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Houghton Lake Homes For Sale
Michigan

Houghton Lake Homes For Sale
Michigan

Houghton Lake, Michigan

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

 

This lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes and has 32 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is only 200 miles away.

Houghton Lake Real Estate Agent

Linda Sherwood

Lake Homes Realty

(231) 216-6737

 
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Houghton Lake
Real Estate Agent

Linda Sherwood

Linda  Sherwood

Lake Homes Realty

(231) 216-6737

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Houghton Lake Real Estate

Total Listings
18
Total Value
$7,917,200
Updated as of
12-01-2021

Houghton Lake, Michigan

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

 

This lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes and has 32 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is only 200 miles away.

 

Houghton Lake Real Estate for Sale

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9754 E Mike & Tony, Merritt, MI 49667 - Image 1: DSC05896

9754 E Mike & Tony

$230,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 2539

Acreage: 33

Status: Active

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Off Lake, MI

110 LaSalle Avenue, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 - Image 1: DSC05826

110 LaSalle Avenue

$125,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1800

Status: Active

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Off Lake, MI

112 Tudor Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 - Image 1: DSC05936

112 Tudor Drive

$45,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 1 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 450

Status: Active

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Off Lake, MI



About Houghton Lake

Michigan's Largest Inland Lake

Houghton Lake is located between US-127 and Interstate 75 in the northern peninsula of Michigan. It is less than three hours from Detroit and is the one of the largest natural lakes in the U.S.

Houghton Lake is 4.5 miles wide and 7.5 miles long. The lake has approximately 32 miles of shoreline and a lake-area population of about 11,000 people. Houghton Lake is named for the state's first geologist, Douglass Houghton, who explored the area around 1832 to 1837.

The Cut River brings water from Higgins Lake, to the north of Houghton Lake, and is the lake's primary inflow. Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland lake. Its surface area is 20,044 acres and it is the source of the Muskegon River, a river which eventually flows into Lake Michigan.

 

Warm Waters In the Summer, Frozen Over for In the Winter

The State of Michigan sets the legal water levels for Houghton Lake, and the Roscommon County Commission is responsible for regulating Houghton Lake levels through a series of dams. Water levels are typically six inches to a foot lower in winter in order for there to be room for winter snow melt in the spring.

Houghton Lake is a shallow, marshy lake with a sandy bottom. Even though it is large in size, this lake only averages 8 feet in depth, with its deepest point being 22 feet located in the East Bay of the lake.The because of the lake's shallow depth, it becomes warm in the summer and freezes over during the winter months.

 

Historic Villages Surrounded By Beautiful Scenery

Three towns border the lake, Houghton Lake and Houghton Lake Heights to the southwest, and Prudenville to the southeast. A historic village in Prudenville includes a historic schoolroom built in 1876, a 19th-century pioneer village, a museum, playhouse and wooded nature area.

The Houghton Lake Flats lay on the west edge of the lake and are 670 acres of marshy wetlands that were once connected to the lake. It is prime wildlife area and there is an observation deck located on Old US-27 where nature lovers can view osprey and heron.

 

Fun on the Lake Every Season

Houghton Lake supports many various water sports in all seasons and the lake is so large it never gets crowded. In the summertime, popular activities include boating, jet skiing, hiking, camping, golfing, and canoeing. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hunting, and snowshoeing.

Fishing is one of Houghton Lake's most popular pastimes. The lake is considered to be one of the most popular fisheries in Michigan and has species of bass, black bass, crappie, grayling, largemouth bass, Northern pike, perch, pike, walleye, and yellow perch for anglers to catch. In the winter, ice fishing is a huge sport on the lake.

Houghton Lake hosts the 7th largest winter festival in the U.S. the last two weekends every January. The festival began in 1951 and is called Tip-Up Town USA. The name of the festival coming from the flag-like devices, or the "tip-ups", used for ice fishing contests, which are a major part of the festival.

Besides fishing, the festival hosts several winter sports and games, a parade, mock elections for Mayors, Marshalls and Queens, fireworks, a hidden medallion to be found with different clues given each day, and grand prize drawings.

Sell Your Lake Home

Off Market Properties

Useful Houghton Lake Resources

Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau

 

Houghton Lake Amenities

Marinas

Brian's Lakeside Marine Inc.

(989) 422-6720

8320 W Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

 

Lapham's Marina LLC

(989) 366-7763

157 Marina Street

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

 

Golf Courses

The Quest Golf Club

(989) 422-4516

Website

 

119 Questview Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Public

 

Pine View Highlands

(989) 366-7726

Website

 

4761 West Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Private

 

White Deer Country Club

(989) 366-5812

Website

 

1309 Bright Angel Drive

Prudenville, MI 48651

Public

 

Forest Dunes

(989) 275-0700

Website

 

6376 Forest Dunes Drive

Roscommon, MI 48653

Private

 

Campgrounds

Houghton Lake Travel Park Campground

(989) 422-3931

Website

 

370 Cloverleaf Lane

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

West Houghton Lake Campground

(989) 422-5130

Website

 

