Photo by Kirsta Tacey-Cater, Houghton Lake Resorter, HoughtonLakeResorter.com. www.michigansothergreatlakes.com 9 Houghton Lake Houghton Lake is one of the largest resort areas in the state and home of the largest inland lake in Michigan. Located in the center of the Lower Peninsula, it offers a variety of activities for families and sports enthusiasts year round. Being the largest inland lake in Michigan; Houghton Lake has long been renowned for its excellent water sports. The lake is over 22,000 acres and has an average depth of 8 feet, with the deepest point being approximately 22 feet. With its relatively shallow waters near the shore and sandy bottom, it is perfect for boaters and swimmers alike. northern pike, large & small mouth bass, bluegill, coming back year after year. The communities of Houghton Lake and Prudenville boast a wide variety of retail shopping from one of the state’s largest craft supply stores to several small shops that range from antiques to gift shops. One of the biggest boat dealers in Michigan is located in Houghton Lake. For the snowmobiler, adequate inventory to browse through. While visiting Houghton Lake you may wish to enjoy one of the many township parks that are available to the public. There are several with swimming beaches, pavilions, playground equipment and more. Hiking trails and a bike path along the lake are also available. If you are planning an extended stay, there are many options available to choose from. There are a number of hotels, motels, resorts and privately owned cabins to rent. Several campgrounds are also available for those looking to spend their time outdoors. There are many acres of state forest for campers who prefer a more rustic camping experience. Chamber Offices: Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce 1625 W. Houghton Lake Dr. Houghton Lake, MI 48629 Chamber Phone Number: 989-366-5644 Chamber Website: www.houghtonlakechamber.net firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency: Call 911 Post Office: Houghton Lake: 2255 Tower Hill Rd. Houghton Lake, MI 48629-8961 989-422-4110 Prudenville: 899 W Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenville, MI 48651- (989) 366-5147 Houghton Lakes Heights: 1641 Heightsview Dr. Houghton Lk Hts, MI 48630 (989) 422-5572 Dining establishments abound to suit the needs of groups small or large. You may choose from family dining, bars or fast food. In the event medical care is needed, there are 2 walk-in clinics available. We are also close to hospitals in both Grayling and West Branch.
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