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Magician-Lake is part of the "Sister Lakes" region of Lower Michigan, about 20 minutes east of St. Joseph and six miles northwest of the city of Dowagiac. It is the largest of the lakes in the Sister Lakes area with a total of 498 acres, three islands, two marinas and a sand bar. The gradual depth of Magician Lake makes it a great swimming lake for children, and boat rentals, fishing, water skiing and other lake activities are also available on the lake. Most of Magician Lake lies within Cass County; the other lakes of the region include Round, Big Crooked and Little Crooked and Dewey Lakes. There is one outlet on Magician Lake that is known as Silver Creek, located on the eastern shores. It drains south into the Dowagiac River and then into the St. Joseph River watershed of Lake Michigan. Other recreational activities in the area include hiking, biking, golf, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling and sledding. The nearby town of Dowagiac is filled with beautiful Victorian architecture and has a vibrant downtown area for shopping, restaurants, theaters and museums. St. Joseph is a deep-water port town that has picturesque brick roads and many unique shops, art galleries, antique shops and cafes. Magician Lake is located just thirty miles north of South Bend, Indiana and one hour from Kalamazoo.

Surrounding areas: Sister Lakes, Michigan (1.9 mi), Dowagiac, Michigan (6.3 mi), Watervliet, Michigan (9.7 mi), Coloma, Michigan (11.1 mi), Cassopolis, Michigan (13.3 mi), Covert, Michigan (16.5 mi), St Joseph, Michigan (16.5 mi)

Magician Lake Vacation Rentals

Magician Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerihost Inn & Suites Dowagiac29291 Amerihost DrDowagiac, MI6.1 mi.(269) 782-4270
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI12.8 mi.(269) 926-1371
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI12.9 mi.(269) 925-8800
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI13.1 mi.(269) 927-4599
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI13.2 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI13.2 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI13.2 mi.(269) 927-2484
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI14.1 mi.(269) 927-1172
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI14.2 mi.(269) 925-5100
Benton Harbor Super 8 Motel1950 E Hapier AveBenton Harbor, MI15.3 mi.(269) 926-1371
Days Inn - Benton Harbor2699 MichiganBenton Harbor, MI15.3 mi.(269) 925-7021
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI16.5 mi.(269) 983-6321
Comfort Inn & Suites153 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI16.9 mi.(269) 655-0303
Econo Lodge139 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI16.9 mi.(269) 657-2578
Super 8 Motel - Paw Paw111 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI17.1 mi.(269) 657-1111
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI17.4 mi.(269) 982-0004
Holiday Inn Express1265 S 11TH StNiles, MI17.9 mi.(269) 684-3900
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI18.0 mi.(269) 429-3261
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI18.0 mi.(800) 670-7275
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI18.2 mi.(269) 428-9111
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI18.3 mi.(269) 428-4888
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI18.4 mi.(269) 429-2700
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI18.6 mi.(269) 428-4400
Super 8 - South Bend52825 US 33 NSouthbend, IN23.5 mi.(574) 272-9000
Holiday Inn Express1741 Phoenix RdSaint Haven, MI23.5 mi.(269) 637-8800
Ramada Inn & Conference Center1555 Phoenix RdSouth Haven, MI23.5 mi.(269) 639-9900
Comfort Suites1743 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI23.8 mi.(269) 639-2014
Holiday Inn Express-Mishawaka6701 N Main StGranger, IN23.9 mi.(574) 271-1700
Hampton Inn04299 Cecilia DrSouth Haven, MI23.9 mi.(269) 639-8550
The Friendship Inn09817 M-140 HwySouth Haven, MI23.9 mi.(269) 637-5141
Captains Loft407 1/2 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI24.0 mi.(269) 637-7391
Old Harbor Inn515 Williams StSouth Haven, MI24.1 mi.(269) 637-8480
The Colonial Hotel532 DyckmanSouth Haven, MI24.1 mi.(269) 637-2887
Knights Inn236 Dixie Hwy NSouth Bend, IN24.3 mi.(574) 277-2960
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN24.4 mi.(574) 233-3800
Country Inn & Suites120 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.5 mi.(574) 271-1700
Fairfield Inn South Bend Mishawaka425 University DrMishawaka, IN24.5 mi.(574) 273-2202
Hampton Inn Mishawaka445 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.5 mi.(574) 273-2309
Holiday Inn Express420 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.5 mi.(574) 277-2520
Super 8535 W University DrMishawaka, IN24.5 mi.(574) 247-0888

Magician Lake Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four seasons with a moderate climate, surrounded by vast forests, fertile farmlands, the Lake Michigan shoreline and numerous inland lakes and rivers. Snowfall is moderate along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Heavier snowfall in the state is found in the Upper Peninsula and the upper reaches of the Lower Peninsula. The Great Lakes help moderate winter temperatures, but still, average highs in January in the southwest portion of the state can be expected to be in the 20s. Breezes along the shoreline of Lake Michigan helps keep temperatures cooler in the summertime and humidity is considered average. Statewide annual rainfall is around 35 inches, with the higher amounts in the upper regions of the state and along the Lake Michigan border.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 17°F 2.02 in. -
February 35°F 20°F 1.59 in. -
March 46°F 28°F 2.53 in. -
April 59°F 38°F 3.33 in. -
May 71°F 49°F 3.50 in. -
June 80°F 58°F 3.51 in. -
July 84°F 62°F 3.37 in. -
August 81°F 61°F 3.72 in. -
September 73°F 54°F 3.75 in. -
October 61°F 43°F 3.14 in. -
November 47°F 33°F 3.27 in. -
December 35°F 22°F 2.78 in. -

Magician Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 25 miles southwest of Magician Lake in South Bend, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located approximately 49 miles east of Magician Lake in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Magician Lake in Valparaiso, Indiana, and finally the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located around 65 miles northeast of Magician Lake in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Magician Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI11.1 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN56.5 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN67.0 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL77.8 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN77.9 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI80.8 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL84.6 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL86.2 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL87.7 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI53.4 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI67.0 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI80.8 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL108.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI6.8 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI6.8 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI6.8 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI8.8 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI8.8 mi.
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI9.3 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI13.4 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI13.4 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI14.9 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI14.9 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI16.4 mi.
Heritage Glen Golf ClubPaw PawMI17.2 mi.
Lake Cora HillsPaw PawMI17.2 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI17.6 mi.
Lawton Golf ClubLawtonMI17.9 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI19.1 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI21.6 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN22.0 mi.
Glenn Shores Golf CourseSouth HavenMI23.7 mi.
Jeptha Lake Golf CourseBloomingdaleMI24.3 mi.
Shamrock Hills Golf CourseGoblesMI25.3 mi.
Pine View Golf CourseYpsilantiMI26.0 mi.
South Haven Country ClubSouth HavenMI26.7 mi.
Bucks Run Golf ClubMount PleasantMI26.8 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseMount PleasantMI26.8 mi.
PohlcatMount PleasantMI26.8 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN27.0 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN27.0 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN27.0 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN27.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI21.9 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI25.1 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI76.9 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI79.0 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI99.0 mi.
State Parks
Van Buren State ParkMI20.2 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI24.4 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI28.5 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN36.8 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI12.2 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN26.8 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN26.8 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN26.8 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI33.4 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI33.4 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN42.6 mi.(Technology)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI53.4 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN26.8 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI53.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL77.8 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL77.8 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN83.9 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL88.3 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI94.1 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI94.3 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI111.3 mi.

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