Intermediate Lake

Intermediate Lake boat launch

About Intermediate Lake

Imagine a day of fishing, and water sports with shopping and lunch in Elk Rapids.

Intermediate Lake park
Intermediate Lake boat launch
Intermediate Lake, nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, is a delightful destination for a variety of water activities. This sinuous lake, known for its scenic charm and moderate depth, is perfect for a range of aquatic adventures. Start your day with a leisurely swim in its inviting waters or engage in fishing, as Intermediate Lake is abundant with fish species like walleye, bluegill, and bass, making it an angler’s delight. Boating enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to navigate its serene waters, explore its meandering shoreline, or journey through the connected waterways for an entire day of discovery.

Water sports lovers will find Intermediate Lake’s conditions ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. If unwinding is more your style, find a secluded spot to drop anchor, immerse yourself in the lake’s tranquility, and perhaps enjoy a relaxing picnic on board.

Looking for a bit of land exploration? The nearby town of Central Lake offers charming shopping and dining experiences, allowing you to seamlessly blend a peaceful day on the lake with the quaint allure of small-town life. Intermediate Lake truly provides a harmonious mix of relaxation and adventure, catering to all preferences.

Intermediate Lake Features

Spanning 1,569 acres with a maximum depth of 69 feet, Intermediate Lake holds a unique position in the Chain of Lakes. This long, sinuous lake is known for its scenic beauty and diverse aquatic environment.


Intermediate Lake offers a rich fishing experience, home to a variety of species such as walleye, bluegill, and bass. Its diverse ecosystem makes it a prime spot for anglers seeking both tranquility and the thrill of the catch.

Lunch & Shopping

The nearby town of Central Lake provides delightful options for dining and shopping. Here, you can savor local flavors and explore charming shops. Stay updated on area events and attractions by visiting local community resources and websites.

Dropping Anchor

DNR Boat Launch
This site offers a developed boat launch complete with a dock, parking, and restrooms.

Tubes & Lilly Pads

MK Marine offers Tubes and Water Lilly Mats to make your day more enjoyable.

Pet Friendly

Your pet is likely part of the family and we want your entire family to enjoy the lake. We are good with your pet coming along.

Intermediate Lake