Hiland Lake

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 April, 2019.


HiLand Lake Property Owners Association Reports

1993-2010 Water Quality Studies

2010 Water Quality Index

2014 Water Quality Reports

2015 Lake Analysis

2015 Water Quality & Monitoring Report

2017 Water Quality Reports

2018 Water Quality Reports

DNR Fisheries Survey 2017


HiLand Lake Improvement Board Meeting Minutes

Approved Minutes

April 16, 2019

July 15, 2019

December 9, 2019

January 16, 2020

Unapproved Minutes

January 28, 2020

February 10, 2020


HiLand Lake Presentations

Informational Meeting Presentation 1/28/2020


Lake Level Changes

HiLand Lake will begin to be raised to the 2020 summer level of 883.0 ft on March 16th as stated in the court order.


Meetings