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Platte Lake is located in Benzie County near the village of Honor in northwest lower Michigan.  It is approximately 3.3 miles long and 1.6 miles wide, covers approximately 2550 acres, has a maximum depth of 95 feet and an average depth of 24 feet.

  • A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common point. The watershed for Platte Lake extends all the way to Long Lake near Traverse City. The total drainage area is 193 square miles.

  • There are 50 other lakes within the Platte Lake watershed.
  • 3.5 million gallons of water flow into Platte Lake every hour.
  • The water in Platte Lake is replaced approximately every 8 months.
  • There are approximately 2.2 billion gallons of water in the lake
  • The Platte Lake watershed is the habitat for endangered or threatened species.
  • The Platte River Hatchery is the source for all the Coho Salmon in the Great Lakes.

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