Torch Lake Literature

There are actually two prominent lakes named Torch Lake, each with its distinct location and characteristics:

Books about Torch Lake:

Torch Lake Fun Book: A Fun and Educational Book About Torch Lake

Torch Lake Safety Book: The Essential Lake Safety Guide For Children

Torch Lake Vacation Super Coloring Book

Torch Lake Water Safety Coloring Book



1. Torch Lake (Antrim County, Michigan):

  • Location: Antrim County, Northern Lower Peninsula, Michigan
  • Size: 19 miles (31 km) long, making it the longest inland lake in Michigan and the state’s second largest by surface area at approximately 29.3 square miles (76 square kilometers).
  • Depth: Maximum depth of 310 feet (94 meters) and an average depth of 111 feet (34 meters), making it Michigan’s deepest inland lake and its largest by volume.
  • Known for:
    • Crystal-clear waters, attracting tourists and locals for various water activities.
    • Diverse recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and camping.
    • Breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.

2. Torch Lake (Houghton County, Michigan):

  • Location: Houghton County, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
  • Size: Approximately 2,700 acres (11 square kilometers)
  • Depth: Maximum depth of 120 feet (37 meters)
  • Known for:
    • Unique history involving copper mining, with 20% of its volume filled with copper mill stamp sands.
    • Environmental concerns due to the historical copper mining impacts.
    • Less developed and less popular compared to the larger Torch Lake in Antrim County.

To avoid any confusion, it’s crucial to specify the location (county and/or peninsula) when referring to Torch Lake. Knowing the location helps ensure you receive accurate information about the specific lake you’re interested in.