Houghton Lake, MI


Houghton Lake, MI
United States

I bought a cottage on Houghton Lake, MI just south of the Mackinaw Bridge. Having moved there about a month ago, I have seen no more than 2 sailbaots. The lake is 20,000 acres plus in size. Houghton Lake does lie just south of Higgins Lake a much deeper lake. Houghton Lake is a shallow lake with the deepest point about 20 feet. About 1/4 is 3 feet and under, but that still leaves 15,000 acres ripe for sailing. Plenty of wind and good people. WHY no Sailboats?? The depth?? I would love to generate some interest in sailing and especially the SCOT.  Any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks in Advance


Peter #790



Are there lots of power boats?  Is there a sailing club?  

On a lake that size, is it possible that the sailing is concentrated in a specific, deeper area?

Phil Scheetz

Flying Scot 5919

Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club

There are many boats, mostly

There are many boats, mostly pontoons.  But with the size of the lake, it’s never congested.  There are no sailing clubs .   


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