Lake Thirteen

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Lake Thirteen
Location Clare County, Michigan
Coordinates 43°51.7′N 84°51.6′W / 43.8617°N 84.8600°W / 43.8617; -84.8600Coordinates: 43°51.7′N 84°51.6′W / 43.8617°N 84.8600°W / 43.8617; -84.8600
Type artificial lake
Primary inflows Runyan Creek
Primary outflows Runyan Creek
Basin countries United States
Surface area 95 acres (38 ha)
Max. depth 32 ft (9.8 m)[1]
Surface elevation 909 feet (277 m)[2]

Lake Thirteen is a private lake located in Surrey Township, Clare County, Michigan. The lake spans about 95 acres (38 ha), and reaches a maximum depth of about 32 feet (9.8 m).[1]

The lake serves recreational purposes such as watersports and fishing. In most fishing handbooks, the primary fish is listed as bullhead, but largemouth bass and northern pike can also be caught in the lake. In 2002 walleye were planted in the lake, although there have been no reports of consistency in catching them.


Lake Thirteen is an artificial lake, dug on the creekbed of Runyan Creek, which flows into the lake and is the primary water supply. The water depth varies, anywhere from 2 feet (0.6 m) in some areas, to a maximum of 30 feet (10 m). Some people believe the lake actually reached 40 feet (12 m) in depth, but muck and sand have filled in the holes.

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  1. ^ a b Lake Thirteen (PDF) (Map). Institute for Fisheries Research, Michigan Conservation Dept. Retrieved 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Thirteen

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