Lobdell Lake covers 545 acres and has a maximum depth of 78 feet. It’s an all-sports lake and there is public access on Seymour Road between Silver Lake Road and Glenn Hatt Street. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Grass Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Sunfish, and Yellow Perch. If you would like more fishing info, click here. Lobdell Lake also connects to Bennett lake which is a 150 Acre lake and from Bennett lake, you can also get to Hoisington Lake through an everglade-type channel.
The bottom of the lake is made up of sand, mucky peat, and gravel. One thing you need to keep in mind is even though the lake association established a program many years ago to “harvest” underwater stumps there may still be some near the shore. As a reminder of what the lake was, one stump was intentionally left intact, appropriately located in Stump Cove. Unfortunately, the lake does not have a public beach. Another thing about this lake is that it has several islands, some of which are occupied.
Things to do on Lobdell Lake
As soon as you pass under the bridge from Lobdell lake into Bennet lake, Snappers bar and grill is on the left-hand side. They have a good bar burger, reasonably priced drinks, and fantastic night life. Saturday night is the real busy night at Snappers where you will find people of all ages gathering and dancing to a DJ. In the summer, Snappers has an exterior bar when the weather is nice.
As far as lakes go, Lobdell has a lot to offer. Not only does it have Snappers, but it also has the North Shore Market. This is a full party store with fantastic pizza and several flavors of hand-dipped ice cream. It is a great way to break up the day. I have also heard rumors they are (for a fee) delivering items out to the swimming hole that is located near blue gill island, which also happens to be a very popular spot for summer parties.
In the winter, this is also a great lake to go ice fishing on. In my opinion, the most fun event they have all year is the Annual Chili Cook-Off. For this event on the ice, hundreds of people gather for a chili cook-off competition. I have been able to try many types of chili–some of which I haven’t had anything like before. There are typically more than 20 tents giving away chili.
Part of Lobdell Lake is in Genesee County and the other part is in Livingston County. Searching for homes on Lobdell lake can be a little difficult with it being in two counties and also have two mailing addresses (Linden and Fenton). This is one of the reasons that makes EdConstable.com the best website to search for waterfront homes because of its capability to search for waterfront and lakefront houses by the lake.
I’ve heard through the grapevine that people have been taking extreme measures to use the public access on Lobdell Lake on the weekends. Long lines are very common but people have been putting their vehicle and boat in line the night before. They will go out on Friday night after most people have taken their boat off the lake and park it along the entrance drive.
Some people also drive past the line and drop their boat. You can do this if you don’t need a place to park your truck and trailer. If you do not own a parking spot, the local public school is an option and you can walk down and have the person driving the boat pick it up at the restaurant on Silver Lake Rd.