Pickerel Lake Dive Map from Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
Pickerel Lake near Lansing, MI
Distance: ~65 miles North West of Ann Arbor
Depths: N/A
Details: 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 thermocline.
Directions: From I-96
  • 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.
From US-23
  • Take North Territorial west from US-23
  • Follow Hankerd north to the access site.
More Information:


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