Torch Lake

Torch Lake in northwestern Michigan is a natural lake that runs vertically alongside and a few miles east from Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan. Torch Lake is an extremely large lake that stretches for 19 miles from south to north and is Michigan's second largest inland lake, but appears tiny compared to Lake Michigan. Torch Lake covers 18,770 acres with 1,683 miles of shoreline, an average depth of 100 feet, and a maximum depth of 285 feet.  Torch Lake lies in Antrim County and is part of a watershed called the Elk River Chain of Lakes. This watershed includes Six Mile Lake and Lake Bellaire, which are connected by the Intermediate River, the Grass River, which connects Lake Bellaire to Clam Lake, and Clam Lake, which drains in to Torch Lake via the Clam River. Torch Lake drains into the Torch River, which flows into Elk Lake, which flows into Grand Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan.  More Lake Information

Torch Lake Camping

Barnes Park Campground

Barnes Park Campground is a wooded campground with a spacious campsite, beach area, clean restrooms, and a playground for kids. For other information, please call 231-599-2012, for bookings visit...

Torch Lake Cabin Rentals

Torch Lake Cabin Rentals is a family-owned cabin rental that has a lake view and a private beach. The cabins are well-maintained and very clean. Guests can enjoy the beach, docks, paddle boards, fire pit, and...

Torch Lake Cabins

Torch Lake Cabins offers private and cozy cabins with two quaint cabins that are perfect for relaxation. The cabins have WIFI, air conditioning, a double bed, a bathroom, and a shower. Public boat launch and...

Torch Lake Marinas

Torch Bay Marine

Torch Bay Marine is a family owned business and a full-service dealership that offer service, sale, and storage. It has indoor and outdoor storage. For more information, call 231-599-2500

Poseidon Marine

Poseidon Marine is a full-service marina that provides a full range of services to fulfill your needs including a fully equipped ship store with the newest water toys and equipment, boat storage, a new dock,...

Dewitt Marine

Dewitt Marine is a full-service marina that provides boat rentals, service, repair, and new and used boat sales. Aside from these, they also offer 86 covered slips and 51 uncovered slips equipped with water...

Torch Lake What To Do

Torch Lake Café

Torch Lake Café serves curated meals from breakfast to lunch. They offer a wide selection of food at an affordable price. The ambiance of this restaurant is very cozy with clean bathrooms and great staff.

Vista Ridge Vineyards Crushin'It

Vista Ridge Vineyards Crushin'It serves handcrafted wines. It is also open for tastings. They can accommodate big or small groups on the deck and in the tasting room.

Johnny's Torch Riviera

Johnny's Torch Riviera serves Italian and American Cuisine in a historic dining setting located at the south end of Torch Lake. It offers great service and excellent staff.

Torch Lake Nature Preserve

The 95 acres of mixed hardwood woodland in this park close to Torch Lake offer Torch Lake seasonal vistas. The property's path system enables guests to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and get away into...

Eastport Market

A go-to shop that has a wide selection of goods. They have gourmet items, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a deli. The staff are welcoming and has excellent service.

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Torch Lake Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.


Torch Lake Weather Forecast


Rain Showers

Hi: 44

Sunday Night


Lo: 36



Hi: 40

Monday Night


Lo: 33


Chance Snow Showers

Hi: 42

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 35


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 49

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 35

Torch Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 4/30: 330.84 (-260.16)

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