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Skegemog Lake, Michigan

Skegemog Lake real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in Michigan.

Skegemog Lake homes for sale have an average list price of $711,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

  • 15Mi. of Shoreline
  • 11Avg. Depth
  • 29Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
(231) 322-2868
13707 W Torch River Rd
Rapid City, MI 49676
(231) 322-4495
12906 Cherry Ave
Rapid City, MI 49676
Golf Courses
(231) 264-8891
724 Ames St.
Elk Rapids , MI 49629
(231) 938-9800
7951 Turnberry Cir
Williamsburg, MI 49690
West Side Campoground
(231) 492-6745
7655 Rapid City Rd NW
Rapid City, MI 49676
(231) 267-5091
9500, Park Rd
Williamsburg, MI 49690
  • Counties: Antrim County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye
  • Condos available (No)
  • Notable events: In april Kalkaska County hosts the National Trout Festival since 1936.Elk Rapids hosts an Elk Rapids Harbor day festival with 4th of July firework shows, pancake breakfasts, and extravagant parades.
  • Interesting facts: Skegemog is an Algonquin word meaning meeting of the waters.
  • Known for: Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area North Shore Pathway Trail Head, fishing, and boating.
  • History: Kalkaska county was created in 1840 and named Wabassee County until 1843. William Copeland was the first settler in 1855.
  • Other notes: The nearshore bottom sediments of Skegemog Lake are primarily sand (70%) followed by a mixture of rocks, gravel and sand (29%), with the rest (mostly in the eastern end) being soft muck or marl. The eastern end of the lake is shallow, and submerged logs and stumps are present quite a way offshore in places. The logs and stumps are from trees that once grew in a lakeside conifer swamp which were inundated by impoundment from the Elk Rapids dam.
  • 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).
Elk Rapids Primary Care
(231) 264-0399
119 Bridge st.
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
5500 44th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
154 miles away
Cherry Capital Airport
727 Fly Don't Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686
15 miles away
    About Skegemog Lake
    Located in Kalkaska County, Michigan

    Skegemog Lake is located in the town of Elk Rapids. The closest hospital is the Munson Medical Center which is approximately 35 minutes from the lake. The closest airport is the Cherry Capital Airport which is approximately 25 minutes from the lake.

    Close Amenities

    Turtle Creek Casino and Hotel is a fun place to explore with friends and family throughout your time in Kalkaska County. The casino has several hundred slot machines, numerous blackjack tables, and more equipment to use!

    Lake Skegemog is located approximately 29 minutes from Traverse City, Michigan.

    Things to Do in Traverse City

    A short drive will lead you to Traverse City, where there is a variety of attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

    There are lots of ways to enjoy nature in the city. Explore 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 enjoying scenic views and soaking up the sun. It has picnic tables, bike racks, trail access, and a snack bar, having everything you need for a day outside with the family.

    Named by Good Morning America as the most beautiful place in the United States, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has dunes towering over 400 feet above the water. Here, you can take a tour, bike, or simply walk around to enjoy the astounding landscape.

    The city is known for having a plethora of food options, so safe to say that you won’t go hungry spending a day here. Be sure to try Amical, The Cook’s House, or Slate, which are all Traverse City staples.

    Life on Skegemog Lake

    The lake is approximately 2,766 acres and reaches depths up to 29 feet. You can participate in various water sports, including swimming, boating, fishing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and kayaking. Anglers can expect to find bluegill, crappie, yellow perch, and northern pike.

    Why Choose Skegemog Lake?

    The lake offers beautiful scenery and is close to Traverse City, which offers an endless amount of memories to be made with your family in the area!