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Street: Star Lake Rd Baldwin Michigan
Zip Code: 49304
County: Lake
Longitude: -85.969811
Latitude: 43.823986
Community Website
  • Public

Acreage: 912
Lake Amenities:
  • Public Beach
  • Boat Launch


bigstarlakeBig Star Lake is located in Lake Township in southern Lake County. This Michigan all sports lake consists of 912 acres or surface waters with reported depths of up to 25 feet.  Big Star Lake is very popular in Western Michigan, due partly to its convenient location, being just south and west of Baldwin and close to M37.

Big Star Lake has a Lake Association, as well as its own Lake Webcam and even a Historical Website with tons of interesting stories, pictures and postcards.  

For a drive around the lake, just follow Star Lake Drive. On the weekends during the summer months, this can be a busy area.  Many private roads and private drives run off this blacktop street. The area is well wooded.

The DNR manages a public access site to Big Star Lake. You can find this on the southwest section of the lake. A hard surface boat launch is there, as well as vault style toilets and plenty of parking. Looks like there is a sandy beach there, but not sure swimming is allowed.

Fishermen enjoy Big Star Lake and report catches of Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Tiger Muskellunge, Walleye and Yellow Perch. The area surrounding Big Star Lake, one can also enjoy are several smaller Michigan lakes, also lined with cottages, trailers and year round homes. Just to name a few: Oxbow Lake, Reed Lake, Rainbow Lake, Orchard Lake, Gifford Lake, Honeymoon Lake, Cecilia Lake and Basford Lake.

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Canterbury Park Resort, Big Star Lake, Baldwin Michigan

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Bathing Beach at the Bowery, Big Star Lake, Baldwin Michigan

  August 8, 1939

Dear mom,

The fish are not biting so well yet but we had some to eat. The weather has been very nice and we are having a good time. The lake is beautiful.

Bye Stanley


Blue Horizon Camp, Big Star Lake, Baldwin Michigan

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  Greetings All,

This is a cottage like the one we have rented for the month. It is so nice here and we are thankful for the time away. We have been so tired and exhausted from everything we have been thru. Looking forward to the quiet, the fishing and no schedules to keep.

A and H


Big Star Lake, Baldwin, Michigan

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  August 28, 1945

Got here yesterday at 2:30 p.m., not much doing on the fishing line. Too windy. I think we met you on the road Monday a.m. Donít work too hard.

Mary & kids

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