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Watkins Lake
Location Oakland County, Michigan
Basin countries United States
Surface area 238 acres (96 ha)
Max. depth 25 ft (7.6 m)
Settlements Waterford Township

Watkins Lake is a 238 acres (96 ha) lake in Waterford Township in Oakland County, Michigan.

The private, 25 feet (7.6 m) deep all-sports lake is spring fed and is entirely residential. It is located north of Watkins Lake Rd and west of Dixie Highway.


Watkins Lake was named for a man named Watkins, who, in 1825, was its first white settler. Mr. Watkins settled in sections 22 and 23 on the south shore of the lake.


Fish in Watkins Lake include bluegill, walleye, perch and rainbow trout.

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