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Michigan is home to over 11,000 lakes! Here are our favorites in SE Michigan.

Epic Races is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The following lakes are listed according to their proximity to the Ann Arbor area. Know of a great spot to swim, but don’t see it listed below? We love to find out about new places and share them with all our racers. Fill out this form and we’ll add your lake to our list.

Silver Lake (15 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Pinckney, Michigan
  • Motorized Boats Allowed. No wake prior to 11 a.m. and after 7:30 p.m.
  • Has permanent Swim Buoys
  • Size: 204 acres, Depth: 45 feet
  • Click here for a Map
Map of Silver Lake

Pickerel Lake (15 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Dexter, Michigan
  • No Motorized Boats.
  • No Swim Buoys
  • Size: 23 acres, Depth: 56 feet
  • Click Β hereΒ for a Map
Map of Pickerel Lake in Dexter Michigan

Half Moon Lake (17 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Gregory, Michigan
  • Motorized Boats Allowed
  • Has permanent Swim Buoys
  • Size: 237 acres, Depth: 87 feet
  • Click hereΒ for a Map
Map of Half Moon Lake in Gregory, MI

Trout Lake (25 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Brighton, Michigan
  • No Motorized Boats
  • No Swim Buoys
  • Size: 43 acres, Depth: 40 feet
  • Click here for a Map
Map of Trout Lake

Kent Lake (28 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Brighton, Michigan
  • Motorized Boats Allowed.
  • Has permanent Swim Buoys
  • Size: 1200 acres, Depth: 36 feet
  • Click hereΒ for a Map
Map of Kent Lake in Brighton, MI

Spring Mill Pond (30 miles from Ann Arbor)

  • Located in Brighton, Michigan
  • No Motorized Boats.
  • Has permanent Swim Buoys. Steep Drop off After Buoys.
  • Size: 8 acres, Depth: 40 feet
  • Click here for a Map
Map of Spring Mill Pond

Stay safe and have fun! Please remember to never swim alone, utilize a personal swim buoy or safety float (click here to purchase), be aware of boats and avoid motorized boat traffic, and abide by all signage designating swim areas.Β 

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