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  • Katie Ambrose
    RE/MAX Of Grand Rapids
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    Gun Lake in Barry County, MI
    Stickmann Baeckeri is located on M-179 just around the corner of the Yankee Springs State Park. My friends and I enjoy breakfast when we meet once a month but they also serve lunch. You can pop in and carry out fresh baked bread and pastries seven days a week.
  • Katie Ambrose
    RE/MAX Of Grand Rapids
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    Gun Lake in Barry County, MI
    Gun Lake can satisfy almost anyone's lake needs! At over 2,600 acres and shaped like a butterfly, it has two halves so you cannot see the whole lake except from the air! Located mostly in Barry County, with the southwestern tip extending into Allegan County, there are four different townships represented.

    Swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, tubing, kayaking, and wakeboarding are some of the activities you will find on the lake because of its vast size. You can now even take a hydro flight!
    Fishing is very popular and you can find Bullhead, Crappie, Bluegill, Bowfish, Sunfish, Perch, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Gar, and Walleye. There are numerous summer cottages, and permanent residences as well as shops and businesses dotting the roads around the lake. You can find rental cottages and resorts also.

    During the winter, ice shanty's dot the lake as fishermen claim their spots. Winterfest always has a lot going on. In the past, the lake has featured Gun Lake Idol, Winter Beard Derby, Polar Bear Plunge, a fishing contest, snowmobile races, and many other activities.

    You can grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants around the lake with varying price points. One breakfast place is Sandy's Lakeside Country Kitchen where you can get the "Big Breakfast" (it really is big!) for under $9.00. If you're on the other end of the lake, there's the Circle Inn which also serves homestyle breakfast and lunch. Between these is the Curly Cone that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and as the name implies, a host of frozen treats as well as fudge, cookies, etc. There are several pizza places, both dine-in and carry out. If you're looking for dinner the Sand Bar offers a nice rounded menu (I like the kabobs) and the Terrace Grille at the Bay Pointe Inn offers more elegant dining with an ever-changing menu. Freda's Fish Fry, The Gun Lake Pub, and Tex-Mex Express and Chophouse round out our dining choices.

    The Yankee Springs State Park offers camping, pavilions for picnicking, two swimming beaches, and a public boat launch. There are also miles of trails for those wanting to take a quick hike, do some mountain biking, or take a leisurely horseback ride. The park is also the site of the 4th of July fireworks and many take their boats out to watch them. Some even deck out their boats with lights and parade around the lake after the show.

    With the varying types of housing, lakefront, channel frontage, lake access, and condos you will find homes priced anywhere from $100,000 to $1,250,000. The average price of homes on Gun Lake ran $402,848 (GRAR sold stats for all of 2020). The channels and condos offer more affordable pricing so there really is something for everyone. Located between Grand Rapids to the north and Kalamazoo to the south you can have resort living yet have access to excellent job markets, an international airport, and all that the big city has to offer.
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    Gun Lake in Barry County, MI
    Looking for a weekend out on the water or maybe a family camping trip? Gun Lake is a ton of fun. Gun Lake is a large 2,680 acre all sports lake. There is a State Park with a boat launch, two beaches, a campground, and picnic areas. You will find boaters out on the lake just cruising around, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, and fishing. The lake is located about halfway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. There is also a public boat launch with a beach that you can spend the day at.
  • Valerie Bomberger
    RE/MAX Harbor Country
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    Gun Lake in Barry County, MI
    Gun Lake is a 2,608 acre all sport lake located in Shelbyville, Middleville and Wayland within Barry and Allegan counties, the lake is mostly in Barry County with the southwestern tip extending into Allegan County. Gun Lake is part of Yankee Springs Recreation Area. There are lots of summer homes, cottages, and permanent residences.   This lake has waters with reported depths of 50 feet. Gun Lake has water activities that include boating, skiing, tubing, sailing, swimming, and fishing. This lake is home to lots of different fish, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Small mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Walleye and Yellow Perch.

    The Michigan DNR maintains a public access site with a hard surface boat launch site with parking. Gun Lake County Park is located on the west corner of Gun Lake. This park is around four acres with over 450 feet of beach, a playground, a basketball court, plenty of picnic tables and grills, a covered pavilion, and  restrooms. The park also has a boat launch with dock. This lake is home to Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort. Gun Lake Casino is close by in Wayland. There is a campground on the upper east side of the lake in the Yankee Springs Recreation Area with a boat launch, electrical service and restrooms. The lake is located 170 miles from Chicago and 97 miles from South Bend.
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    Gun Lake in Barry County, MI
    Gun Lake is an amazing all sports lake that spans 2,680 acres and has any amenity you would need to enjoy a day on the water. You can camp at the state park throughout the summer, which offers a great beach and public boat launch, as well as picnic areas and covered pavilions. Hiking and biking trails are located right across the road.

    The lake has a public boat launch on the south side of the lake. There is a beach and picnic area there as well. Being the biggest lake in southwest Michigan, there are tons of coves and water to fish, boat or just explore as you take in the beautiful views of this gorgeous lake.

    Baypointe Inn on Marsh Road sits right on the lake and offers a great restaurant and hotel. This is a great place to stay and enjoy everything the lake has to offer. The Gun Lake casino is also a short drive away.

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