HiLand Lake

HiLand Lake

HiLand Lake is a 123 acre lake located near Pinckney, Michigan. The lake is shallow where the depth averages 5 feet with a maximum water depth of 12 feet. The lake is located in section 32 of Putnam Township in Livingston County and sections 5 and 6 of Dexter Township in Washtenaw County. This lake is part of the Portage Creek watershed that is comprised of a 6 lake chain. HiLand Lake is the last lake in this chain where it is technically an impoundment of the Portage River with a dam located on the northeast side of the lake. The lake level is maintained by the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office in accordance with a court order.

The HiLand Lake Improvement Board was established under Part 309 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). Formation of the HLIB was initiated by petition of the residents where creation of the board occurred in March, 2019.

Resolution to Establish Hiland Lake Improvement Board

HiLand Lake Property Owners Association Reports

Hiland Lake Improvement Board Reports

HiLand Lake Improvement Board Meeting Minutes

HiLand Lake Presentations

Confirmed Assessment Roll 2021-2025

2023 Lake Level Changes

  • HiLand Lake will begin to be raised to the summer level of 883.0 ft. on March 15th.


Upcoming Meetings

February 28, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Located at Putnam Township Hall, 3280 W. M-36, Pinckney, MI 48169

There are no regular meetings of the Hiland Lake Improvement Board. Meetings are scheduled as needed. Please visit the Public Meetings Page to view meeting notices.