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Lake Lansing
Lake Lansing Park North Forest.jpg
Trees in Lake Lansing Park North Forest
Location Haslett, Michigan
Primary outflows Pine Lake Outlet
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
Max. width 1.0 mile (1.6 km)
Surface area 461 acres (1.9 km2)
Max. depth 34 feet (10.4 m)
Surface elevation 851.92 feet (259.7 m)
Frozen Seasonally
Islands None

Lake Lansing is a 461-acre (1.9 km2) lake in Haslett, Michigan just a few miles northeast of the state's capital city of Lansing.

Overview

Lake Lansing was originally known as Pine Lake, and was a highly popular recreation site in the early 1900s. The name was changed to Lake Lansing in 1930. The lake soon began to decline in recreational popularity, and was neglected for many decades until it was dredged in 1978, restoring the health of the lake. About 280 homes now surround the lake. Two sailing clubs also have property on the lake. In addition there are two public parks.

A special assessment district created by the township enables education, ongoing testing, evaluation and management of the lake to control weeds, encourage phosphorus free fertilization, round up geese and other activities to keep the lake healthy and safe for recreational use.

The Lake Lansing Property Owners Association maintains a communication system for property owners, works for safety on the lake, sponsors numerous social activities and advocates on behalf of its members on riparian rights and other issues.

Sailing clubs

The Lansing Sailing Club sponsors an active program of racing and day sailing for sailboat owners as well as "learn to sail" programs for adults and junior sailing camps for students grades 5 thru 12.

The Michigan State University Sailing Center offers a "Learn to Sail" class, as well as other classes. The Center also offers a variety of memberships that enable individuals to sail MSU Sailing Center boats.

Public parks

Three public parks, one with trailer launching access, are operated by the Ingham County Parks Department. Lake Lansing Park South includes a Band Shell, boat rental, fishing dock, swimming beach, bath house beach, volleyball courts, summer snack bar, horseshoe pits, picnic grounds, and shelters. Lake Lansing Park North is home to many trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas. The Lake Lansing Boat Launch, located on the North side of Lake Lansing provides two boat launch ramps, a picnic area, basketball court, a powerboat washer and paved parking. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Fishing

Lake Lansing is home to several types of fish including: Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Northern pike, carp, crappie, bluegill, Redear sunfish, perch, and several types of Catfish.

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