Lake Orion – The Lake Itself



As the 8th largest lake in Oakland County, all-sports Lake Orion is approximately 80 feet deep and contains several small islands. There is a public access boat launch on the northern side of the lake, which is administered by the Michigan DNR (Department of Natural Resources). Enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boarding. There is also public swimming access at Green’s Park along M24.

The renovation of commercial historic properties have been funded by the Downtown Development Authority and Orion Township, with some additional money coming from the Orion Historical Society.

Public Boat Launch

There is a public boat launch that can be used to access Lake Orion.  The Indianwood Boat Launch is located on Indianwood Road, west of M24.



There are several annual events held on Lake Orion:

Ice Cup Gold Challenge
4th of July Fireworks
Brave the Wave
Dragon On the Lake

Green’s Park

Downtown Lake Orion’s Only Park on the Water

Green’s Park is conveniently located just one block from the heart of Downtown Lake Orion. Enjoy a day on the playground, swim (at your own risk – no lifeguards on duty!), or use the docks at Pelton’s Point for $25/day. It is strong encouraged that children be accompanied by parent or guardian. A park attendant will be available Monday through Thursday from noon til 5:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday from noon til 8:00 p.m. The restroom facilities will be open when a park attendant is working. 

The use of Green’s Park by a group/party of more than ten persons may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Please call the Village of Lake Orion offices at 248-693-8391 x100. 

2020 Season: No Pass Required

 For the 2020 season, a pass is NOT required to enter the park during the regular season. Donations are welcome and can be made to the park attendant or dropped in the collection box.