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We're used to Destin, FL but headed up to Michigan because of the impending hurricanes. The water... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Lafayette, Indiana
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Lovely Day riding Betsie Trail and taking in the scenery...

Beautiful lake, lovely bike ride on the Betsie Trail, ending the ride with a light lunch and brew... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Detroit, Michigan
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“sandy bottom” (5 reviews)
“clear water” (6 reviews)
“swimmers itch” (3 reviews)
Frankfort, MI
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We're used to Destin, FL but headed up to Michigan because of the impending hurricanes. The water is gorgeous here. Clear, gradient turquoise to deep blue. Clean. Just a little too cold to get in all the way. 64° when we visited.

Thank diverbunnygirl12
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Beautiful lake, lovely bike ride on the Betsie Trail, ending the ride with a light lunch and brew at Stormcloud. Riding the trail from Beulah to Frankfort you get to see the gorgeous Crystal Lake, on to the Betsie, and end up at Lake Michigan....More

Thank Americana_Mama
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't swim, just stopped to walk the beach a bit. It's a great beach are. The only thing that is missing is a nice restaurant near the beach with a view.

Thank SolaraMinnesota
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Once you vacate to crystal lake you will start thinking about selling your house and moving to a Michigan paradise. I have been coming to this lake since I was a small child and every year I am again astounded by Michigan's beauty. You will...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This lake has such clear water, one can differentiate a dime from a quarter in chest high water. The colour scheme goes from light green near the shore to dark green to dark blue where it gets deep as in about 15 feet and more....More

1  Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The entire family, six adults and four children five years old and younger vacationed on Crystal Lake. Beautiful lake that does seem to be crystal clear. A lot of shallow areas around the shoreline if the lake. We recommend this Lake as a vacation destination....More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stayed at a friends house on the lake and all of us vowed to come back before we even left! The water was indeed Crystal clear and not as cold as I would have thought. Not too far from Lake Michigan or the town...More

Thank toobusytoday
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Just what it says "crystal" and that is what the water is, crystal clear and such a pleasant swimming beach. Granddaughters loved it, wanted to stay and never leave. Its so clear you can see the fish and rock collecting is a must.

2  Thank Linscav
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Crystal lake is just like its name, clear, beautiful water that doesn't freeze you to the core. The best place to swim is beaulah. But there are several other areas where you can launch boats into the lake. The water is warm and fun.

2  Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Second year we have rented for a week at Crystal Lake. Maybe 200 yards from the water. Lake is really pretty and calm. Crystal Lake Cottage Association maintains common areas. Close to Frankfort and other towns from M22

Thank Marc H
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4 September 2016|
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Response from suzycruzsc | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any public beach where dogs were allowed. I stayed at an Airbnb home which had its own beach so my doggie could be on their beach. Just 8 miles away, the Frankfort public beach allows dogs to the north of the... More
3 September 2016|
Response from MATerry52 | Reviewed this property |
There are at least two public beaches if not more. Beulah on the east end of the lake has a nice large public beach area and you are very near restaurants and stores. On the south shore there is another public beach... More