Black Lake


$920KTotal Value
Black Lake, Michigan

Black Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and land in Michigan.

There are typically around 10 lake homes for sale on Black Lake, and 10 lots and land listings available. Black Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $296,000.

This lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes and has 19 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is only 266 miles away.

  • 19Mi. of Shoreline
  • 23Avg. Depth
  • 50Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Not Dammed
  • Managed By Black Lake Association
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(231) 627-2811
2674 Eisens Trail
Cheboygan, MI 49721
  • Counties: Cheboygan County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Interesting facts: Black Lake gets its name from the natural tannins found in the plants living there. This organic substance is brownish in color, causing the lake water to darken.
  • Known for: Black Lake is known for its lake sturgeon and walleye fisheries.
  • History: The Black Lake area began to populate in the mid-1800s when limestone quarrying and logging became popular there.
(906) 643-8585
1140 North State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242
266 miles away
Cheboygan County Airport
1520 E Levering Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721
25 miles away
About Black Lake
Located in Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties

Black Lake is a 10,130-acre lake split between Cheboygan and Presque Isle Counties. It is the seventh-largest inland lake in Michigan and is less than 30 minutes away from Lake Huron. The Black Lake area pre-1800s was first populated by bands of the Chippewa Nation and French fur traders. During the industrial boom of the mid-to-late-1800s, limestone quarrying and logging brought settlers to the area. The nearest hospital, McClaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Campus, is around 30 minutes north in the city of Cheboygan, MI. The closest airport, Cherry Capital Airport, is a little more than two hours south in Traverse City, MI.

What’s There to Do On the Water?

Black Lake is known as a fantastic spot for anglers to cast a line. Species reported to be in its waters are bluegill, northern pike, rock bass, lake sturgeon, walleye, and muskellunge. This lake’s claim to fame is its winter lake sturgeon fishing. When the water freezes over, anglers take to the lake with spears in hand to catch this endangered fish. Don’t let Black’s dark water fool you! This lake is known for its excellent water quality, so swimming, boating, kayaking, and much more are waiting for you. The southern basin is primarily where water sports occurs because of its almost 50-foot depth.

What’s Near Black Lake?

The Black Mountain Forest Recreation Area offers year-round outdoor fun! During the warmer seasons, visitors can enjoy 30 miles of hiking trails and 60 miles of off-road vehicle trails. When the snow starts to fall, the off-road vehicle trails double as a snowmobile trail and the hiking trails as cross-country skiing trails. There are plenty of great restaurants on and off the lake. On the shores of Black Lake are Lorenzo’s Pizza, The Bluffs on the Lake, and 211 Bar & Grill. In the town of Cheboygan, you will find Mulligan’s Restaurant, Great Lakes Grill, Duncan City Pizza, and Nauti Inn Barstro. Onaway State Park is located on the southern shores of Black Lake and offers many outdoor activities. Visitors can soak up some sun on the cobblestone beaches, campsites, and a diverse three-mile hiking trail.

Why Black Lake?

This peaceful location will suit those who are looking for a slice of the laidback lake lifestyle. Black Lake and its surrounding area’s numerous outdoor features offer something to do no matter the season. This peaceful place in the pines is calling your name!