Gun Lake

Gun Lake is southwest Michigan's largest all-sport lake. There is an improved boat launch and a fishing pier. There is a campground with a boat launch on the channel. The lake is 2680 acres and managed by the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Division, Yankee Springs Recreation Area.

Type of Fishing: Shore, Pier, Boat

Typical Fish Species Available: Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: See Yankee Springs Recreation Area

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)



Animal Friendly Animal Friendly
Bait Store Bait Store
Beach and Swimming Beach and Swimming
Boat Launch Boat Launch
Camping Camping
Concessions Concessions
Modern Restrooms Modern Restrooms
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter and Grills
Picnic Tables Picnic Tables
Walking Trails Walking Trails


Additional Information

Status of Fishery Report
Fish Stocking
Lake Map


Images of Gun Lake

Driving Directions

East of US 131 (Exit 61) 7 miles on M179, turn right at S. Briggs Rd. Park entrance is 1 mile down on the right. From Hastings, go west on M179 12 miles to S. Briggs Rd. Turn left to the park entrance 1 mile down on the right. From Middleville, go south on M37. Go 3 miles and turn right onto Yankee Springs Rd. Go 5 miles and turn right on M179. Go 3 miles and turn left on S. Briggs Rd. Park entrance is 1 mile down on the right. From Delton, go NORTH on M43. Turn left onto M179. Go 10 miles and turn left onto S. Briggs Rd. The park entrance is 1 mile down on the right.

Counties: Allegan and Barry

City/Township: Yankee Springs Township & Orangeville Township and Shelbyville in Wayland Township

Town/Range/Section: T2N, R10W

Latitude/Longitude: 42.615391/-85.517063

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