Lake Leelanau lies in the Leelanau Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. The entire lake -- which includes two bodies of water, usually referred to as North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau -- covers about 8,608 acres (35 km2) and lies within Leelanau County. The lake is also sometimes known as Carp Lake.
Lake Leelanau connects on the northwest to the Leland River, which runs for one mile (1.6 km) to Lake Michigan. Between North Lake Leelanau and South Lake Leelanau the water narrows for about a mile near the unincorporated community of Lake Leelanau.
A bridge crosses the narrows on M-204. Just south of the bridge is Fountain Point, an historic and scenic landmark as well as a popular summer resort.Back to Lakes
|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||5,693 acres South
2,914 acres North
8,600 acres total
|Max depth||121 ft|