43407 Edgewater Beach Road
White Pigeon, MI 49099
About Klinger Lake
Klinger Lake is located less than two miles north of Indiana and has earned a reputation as a fishing and recreational lake for its residents. Lake Klinger in Saint Joseph County has been a boater for well over 150 years and is home to more than 1,000 acres of fishing grounds and a number of lakes.
The lake is named after Peter Klinger, who called it his home and the house of his family for over 150 years. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Klinger family ran a small business for trading with Indians on the shores of the lake in Saint Joseph County.
The former settlers began to rent out their oak forests to campers and picnickers to create a resort. With the growth of Klinger See, it became an attractive place for summer vacationers to enjoy the cool breeze due to its proximity to the river and its natural beauty.
In the first years, this part of the coast was inhabited by several resorts and guesthouses. Equipped with a dance hall and meeting rooms, it kept visitors happy on summer evenings.
Local rumors have it that Al Capone came here because the area was the main route between Detroit and Chicago during Prohibition in the days before the interstate system. The excursion boats had short, lively runs, and some of the excursions on the boats were frequented by the famous Chicago gangsters.
Klinger Lake is the largest lake in Saint Joseph County, covering 822 hectares, and water flows from Sherman Mill Creek, which flows into the Fawn River. The water level is maintained by a small dam at ShermanMill Creek and the water flows from the creek into the lake. A court is maintained by the Klinger See Association under the supervision of employees of the St. Josef district.
In the Klinger See, different fish are allowed, the average depth is about 1.50 m. The fishing is so good that several bass
tournaments are held here every year. Catching and release events such as fishing tournaments and fishing trips are also captured.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been conducting an aggressive occupation campaign at Klinger Lake for several years, and has had good results. Michigan's DNR maintains a public boat ramp on the lake, while private homes and vacation homes make up most of the coast. Add your photos to the "Klinger Lake, Michigan" page on the Michigan State Parks and Recreation Department's Facebook page.
The bottom of the lake consists mainly of private apartments and holiday flats as well as a small number of public boat moorings and boat moorings.
Most of the coast is densely populated with holiday homes and cottages, but the local association has been working hard to eradicate invasive species and monitor zebra mussels. The Klinger Lake Association works closely with Michigan's water resources authorities to monitor and maintain water quality. As with most lakes in Lower Michigan, there are abundant plants to protect fish populations. Klingers is surprisingly clean, due to its location in the middle of the Great Lakes region of Michigan and its proximity to the Michigan River and Detroit River.
Kirsch Curtain Rod, founded by the KirSch family, has been based in Sturgis for many years and was a mainstay of employment in the area until the Rubbermaid Corporation took over the business at the beginning of this century. Many of the present inhabitants of Klinger See, such as the workers of the See sawmill and the local schoolchildren, were also employed there.
Due to its population density, the shores of Lake Klinger See are home to a variety of wildlife and waterfowl, including ducks, geese, turkeys and many other bird species, as well as a large number of reptiles and amphibians. Holiday apartments at Lake Klinger See are not available, but only apartments with at least 1,000 square meters of living space and a maximum of 2,500 square meters.
Sturgis offers its guests accommodation in several motels and various guesthouses in the area. The Amish Oasis, with its crafts, food and accommodation, is a popular destination for families and fishermen heading north to Klinger Lake, while passionate craftsmen and antique hunters spend their days visiting the Amish community's shops and farms. Another popular activity is visiting Sturg Island, a small village of about 1,000 inhabitants, and properties for sale are offered at a wide range of prices.
It can easily be a great weekend, and we're talking to you about the best holiday ever, so head to Klinger See to find out more.