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South Manistique Lake of Curtis, MI
Welcome to Curtis, Michigan and the South Manistique Lake, just one of the many beautiful lakes within Upper Peninsula's Largest Lake Complex. South Manistique Lake is one of our most popular, with a vast array of resorts situated along it.  It also greets visitors to our area offering many great views right from downtown Curtis.  This lake is well known for its walleye, year-round fishing and recreational opportunities.

South Manistique Lake Facts
South Manistique Lake is located in Mackinac County and is also well known as Whitefish Lake.  Curtis, MI is located in between South Manistique Lake and Big Manistique Lake.  Curtis is located at the northern shore of South Manistique Lake.  This lake encompasses a total of 4,000 acres of surface area.  There are four streams that run into the South Manistique Lake and those are Norton Creek, Taylor Creek, Strom Creek and Shoepac River.  Walleye are a prominent species found in South Manistique Lake. The lake was stocked in the early 1970s through the mid-1990s. After the mid-1990s, the lake began supporting natural reproduction of walleyes.

South Manistique Fishing
South Manistique Lake is an great place to drop a line any time of year.  The shores of this lake are populated by private and commercial properties.  There are many fine South Manistique Lake resorts listed on our Curtis Michigan Lodging page for you to explore your vacation options.

There are two annual ice-fishing tournament held on South Manistique Lake every year.  Please visit our Fishing page for more info:
Manistique Lakes Fishing Fish species in South Manistique Lake:
yellow perch
small-mouth bass
large-mouth bass
Muskellunge (Musky)
rainbow trout

Outdoor Recreation
South Manistique Lake is a popular hot spot for outdoor fun.  Vacationers love to experience our water related recreational opportunities.   Visitors enjoy jet-skiing, swimming, boating, water skiing, pontoon boat rides, and tubing. 

Public Boat Launches
There are four boat launches available for public access, one owned by the town of Curtis and three owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The lake is popular for recreation activities in the summer and ice fishing in the winter.

If you are in need of a rental and it is not available at your place of lodging, please check out our Associate Members listings for places to rent many outdoor recreational items.

South Manistique LakeSouth Manistique Lake Map
Visitors to our area can also enjoy some public access sites as well.  View map for more information on access site locations.

You can explore the entire Eastern Upper Peninsula from your central location here in Curtis, Michigan.

View a lake preview below of South Manistique Lake from Great Lakes Fisherman's Digest.