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Michigan Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Michigan.

Static Michigan Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Michigan as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Michigan topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Michigan Topographical Features

Michigan's highest elevation is Mount Arvon, which rises to 1,979 feet above sea level.  Michigan's lowest elevation is 572 feet above sea level, at Lake Erie.  Michigan land features include the gentle, rolling hills of the Lower Peninsula and the more hilly and rugged western part of the Upper Peninsula.  Major rivers in Michigan include the Montreal, Brule, Menominee, and St. Clair.

Interactive Michigan Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of Michigan or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Michigan map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Michigan Topo Map