• Chuck, Tom & Bill Clancy

10 Gull Lake Facts for New Comers

Updated: Apr 16, 2019



  1. The name Gull Lake was probably derived from the seagulls which at times come inland from Lake Michigan in large numbers.

  2. The total surface area of Gull Lake is 2,030 acres (8 km2), with maximum depths of 110 feet (34 m).

  3. Once occupied by the native Potawatomi people, the area around Gull Lake was settled in the 1830s, especially the fertile Gull Prairie.

  4. Notable sport fishery exists for Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Land-locked Salmon, Smelt, Smallmouth Bass, and Yellow Perch.

  5. The lake is large and deep enough to support Gull Lake Yacht Club and is host to many sailing races and events.

  6. Its deep, clear waters have made Gull Lake a local scuba diving hot spot.

  7. Many artifacts have been placed in the lake for divers to explore. For example a phone booth, motorcycle, car, ice shanty, swing set, railroad tracks, and two boats.

  8. The lake is accessible to divers year-round; many even go diving here in the winter once the water has frozen over.

  9. A rail line once connected Gull Lake to nearby Battle Creek and Kalamazoo.

  10. Gull Lake is a popular summer getaway for local families and out-of-staters alike and is one of the most sought after real estate markets from SW Michigan to Chicago.

Do you want to learn more about the Richland/Gull Lake area? Give us a call today. We would be happy to be your guide to this great region! 269-629-4186


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