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Burt Lake


Burt Lake, Michigan

Burt Lake real estate is considered a limited supply market for lake homes and lake lots in Michigan.

There are typically 20 lake homes for sale on Burt Lake at any given time. The lake will usually have 10 or so lake lots and land for sale.

Burt Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $459,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices. This lake is one of Michigan's largest lakes, and has a shoreline of 33 miles.

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  • 23Avg. Depth
  • 73Deepest Depth
(231) 238-9371
3241 Nabanois Trail
Indian River, MI 49749
Golf Courses
(231) 529-4653
7688 Maple River Rd
Brutus, MI 49716
(231) 238-7011
3301 Chppewa Beach Rd
Indian River , MI 49749
(231) 238-9392
6635 State Park Dr
Indian River, MI 49749
(989) 732-3541
1700 Maple Bay Rd
Brutus, MI 49716
  • Counties: Cheboygan County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Fourth of July Fireworks Show
  • History: Originally called "Chaboiganing" meaning "Passing through" in the native language. Named after the head surveyor, William A. Burt. Burt was primarily known for being a master surveyor and inventor of the solar compass, which is still being used to this day.
  • Landmarks: Burt Lake State Park, Cross in the Woods
  • 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 (Yes). -- Must have permit (See none)
(800) 920-9580
3860 S Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
Pittsburgh International Airport
1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231
526 miles away
Calvin Campbell Municipal Airport
Indian River, MI 49749
6 miles away
About Burt Lake
Located in Cheboygan County, Michigan

Burt Lake is a 17,120-acre lake located in Cheboygan County, Michigan. It is nestled in a northern portion of the state, 92 miles northeast of Traverse City, 205 miles north of Grand Rapids and 283 miles north of Detroit.

The closest location for emergency care is McLaren Northern Michigan, 21 miles southwest. The Cherry Capital Airport is 86 miles southwest.

Large Lake Livin'

Burt Lake is one of the better-known lakes in the southeastern Michigan area. Besides its crystal clear water, which is perfect for swimming, this all-sports paradise is a solid choice for a range of activities like wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, sailing, or fishing. Anglers can expect to catch black crappie, trout, bass, northern pike, bluegill, walleye, muskie, and yellow perch.

If you're a fan of activities off of the water, then you're in luck, as there are many nature preserves along the lake's shoreline. Whether you enjoy activities like hiking, skiing, sunbathing, or nature watching, there's something for everyone in these preserves.

What's Nearby?

After a long day, grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants like Bob's Place, The Dutch Oven Bakery, B.C. Pizza and Dairy Queen Store.

For those days when the lake life is not an option, take a short drive over to Nubs Nob Ski Resort and shred some slopes. There are trails for every level.

Weekend In Traverse City

If you are looking for a city that offers vibrant colors, lakeside vistas, historical background, and tours with vineyards, Traverse City, Michigan, is only two hours away! Here you will be able to soak everything the city has to offer with its scenic views and downtown shopping/dining options as well.

Wander around Clinch Park, Traverse City’s most popular beach. With over 1,500 feet of sand along the West Grand Traverse Bay, it is perfect for soaking in the sun and scenic views of the water. Clinch Park has picnic tables, bike racks, trail access, a snack bar, and restrooms.

When visiting the “Cherry Capital of The World,” make sure to attend the National Cherry Festival and enjoy more than 150 events and activities. Many of the events are free. Participate in pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, or turtle races, just to name a few. During the festivities, make sure not to miss the three parades!

A Great Place To Call Home

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a vacation home, or a full-time retirement residence, Burt Lake is a perfect choice for a peaceful and quiet lifestyle.