• 20Avg. Depth
  • 40Deepest Depth
Marinas
(989) 732-5455
1440 Beaver Dam Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
(231) 582-3340
448 Front St
Boyne City, MI 49712
(989) 732-2500
2464 S Otsego Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735
Golf Courses
(989) 448-7080
N Townline Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Private
Lakes Golf Course
(989) 732-1300
1233 Opal Lake Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Private
(989) 939-8911
1535 Opal Lake Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Private
(989) 732-1785
4706 W Otsego Lake Dr.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Private
Campgrounds
(989) 939-8723
5101 Campfires Trail
Gaylord, MN 49735
(989) 705-2066
11687 Headwaters Ct
Fredric, MI 49733
(989) 983-4101
E Round State Forest Campground
Vanderbilt , MI 49795
(989) 348-7068
Campground Trail
Grayling, MI 49738
  • Counties: Otsego County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Notable events: Annual Picnic
  • Sailing clubs: Michigan Sailing Club
  • Interesting facts: The name Opal Lake comes from the fact that the waters are so clean and clear when the sun shines on it, it reflects like a jewel.
  • Known for: Because this lake is so clear catching fish can be more difficult, but the fish tend to be large.
  • History: The city of Gaylord was named after Augustine Smith Gaylord. The city was established in 1877.
  • Landmarks: Opal Lakes island
  • Other notes: Opal Lake is a part of Michigan's Snow Belt
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
Hospitals
(989) 731-7760
825 N Center Ave
Gaylord, MI 49735
Airports
Chippewa County International Airport
5315 W Airport Dr, Kincheloe, MI 49788
109 miles away
Lakes of the North Airport- 4y4
Pineview Dr, Mancelona, MI 49659
14 miles away
About Opal Lake
Enjoy the Beauty of Nature at Opal Lake

Named for its beautiful, clear, reflective waters, Opal Lake is the perfect spot for kicking back and enjoying life.

This lake covers 122 acres and reaches a maximum depth of 40 feet.

Year Around Fun

Opal Lake lies is Michigan's Snow Belt. This area receives about 180 inches of snow every year. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling are all easy to find here throughout the winter.

During the summer, this lake is all sports and has one public boat launch area. Boat and ski boat rentals are also near by. This lake is a popular area for fishing because the clear waters might require more patients but make it more likely to catch larger fish.