• 28Mi. of Shoreline
  • 37Avg. Depth
  • 148Deepest Depth
Campgrounds
(231) 625-2522
4347 3rd Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 238-9805
2542 Schramm Rd
Indian River, MI 49749
(231) 373-3341
1337 E Mullett Lake Road
Indian River, MI 49749
  • Counties: Cheboygan County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: The Top O’ Michigan Outboard Marathon is held in part on Mullett Lake every August.
  • Sailing clubs: Cheboygan Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: The lake is part of the Inland Waterway, by which one can boat 38 miles from Crooked Lake and Round Lake near the Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan across the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula to Cheboygan on Lake Huron.
  • Known for: The State record-holding lake sturgeon was pulled from Mullett Lake.
  • History: Mullett Lake was discovered during a federal survey of the area by John Mullett and William A. Burt, which was conducted between 1840 and 1843.
  • Landmarks: Sitting on 200 feet of lake front property is the former Michigan Central passenger train ticket station which was the main connection between Detroit and Mackinaw.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(906) 643-8585
1140 N State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Airports
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242
281 miles away
Cheboygan County Airport
1520 E Levering Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721
8 miles away
About Mullett Lake
The Center of Michigan's Inland Waterway

Michigan's fifth largest inland lake is Mullett Lake, which covers approximately 26 square miles and has 28 miles of shoreline.

The lake is 10 miles at its maximum length, and four miles at its maximum width.

Mullet Lake sits at the center of Michigan's Inland Waterway.

This waterway allows boats to navigate the connecting rivers and lakes.

Mullet Lake History

Mullett Lake is named after John Mullett, who together with William A. Burt, discovered the lake during a federal survey of the area between 1840 to 1843.

The lake, and The Inland Waterway, was once a Native American trade route that was later opened to small steamers and modern recreational traffic.

Life on Mullett Lake is Like Living in a State Park

Forests, trails, and parks provide plenty of year-round activities for all to enjoy.

In the summer, popular activities include swimming, boating, camping and picnicking.

Aloha State Park is located on Mullett Lake's eastern shore.

The park offers 285 modern campsites, sandy beaches, play areas, boat ramp and protected harbor.

Picnicking areas, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, softball field and a metal detecting area are also available.

Mullett Lake also boasts an 11 mile stretch of state-maintained trail along the west side of the lake.

This trail, referred to as the North Central State Trail, runs for a total 62 miles.

During the winter months, snowmobiling takes over these trails.

A Fisherman's Paradise

Angler's can enjoy Mullett Lake year round as well.

The lake is home to many different fish species including bass, Northern pike, perch, pike, smelt, sturgeon, trout, walleye and yellow perch.

In fact, the state's record holding lake sturgeon was pulled from Mullett Lake.

In the winter, ice-fishing is just as popular as fishing by boat in the warmer months.