Lake Allegan


Allegan, Michigan

Lake Allegan is a 1695 acre man-made  All Sport lake, dam reservoir located in Allegan County just outside of the city of Allegan, Michigan between South Haven, Michigan and Saugatuck, Michigan. Lake Allegan is formed behind the Allegan Dam with the backwaters of the Kalamazoo River. The lake is part of the watershed project due to water quality. Lake Allegan's water levels are constant and predictable due to Calkins Bridge Dam. The Kalamazoo River flows into Lake Allegan to Calkins and then out to Lake Michigan near Saugatuck. Calkins Bridge Dam provides electricity for the area, as well as flood control, and recreational opportunities. The Calkins Bridge Dam is owned and operated by Consumers Energy Company and also referred to as Allegan Hydroelectric. 

The lake is known for producing a variety of fish including perch, bluegill, bass, catfish, carp. Salmon runs occur on the western side of Lake Allegan's Calkins Bridge dam which leads to Lake Michigan via the Kalamazoo River. In the spring and fall, when the fish are spawning, the Calkins Bridge Dam is a favorite spot for fishermen. There is a DNR access point and a boat launch located at Echo Point on Monroe Road near 42nd Street. Lake Allegan is a scenic lake that is adjacent to the 50,000-acre Allegan Forest. Geese, ducks, kingfishers, eagles and great blue herons frequent the lake. The Allegan Lake Overlook is one of the best places to view the lake located on Monroe Road, two and one half miles from M-89. On the west shoreline of Lake Allegan, there still exists the building foundations of a P.O.W. camp that housed German prisoners during World War II. This camp, which is part of the Allegan State Game Area, was in use until the end of the war. On the east side of the lake is Allegan Airport and Padgham Field Airport are east of this lake. The lake is close to Bittersweet Ski Resort. 

Allegan, Michigan is a 4 square mile city that is located in Allegan Township within the south central part of Allegan County. The city is the county seat. In the area is the Allegan State Game Area. The area is also known for swimming, boating and fishing, hunting and hiking. The city has a wonderful riverwalk on the downtown waterfront. There are numerous lakes within Allegan. Michigan.

Lake Allegan Is close to :
Chicago IL   110 miles
Elkhart IN   59 miles
Grand Rapids MI  40 miles
Kalamazoo MI  21 miles
Saugatuck MI 20 miles
South Bend IN 60 miles
South Haven MI  23 miles
St Joseph MI  54 miles

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