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Burt Lake is a 17,120 acre lake located in Cheboygan County and is Michigan's 4th largest inland lake. The western shore of the lake is on the boundary with neighboring Emmet County. The lake is named after William Austin Burt, who, together with John Mullett, made a federal survey of the area from 1840 to 1843. A neighboring lake is named after Mullett. 

The lake is approximately 10 miles long from north to south, about 5 miles at it's widest, and 73 feet at its deepest. Major inflows to the lake are the Maple River, which connects with nearby Crooked Lake, and the Sturgeon River which enters the lake near the point where the Indian River flows out of the lake into nearby Mullett Lake. 

Burt Lake is part of Northern Michigan's Inland Waterway, a 40 mile long chain of lakes and rivers. It runs through Pickerel Lake, Crooked Lake, Crooked River, Burt Lake, Indian River, Mullett Lake, Cheboygan River and finally into Lake Huron. 

Burt Lake is known for it's wide span of water and beautiful bays. There are two nature preserves on Burt Lake, Seven Springs Nature Preserve and Colonial Point Forest/Chaboiganing Nature Preserve. Additional, the township Park, DeVoe Beach, as well as Burt Lake State Park, offer gorgeous sandy beaches for swimming.

Beautiful Burt Lake

A historical marker can be found at Burt Lake State Park and it reads: The glaciers of the last Ice Age retreated to the north some 25,000 years ago, leaving behind the lakes that rank as Michigan's most notable and geographical feature. Among the state's largest inland lakes is Burt Lake, named after William A. Burt, who, together with John Mullett, made a federal survey of the area from 1840 to 1843. By following the Cheboygan River, Mullett Lake, and Indian River to Burt Lake, then up Crooked River to Crooked Lake, Indians and fur traders had only a short portage to Little Traverse Bay. Thus they avoided the trip through the Straits. Completion of a lock on the Cheboygan in 1869 opened this inland waterway to the Cheboygan Slack Water Navigation Company, whose vessels carried passengers and freight until railroads put it out of business. Day-long excursions over these waters became popular with tourists.


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