DNR to Auction Public Land in Central, Lower Michigan in May


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will begin selling surplus public land in an auction next month that will include nearly 30 parcels, located mainly in central and lower Michigan.

Pat Harlow, land records and research specialist at the Michigan DNR, says parcels range in size from less than an acre to 140 acres. The properties are located in Cheboygan, Clare, Gladwin, Kalkaska, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Osceola, Roscommon, and Wexford counties.

Harlow says a highlight of the auction is two properties located on Burt Lake in Cheboygan County. She says the properties are located on the west side of the lake, each with 180 feet of lake frontage. Both properties are nearly three acres in size.

She says several of the larger properties are being offered in Clare, Midland, and Osceola counties, near Reed City.

Harlow says the properties to be auctioned are difficult to manage by the DNR due to their isolated location. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase properties that enhance public recreation in the state.

The auction begins May 10 and ends June 7. For more information, click here.