Big Lake in Clarkston Michigan

Are you interested in Big Lakefront Homes for sale? If you are looking at Big Lake Homes, be prepared for dirt roads. There are only gravel roads that surround this lake. These roads are not heavily traveled so it would be safe for children cross if they look both ways first. It would be no different than living on a side street in the city that wasn’t a through street. On that side of the lake there is a grass area between the road and the lake. Some of the homes on that side have larger windows and wider lots. The view from the homes are great too because they sit up a little higher, unlike the others.


On the other side of the lake, it is different. The homes sit right on the lake. Big Lake waterfront homes range from 1929, 800 square foot ranches, to 2000, 4000 square foot home colonials. There is every type home you could want on the lake. So what is the lake lifestyle you ask? Overall the lake life style is a little different than a subdivision. Most lake home owners know their neighbors or other people on the lake front seeing them out on the lake. I would say the lake life style is more social. Though there are many lake home owners that keep to themselves. So lake home owners may not even own a boat. To me that is foreign…. live on a lake and own a boat?!?!?!?! There are always people like that on a lake. Some have gotten older and no longer want to maintain a boat, some are just happy looking at the lake, birds, ducks and awns that inhabit the lake. I have had many clients that do not have boats and are so happy on the lake. They are just more relaxed because of the lake. Most lakes will have a gathering spot. What I mean by that is a place where boats and people tend to hangout together. They may not know each other too well, but they talk a little when anchored close by. If it is a mucky lake they may not anchor in a deep spot to swim. If there are islands on the lake they may park on the shallow end of the island. Some lake have shallow areas or sunken islands that lake home owners anchor at. Some stay to themselves with their family and kids. Other lake home owners mingle and chat with the other people who are on boats as well.



Big Lake (Clarkston MI) is a mucky bottom lake like many other Southeastern Michigan lake.  That doesn’t stop lake owners from swimming, skiing, or enjoying the lake to the fullest.  Big Lake is one of the headwaters of the Huron River.

  • All sports lake                     Yes
  • Private                                  No
  • Size                                      200 acres
  • Maximum Depth                 14 feet
  • Public Access                      Yes
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                       Unknown

There is a Michigan DNR access on the east side of the lake.  The roads around the lake are gravel.  The children that live on the lake go to Clarkston schools.


If you would like some more information about Big Lake and what homes are for sale currently, please dont hesitate to contact me at (248) 310-6239 or email me at If you are not interested in this lake, I will set you up with a personalized list of homes that meet your criteria, to insure that your next home features all of your wants and needs. That is the most important key in today’s market, getting the listings first, so you dont miss out on the best deals that are currently out there on the market. The good homes are selling fast, so when you see something that you like, contact me right away so I can get you inside of the homes to take a look around!

If you buy and close on a home with me as your realtor, I will buy or credit you a new Kayak or Lawnmower. So what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and give us a call today at (248) 310-6239 or email us directly at We look forward to hearing from you!



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