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What are Oakland County's best all sports lakes? 

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Lakefront home buyer bonusMany people want to live on a all sports lake in Oakland County Michigan.  If you do not know the difference between an all sports lake and a non all sports lake let me give you an explanation.  An Oakland County all sports lake basically means that jet skis, power boats, sail boats, pontoon, and ski boats are allowed on the lake.  Non all sports lakes are basically non gas motor lakes.  Some non all sports lakes limit the size of electric motors or do not allow motors at all.  So no jet skis, no power boats, and even little fishing boats with a gas motor are not allowed.  Oakland County does have many non all sports lakes to chose from.

Some of the all sports lakes in Oakland County MI are public and some are private.  I myself do not believe it makes much of a difference whether it is a private lake or public.  Most local lakes are busy on the weekend and quite during the weekdays.  Everybody loves to enjoy our Michigan weekends.

Oakland County Lake rules and regulations

One mistake many Michigan lake home buyers make is that an all sports lake means big.  That is not true at all.  There are many small lakes 30-40 acres that are all sports lakes.  They allow jet skis and motor boats on them, but they are really not for the avid water sports enthusiast. They are ok for the occasional water skier or tubing with the kids.  But to spend a lot of time tubing, or wakeboarding you are going to want a bigger lake.  Otherwise you are going to be going around the small all sports lake in a small circle.  That would get boring after a while.

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If you are looking for a good lake realtor to help you find the best deals on a lake home.  I know the local lakes and can save you lots of time and stop you from making a bad decision on a SE Michigan lake home.

          There are so many different Oakland County all sports lakes.  Different sizes of lakes, different home styles, different price ranges.  The bigger the all sports lake the pricier it usually is.  If it is in a prestigious city the home values are going to be higher.  So size does matter when it comes to Southeastern Michigan lakes.

Here is a list of lakes that are all sports.  I know the lakes if you need help finding your dream lake home give me a call at 248-310-6239      

 Walnut Lake Cass Lake Union Lake   



Sizes of all sports lakes in Oakland County MI

 Name           Size Public Access
Cass Lake 1280 acres Yes
Orchard Lake 788 acres Yes
Walled Lake 670 acres No 
Pontiac Lake 640 acres Yes
White Lake 540 acres Yes
Lake Orion 506 acres Yes
Union Lake 465 acres Yes
Lakeville Lake 460 acres Yes 
Sylvan Lake 458 acres Yes
Lake Angelus 413 acres No
Pine Lake  395 acres No
Elizabeth Lake 363 acres No
Upper Straits Lake 323 acres No 
Tipsico Lake 301 acres Yes 
Oxbow Lake 290 acres No 
Duck Lake Highland 253 acres No
Voorheis Lake 182 acres No
Loon Lake Waterford 243 acres Yes
Wolverine Lake 241 acres Yes
Watkins Lake 238 acres No
Commerce Lake 236 acres No
Lower Straits Lake 235 acres No
Lake Oakland 235 acres Yes
Walnut Lake 232 acres No
Maceday Lake 219 acres Yes
Big Lake 200 acres Yes 
Lake Sherwood 181 acres No
Lotus Lake  179 acres Yes
Lower Long Lake 178 acres No
Commerce Lake 173 acres No
Middle Straits Lake 171 acres No 
Big Lake (Big)

170 acres     


Cedar Island Lake 169 acres Yes
Greens Lake 166 acres  
Williams Lake 155 acres No
Long Lake 146 acres Yes 
Deer Lake 137 acres Yes
Woodhull Lake 135 acres Yes 
Bald Eagle Lake 124 acres No 
Greens Lake 117 acres No
Judah Lake 115 acres No
Upper Long Lake 108 acres No



Lake Louise          103 acres     No

Long Lake Orion     94 acres      Yes through Bunny Lake Country Club

Moore Lake            92 acres     Yes through Highland State Recreation Area

Whipple Lake         75 acres      No  

Stoney Lake          67 acres       Yes City Park launch 

Mickelson Lake      50-60 acres   Yes through Squaw Lake 

Huff Lake              42 acres       NO

Long Lake             34.5 acres    Yes through Squaw Lake

Clear Lake            32.5 acres     Yes through Squaw Lake 

Squaw Lake          28 acres       Yes through Squaw Lake

Tan Lake               22.1 acres    Yes through Squaw Lake 


Stringy Lake Oxford MI  


Russ Ravary testimonials - Oakland County realtor reviews 


Russ was kind and helpful. We had not bought a house in over 40 years so we had no idea what was in store for us.

After reading the testimonials on Russ's website, we gave him a call.  We'd had a bad experience with a previous realtor, so we were cautious.  But it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made.

He answered all our questions and even worked around our schedules to show us houses.  As busy as Russ can be, he always returned our calls.

Even when we decided to put the search on hold for almost a year, Russ waited patiently for us to be ready. He told us that when we were ready again, he'd be ready to help.

Bottom line, Russ is a very good realtor who goes above and beyond what you expect. Thank you Russ for everything! We and our dogs love our new home!

Frank and Maria Botello




Southeastern Michigan Lakefront homes 


Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

 Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Real Estate One

 (248) 310-6239

8430 Richardson Rd                            

      Farmington Hills, MI 48334                            Commerce, MI 48382


White Lake

For more information on other lakes, click on one of the links, below. 


Silver Lake homes for sale on the water

Forest Lake foreclosures

Brendel Lake waterfront homes and cottages for sale

Sayles Lake foreclosures

Along with the Oakland county all-sports lakes here are some other options you might want to find out more information on! Take a look and feel free to ask me any questions you may have. 

Baetcke Lake homes

Chalmers Lake Bloomfield Michigan

Sugden Lake

Williams Lake Sales

Brighton Lake


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