Pontiac Lake Front homes for sale & Pontiac Lake Oakland County MI information

  • All Sports                                  Yes
  • Private                                       No extremely public
  • Size                                           612 acres
  • Deepest Spot                             34 foot
  • Overall average depth                 8 ft (guess by marina owner)
  • Wake Restrictions                      A couple of no wake zones
  • Public Beach                              State Park & several marinas/picnic rental areas
  • Public boat access                      State park & several marinas
  • Public access parking                  Lots
  • Water Source                             Huron River Watershed
  • Lake Association                        NO
  • Islands                                        17 islands

I would call Pontiac Lake a working man’s lake.  Open to the public not just via the Pontiac recreation areabut thru several small independently owned marinas that seem down home.  No pretentious here onPontiac lake.  You are more apt to find a older fishing boat than a top of the line $50,000 wakeboarding boat on Pontiac Lake.                     QUAKE ON THE LAKEQuake on the Lake

Pontiac Lake Map Oakland County Michigan topographical map showing depth and islands

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Pontiac Lake Oakland County MI Location

Pontiac Lake is located in the heart of Oakland County lakedistrict right off M-59.  North of M-59, East of Teggerdine, West of N. Williams Rd, and South of Gale and White Lake Rd.  Pontiac Lake is located in White Lake Township just minutes away from Waterford MI

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Pontiac Lake Public Access

Lots of Public access through the Pontiac State Recreation area or the marinas listed below.  There are 84 public parking spots at the recreation area alone.  So Pontiac Lake is an easy lake to get on being so close to M-59.

Pontiac Lake Fishing

Fishing is good on Pontiac Lake and there are usually quite a few ice shanties in the winter.  Fish species are:

  • Northern Pike
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie some as large as 14″
  • Perch
  • Walleye 16-18″
  • Catfish Channel, Bull Head, Flat some as big as 10 pounds
  • Rock Bass

Pontiac Lake Waterfront homes

     

                            

In 2009 Pontiac Lake waterfront homes for sale prices ranged from a $100,000 to $400,000.  In the 365 days before July 18, 2009 Pontiac Lake properties sold from a 700 square foot ranch $60,000 up to a 2393 colonial for $330,000.  If you are looking for an upscale private lake with large homes then Pontiac Lake isn’t the lake for you.  Pontiac Lake has some small apartments that rent for as cheap as $300 a month right on the lake.  There are condos across from the lake too.  And there is even a small mobile home park on the lake.  So there are not going to be any 5000 square foot Pontiac lakefront homes for you to chose from

Pontiac Lake real estate

is categorically smaller cottages.  No mega mansions here. You aren’t going to find Lexus or Mercedes inPontiac Lake home driveways. The existing homes were built starting in about 1938 and have been added on to.  Or they have been torn down to be rebuilt.  Some have been built as late as the 1990′s.  There are small ranches from about 600 square ft to colonials as big as 2400 square feet.  There are also bungalows and Cape Cod homes on the lake.  Depending where the home you buy your kids could either go to Huron Valley Schools, or Waterford School System.

Pontiac Lake White Lake Oakland County General Info

There are several Marinas on the Lake which have boats to rent and picnic areas to enjoy the lake.  So you can launch your boat at these marinas and feel safe about getting your boat fixed if you break down.

What is nice about the lake is there are a few peninsulas and 17 islands to cruise around.  And with over 25%  natural it makes you feel up north.  In fact drive Gale Rd north of the lake and you will feel like you are up north.

There are several stores and even a Chinese Restaurant that are on M-59 & the lake within walking distance.  Unfortunately the Chinese Restaurant has no outdoor seating on the lake.

Pontiac Lake Recreation surrounds 1/2  the lake covering over 3745 acres. There is a nice beach with concession stand, playground, changing facilities, picnic area and shelters, hiking trails, public boat launch with plenty of parking.  It is a great place to enjoy Pontiac Lake if you don’t own any lakefront property.  DNR permit passes required.

Pontiac Lake’s Quake on the Lake

 In July Pontiac Lakehosts Quake on the lake.  Hydroplane races that run for two days.  Its a great day for the kids and you can even get up close to the races by boat.

I hoped all this Pontiac Lake data and Pontiac Lake information helped you in your search of Oakland County lakefront property.

Feel free to call me or email me if you see a Pontiac Lake house for sale that you want to get inside of.    My cell is (313) 310-9855 or email me at info@RussRavary.com

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