Long Lake Board
John Speeter, Chair
Lake Resident Representative
City of Portage Representative
Kalamazoo County Commissioner
Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
Pavilion Township Trustee
Long Lake Improvement Program Annual Budget
Improvement Annual Cost
Aquatic Plant Control
Plant Control Oversight/Project Administration
Meetings are held in person at the
Pavillion Township Hall
7510 East Q Ave.
Scotts, MI 49088
2024 Meeting Dates:
Lake Surface Area 496 acres
Maximum Depth 57 feet
Mean Depth 9.2 feet
Lake Volume 4,543 acre-feet
Shoreline Length 6.3 miles
Shoreline Development Factor 2.0
Lake Elevation 856 feet
The Long Lake Governmental Lake Board was established under Part 309 (Inland Lake Improvements) of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. In accordance with the act, the Long Lake Governmental Lake Board includes a lakefront property owner, a representative from each local unit of government abutting Long Lake, the county drain commissioner (or designee) and a county commissioner.
At a public hearing held on July 14, 2021, the Long Lake Governmental Lake Board approved a new five-year lake improvement program that includes aquatic plant control, aquatic plant control oversight/coordination, information and education, and hydro-acoustic bathymetric mapping of the lake bottom. The program began 2022 and will continue through 2026. Program activities in Long Lake are coordinated under the direction of the lake board’s environmental consultant, Progressive AE. Minutes from this public hearing can be found here.
At a second public hearing held on August 11, 2021 challenges to individual assessments were heard. A resolution was passed authorizing the assessments to be collected for the next five year period. Minutes from this public hearing can be found here.
Long Lake has a legal lake level of 856.0 feet above mean sea level established by circuit court order.
Based on information from the Michigan Geographic Data Library, Long Lake is the 220th largest lake in Michigan. Click here for a downloadable copy of Long Lake Facts & Figures.
Long Lake flows into Austin Lake which flows into the Portage River, the St. Joseph River, and eventually into Lake Michigan. The elevation of Long Lake lies approximately 276 feet above Lake Michigan.