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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!