• 4Mi. of Shoreline
  • 12Avg. Depth
  • 28Deepest Depth
Marinas
(231) 889-4555
17073 Northwood Hwy
Arcadia, MI 49613
Portage Lake Marina and Bait Shop
(231) 889-3825
5159 Main St
Onekama, MI 49675
Golf Courses
(231) 889-3001
14710 Northwood Hwy, Arcadia, MI 49613
Arcadia , MI 49613
Public
(231) 864-2458
7700 Glovers Lake Rd
Bear Lake , MI 49614
Private
(877) 230-6516
11685 Chippewa Highway
Bear Lake , MI 49614
Public
Campgrounds
(231) 889-4361
3046 Oak St
Arcadia, MI 49613
Fuzzy Bear Campground
(213) 362-2131
15250 13 Mile Rd
Bear Lake, MI 49614
(231) 383-2402
Hopkins Dr
Bear Lake , MI 49614
  • Counties: Manistee County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Notable events: Hunting Tournaments, Plaidurday Party
  • Known for: Scenic Drives
  • Landmarks: Arcadia Marsh
Hospitals
(231) 352-2200
224 Park Ave
Frankfort, MI 49635
Airports
Chippewa County International Airport
53215 W Airport Dr, Kincheloe, MI 49788
203 miles away
Frankfort Dow Memorial Airport- FKS
650 Airport Rd, Frankford MI, 49635
14 miles away
About Arcadia Lake
Located in Manistee County, Michigan

Arcadia Lake is a 275-acre lake located in Arcadia (Manistee County), Michigan. Traverse City is 48 miles northeast, Grand Rapids is 144 miles south, and Detroit is 256 miles southeast.

The closest location for emergency care is the Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, 14 miles north in Frankfort, Michigan. The Manistee County Blacker Airport is 17 miles south and provides connecting flights to various international airports.

Frankfort is the closest town with expanded dining options. Try restaurants like Birch and Maple, Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar, Frankfort Dairy Maid, and Port City Smokehouse.

On the Shore of Lake Michigan

Lake Arcadia is one of northern Michigan's best-kept secrets! Many people pass through Arcadia traveling along the M-22 corridor but fail to stop and take in the sights the lake has to offer. The lake's size provides room for plenty of activities like kayaking, waterskiing, cruising on your boat, or swimming right off of the shoreline.

Fishing is the most popular pastime here, with anglers reporting species like largemouth bass, northern pike, brown trout, bowfin, and yellow perch. Don't stop your day at exploring just Arcadia, as a channel flowing into Lake Michigan sits at the end of the lake.

Instead of asking what can you do on Lake Michigan, ask yourself what can't you do? This Great Lake is perfect for whatever you would like to fill your day with, whether it's swimming, watersports, exploring the coastline, or fishing. Anglers throwing a line into Lake Michigan can expect to find a diverse fishery, with many different kinds of trout, salmon, bass, as well as northern pike, perch, sunfish, and many more.

What's Nearby?

The Arcadia Marsh Preserve is a rare place in the Great Lakes area. It offers visitors a glimpse into the ecosystem of Great Lakes coastal marshes, of which Arcadia Marsh is one of 15 remaining. A mile-long boardwalk runs through the preserve, where you can get a glimpse at over 150 species of birds, small mammals, and many gardens worth of flora and fauna.

If you're looking to take things a little slower, nearby Arcadia Beach is the place for you! This beach emanates a small-town feel, where residents are sure to have a peaceful day in the sun. To kick things back up, head to the Arcadia Dunes, where visitors will find 15 miles of trails used for mountain biking, hiking, birding, and hunting. The Overlook Trail is the most popular because of its scenic views over the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Your Next Property

If you're looking for a lake home that doubles as a beach home, then give Arcadia Lake a try. It might be the location of your next property!