• 14Deepest Depth
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Golf Courses
(248) 625-7870
5100 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386
(248) 922-0300
9085 Big Lake Rd
Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
Springfield Oaks Golf Course
(248) 625-2540
12450 Andersonville Rd
Davisburg, MI 48350
Pontiac Lake Campground
Unnamed Road
White Lake, MI 48386
Pontiac Lake Eastern Equestrian Horseman's Staging Area And Campground
White Lake, MI 48386
White Lake Campground
White Lake, MI 48383
  • Counties: Oakland County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Fenton Sailing Club
  • Landmarks: Indian Springs Metropark, Springfield Oaks County Park
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
(248) 937-3300
1 William Carls Dr
Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382
Oakland County International Airport
6500 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327
10 miles away
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Detroit, MI 48242
46 miles away
    About Big Lake
    Located in Oakland County, Michigan

    Big Lake is a 215-acre lake located in Springfield Township (Oakland County), Michigan. Lansing is 62 miles east, and Detroit is 48 miles southeast.

    The closest location for emergency care is the DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, 14 miles south in Commerce Charter Township, Michigan. The Oakland County International Airport is only 10 miles southeast in Waterford Township, Michigan.

    Nearby Waterford Township is the closest place to grab a bite to eat. Restaurants here include Pete's Oven Bakery, Fino's Food & Spirits, Square One Eats & Treats, and Johnny Black's Public House.

    Fun on the Lake

    Big Lake is the perfect all-sports destination for those looking to spend some high-speed time on the lake. Whether you're waterskiing, wakeboarding, or tubing, there's never a dull moment here!

    Before getting on the water, remember to grab a rod and reel. Anglers can expect to catch northern pike, largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, grass pickerel, and more!

    What's Nearby?

    If you're looking to spend some time on the links, the nearby Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club is the perfect place for you! This forested golf course offers 27 challenging holes and a clubhouse with many amenities.

    Independence Oaks County Park is a fantastic place for those seeking a large fishing lake, miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for archery deer hunting. On the park's lake — Crooked Lake — anglers can expect to catch bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, and other various panfish.

    Visit Detroit

    Located around an hour south of Big School Lot Lake, the list of things to do in Detroit is seemingly endless.

    Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "The Motor City."

    The Henry Ford Museum provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from Americans who exuded ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. This awe-inspiring experience is home to Rosa Parks Bus and JFK’s limo.

    No matter who you’re traveling with, everyone enjoys the Detroit International RiverWalk. With views of our neighbor Canada, the Ambassador Bridge, and the GM Renaissance Center, you’re in for a great afternoon.

    After a day of experiencing everything the Motor City has to offer, get some grub at restaurants like Townhouse Detroit, Selden Standard, Prime + Proper, and Giovanni's Ristorante.

    An Outdoor Escape

    Those looking for an outdoor escape near a major metropolitan city will love Big Lake!