Michigan officials selling nearly 150 parcels of land up to 160 acres in size


DNR parcels 422892 and 422881 make up the 1.45 acres for sale on Watermill Lake near the Pere Marquette River in Lake County. Photo Courtesy: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Looking for a stocking stuffer with a lake view, river access, or winding trail in a prime location throughout Michigan.

Starting Tuesday, December 10th, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will begin its winter auction of surplus public land.

This years auction offers 147 individual parcels ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres.

Land is available in many counties including Allegan, Alpena, Bay, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Houghton, Iosco, Jackson, Kalkaska, Lake, Mackinac, Midland, Missaukee, Muskegon, Newaygo, Otsego, Saint Clair and Van Buren.

The auction is part of a larger strategy to manage public land, according to a press release by the DNR.

Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight Wednesday, Jan. 8, and will be opened Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The proceeds from the land auction will help provide future outdoor recreation opportunities.

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