Sister Lakes


$16.3MTotal Value
Sister Lakes, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Magician Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The typical average list prices of Magician Lake homes for sale is $343,000. On average, there are 10 lake homes for sale on Magician Lake, and 10 lake lots and parcels.

The lake is also known as Silver Lake. With 7 miles of shoreline, Magician Lake is considered a mid-sized Michigan lake.

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  • 7Mi. of Shoreline
  • 16Avg. Depth
  • 58Deepest Depth
  • Counties: Cass County, Van Buren County
  • Fish: Black Crappie, Brown Trout, Channel Catfish, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Each year on Labor Day weekend, Magician Lake hosts a boat parade for lake residents. In addition to that, Magician Lake also hosts a picnic at the Polk Waterfront on Fourth of July weekend for a day of food, music and community.
  • Interesting facts: Magician Lake was originally called Silver Lake by the Native American inhabitants because of the concentration of silver-colored marlstone on the lake bottom.
  • Known for: Magician Lakes is a part of the greater Sister Lakes region located in the Cass and Van Buren counties of Michigan. It's considered a premier warm-water fishery, and in the winter months, a prime location for ice fishing.
  • History: In the early 1830s, Abolitionist Quakers moved to the territory, bringing with them a number of African-American freedmen. The area soon became involved in major activity on the Underground Railroad. The African-American community eventually grew and prospered, many of them becoming successful businessmen.
  • Landmarks: A great year-round destination that includes a variety of recreational activities like hiking, biking, jet-skiing, snowboarding, antiquing, shopping and hunting.
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are not allowed.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Multiple restrictions concerning the consumption of drugs and alcohol on boats and age restrictions for minors (See
  • Dock restrictions (No).
(269) 783-3000
420 W. High St
Dowagiac, MI 49047
South Bend Regional Airport
4477 Progress Drive South Bend, IN 46628
35 miles away
Dowagiac Municipal Airport
710 W Prairie Ronde Street Dowagiac, MI 49047
9 miles away
About Sister Lakes
The Sister Lakes Region

The Sister Lakes area of southwestern Michigan includes six different lakes, including Big Crooked Lake, Little Crooked Lake, Cable Lake, Dewey Lake, Round Lake, and Magician Lake.

Sitting just six miles away from the historical city of Dowagiac, and one hour away from Kalamazoo, the region is located in Cass and Van Buren counties.

The South Bend International Airport is around 35 miles away, and the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport is around 45 miles away for easy traveling. The Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital is under 10 miles away for quick medical care.

On the Lake Fun

The lakes of the region provide plenty of activities for residents to live the lake life.

Each lake is home to a variety of fish, making it an angler's paradise. In the summer months, residents enjoy kayaking, jet-skiing, and canoeing. Activities like ice fishing and snowmobiling are popular in the winter months.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo is a vibrant city filled with attractions and activities to excite the whole family from nature enthusiasts to foodies.

If biking and hiking interest you, be sure to check out the trails in the area, like Kal-Haven Trail, Portage Bikeway, and Maple Hill Trail.

The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum has simulators, rides, games, and bi-plane flights to entertain the young and young at heart.

Don't miss out on seeing the Kalamazoo Growlers or Kalamazoo Wings if baseball and hockey are your things!

The city has it all when it comes to food: food trucks, international cuisine, hole-in-the-walls, fine dining, vegan-friendly, craft coffee, and more. For residents of age, check out the brewery, cocktail bar, or winery scenes.

A Year-Round Retreat for the Whole Family

Whether you're canoeing with friends in the hot August sun or enjoying the winter snow, the Sister Lakes area is a fun-filled retreat regardless of the season.