• 1Mi. of Shoreline
  • 30Deepest Depth
Campgrounds
(989) 539-5468
805 Old State Hwy 61
Harrison, MI 48625
(989) 539-9372
300 N Clare Ave
Harrison, MI 48625
Natural Resources Department
(989) 539-6411
2115 Sullivan Dr
Harrison, MI 48625
Withii Trailer Park
(989) 539-3128
1820 Hampton Rd
Harrison, MI 48625
  • Counties: Clare County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: Boobies, Bangles & Beads, 20 Lakes Antique Engine and Tractor Club Swap Meet, CA$H BA$H, Harrison Sportsman's Club Gun & Knife Show, Harrison's Christmas Celebration and Frostbite Winter Festival
  • Sailing clubs: Crystal Sailing Club
  • Known for: Fishing
  • Landmarks: Wilson State Park
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(989) 802-5000
703 N McEwan St
Clare, MI 48617
Airports
Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport
5453 E Airport Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
31 miles away
Clare Municipal Airport-48d
10841 S Eberhart Ave, Clare, MI 48617
15 miles away
About Budd Lake
Located in Clare County, Michigan

Budd Lake is a 175-acre lake located in Harrison, Michigan. It is nestled in a central part of the state, 119 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, 100 miles north of Lansing, and 173 miles northwest of Detroit.

The closest location for emergency care is McLaren Central Michigan, 31 miles south. The MBS International Airport is 61 miles southeast.

Fun on the Water

The Harrison area is known for its many lakes — "20 lakes in 20 minutes'' — and Budd Lake is no exception! There is plenty of room for activities like water skiing, tubing, or wakeboarding. Fishing is another popular pastime on the water, with anglers reporting catches of muskie, bass, panfish, perch, and walleye.

What's Nearby?

After a long day on the water, grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants like Jackpine, Budd Lake Bar & Restaurant, Momma Cillie's Pizzaria, and Sheri's Family Diner And Pizzeria.

Wilson State Park is also in Harrison and is 36 acres full of fun! Here you can enjoy the sandy beaches in the summer or the cross-country skiing areas in the winter.

The Roscommon Zoo is less than an hour away from Budd Lake! This attraction is fun for all ages as you can get up close and personal with exotic animals and learn about their habitats and lifestyles.

Visit Lansing

Lansing, the birthplace of the Oldsmobile and Michigan's automotive center, offers plenty of history, culture, entertainment, and cuisine to explore.

The State Capitol Building opened in late 1878 to much acclaim and was restored to its original splendor in the early 1990s. The building, one of the premier examples of US decorative painting, is open to the public for free tours on weekdays.

The R. E. Olds Transportation Museum has a collection of cars and memorabilia as a tribute to the auto industry. The museum is courtesy of one of the city's most prominent citizens, Ransom Eli Olds. The very first Oldsmobile from 1897 is on display, along with other antique automobiles.

Michigan History Museum has three floors of state eras depicting scenes from the earliest peoples to the late 20th century. Visitors of all ages can enjoy learning about Michigan’s past, and Sunday trips are free.

Potter Park Zoo spans 20 acres and is one of the oldest continuously-operated zoos in the state. It is home to 500 animals and 180 species and sits adjacent to Potter Park, an 80-acre oak forest.

For a night out on the town, stop by one of the highly-rated restaurants in the city. Top choices include Fidler's On The Grand, Meat BBQ, Soup Spoon Cafe, The Cosmos, and Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant.

Why Budd Lake?

If you're seeking a lake that feels more remote than it actually is, you've found the perfect match in Budd Lake!