Oakland County in Michigan is a land of many lakes that are potential fishing spots, with many state recreation areas and city parks this area is great for fishing. But where do you go? What do you expect it to be like? What area has what type of fish? How does White Lake compare to Walled Lake? Well my friends this page is dedicated to breaking down areas of Oakland County and the respective lakes, rivers and ponds that offer a fun and successful time fishing.
Check out this information about Kensington Metro Park, where the videos I made for the Kodak Pix Pro AZ528 where made and the pictures taken. Kensington also is a place where people go Bird Watching in Metro Detroit and bike, run and all outdoor activities are performed. The Pure Michigan page on this website also has a bunch of nature photos from Kensington Metro Park.
Michigan.org ranks Pontiac Lake as the only Lake in all of South East Michigan that’s good for fishing. However we aren’t going to just name one lake we are going to break down as many lakes as possible.
9. Pontiac Lake – Waterford
Pontiac Lake sits surrounded by nearly 3,800 acres of natural area, making the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area feel worlds away from its metro Detroit location. A mix of pristine ponds and marshes, old farmsteads and thick hardwood forests surround Pontiac Lake, drawing the waterfowl that makes this area popular with duck hunters. The lake and its shoreline also offer opportunities to fish, fly radio-controlled planes and are crisscrossed by trails for horseback riding, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.
This information is sourced from the official website for Oakland county parks. https://www.oakgov.com/parks/Pages/default.aspx
What They Have
- Obviously FISHING
- Archery – Hunting
- Boat / Canoe / Kayak
- Cross-country skiing
- Equestrian Trails
- Picnic Area
Highland Oaks located in Milford which is to the west and north of Detroit. It’s basically connected to Wixom and Novi culture but it’s the point where the houses get bigger and fancier and the older houses have huge yards. AKA the point where Met Detroit turns into Livingston County after it and it’s basically country compared to Detroit.
Located within the Shiawassee River headwaters, Highland Oaks preserves sensitive habitat while providing recreation experiences. The park’s 302 acres of rolling hills, wetlands and old pastures offers 2.5 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, geocaching and cross-country skiing, as well as fishing from an accessible floating dock. Archery deer hunting is allowed in designated areas. Equestrian trailer parking is on North Milford Road, ½ mile north of White Lake Road. A second parking lot is located off Milford Road.
I have not fished here yet to give a full review stand back and stand by however let’s go to where I have fished.
Kensington Metro Park
Location Milford, Michigan off of 96 and Kent Lake Road.
You have to pay to enter the park, it’s $10 dollars a day to enter any Huron Valley Metro Park. However you can buy a year pass for $40 dollars. That pass allows you access to any Metro Park in the system year round.
Things to do at Kensington
- Bird Watching
What it’s like to Fish or Kayak in Kensington aka Kent Lake… “Bring your fishing rod, tackle box, and cast your line in the crisp, morning waters of the Huron and Clinton River or the many lakes of the Metroparks. A serene, natural setting and ample wildlife will complete your experience. A Michigan Fishing license is required. “
It’s decent at best if you fish off of the shore or the big dock that they have. The best way to fish at Kensington Metro Park is to use a kayak or a boat. There is a sandbar in the middle of the lake, there is a buoy there to mark it. One really good spot to fish here is on the area closest to I-96 where there are a bunch of rocks on the shoreline.
Instead of one huge page, this posts carousel below will give you a post that goes in-depth for every single lake and park in Oakland County. Also fishing information and other things to help you enjoy fishing in Oakland County and The Great State of Michigan.