Kalkaska County, Michigan

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Kalkaska County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Traverse City, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the population was 16,571. The county seat is Kalkaska[1].

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Geography

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,478 km²), of which, 561 square miles (1,453 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (1.71%) is water.

Geographic features

  • Kalkaska County has over 80 lakes and 275 miles (443 km) of streams and rivers.
  • Much of the county is marshland.
  • County elevation ranges from 595 feet (181 m) to about 1,246 feet (380 m). This makes it one of the more uneven counties in the Lower Peninsula.
  • The Pere Marquette State Forest covers much of the county.

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