Sanford Lake

Sanford Lake (1250 acres) is an impounedment on the Tittabawassee River. It is primarily surrounded by private homes. Midland County has a park located by the dam at the south end of the lake.

Type of Fishing: Shore, Pier, Boat

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

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: Dawn until Dusk

Fees: Yes



Animal Friendly Animal Friendly
Beach and Swimming Beach and Swimming
Concessions Concessions
Picnic Tables, Shelters, Grills and Water Pump Picnic Tables, Shelters, Grills and Water Pump
Modern Restrooms Modern Restrooms
Playground Playground
Walking Trails Walking Trails


Additional Information

Status of Fishery Report
Fish Stocking
Lake Map











Images of Sanford Lake

Driving Directions

From eastbound U.S.10, turn south at the first Sanford exit, which is W. River Rd. From westbound U.S.10, this is the second Sanford exit. Continue south to Irish Rd. and turn left. Follow to the Midland Co. park.

Address: 415 Irish, Sanford, MI 48657

County: Midland

City/Township: Sanford/Jerome Township

Town/Range/Section: T.15 N., R.1W, Sec. 24

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