Pontiac Lake

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, with 3,745 acres of a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes that support a variety of animals and excellent hunting. Designated trails throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

Type of Fishing: Shore, Pier, Boat

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

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: Dawn until Dusk

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)



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


Additional Information

Status of Fishery Report
Fish Stocking
Lake Map


Family Friendly Fishing Waters Logo

Driving Directions

Easily accessible by the major highways: I- 75, I-96, US-24 and M-59.

Address: 7800 Gale Rd, Waterford, Mi 48327

County: Oakland

City/Township: Waterford and White Lake

Town/Range/Section: T3N R8E sec13