Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve is a peaceful and serene place with a nature trail and deck overlooking a lake where you can fish or relax.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve is located on 10 Mile Road, East of Inkster, in Southfield.  The property is home to 42 acres of woodlands, forested wetlands and native meadows surrounding the beautiful five-acre Carpenter Lake.

Visitors can walk the nature trails and take time to enjoy the interpretive signs, trailheads and numerous benches are located along the way.


Largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, sunfish and minnows are all native to the Carpenter Lake making it a popular suburban location for fishing.


The nature preserve also hosts many different species of flowers, plants, shrubs, trees and grasses in the various sections of their property.

A vernal pond can be found seasonally within the Lake Plain Forest section of the property, near the boardwalk bridge.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve is also home to the Carpenter Lake Dam which helps control the flooding downstream along the Rouge River.


Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve
27101-27215 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 796-5000

Jasmine Robertson

I'm a Detroit photographer, who wants to show everyone how beautiful the world can be! I graduated from Michigan State University in 2014. In addition to photography, I also work with children with autism. My son Rowan is 4 and we reside in Detroit Michigan where I grew up. I am currently continuing my education at Wayne State University.

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