Big Fish Lake

This is a natural spring-fed all-sport lake. Approximately 2/3 of the lake is surrounded by the Ortonville State Recreation Area.

Type of Fishing: Shore, Pier, Boat

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

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)



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


Additional Information

Fish Stocking
Lake Map








Photos of Big Fish Lake

Driving Directions

Take Oakwood Road east from M-15 or west from M-24 to Hadley Road. Turn north on Hadley Road and proceed just over 1 mile to the park entrance.

Address: 5779 Hadley Road, Ortonville, MI 48462

County: Lapeer

City/Township: Hadley Township

Town/Range/Section: 6N 9E 34

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