Big African Lake is a 65-acre lake located in Watersmeet Township (Gogebic County), Michigan. This lake is located in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula, along the Michigan/Wisconsin border.
The closest location for emergency care is the Eagle River Hospital, 38 miles south in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The King's Land O' Lakes Airport is nestled 24 miles southeast in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin.
Big African Lake is located on the Cisco Chain of Lakes, one of the largest chains of lakes in the world, with 15 lakes with 270 miles of scenic shoreline to explore by canoe, kayak, or boat. It is also within the Ottawa National Forest that covers nearly one million acres of the Upper Peninsula.
Visitors and residents love this part of the country because of the simple serenity living in a far-removed area brings. There are plenty of hiking trails around that double as cross country skiing and snowmobile trails when the snow begins to fall.
Fishing is another hobby popular on the Cisco Chain of Lakes, with species like bass, northern pike, various panfish, walleye, and musky! While you're out on the water or on a hike, keep your eyes peeled, as this area is known to have lots of wildlife abound, including grey wolves, black bears, coyotes, eagles, grouse, rabbits, and deer.
Only 35 miles northeast is what's considered to be Northern Michigan's most beautiful waterfall, Agate Falls! Come to this scenic site to relax in nature or snap a picture next to the waterfall.
If you're feeling lucky, head to the Northern Waters Casino Resort in Watersmeet, Michigan. Here you'll find a plethora of activities, like table games, slot machines, a golf course, and great dining options!
If you're a fan of the outdoors or just want to get away, you'll fall in love with the untouched beauty Big African Lake has to offer!