Gun Lake is an All Sports Lake with 2680 acres offering activities such as boating, water skiing, tubing, sailing, swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, and great fishing. Land activities include hiking, biking, and snowmobile trails, hunting in the Yankee Spring Recreational Area.
Whether you visit for the day, weekend, week, or for the season Gun Lake has a lot to offer. Great Lodging, Dining, and Shopping. Many services and activities in and around the lake. Make your destination a West Michigan Getaway at Gun Lake.
Gun Lake is located in Yankee Springs and Orangeville Township in Barry County, and in Wayland and Martin townships in Allegan County. It is 2,680 acres in size, covering more than four sections of the area. The lake is approximately 11 miles west of Hastings, 27 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, and 32 miles northeast of Kalamazoo.
SURFACE ACRES OF WATER: 2,737
SQUARE MILES OF SURFACE WATER: 4.305
ELEVATION OF TOP OF DAM (above sea level): 744.62 feet
SHORELINE (including islands, and channels): 24.4 miles
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 68 feet
MEAN DEPTH: 9.8 feet
Gun Lake is best known for its abundant bass fishery, both smallmouth, and largemouth. Numerous perch provide steady action throughout the year. Featured Species: Northern Pike, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Bluegill.