Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

HiLand Lake is a 123 acre lake located near Pinckney, Michigan. The lake is shallow where the depth averages five feet with a maximum water depth of 12 feet. The lake is located in section 32 of Putnam Township in Livingston County and sections five and six of Dexter Township in Washtenaw County. This lake is part of the Portage Creek watershed that is comprised of a six lake chain. HiLand Lake is the last lake in this chain where it is technically an impoundment of the Portage River with a dam located on the northeast side of the lake. The lake level is maintained by the Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office in accordance with a court order.

Dam & Lake Details

Photos, maps, lake levels, and other information about lakes and dams.

HiLand Lake Improvement Board

The HiLand Lake Improvement Board was established under Part 309 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). Formation of the HLIB was initiated by petition of the residents where creation of the board occurred in March, 2019 (Putnam Township Resolution 19-06).

There are no regular meetings of the Hiland Lake Improvement Board. Meetings are scheduled as needed. Please visit the Public Meetings Page to view meeting notices.

Drain Commissioner
Brian Jonckheere

Brian Jonckheere
Drain Commissioner



(517) 546-0040


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 105
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9658