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Spring Lake Physical Characteristics 

Lake Surface Area
Maximum Depth
Mean Depth
Lake Volume
Shoreline Length
Shoreline Development Factor

1,091 Acres
40 Feet
18.2 Feet
19,846 Acre-feet
25.3 Miles


The level of Spring Lake fluctuates with the level of Lake Michigan.​

Spring Lake is a drowned river mouth lake that formed as a result of fluctuating water levels in the glacial Great Lakes. With a surface area of 1,091 acres, Spring Lake is the 85th largest lake in Michigan. The mean or average depth is Spring Lake is about 18 feet and the lake contains 19,845 acre-feet of water--a volume that would cover 31 square miles to a depth of one foot. The shoreline of Spring Lake is over 25 miles long. The shoreline development factor of 5.5 indicates that the shoreline of Spring Lake is 5.5 times longer than if the lake were perfectly round.


Click on the maps of Spring Lake below to download a copy.

Spring Lake Depth Contour Map.png
Spring Lake Vegetation Map.jpg
Spring Lake Jurisdiction Map.jpg
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