Douglas Lake

View the area's top Douglas Lake homes for sale below! With over 3,700 acres of surface area, Douglas Lake is ranked the 28th largest lake in Michigan. After the last glaciers retreated some 14,000 years ago, a scattering of enormous ice chunk remnants formed the lake’s seven distinct basins. 

This page gives a very detailed overview of the homes, condominiums, land, and commercial property for sale on Douglas Lake in Michigan.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $1.3M
Highest Price $1.3M
Total Listings 2
Avg. Price/SQFT $461

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Douglas Lake Homes for Sale

Douglas Lake is just East of Pellston and is a great area to own a second home or settle down and call home.  With 850 residents and encompassing just 6.5 square miles, Pellston is one of the smaller cities in Emmett County, both in terms of population and geography.

Douglas Lake homes have a fairly wide price range. At the lowest end, small homes (1 bedroom, 1 bath, and under 1,000 square feet) can be found in the $100,000 range - but if you were planning on buying a more substantial home on Douglas Lake the price can exceed $500,000.

Douglas Lake Community Highlights

After the last glaciers retreated some 14,000 years ago, a scattering of enormous ice chunk remnants formed the lake’s seven distinct basins.  The deep basins are separated by shallow shoals of less than 15 feet of depth, most of which are heavily vegetated with a diverse assemblage of aquatic plants.  The deep basins, the deepest of which reaches 80 feet, contain little to no vegetation.  The Biological Station property includes the entire eastern lake shoreline as well as a portion of the north shore and much of the southern shore.  The remainder, including Pells Island, is largely privately owned.

Water flows into Douglas Lake from a handful of small creeks, the largest being Bessey Creek on the west end of the north shore and Beavertail Creek in the northeast corner of the lake. Water flows out of Douglas Lake in the southwest corner, forming the East Branch of the Maple River.  The high-quality water flowing out of Douglas Lake contributes to an expansive network of lakes and streams called the Inland Water Route, which is ecologically and economically important due to recreational use, transportation, and the diverse and healthy aquatic ecosystems.  The Maple River empties into Burt Lake and continues onward through the Inland Water Route until flowing into Lake Huron at the City of Cheboygan. The endangered Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle is found in the East Branch of the Maple River.

Much of the southern shoreline of Douglas Lake is undeveloped as it is owned by the University of Michigan Biological Station and is used for research and educational purposes.  The University of Michigan Biological Station and the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council both maintain extensive records describing the biotic and abiotic features of Douglas Lake.

The Douglas Lake Bar & Steakhouse is located in Pellston, near Petoskey.  It is known to locals as the “DLB”, has a rich history of providing great food and service in a rustic log building overlooking Douglas Lake.

Schools Near Homes in Douglas Lake

The Charlevoix Intermediate School District (Char-Em ISD) is responsible for students in the Pellston area.  Char-Em ISD serves local school districts within Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties.  The districts within our service area cover approximately 1,100 square miles and collectively operate 11 local public schools, three public school academies, and six private schools, serving more than 9,000 students. Pellston Public Schools offer the following schools: 

  • Elementary School 
  • Middle School 
  • High School 
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