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Lake Skegemog
Lake Skegemog (Michigan).jpg
Looking north from the boating access site in Whitewater Township
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Location Antrim, Grand Traverse and Kalkaska Counties, Michigan
Coordinates 44°49′N 85°20′W / 44.817°N 85.333°W / 44.817; -85.333
Primary inflows Torch River
Primary outflows Elk Lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 3.5 mi (5.6 km)
Max. width 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Surface area 2,766 acres (11 km2)
Max. depth 29 ft (9 m)
Shore length1 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface elevation 587 feet (179 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Skegemog (also known as Skegemog Lake, and rarely Round Lake - its former name) is a Northern Michigan lake located on the border of three counties, Antrim County, Michigan, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, and Kalkaska County, Michigan, with a surface area of 2,766 acres (11 km2) and 15 miles of shoreline. The name 'Skegemog' is an Algonquin word which means "the meeting of the waters".

The lake is attached to Elk Lake and is considered to be part of the Northwest Michigan Chain O'Lakes. The lake is well known for its nature and beauty, along with its fishing.

The Torch River brings the inflow of water in from Torch Lake. From Lake Skegemog the water flows into Elk Lake, which then enters Lake Michigan in Grand Traverse Bay.

The lake contains many stumps and logs in it which provides a nice living area for many species of fish. In addition, much of the surrounding land around the lake is covered in a swamp.


The Lake is home to many species of wild fish including Muskellunge, walleye, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass, northern pike, yellow perch and crappie. However, it is the oversized Muskellunge that draw the trophy-seekers.

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