Heron Lake

A large very clear lake (132 acres).

Type of Fishing: Shore, Pier, Boat

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

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: Dawn until Dusk

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)



Animal Friendly Animal Friendly
Bait Store Bait Store
Beach and Swimming Beach and Swimming
Boat Launch Boat Launch
Boat Rental Boat Rental
Concessions Concessions
Modern Restrooms Modern Restrooms
Picnic Tables Picnic Tables
Playground Playground
Rustic Restrooms Rustic Restrooms
Walking Trails Walking Trails


Additional Information

Fish Stocking
Lake Map


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Driving Directions

From Flint, take I-75 south to Dixie Hwy south, turn left on McGinnis Road toward Holly State Park. Instead of turning left into the state park, turn right down the dirt road. Take the first right turn and follow the signs to the boat launch and find a parking space. If you bring a boat, no gasoline powered engines are allowed. Only electric trolling motors and oars may be used for propulsion. If on foot, I suggest fishing anywhere along the west side of the lake. Bring a chair to sit on. The fishing pier fills up quick. I am a basic worm under a bobber guy and have always caught fish there fishing five to 10 feet deep. There is also a very nice bathing beach at this lake which you will see from this fishing area. It has showers, bath/changing rooms, snack bar/bait shop and boat rentals.

Address: Holly Recreational Area, 8100 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442

County: Oakland

City/Township: Holly

Town/Range/Section: T 2N R9E Sec. 3

Latitude/Longitude: 42.80312 / 83.53236

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