Boardman Lake

Michigan

26Listings
$265K-$1.4M
$11.4MTotal Value
Boardman Lake, Michigan

Boardman Lake real estate is regarded as a limited supply market in Michigan for lake homes and lake lots.

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  • 73Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Union Street Dam
  • Managed By
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    339
  • Public Boat Ramps
    3
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Campgrounds
(231) 922-5270
6069 Brown Bridge Rd
Traverse City, MI 49696
(231) 922-5270
1014-, 1498 Munson Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Counties: Grand Traverse County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Notable events: Cherry Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and Interlochen Academy of the Arts Summer Concert Series
  • Sailing clubs: Traverse Area Community Sailing
  • History: Originally named Ottawa River
Hospitals
(231) 935-5000
1105 6th St
Traverse City, MI 49684
Airports
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
Detroit, MI 48242
259 miles away
Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
150 miles away
About Boardman Lake
Located in Traverse City, Michigan

Boardman Lake is a 339-acre lake located in Traverse City, MI. It is less than 10 minutes away from the shores of the West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay. Traverse City is a little over four hours northwest of Detroit, MI. The city received its name from a nickname French settlers gave to the bay, La Grande Traverse, meaning the long crossing. Boardman Lake and its subsequent river are named after Capt. Horace Boardman, an Indiana native who purchased land around the lake in 1847. Horace, his son, and employees built a sawmill on the mouth of the river. In 1851 they sold it to the founding father of the city, Perry Hannah. The Cherry Capital Airport is only 10 minutes away in Traverse City. Munson Medical Center is 15 minutes away in Traverse City.

What’s There to Do On the Water?

Boardman is reported as a great lake to fish with light angling traffic. Species noted to live here are walleyes up to 6 pounds, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, and more! There is a boat ramp on the northern shores of the lake. No-wake speed boating and kayaking are the most popular forms of watersports on the lake.

What’s Near Boardman Lake?

There are many fantastic locations to grab a bite to eat in Traverse City! Some of the closest to the lake are Blue Tractor Barbecue, Rare Bird Brewpub, Dino’s Pizza, and Mundo’s Roasting & Co. Kayaking and fly fishing are popular pastimes on the Boardman River! Only 45 minutes to the west are the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This park is a popular place to soak in the scenic views of Lake Michigan. Visitors also enjoy hiking and kayaking in Lake Michigan. The National Cherry Festival is a point of pride for Traverse City. This large annual event features over 150 events like competitions, rides, lots of desserts, and more!

Why Boardman Lake?

If you’re looking for a location that strikes a fantastic balance between a bustling city and an outdoor paradise, then you’ve found the perfect match in Boardman Lake.