Crooked Lake At A Glance

Posted by Kyle Lieberman on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 1:50pm.


Crooked Lake at a Glance:

  • Maximum depth is 50 feet.
  • Shoreline: 16.3 miles
  • Water Acreage: 2,351 acres
  • Primary Inflows: Mud Creek, Cedar Creek, and Minnehaha Creek
  • Primary Outflows: Crooked River
  • Crooked Lake, in conjunction with Pickerel, Round, and Spring Lake make up the headwaters for the Inland Waterway.
  • The three small communities around Crooked Lake (Conway, Oden, and Ponshewaing) are all remnants from when settlements sprung up due to the influx of tourists the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroads brought to the area.



  • Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Brown Trout, Green Sunfish, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch

Vegetation According to 2015 Study:

  • Muskgrass, slender naiad, watermilfoil, and common bladderwort were the most common species found in the study.
  • The majority of the lake has little to no vegetation, with only roughly 12% of the lake shoreline having moderate to heavy vegetation.



On The Lake:

Off the Water:

  • Crooked Vine Vineyard and Winery: 8370 Lakeview Road, Alanson.
  • Northwood Family Restaurant: 4769 N US 31, Oden. Casual American diner. 
  • Riverside Bar & Grill: 6253 River St, Alanson. Pub Style. 
  • Dairy Queen: 8143 S US 31 Hwy, Alanson.
  • Alanson Depot: 7568 US-31, Alanson. Casual Dining. 
  • Meijer: 1201 Lears Rd, Petoskey. Grocery Store and Gas Station.
  • Walmart Supercenter: 1850 Anderson Rd, Petoskey.
  • Grain Train Natural Food Market: 220 E Mitchell St, Petoskey.
  • ALDI: 2130 Anderson Rd, Petoskey. Grocery Store.
  • Palette Bisto: 321 Bay Street, Petoskey.  Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine.
  • Chandler’s: 215 Howard Street, Petoskey. Fine Dining. 
  • City Park Grill: 432 East Lake Street, Petoskey. American/Pub style. 
  • Roast and Toast: 560 West Mitchell Street, Petoskey. Café style. 
  • Beard’s Brewery: 215 East Lake Street, Petoskey.  Pub style.
  • Tap 30: 422 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey. Pub style.
  • Huntington Bank: 1201 Lears Rd, Petoskey
  • First Community Bank: 930 Spring St, Petoskey
  • Chemical Bank: 919 Spring St, Petoskey
  • Citizen’s National Bank: 308 State St, Petoskey
  • Fifth Third Bank: 500 Madison St, Petoskey
  • Chase Bank: 320 Howard St, Petoskey
  • PNC Bank: 401 Bay St, Petoskey
  • BP Gas Station: 807 Spring St, Petoskey
  • Marathon Gas: 411 W Mitchell St, Petoskey
  • Shell: 1320 N US Highway 31, Petoskey
  • Mobil: 1087 US-31, Petoskey
  • McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital: 416 Connable Avenue, Petoskey



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