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Long Lake
Eagle Lake
Long Lake Montmorency County.jpg
View of Long Lake from the eastern shore; Meltzer Island is slightly visible.
Location Montmorency County, Michigan (Hillman & Montmorency townships)
Type Kettle lake
Part of Thunder Bay Watershed
Primary inflows Long Lake Creek
Primary outflows Little Brush Creek
Max. length 1.8 mi (2.9 km)
Max. width 0.4 mi (0.64 km)
Surface area 295 acres (119 ha)
Max. depth 90.0 ft (27.4 m)
Residence time 6.1 years
Shore length1 5.7 mi (9.2 km)
Surface elevation 863 ft (263 m)
Islands Meltzer Island
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Long Lake (formerly Eagle Lake) is a 295-acre (119 ha) lake in northeastern Montmorency County, Michigan. The lake is primarily in Montmorency Township, although the southernmost portion is located in Hillman Township, as well as part of the Mackinaw State Forest. The nearest town is Hillman at about 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of the lake.


Long Lake consists of two distinct sections divided by a 500-foot (152 m) channel. In the larger northern section of the lake sits a small island unofficially known as Meltzer Island. Also in the north of the lake sits a small bay known as Ghost Bay due to the treacherous floor and taller trees surrounding the bay limiting sunlight.

The lake is a popular summer fishing and boating destination. Common fish in the lake include northern pike, bluegill, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, rainbow trout, and walleye.

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