Wall Lake, Michigan, USA

One of 300 lakes found among the rolling grasslands and open fields of Michigan’s Southwest tourism region, Wall Lake is a private residential lake. Located in Barry County, the lake is within 40 miles of Kalamazoo to the southwest and Battle Creek to the southeast, 65 miles to Grand Rapids in the northwest and Lansing to the northeast. Rural scenery, varied attractions and welcoming communities make Wall Lake the perfect – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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One of 300 lakes found among the rolling grasslands and open fields of Michigan’s Southwest tourism region, Wall Lake is a private residential lake. Located in Barry County, the lake is within 40 miles of Kalamazoo to the southwest and Battle Creek to the southeast, 65 miles to Grand Rapids in the northwest and Lansing to the northeast. Rural scenery, varied attractions and welcoming communities make Wall Lake the perfect escape from city life.

Created during the last glacial age, Wall Lake may have been named for a wall-like feature that stood just below the water line. Many stories exist as to the mysterious origin of the wall but it was concluded that it was a glacial feature and removed as a hazard in 1963. Wall Lake is a natural freshwater lake with an average depth of 12.3 feet and maximum depth of 35 feet.

Broken by Beechwood Point, a peninsula protruding into the center of the lake, the five-mile shoreline holds 320 homes. Approximately fifty percent of the homes are year-round residences that provide a nice combination of vacation rentals and real estate properties. No matter the length of your visit, a stay at Wall Lake gives you a true sense of belonging. Well-established residences with hillside landscaping and beautifully manicured lawns reflect a sense of pride taken by Wall Lake’s long-standing community of friends and neighbors. The Greater Wall Lake Association successfully monitors quality of life both in, and around, Wall Lake. The Wall Lake Yacht Club has been welcoming members since 1953 and the “Wall Lake Ladies of the Lake” meet once a month “to promote a sense of camaraderie as neighbors around Wall Lake.”

Access to 571 acres of sparkling lake water is limited to Wall Lake residents. On a warm summer day you will find friends enjoying boating, canoeing and kayaking, tubing, swimming and fishing. Species found in Wall Lake include bass, bluegill, perch, walleye, and crappie. When the lake freezes over and snow starts to fall, activities turn to ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Family-friendly attractions are within easy driving distance of Wall Lake and the nearby communities of Delton and Cloverdale. Lakes with public access include Crooked Lake, Fine Lake, Long Lake and Pine Lake. All have hard-surface ramps and restrooms except Pine Lake, which has a gravel ramp. Like Wall Lake, these are residential lakes, so do check for restrictions and regulations before launching your boats.

Located on Barlow Lake, Bowens Mills lies 25 miles northwest of Wall Lake. A Michigan Historical Site, this restored mill has seen milling operations come and go since the late 1830s. Now this living history museum is open by appointment May through August. From the second weekend in September to the end of October, the mill’s cider presses come alive for the “It’s Cider Time Festivals.”

Charlton Park Village Museum and Recreation Area, 20 miles northeast of Wall Lake, is built upon lands once used by Pottawatomi tribes. Today, the land is occupied by 25 restored buildings housing artifacts that depict rural Michigan life during the late 19th and early 20th century. The grounds are open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A surrounding 298-acre recreation area includes river and lake access, shelters, paved boat ramp and beaches, so come prepared for picnics, swimming and fishing.

Less than 10 miles northeast of Wall Lake, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a 661-acre environmental education center, has over seven miles of trails open for hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and observing wildlife. Ten miles north of Wall Lake you will find Robert and Mildred Otis Sanctuary and Barry State Game Area. These protected lands offer more hiking trails and canoe launches for bird and wildlife watching.

When you leave the quiet community of Wall Lake to explore wide open spaces, drive ten miles north to Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Nine lakes are located within this 5,200-acre park. A modern campground at Gun Lake provides a boat launch, electrical service and modern restrooms. Two rustic campgrounds are available, one on Deep Lake and one set within the park for equestrian campers. Thirty miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of mountain-bike trails, and nine miles of horseback trails are open to cross-country skiing in the winter. Fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and swimming are among the activities. Picnic shelters, playgrounds, two public beaches and two “universally accessible fishing piers” are available for family fun.

Located between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, and 20 miles southeast of Wall Lake, Fort Custer Recreation Area offers a rustic and modern campground. Originally a World War II military training center, the state now maintains 25 miles of trails open to hiking, cross-county skiing, dog sledding, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Celebrations of rural life surround Wall Lake. Farm festivals, harvest festivals, county fairs and Christmas celebrations are seasonal reminders of all that is good about life on Wall Lake. Whether you find a home just for summer fun, or stay to watch the prairies turn from green grass to sparkling snowfields, a piece of your heart will always be tied to the community of Wall Lake.

Things to Do at Wall Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Tubing
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Dog Sledding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Museum
  • Playground

Fish Species Found at Wall Lake

  • Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Perch
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye

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Recommended Sites to Book a Wall Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Wall Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 571 acres

Shoreline Length: 5 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 925 feet

Average Depth: 12 feet

Maximum Depth: 35 feet

Water Volume: 7,051 acre-feet

Drainage Area: 2,136 sq. miles

Trophic State: Mesotrophic

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • hot tub
  • wifi