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Gun Lake - Barry County

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Street: W Joy Shelbyville Michigan
Zip Code: 49344
County: Barry
Longitude: -85.517989
Latitude: 42.605837
  • Public
  • Some Public Access

Acreage: 2680
Lake Amenities:
  • Public Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Shopping

Description: Gun Lake is located in Orangeville and Yankee Springs Townships in Barry county. This public Michigan lake consists of 2680 acres of surface waters with reported depths of 50 feet.

Gun Lake Park is located on the west shore of Gun Lake. This small park of four acres has over 450 feet of lake front beach, a playground, a basketball court, plenty of picnic tables and grills, a covered pavilion, and modern restroom facilities. Most of these amenities are ADA accessible. The park also has a boat launch with an ADA accessible dock that makes loading and unloading boats quick and easy.

All water activities are available including boating, skiing, tubing, sailing, swimming, and fishing. For land lovers, try activities such as hiking or mountain biking on the Yankee Spring trails.

Fisherman should find Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Small mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Walleye and Yellow Perch. The Michigan DNR maintains a public access site with a hard surface boat launch site with parking.   Boat Access Site Directions

Gun Lake is 170 miles from Chicago, 84 miles from Elkhart, 97 miles from South Bend, approximately 11 miles west of Hastings, 27 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, and 32 miles northeast of Kalamazoo.


Gun Lake and Island, Shelbyville Michigan

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  Dear S & S,

We finally arrived here at the lake on Sunday afternoon. The weather is sunny and warm, and we are safe. It was a long trip and found it hard to find. Hope to catch the big one. More later.

Fran and Frank

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Date added: 2011-04-03 08:42:41    Hits: 1404
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