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Elizabeth Lake
Location of the lake in Michigan.
Location of the lake in Michigan.
Elizabeth Lake
Location in Michigan
Location Oakland County, Michigan
Coordinates 42°37′55″N 83°22′46″W / 42.631918°N 83.379407°W / 42.631918; -83.379407
Basin countries United States
Surface area 363 acres (147 ha)
Max. depth 72 ft (22 m)
Surface elevation 928 feet (283 m)
Settlements Elizabeth Lake, Michigan Waterford Township

Elizabeth Lake is a freshwater lake located in Waterford Township, Michigan, along the Clinton River. It connects upstream to 90-acre Crescent Lake and downstream to 1,280-acre Cass Lake.

The lake is located south of Elizabeth Lake Road, north of Cass-Elizabeth Road, east of Cooley Lake Road, and west of Cass Lake Roads. The sand-bottom lake is 363 acres, making it the thirteenth largest lake in Oakland County, Michigan. At its deepest point, the lake is 72 feet deep.


Elizabeth Lake was named for Elizabeth Cass, the wife of Territorial Governor of Michigan Lewis Cass


Elizabeth Lake is surrounded by residential neighborhoods on all sides of the lake, with many varieties of waterfront homes, ranging from 800 square foot to 5,400 square foot homes. The eclectic home styles on Elizabeth Lake include bungalows, Cape Cods, colonial, ranches and split levels. The homes on the lake were built as far back as the 1940s.


Elizabeth Lake contains a variety of fish, including black crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, sunfish, walleye and yellow perch.

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