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Houghton Lake In Michigan

Houghton Lake, Michigan

Boating, camping and fishing.

The largest inland lake in Michigan, Houghton Lake is a 20,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the lower MI peninsula. Choose from a variety of rental boats, available at the lake. On calm days a canoe or kayak may be a good option, but when the wind blows, larger family, pontoon or fishing boats are advisable. 30 miles of shoreline surround this fishing paradise offering camping and outdoor activities year round. Take full advantage of marinas, parks, campgrounds, shopping and dining to enhance your boating on Lake Houghton. Fishing from the bank in warm weather, or ice fishing in winter make this a great destination for fishing enthusiasts without a boat. Anglers have many species to pursue as the lake has healthy populations of walleye, perch, bluegill, pike, sunfish, crappie and bass.

Houghton Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


Houghton Lake state forest park Campground - 989 275-5151

West Houghton Lake Campground - 989 422-5130

Poplars Resort & Campground - 989 422-5132

Au Sable State Forest Campground - 989 422-5522

Great Circle Campground - 989 821-9486

Houghton Lake Map


Fish species found in Houghton Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, bowfin and northern pike.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Bowfin Northern pike

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Local Contact Information

Houghton Lake
West Houghton Lake Campground
9371 W Houghton Lake Dr
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
989 422-5130

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