2007
Additional facilities- none
Maintained by- Michigan DNR
Michigan DNR Lake County Lakes

[Counties] Lake County Manistee County Mason County Oceana County

From M-37 turn west on 76th St, 3.5 miles south of Baldwin. To drive around the lake counter clockwise, continue straight until the road makes a 90-degree bend to the left. Take this and then follow the pavement around the lake.

To drive around the lake clockwise, from 76th St, turn south on marked Star Lake Road 6.5 miles west of M-37, and follow the pavement.


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