Learn More About Gravel Lake at Happy Rock Resort Lakefront Cabin Rentals in Michigan


Happy Rock Resort boasts private access to the Gravel Lake beach areas and all of the amenities necessary for an incredible getaway at our lakefront cabin rentals in Michigan. Gravel Lake, located in Lawton, Michigan, is an almost 300-acre all-sports lake. Gravel Lake is spring fed from the main body as well as its channel and has a spillway on Idle Ease beach. This outlet feeds Big Fish Lake and an inlet swamp named Strawberry Lake located just behind the northern end of Idle Ease beach.

When it comes to fishing, Gravel Lake hosts incredibly healthy populations of northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, yellow perch, bullhead, and even some walleye and crappie. Besides fishing, you can enjoy water sports such as wake boarding, tubing, skiing, kayaking and zooming around on a jet ski or wave runner. You must be sure to pay attention to the 'island' in the middle of the lake and be safe by moving in a counterclockwise direction. For speedboat and pontoon rentals, check in with Apollo Marine at www.apollomarine.net. Also, don’t forget to bring your personal lifejackets if you plan on using our paddle boats, row boats, or kayaks for personal exploration of Gravel Lake. It’s important to note that not every lake is considered an all-sports lake, meaning we enjoy no restrictions here at Gravel Lake. Some lakes are restricted for use by certain rules concerning times, speeds, wakes, or horsepower.

During the spring and fall, the lake is quieter with fewer kids if you prefer over the livelier summer time. While all times of year present different activities around Lawton and specifically Gravel Lake, the Fourth of July holiday will typically find dozens of Gravel Lakers launching a boat parade and an annual Paddle Boat Regatta!

The entire lake features good visibility with a maximum depth of 51 feet and clean, sandy beaches allowing public access. For maps and more information about Gravel Lake, visit www.gravellake.org.