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Holland Pier Clean Up
May 21, 2011


Meet at the Holland State Park at 10 am, or at 661 Douglas Avenue a 9 am to carpool.
Admission to the park is $10 per car, but there is no charge for this event.
SWMUP will provide Hot Dogs or Burgers, as weather permits.
Bring a dish to pass, beverage, and your own plate/utensils.

If weather is cold, the post dive awards (prizes) & celebration will be held inside, location TBA
Pre-registration is recommended. You can register at a supporting SWMUP dive shop, or email Ken at diverkf@aol.com

Divers and Non-divers are needed to help make this a fun safe event

Volunteers please contact Ken at diverkf@aol.com

Allegan County:

Lake 16
Max Depth: 87 ft.
Bottom Map: LAKE_SIXTEEN.PDF
Notes: Many local dive shops go here for classes weekends can be crowded. There is a dive platform and a lot to see on the bottom of the lake. Visibility varies from a few inches to a few dozen feet. Outhouse available for changing or other "duties." No picnic tables.
Directions: Coming from Holland, take I- 96 to M-6 to 131 south. Exit at Shelbyville, head east to 10th Street (first 4 way stop) take 10th Street south (turn right), until you see the three big silos on the left hand side (this is the corner of 222). Take 222 east (turn right) about 2 miles, until you see the lake on the south (right) side of the road, slow down as the driveway is hidden. Lake 16 is located between Martin & Shelbyville, just east of 131. Expect it to take you 45+ minutes from Holland to get to the lake.

Pike Lake
Max Depth: 55 ft.
Bottom Map: PIKE_LAKE.PDF
Notes: Visibility varies from a few inches to a few to a few dozen feet. Outhouse available for changing or other "duties." No picnic tables. Easy walk in access, look for trampoline and boats in 30-50 feet of water.
Directions : Pike Lake is located just off M-40, between Allegan and Paw Paw. Take M-40 to 108th Avenue, turn east on 108th Avenue, the lake is less then a mile on the right side.

Newaygo County:

Baptist Lake
Max Depth: 65 ft.
Bottom Map: BAPTIST_LAKE.PDF
Notes: There are a lot of fish to see here - your best chance is 10-20 feet in the weeds. Posted Signs prohibit diving from the boat launch. There is a great ledge just west of the boat launch, though, for donning gear. There's quite a distance from the parking to the lake - It works well to drive to the boat launch and unload, then park. Port-a-poties by the boat launch.

Fresh water jellyfish have been spotted here. There are about 5-25 mm in diameter (about the size of a penny).
See non indigenous Aquatic Species Database for more information and pictures.

Ottawa County:

Lake Macatawa
Max Depth: 22 ft.
Bottom Map: LAKE_NACATAWA.PDF
Notes:


You can find lake maps to many of the lakes in Michigan at the DNR web site: Michigan DNR Inland Lake Maps

 
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