Welcome to Derby Lake!

This site serves to promote the wonderful resource of Derby Lake in Stanton, MI. 

Derby On Ice

With or without Ice.  


See Lost and found below for items found and still not returned. (Check out the found sunken tackle box)


2019 Schedule of Events

1.Derby on Ice:  Saturday, February 16th,  12 noon til( see fall newsletter for further details)

2.Hamburger and Hot Dog Roast: Saturday, May 25, 12 noon to 1:30 pm (public landing)

3.Derby Lake Flotilla: Saturday, July 6, 7:30 pm (Starts @ Kevin Wendling's( see fall newsletter for details)

4.Ring of Fire: Saturday, July 6, @ 10:00 pm( buy flares and light them lakeside)

5.Derby Lake Do-Athelon:  Sunday September 1, @ 8 am ( see spring newsletter for details)

6. Pancake breakfeast : Sunday, September 1, @ 9:30 am ( @ Dave Coopers garage and barn)

7. Derby Lake Property Owners Association Annual Meeting, Sunday, September 1, @ 10:30 am (@ Dve Cooper's garage and barn).

8 Derby On Ice (February 15th)


Lost & Found

Found: Black paddle board paddle, a Stearns life jacket that is a women's medium and is blue and gray, a kids white plastic step ladder that is 2 steps high and a small lime green inner tube.  Contact: Kevin Wendling, contact info in the directory. (or email webmaster@derbylake.org)

Found: Tackle box underwater for some time.  Is this yours?  Check out these pictures: Pictures

Contact webmaster@derbylake.org


Also on September 1st, after the race is the pancake breakfast at Dave Kooper's place on Lakeside Dr. More details to come.

Montcalm County residents have access to five, recycle drop-off sites located throughout Montcalm County.  Residents are encouraged to properly dispose of recyclable items that might otherwise be landfilled or burned.  Acceptable recyclables collected at the drop-off sites are delivered to the Kent County Recycling and Education Center in Grand Rapids.  The recyclables are then sorted, baled and shipped to end users, saving landfill space, natural resources and helping to preserve our environment.   

The recycling coordinator can be reached at 989-831-4606 option 3.

Click Here for Details


Have Water Issues? 

F&W Well Drilling can help.


Derby Lake Property Owners Association Membership Benefits

1.  Spring and Fall newsletter

2.  Derby Lake property owner’s directory

3.  Lake weed control management

4.  Water quality testing performed throughout the summer

5.  Walk way bridge construction and maintenance

6.  Lake outlet cleaned and maintained

7.  Tent and picnic tables rental with trailer

8.  Annual events:

a.  Ring of Fire w/flares

b.  Boat parade w/prizes

c.  Hot dog roast at Public Landing

d.  Ice Cream social at Public Landing

e.  Derby on Ice

9.  Member of Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

10. Annual lake sale advertisement in Greenville newspaper

11. Docks in/out coordination with Central Montcalm basketball team

Derby Lake Property Owners Association Minutes

Annual Meeting Saturday, September 1, 2018

1.    Meeting called to order by President Bruce Jorgensen at 1:30 pm.

2.    President’s Report

1.    Water quality excellent again this year, but Spring 2019 we will treat

the entire lake for invasive weeds.

2.    There are 115 association members – we thank you so much for your

support. The checking account balance is $3,848.19. Year end

financial report will be in the Fall newsletter.

3.    Montcalm High School basketball team will be taking out docks again

this year on September 9. Please call Kevin Wendling if you are


4.    In the Spring we will print a new Lake Directory. Please send any

changes you might have to your contact information to Dolores


5.    Benefits of supporting the Lake Association were reviewed.

6.    Water Safety books, provided by the State of Michigan, will be

distributed with the Fall newsletter.

7.    Brief updates were given on the petition for anti-trash and garbage

burning, and the on-going sewer issues.

3.    Two returning board members, running for re-election, have been elected by show of hands. They are Tom Rush and Dave Niner. Unanimous vote to elect both.

4.    Meeting adjourned at 1:40 pm.


Weed Killer Use Near Lake

Please do not use these weed killer products near Derby Lake.  State DEQ (PEAS) Hotline:  800-292-4706


Library Services at Derby Lake

Chris and Bill Cheevers have set-up a Little Free Library at their cottage, 2454 Lakeside Dr.  Learn more at LittleFreeLibrary.org

Recent Announcements

  • Please Do Not Use Phosphorus Near The Lake Please do not use phosphorus containing fertilizers on lawns or plants near the lake. They contribute to the accelerated growth of algae, which also hurts the fish population. Look for ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:10 AM by Carl Sgt
  • Please Submit Derby Lake Photos Please feel free to submit photos to our website photo gallery. Please contact Carl Sergeant at carl@derbylake.org to get the photos posted.
    Posted Apr 11, 2016, 6:04 AM by Carl Sgt
  • 2014 Summer Event Schedule Posted May 25, Sunday, 1:00 pm, Memorial Day Potluck and Annual Meeting--Public Landing July 4, Friday, 1:00 pm, picnic, 7:30 pm boat parade, 10:00 pm "ring ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:05 AM by Carl Sgt
  • !!Lake Etiquette !! Please do not put/blow/rake leaves into Derby Lake Blowing or raking leaves into the lake cause many problems. First, they add to the sediment by sinking to the ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2014, 10:03 AM by Carl Sgt
  • Bike Trail The Sidney Township planning commission is looking into a bike trail from the college to Sidney, then north on Derby Road to Stanton Road and over to Clifford Lake.  If ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 AM by Carl Sgt
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