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Chippewa Lake, Michigan is a small community on the shores of Chippewa Lake, a 790-acre body of water in Chippewa Township, northern Mecosta County.

The unincorporated community known by that name is on the southeastern banks of the lake, centered on Chippewa Lake Drive and Lake Street, although there are small residential areas surrounding the lake that might be referred to as Chippewa Lake. Chippewa Lake Drive follows the lakeshore in a northwesterly direction, intersecting with Chippewa Drive in the northwestern part of the lake, while Chippewa Drive follows the lakeshore in the other direction, along the eastern shores of the lake.

Barryton is 7.7 miles east of Chippewa Lake, Mecosta is 12.4 miles south, Big Rapids is 12.5 miles southwest, Evart is 13.5 miles north, and Hersey is 16.4 miles northwest of the village.

Largely residential, the lake also attracts summer visitors, who come for fishing and water recreation. Forty-two feet deep at its deepest point, the lake is home to bluegill, largemouth bass, rock bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, walleye, and others.

The village was platted by the Chippewa Lake Lumber Company, and a post office was established on February 10, 1870, with Solomon V. Tice as postmaster. The Detroit, Grand Rapids & Western Railroad came through around 1888.

The focus of this category is on Chippewa Lake, Michigan. As an unincorporated community, there are no defined boundaries to the community, so anything served by the Chippewa Lake post office would be appropriate for this category.

 

 

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