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Arbutus Lake

Arbutus Lake (a.k.a. Lake Arbutus) is a lake in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. It is known locally for its irregular shape and shallowness. It is a common location for its resorts. YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha is located on the northeastern shore of the lake, and some of its common activities, such as rowing, fishing, and others on the lake. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, rock bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch.

  • Area: 395 acres
  • Max depth: 44′ 0″
  • Surface elevation: 801′
  • Average depth:4 ft (7.1 m)
  • Location: Grand Traverse County, Michigan (East Bay Township)
  • Max length:02 mi (3.25 km)
  • Primary Inflows: Weathea Lake, Hindler Creek, Perch Lake Outlet
  • Primary outflows: Grasshopper Creek


 Arbutus Lake Association Boaters' Rules (pdf)