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Clam Lake Waterford MI information 

How would you like a getaway on clam lake in Waterford ?  One question I hear from potential lake home buyers is how clean is the lake?  Most of our local lakes are not regularly checked for bacteria levels.  It is only usually done when there is a public beach on the lake.  Private lake associations may check periodically.  Most of our local lakes are clean and safe to be in.    


  • Cities the lake lies in                          Oakland Twp.
  • School district for the lake                   Lake Orion
  • Streets around the lake are                  paved
  • City water                                        well
  • City sewer                                        septic
  • Canals on Lake                                  no
  • Lots over an acre on lake                     yes
  • Water-ski course                                n/a
  • Condominiums                                 no


 How important is the school system to you when buying a lakefront home in Oakland County or Livingston County?  When Michigan relocation buyers come to me a school system is usually one of their top priorities.  Or is the drive time more important to you when looking at waterfront properties?  I always urge lake home buyers to write up a list of priorities before they start their home search.  Knowing what you want and having it on paper will keep you focused and most likely will help you find the home that really fits your criteria.  It is hard enough to find the “right” or “perfect” home in a subdivision.  Now you are looking for that “right” home and adding in all these other criteria such as size of lake, all sports or not, public or private, or type of water bottom.  Search "Southeastern Michigan Lake Cottages & Homes For Sale”

You always hear the saying “take time to smell the roses”.  When you live on the lake you are going to be doing that.  It is just a little slower on the lake.  You are going to be enjoying a lot more when you live on the lake.

 More factors to think about and prioritize when buying a waterfront home in Southeastern Michigan.  It doesn’t matter whether it is a West Bloomfield lake home or a Novi waterfront home.  These factors make it harder.   I usually hear “If I could put that house on that lake I would be thrilled.”  Unfortunately, sometimes you have to decide what are the most important criteria to you, and try to get as many of them as you can in your choice of homes.  My goal with these lake pages is to help make your decision easier because you are more informed.


There is a retirement community on the lake called Canterbury on the lake

  • All sports lake                      No
  • Private                                 Yes
  • Size                                      21 acres
  • Maximum Depth                  ? feet
  • Public Access                       No
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                      Unknown




The children that live on the lake go to Waterford Schools.  There were hundred of ducks on the lake when I was there.  It is more of a paddle boat lake that is shallow.  I would call it more of wildlife large pond.

Clam Lake Oakland County MI

Clam Lake real estate Oakland County

There have been no homes sold between January & November 2012 on the lake.

There are only about 5 or 6 Clam Lakefront homes.  None of them have sold in the last 5 to 6 years so I have no detailed information on any of the waterfront homes. 


Clam Lake Waterford MI

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Clam Lake Location

Clam Lake is located in Waterford Township Oakland County MI.  It is north of Highland Rd/M-69, south of Hatchery Rd, east of Airport Rd and west of Crescent Lake Rd .

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Clam Lake Fishing

  • Blue Gill
  • Crappie  
  • Bass                                           

Clam Lake Waterford MI

Other Waterford Township Lakes and Lake homes for sale

Watkins Lake, Williams Lake, Huntoon Lake, Loon Lake and Maceday Lake 

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If you are moving to the Waterford or White Lake area there are over 40 + lakes to chose from.  You have the choice of lakefront real estate on a small 5 acre swimming lake to a 500+ acre all sports lake.  Whatever your wants and desires we can help you find your dream lake home!

I have tried to put and add lake rules whenever I find out about them.  Most southeastern Michigan lakes are governed by the normal lake rules and regulations.  So lakes are non-motorized or electric motor only.  But you will know that before buying on the lake.

Here are some of the normal rules and regulations of our local lakes.  Boat traffic goes counter clockwise on the lake.  You should stay 100 feet from the shore especially if you are making a wake.  (Remember you are rocking everybody's boats.  You can't tow somebody behind a boat before dawn or after dusk.  Basically not in the dark.  If you are at least 16 years of age and born after December 31,1978, may operate a Personal water craft legally only if they have obtained a boating safety certificate.

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Most boats have a sticker of how many people can be on a boat.  You must have life preservers for each person on the boat too.  Most lakes have no speed limits on them.  There are only a few that do in our local area.

Most private lakes in Southeastern Michigan do not have a sheriff on the lake unless they are called.  Many of the bigger public all sports lakes will have a sheriff on the lake on the weekends.  It depends on the county and the county's budget as how often they are out there.

I did some research on Oakland County Lakes and added all the lake laws I could find on Michigan's website.

Russ Ravary your Waterford Lakefront realtor 




2016 homes sold on Clam Lake

1267 LAKE GEORGE RD 3 4 3,651 $3,500 $2,800 04/25/2016 Lake Front


Clam Lake in Waterford


Most of the available properties listed are luxury homes on the waterfront. There’s one with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 5, 043 sq. ft. living space with a decent price of $1,095,000.00. It’s a full brick lakefront home with quality custom finishes throughout. It has a grand 2 story foyer with marble flooring. The kids can even go to the Waterford School District.


Enjoy a weekend party in your spacious living and formal dining, with 4 fireplaces, and an impressive gourmet island kitchen.  It also features massive Pella windows overlooking the lake.


Clam Lake is one of the 34 lakes in Waterford Township.  You can visit the parks and end at the lake on a beautiful day. You can either go to Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, Dodge Brothers State Park or the Waterford Oaks County Park.

Clam Lake in Waterford

My goal is to aid you in finding the right waterfront home and the right Oakland County Lake that fits you and your family’s water activities.


Russ Ravary Michigan Realtor

 Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

Keller Williams Realty

 (248) 310-6239

30500 Northwestern Hwy #300                           2730 Union Lake Rd

      Farmington Hills, MI 48334                            Commerce, MI 48382




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"I first started looking at real estate listings online nearly a year ago, but at first I thought I´d never really buy one. I hadn´t been paying attention and thought I still couldn´t afford to buy a place. I also had no experience in buying a home and I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I bought. For most questions I would search online, the topic had been discussed on Russ´ blog.  Not only that, he was local. Over the summer, I finally decided to start physically looking at houses and Russ was the only choice.


My preferred method of contact was email and he always responded in a timely fashion. He was patient with this first-time home buyer, and worked with me through my initial bid process. I was surprised when they accepted the bid! The transaction went smoothly, with Russ patiently answering any questions and concerns I had. From the first time we looked at houses to the closing was exactly one month. I´ve been here five months now and people still marvel at what I got for the price I paid. When I requested a plumber, he was able to provide one was lived close by and was economical."


Thanks for everything, Russ.
~ Christine M.


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