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Russ Ravary
(248) 310-6239
Lakefront homes in Oakland County Michigan

When looking for lake homes in South Eastern Michigan you may narrow your area down to Oakland County and to the Clarkston area.  Clarkston is still highly sought after area because of the good schools, low crime, and easy access to I-75.  Home buyers like the semi rural feel of the area and downtown Clarkston.  Being close to I-75 makes it easy to get to work if you work in Troy, Auburn Hills, or downtown Detroit.  There are many lakes and lake homes near Clarkston MI.  There are about 19 lakes near Clarkston and that is not including the small lakes.


If you looking for a lake home near Clarkston Michigan this page will help you.  Well you have come to the right spot to learn more about the nearby lakes.  Clarkston Lakes are near to the I-75 corridor and make an easy ride to work whether you are going to downtown Detroit or to Auburn Hills or Troy.  What you have to understand is that many people consider Independence Township Lakes and Springfield Township Lakes are sometimes spoken as "Clarkston".  They may not be in Clarkston proper but their mailing address may be Clarkston or people may just refer to the area as Clarkston.

Lakes near Clarkston MI

Here are 23 of the lakes that are near Clarkston MI.  Below I have labeled whether the lakes are a public lake or a private lake.  If they are a public lake it means there is a DNR Launch or launch that the public can use.  There are a couple of County and community parks run by the townships on a couple of the lakes.  I also labeled the lakes on whether they are an all sports lake or not.   

Wahmegah Lake near Clarkston MI   

Private Lakes in Clarkston MI

Deer Lake near Clarkston Michigan

                                                                              Dixie Lake homes near Clarkston MI

Big Lake                       Public Lake              All sports lake

Bridge Lake                  Private Lake             Non All sports lake

Cranberry Lake            Private Lake              Non All sports lake

Crosby Lake                Private Lake               Non All sports lake

Deer Lake                    Public Lake                All sports lake

Dixie Lake                    Private Lake              All sports lake

Eliza Lake                    Private Lake

Foster Lake                  Private Lake

Greens Lake                Private Lake                All sports lake

Hogback Lake              Private Lake                  

Lake Oakland               Public Lake                All sports lake

Lester Lake                  Private Lake

Little Walters Lake        Private Lake               Non All sports lake

Lotus lake                    Public Lake                All sports lake

Middle Lake                  Private Lake              Non All sports lake

Parke Lake                    Private Lake             Non All sports lake

San Souci Lake              Private Lake        

Softwater Lake              Private Lake             Non All sports lake

Susin Lake                    Private Lake             All sports lake 

Van Norman Lake          Private Lake              All sports lake

Wah-me-gah Lake          Private Lake

Whipple Lake                 Private Lake             All sports lake

Woodhull Lake               Public Lake

Susin Lake near Clarkston MI

Lotus Lake Homes near Clarkston MI

Softwater Lake near Clarkston MI

Here are the biggest lakes near Clarkston Michigan

Why do large lakes and lake homes on those bigger lakes sometimes command higher prices?  Larger lakes are usually more desirable to many lake home buyers.  More buyers mean higher demand which means higher prices.  Though there are always buyers that like quiet lakes too. Many watersports enthusiasts that want to waterski, tube, wakeboard, or surf like bigger lakes.  Usually they like lakes that are over 150 - 200 acres.  Here are the big Clarkston Lakes.

  • Lake Oakland          235 acres
  • Big Lake                  200 acres
  • Lotus Lake              179 acres
  • Deer Lake                137 acres
  • Woodhull Lake        135 acres
  • Greens Lake            117 acres
  • Waumegah Lake     110 acres
  • Dixie Lake                  78 acres
  • Van Norman Lake      66 acres
  • Cranberry Lake         40 acres
  • Crosby Lake               49 acres
  • Hogback Lake              44 acres
  • Susin Lake                  40 acres
  • Softwater Lake           28 acres
  • Middle Lake                 23 acres

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Big all sports lakes near Clarkston MI

  • Lake Oakland          235 acres     Public lake
  • Big Lake                  200 acres      Public Lake
  • Lotus Lake              179 acres      Public Lake
  • Deer Lake                137 acres     Public Lake
  • Woodhull Lake        135 acres     Public Lake
  • Greens Lake            117 acres     Private Lake
  • Waumegah Lake     110 acres     Private Lake

Greens Lake Clarkston MI

So what will you find when looking at Clarkston area lake homes. When buying a lakefront home near Clarkston Michigan you will find you have a wide range of choices of homes.  You will still find small older cottages on many of Clarkston's Lakes.  You will also find big colonial, ranch, and contemporary homes that have been built in the last ten years.  So there are Clarkston Lake homes that will have all the latest amenities like master suites with walk in closets, great rooms, and gourmet style kitchens.  The newer homes will have open layouts, large lake view windows, and rooms that face the lake.

The older homes change hands over the years and many of them are remodeled, updated, and added onto over the years.  Many lakes are always in a state of change because of the additions.  Sometimes old lake homes are torn down and new lake homes built.

If you are looking to buy or sell a Clarkston lake home give me a call.  I get lots of buyers from this lake website looking to buy a lake home so if you are selling that helps you.  I also know how to market your lake home because I deal with lake home buyers all the time and I live on a lake.  I understand the lake lifestyle and it helps to sell homes.

If you are a lake home buyer I know hundreds of local lakes that you may not know of.  I can save you time and energy by ruling out lakes that do not fit you and your family and point out other lakes that may fit you.  So call me today at 248-310-6239 to get started on your next move.


Here are a few of my past client's reviews.

Russ was extremely knowledgeable in helping us find a home on the lake. He knew all the areas and had good information on the lakes we visited.  He went above and beyond just sending us the current listings.  He also found us listings and previewed the homes to see if they fit our criteria.  He spent many hours with us and we found the perfect home because of his attention to detail. We highly recommend him to our friends and family.
-Bill & Pam K.
Russ was a tremendous help in finding us a home that was within our budget. He was patient, considering we didn't really know what we wanted and he made excellent recommendations until we found one we liked and that worked for us. He always made us feel like we were the only people he was working with. This is our first home purchase and Russ is someone I will recommend as well as use again when it is time to purchase another home. Thanks for your help Russ! You made the process so easy.

-Amanda S.

We had worked with Russ before when we bought a home in 2014. When we were ready to sell our second home, we only called Russ. He took care of everything, and we had four offers in two days--three for asking price, and one for above asking price, which was the eventual buyer. Russ makes everything so easy with his online forms. We only needed to meet twice, once at listing and the other at closing. Couldn't be faster or easier.

-R. L. 

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