9371 W Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Poplars Resort and Camping

(989) 422-5132

10360 West Shore Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Houghton Lake Information

State: Michigan

County: Roscommon County

Operated/Managed by: Roscommon County

Year built/completed: 1926

Is the lake in the mountains: No

Ownership: Public

Scheduled water level: Seasonal Full Pool

Full pool is: Apr - Nov

Water drops: 1 ft

Acreage covered: 20,044

Miles of shoreline: 32

Average lake depth: 8 ft

Deepest lake depth: 22 ft

Shoreline part of national forest or park: None

Shoreline part of state park: None

Houghton Lake Restrictions

Permit required to use lake: No

Jet Skis allowed: Yes

Motorized boats allowed: Yes

Boating restrictions:

Dock restrictions: Yes-- Limits and governs the use of docks at the ends of public streets, leading to lakes in the Township of Roscommon and to regulate parking on streets approaching such docks

Houseboats allowed: No

Hospital nearest Houghton Lake

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital

1100 E Michigan Avenue

Grayling, MI 49738

(989) 348-5461

Website

Other Houghton Lake Information

Condos available: Yes

Notable period of annual events: Come Catch Us If You Can Fishing Contest, Tip-Up Town USA, Historic Village Days, Hubs & Pubs Pumpkin Run

Interesting facts: The deepest spot in Houghton Lake is a small hole in the East Bay that has been found to only be 22 feet deep.

Known for: Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in the state of Michigan and one of the largest natural inland lakes in the United States.

History: The community around Houghton Lake began to develop when the lumbering industry in Michigan was booming and was settled in the year 1873.

Number of public boat ramps: 3

Nearest Airports to Houghton Lake

Major

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242

200 miles away

Minor

Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport

5218 E Houghton Lake Drive Houghton Lake, MI 48629

1 miles away

9754 E Mike & Tony, Merritt, MI 49667 - Image 1: DSC05896

9754 E Mike & Tony

$230,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 2539

Acreage: 33

Status: Active

View Details »Off Lake, MI
110 LaSalle Avenue, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 - Image 1: DSC05826

110 LaSalle Avenue

$125,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1800

Status: Active

View Details »Off Lake, MI
112 Tudor Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629 - Image 1: DSC05936

112 Tudor Drive

$45,000

Special Listing

Bedrooms: 1 |  Bathrooms: 1|  SF: 450

Status: Active

View Details »Off Lake, MI


About Houghton Lake

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

 

This lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes and has 32 miles of shoreline. The closest major airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, is only 200 miles away.

Houghton Lake Information

State: Michigan

County: Roscommon County

Operated/Managed by: Roscommon County

Year built/completed: 1926

Is the lake in the mountains: No

Ownership: Public

Scheduled water level: Seasonal Full Pool

Full pool is: Apr - Nov

Water drops: 1 ft

Acreage covered: 20,044

Miles of shoreline: 32

Average lake depth: 8 ft

Deepest lake depth: 22 ft

Shoreline part of national forest or park: None

Shoreline part of state park: None

Houghton Lake Restrictions

Permit required to use lake: No

Jet Skis allowed: Yes

Motorized boats allowed: Yes

Boating restrictions:

Dock restrictions: Yes-- Limits and governs the use of docks at the ends of public streets, leading to lakes in the Township of Roscommon and to regulate parking on streets approaching such docks

Houseboats allowed: No

Hospital nearest Houghton Lake

Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital

1100 E Michigan Avenue

Grayling, MI 49738

(989) 348-5461

Website

Other Houghton Lake Information

Condos available: Yes

Notable period of annual events: Come Catch Us If You Can Fishing Contest, Tip-Up Town USA, Historic Village Days, Hubs & Pubs Pumpkin Run

Interesting facts: The deepest spot in Houghton Lake is a small hole in the East Bay that has been found to only be 22 feet deep.

Known for: Houghton Lake is the largest inland lake in the state of Michigan and one of the largest natural inland lakes in the United States.

History: The community around Houghton Lake began to develop when the lumbering industry in Michigan was booming and was settled in the year 1873.

Number of public boat ramps: 3

Nearest Airports to Houghton Lake

Major

Detroit Metropolitan Airport

9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242

200 miles away

Minor

Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport

5218 E Houghton Lake Drive Houghton Lake, MI 48629

1 miles away

Useful Houghton Lake Resources

Houghton Lake Tourism Bureau

 

Houghton Lake Amenities

Marinas

Brian's Lakeside Marine Inc.

(989) 422-6720

8320 W Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

 

Lapham's Marina LLC

(989) 366-7763

157 Marina Street

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

 

Golf Courses

The Quest Golf Club

(989) 422-4516

Website

 

119 Questview Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Public

 

Pine View Highlands

(989) 366-7726

Website

 

4761 West Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Private

 

White Deer Country Club

(989) 366-5812

Website

 

1309 Bright Angel Drive

Prudenville, MI 48651

Public

 

Forest Dunes

(989) 275-0700

Website

 

6376 Forest Dunes Drive

Roscommon, MI 48653

Private

 

Campgrounds

Houghton Lake Travel Park Campground

(989) 422-3931

Website

 

370 Cloverleaf Lane

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

West Houghton Lake Campground

(989) 422-5130

Website

 

9371 W Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Poplars Resort and Camping

(989) 422-5132

10360 West Shore Drive

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

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