Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Wycamp Lake

Wycamp Lake is a small, shallow lake in northern Emmet County, where much of its shoreline is state-owned.

704 acres


9.8 miles


7 feet


Overview of Wycamp Lake

Primary Inflows


Primary Outflows

Surface Area

704 acres


9.8 miles

Maximum Depth

7 feet

Known Aquatic Invasive Species


Wycamp Lake is a small, shallow lake in northern Emmet County. Much of its shoreline is state-owned. Water flows into the east side of the lake through Collins Creek. A dam at the lake’s outlet to Wycamp Creek controls the water level of the lake. Wycamp Creek flows into Lake Michigan north of Cross Village. The lake has many vegetated islands, and many standing or fallen trees in its waters are relics of what was once not underwater. Muskgrass, bladderwort, and swaying bulrush are common plants in the lake. 

Monitoring and Research:

Wycamp Lake is NOT monitored through the Watershed Council’s Volunteer Lake Monitoring (VLM) Program. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181.

This lake is monitored through the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Surface Water Quality Protection Program (SWQPP).

Additional Resources:

See additional resources on our Aquavist page.

View an interactive map on Michigan Fishweb.

A wide variety of maps for this area are available online at the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) Data Resources page.

2006 Wycamp Lake Aquatic Plant SurveyAquatic Plant Surveys, Wycamp Lakeaquatic-plant-surveys wycamp-lake inland-lakes

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