N 43° 04.590'
W 086° 12.833'

Approach this GPS point by following the north bank of the river. By this point you are going by some of the marinas that serve the large recreational boating population in the area. To enter Spring Lake you travel around Holiday Inn marina and go under a large bridge passing Old Boys Brew house on your right.

Spring Lake, formerly known as "Big Bayou" is a drowned river-mouth lake with 23 miles of shoreline. Norris Creek is the largest stream, flowing into Spring Lake just south of Fruitport Village. The lake is connected to Lake Michigan via the Grand River. The Spring Lake Watershed is about 52 square miles and the lake surface area is about 1300 acres.