Our Lake and our Association

Gravel Lake is located in Lawton, Michigan in the Southwestern part of the state. Our Lake is 296 acres, spring fed from the main body as well as the channel, has an outlet (spillway) on Idle Ease beach which feeds Big Fish Lake and an inlet from a swamp named Strawberry Lake just behind the northern end of Idle Ease beach. Our goal is to keep our community informed with news and events which affect our lake and to share in the rich history of Gravel Lake; past, present and future. Please let us know what you’d like to see on this site.

The Gravel Lake Association was incorporated in 1974.

Michigan Public Act 137 (1929) – Incorporation of Summer Resort Owners

Michigan Public Act 188 (1954) – Public Improvements
The Gravel Lake Association is using this body of law to create a Special Assessment District to finance the cost of our weed treatment and our sewer program.

Michigan Lakes & Streams Association
This is an important organization of lake associations and the like dedicated to the issues that waterfront owners encounter. The Gravel Lake Association is, of course, a member. MLSA is the publisher of “The Michigan Riparian.”

 

Board of Trustees and Committees

Officers:
President: Craig DeSimone – cucad4@hotmail.com
Vice President: Suzanne Reed
Treasurer: Janice Pinkos – fampinkos@aol.com
Secretary: Melissa DeSimone

Trustees:
Chamberlin Beach:  Craig DeSimone, Liz Zwartz
Dugan’s Landing:  Kevin LaLone
Gebhard Beach:  Phil Rinaldi
Huff’s Landing:  Dan McDevitt
Idle Ease Beach: Janice Pinkos, Tom Zwartz
Lewis Beach:  Ken Hochsprung
Sandy Beach: Suzanne Reed, Jennifer Micheli, Chris Toso
Streeter Beach:  Kristy & Linda Vitkauskas
Willow Beach:  Carole Roeder
Winkler Beach:  Dave Brown

Gravel Laker Newsletter
Editor–  Jamie Paramski, jparamski@gmail.com
Design: Jim McGreal, jim@jmcstudios.com
Printer: Chip Van Schoyck
Ads: Bob Vick

Gravel Lake Web Site
Design: JMC Studios, Inc.
Contributors:
Spencer McGreal, Denise Schroeder

Committees
Internet Operations–  Jim McGreal, jim@jmcstudios.com
Fundraising–  Carlie DeSimone , chair, cstogis@gmail.com
Aquatic Invasive Species – Ken Hochsprung, chair