Lake Huron

Michigan

261Listings
$93.8MTotal Value
Lake Huron, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Lake Huron real estate is the second largest market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The typical average list prices of Lake Huron homes for sale is $269,000. On average, there are 340 lake homes for sale on Lake Huron, and 290 lake lots and parcels.

The lake is also known as Lac des Hurons. With 3,825 miles of shoreline, Lake Huron is considered one of Michigan's largest lakes.

Lake Areas
261 Listing Results
  • 3,825Mi. of Shoreline
  • 195Avg. Depth
  • 750Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
  • Dam Name
    Not Dammed
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    14,727,680
  • Public Boat Ramps
    40
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Campgrounds
(989) 894-0055
2300 North Finn Road
Essexville, MI 48732
Lake Huron Campground
(810) 622-0110
2353 N. Lakeshore Drive
Port Sanilac, MI 48419
(989) 348-6371
US-23 and F-41 (Old M-171)
Oscoda, MI 48750
  • Counties: Alcona County, Alpena County, Arenac County, Bay County, Cheboygan County, Chippewa County, Huron County, Iosco County, Mackinac County, Presque Isle County, Saint Clair County, Sanilac County, Tuscola County
  • Fish: Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Bayview Mackinac Race (Port Huron to Mackinac Sailing Race)
  • Sailing clubs: Alpena Yacht Club, Bay City Yacht Club, Bark Shanty Sail Club, Oscoda Yacht Club, Port Huron Yacht Club, Tawas Bay Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: The Lake Huron Hurricane, commonly known as Hurricane Huron, was a strong cyclonic storm system that developed over Lake Huron in September 1996. It had some characteristics of a tropical cyclone.
  • Known for: The second-largest of the Great Lakes by surface area.
  • History: In 1612, French explorers arrived to the lake's shores, and having not yet found any of the other Great Lakes, named it "La Mer Douce", or the Freshwater Sea.
  • Landmarks: Lake Huron's Thunder Bay is the "Shipwreck Capital of the Great Lakes"
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No). (See none)
  • Dock restrictions (No). (See none)
Hospitals
(810) 216-1500
2601 Electric Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
Airports
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242
80 miles away
Huron County Memorial Airport
352 Thompson Road, Bad Axe, MI 48413
18 miles away
About Lake Huron
The Freshwater Sea

By surface area, Lake Huron is the second-largest of the Great Lakes, covering 23,010 square miles.

More than 9,000 square miles of Huron lies in Michigan, and the remaining 13,904 lies in Ontario, Canada.

The lake boasts a massive 3,827-mile shoreline, which includes its many islands.

Manitoulin Island separates the North Channel and Georgian Bay from Lake Huron's main body of water and is the word's largest lake island.

A Lake Rich in History

Lake Huron was inhabited by Native Americans, namely the Algonquin and Iroquois, who had been rivals for centuries, before European discovery.

Archaeologists have found evidence that this body of water was home to a population of between 4,000 and 6,000 Native Americans.

In the early 1600s, Lake Huron was the first of the Great Lakes to be seen by Europeans.

Shipwreck Capital of the Great Lakes

More than 1,000 shipwrecks have been recorded in Lake Huron.

Alpena, Michigan on Lake Huron's Thunder Bay is the "Shipwreck Capital of the Great Lakes".

More than 200 shipwrecks lie on the bottom of this bay, the result of the bay's shallow waters and the strong thunderstorms for which it was named.

Miles of Shoreline and Activities for All

Michigan's Sunrise Coastal Highway is a 10-mile strip of road that runs along the lake's shoreline and provides asphalt-paved trails for bikers, skaters, and walkers.

The paths begin in Rogers City, and soon wind their way to the lake's shore, just feet away from Lake Huron's gentle, waters and sandy beaches.

The street path drops off at Hoeft State Park, a 300-acre wildlife preserve whose own trails link up with the Huron Sunrise Trail, making an ideal transition for continued hiking and biking.

Two museums, The Historical Museum and the Maritime Museum, are close to Cedarville's waterfront and are full of Lake Huron history, European influences, and many other historical facts.

Fishing Fans Rejoice

If you are in the mood for fishing, particularly walleye, then Lake Huron is the place to be.

This body of water is revered as one of the best walleye fishing spots in the United States and is said to be at peak season in the summertime.

In addition to walleye, anglers can relay on a great supply of salmon, bass, musky, perch, and trout year-round in Lake Huron.