Lake Superior


$36.2MTotal Value
Lake Superior, Michigan

The Lake Superior real estate market is the fourth largest marketplace for lake property in Michigan.

Typically there are around 300 to 400 land lots and lake homes for sale on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior homes for sale can range anywhere around $20,000 to $20 million, creating a total market value of more than $112 million.

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  • 2,726Mi. of Shoreline
  • 483Avg. Depth
  • 1,333Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
    National Park (Some)
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  • Managed By International Lake Superior Board of Control
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(906) 387-2095
355 Elm Avenue
Munising, MI 49862
(906) 228-0469
260 S Lakeshore Blvd
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 289-4698
14447 State Highway M26
Copper Harbor, MI 49918
(906) 482-6010
20059 Gagnon Circle
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 492-3415
17666 N Whitefish Point Rd
Paradise, MI 49768
Golf Courses
(906) 227-3111
125 Chocolay Downs Golf Dr
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 387-3970
E10240 County Road H-58
Munising, MI 49862
(906) 293-8422
5073 M-123 South
Newberry, MI 49868
11335 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI 49715
(906) 658-3338
Grand Marais Truck Trail
Newberry, MI 49868
(906) 387-3145
E8518 M-28 W
Munising, MI 49862
(906) 337-2494
2701 Sunset Bay Beach Road
Allouez, MI 49805
(906) 892-8390
N 6750 Forest Lake Road
Autrain, MI 49806
  • Counties: Alger County, Baraga County, Chippewa County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County, Luce County, Marquette County, Ontonagon County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Walleye, White Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Lake Superior Day (the third Sunday in July),
  • Sailing clubs: Lake Superior Yachting Association, Onigaming Yacht Club, Marquette Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: In both "The Song of Hiawatha", by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", by Gordon Lightfoot, Lake Superior is referred to as "Gitche Gumee".
  • Known for: Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.
  • History: The lake was first populated by the Plano Indians 10,000 years ago, after the last of the Ice Age's frozen glaciers had melted.
  • Landmarks: Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve is located near the southern shore of Lake Superior between Grand Marais, Michigan, and Whitefish Point and is known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes". The preserve is known for deep, well preserved shipwrecks in clear water accessible to scuba divers with technical skill and experience.
  • Permit is not required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (No).
  • Dock restrictions (No).
About Lake Superior
The Largest Great Lake and Freshwater Lake in the World

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America and reigns as the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. The lake's 20,288,000 acre surface area is larger than the state of South Carolina and stretches more than 350 miles in length and 160 miles in width.

Waves on Lake Superior can exceed 30 feet and the lake area population is that of 607,000, making it the least developed of the Great Lakes as well.

Lake Superior History

Lake Superior was called "Kitchi-Gummi or (Great Water) by the Chippewa Native Americans. The Chippewa were not the first to discover Lake Superior though, its earliest history dates back about 10,000 years ago after the last Ice Age. The first to inhabit the lake were known as the Plano.

The lake has always been important in the Great Lakes Waterway, but with this comes many historical shipwrecks. On the southern shore of the lake between Grand Marais and Whitefish Point is known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes", as many wrecked ships can still be found under the waters surface.

Enormous Fish Population

Lake Superior is well known among anglers for being one of the best bodies of water for fishing. This lake has over 80 species of fish including bloater, brook trout, lake trout, northern pike, chinook salmon and rainbow smelt. 

While fishing, some of the best views of the lake can be seen from the edge of the boat, being surrounded by three states bordering some of the cleanest waters known to man. 

Nature and Parks

Lake Superior is surrounded by many parks, nature trails and landmarks. One of the most popular much see locations on lake Superior is the Isla Royale National Park.

The Park is a remote island near Michigan's border. The park can only be accessed by either boat or plane, but it is well worth the voyage. Along with the beauty and wildlife that this island has to offer, it is filled with hiking trails, boating and scuba opportunities.

One of the most exciting things to explore is the abandoned shipwrecks just under the surface of the water right outside the island. Visitors can scuba dive these areas to find these sunken ships along with artifacts. 


Along the Northern Michigan line on Lake superior, there are several small cities with large character.

Marquett is a small town where you can find the Northern Michigan University. In this town residence have many dining and shopping opportunities, as well as a few historic landmarks to visit such as the Father Jaques Marquette Statue.

Another known town is Grand Marais, where its shore is made up of sandy beaches and the west bay.