||~65 miles North West of Ann Arbor
Description from Nancy Washburne's "Snorkeling Guide to Michigan's Inland Lakes:"
"If a lake can be darling, this really is. Just small and intimate with a nice beach... There are no cottages
here, just a little sunning area and a small fishing dock. THe underwater foliage is extremely picturesque with
a great variety of plant life... Boats are seldom on this lake due to its small size. Lots of largemouth bass,
big pumpkinseeds, perch, bluegills, and pickerel."
This is a great advanced dive
"practice spot" - it's usually
39F at the bottom year round.
The visibility is very clear
under the thermocline (12-15 ft
deep) UNLESS you touch the
bottom - then it's a blackout!
All the fish are shallow, and
the sights are few under the
- Take I-96 west towards Lansing, south on 52.
- Go East on North Territorial Road.
- Go North on Hankerd Road, the public access site will be on your right.
- Take North Territorial west from US-23
- Follow Hankerd north to the access site.