Hess Lake Info:
Perimeter: 5.72 miles Area: 755 acres
Maximum Depth: 30 feet Average Depth: 6 feet
Volume: 4530 acre feet Watershed Area: 15 sq. miles
Lake Area to Watershed Ratio: 13 Soil Composition: Sandy
Two Major Tributaries Households: 548 (1992)
Hess Lake is an all sports lake that is great for water skiing, tubing and wake boarding as well as taking a relaxing cruise on a pontoon boat around the lake. The Major Game Fish: Blue Gill, Speckled Bass (Crappie), Large-Mouth Bass, and Northern Pike. Hess Lake is the only lake in Newaygo County that has a restaurant where you can pull up by boat or sea plane!