Crab Lake

Picture 1 of Crab Lake
Picture 1 of Crab Lake

   If you are looking for a big deep lake with clear water, Crab Lake is a great spot to look. My favorite part about Crab Lake is its meandering shoreline which makes it a great lake for paddling. Crab Lake has a low development density which is nice because you get a little extra breathing room between you and your neighbors. Another unique feature of the lake is all of the islands. Numerous small islands can be found all over the lake. The lake is incredibly scenic, it's a special lake.

Clarity: 10.0 Feet
Avg. Depth: 22 Feet
Size: 909 Acres
Max Depth: 60 Feet
Shoreline: 13.60 Miles
Water Source: Drainage
Lake Access: Public
Boat Launch:
Water Color: Deep Blue
Trophic State: Oligotrophic
Time to Town: 26 Minutes
Fishing: Average
Fish Species: Variety
Bottom: Mixed
Boat Traffic: Average
Noise Level: Below Average
High Speed: Yes
Natural Gas: No
Lake Roads: Okay
Cell Coverage: Weak
Home Density: Low
Lake Grade: Elite
Rentals on Lake: Yes
Township: Presque Isle
School District: North Lakeland
Tax Rate: $8.33 / $1000
Restrictions: Fishing
Picture 2 of Crab Lake
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Crab Lake contour map
Biking/Walking/Ski Trails:
Pipke Park Trail System - Located about 15 minutes north of Crab Lake, this trail has loops of 1.5 and 2.8 miles.

Presque Isle - Pomeroy - Henry Trails - Also north of the lake, this system consists of over 100 miles of gravel roads for mountain biking.

Presque Isle / Winchester Bike Route - This paved trail system starts in Presque Isle and can very from 4 to 10 miles depending on the route you take.

Presque Isle Nature Trail - A hiking trail that winds through the forest and past some neighboring lakes. This trail is also located in Presque Isle.

Catherine Wolter Wilderness Area - A hiking/skiing/snowshoe trail of varying lengths located northeast of Crab Lake. Trails wind through a huge wilderness area and around many small lakes.

Van Vliet Hemlocks - This trail system is just west of Crab Lake and loops along 1.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline and through old growth hardwood and hemlock forests.
Paddling Routes:
No nearby routes but Crab lake is an awesome lake for paddling. It has many islands, over 13 miles of shoreline and lots of neat bays that are begging to be explored.
Snowmobile Trails:
The Presque Isle / Winchester Sno Bunnies trails can be accessed to the west of Crab Lake on the west side of Van Vliet lake or to the north on County B. Neither are extremely easy to get to.
ATV Trails:
No nearby routes but Crab lake is an awesome lake for paddling. It has many islands, over 13 miles of shoreline and lots of neat bays that are begging to be explored.
Nearby State Areas:
Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area
Manitowish Waters:
26 mins
Grocery Store
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Boulder Junction:
26 mins
Grocery Store
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Times are approximate. I just took a rough average from different points around the lake.
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