Lake Leelanau

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.

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Lake Leelanau
Location Leelanau, Michigan
Basin countries United States
Surface area 5,693 acres South
2,914 acres North
8,600 acres total
Max depth 121 ft