The West Michigan Underwater Preserve covers about 345 square miles, and extends along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan from a point between Grand Haven and Holland north to the northern boundary of Ludington State Park. Its waters adjoin the West Michigan lakeshore communities of Grand Haven, Muskegon, Whitehall, and Pentwater.
The preserve is home to several ships lost in storms on Lake Michigan, as well as other underwater structures and natural features.
The West Michigan Underwater Preserve promotes scuba diving and conservation of the wrecks located here in West Michigan. The West Michigan Underwater Preserve in Lake Michigan covers from north of Big Sable Point, Ludington in the north to the Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve in the south. This area contains ten known shipwrecks, and almost certainly more waiting to be discovered.