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Half Moon Lake Dexter MI info

  • All sports lake                      Yes
  • Private                                  No
  • Size                                       236 acres
  • Maximum Depth                   87 feet
  • Public Access                       Yes
  • Public Beach                        No
  • Wake restrictions                 Unknown
  • Water Source                       Springs, Portage Creek, and Watson Lake
  • Cities the lake lies in                        Dexter, Gregory, Lyndon
  • School district for the lake               Chelsea, Stockbridge
  • Streets around the lake are               Gravel, paved
  • City water                                         Well
  • City sewer                                         Mostly Sewer sanitary
  • Canals on Lake                                  yes
  • Lots over an acre on lake                   yes
  • Water-ski course                                 n/a
  • Condominiums                                  no

Halfmoon Lake Pinckney MI

Halfmoon Lake is a chain lake and has a State park on one side of the lake. There are some deep holes in the lake ranging from 80-100 feet deep. Some of the shoreline is so shallow that the docks have to go way out into the lake.

Halfmoon Lake is approximately 236 acres in size and part of a chain lakes that are included in the Middle Huron Watershed within the Huron River Basin. There are several lakes upstream from Halfmoon Lake, including Woodburn, Patterson, Watson, Bruin, and Blind. The only outlet of Halfmoon Lake is approximately 20 feet wide.  It exits to Hi-Land Lake.

Half Moon Lake Dexter Township Livingston County MI is a glacial Lake and has a public fishing dock on it.  There is also a public access on the lake.  Children living on the lake attend Pinckney Schools.

Halfmoon Lake real estate Livingston County

Half Moon Lake real estate Pinckney MI

Between January & October 20, 2012 here's what sold on the lake.  

8661 HILLSDALE 76100 75000 75 60.8766 1232 1960 N
13766 EDGEWATER DR 239000 225000 113 160.7142 1400 9999 N
14468 EDGEWATER DR 239900 233000 111 133.908 1740 1940 N

I don't believe there is a Half Moon Lake front home that is over 3500 square feet.  Most of the homes are small ranches in the 1000 -1500 square foot range. Halfmoon Lakefront homes are few because the state park covers half the lake frontage. The lakefront homes consist of smaller homes on dirt roads.    The homes are level with the lake and do not require stairs down to the lake.  Halfmoon Lake home styles include colonials and Cape cods too.

Half Moon Lake waterfront properties usually have 70' or more in lake frontage.  There is even one home with 330 foot of frontage, and there are a few with 50 foot of lake frontage.  

I really like this whole Pinckney chain of lakes because it is so rural.  So natural.

Halfmoon Lake properties Livingston County MI 

Lake house buyer bonusSoutheastern Michigan lakes have so many different lake bottoms.  Some are mucky, some are sandy, and some are full of vegetation.  They vary so much from lake to lake and even from one side of the lake to the other.  You could have a sandy lake bottom on one side of the lake and mucky on the other.  Some lakes are all sandy bottoms.  Others are all mucky.  The easiest way to check whether it is sandy or mucky is to get into the lake. That is why it is smart to buy a lake home when the ice is off the lake. Sometimes the lake bottom is sandy for 10 or 15 feet then gets mucky.  Usually if the lake listing does not proclaim sandy lake bottom....then it does not have it.

The next part of Lake Frontage that you may want to consider is vegetation or vegetation free lake front.  Usually a mucky lake front invites lily pads and cattails.  Because of DNR rules you cannot just go out and rip out lily pads and vegetation in front of the home.  So do not buy a lake home thinking you can change the waterfront drastically.  Sure some lake home buyers do the midnight lily pad weeding or put down chemicals at night to kill the vegetation....but it is illegal and still will take several years to do.

You will notice that if the sellers are older sometimes there will be a little bit of vegetation out front.  That is usually easily cleaned up.  This usually is the case when the sellers are older and have not used the lake in years.  By the time the kids and grandkids use the lakefront all summer it will be clean again.  Many lake home owners have a large rake (a landscape rake) to rake up seaweed, and rocks.  It is a great tool to have. 

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Halfmoon Lake is located in Dexter Township Livingston County MI.  It is South of Patterson Lake Rd and East of Hadley Rd.  Half Moon Lake is located within the boundaries of the Pinckney Recreation Area and is approximately 6 miles north of the Village of Chelsea. The main part of this lake lies in the northwest part of Washtenaw County and a small portion extends into southwestern Livingston County.  


Half Moon Lake had a fish survey in late May, 1991 with six standard 8 x 5 x 3 foot trap nets. Species captured in descending order of abundance included bluegills, pumpkinseeds, carp, black crappie, longnose gar, rock bass, largemouth bass, bowfin, northern pike, yellow perch, warmouth, and white bass.

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Other nearby local Livingston County Lakes include Woodburn, Patterson, Watson, Bruin,  Blind, and Hy-Land. 

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Almost every lake on this site shows up on the first page of google when you search the lake name.  So if you want to get your home in front of people who are looking to buy a lake home give me a call on my cell phone.  Let's get your lake home SOLD!!!


Russ Ravary your Pinckney Township Lakefront real estate specialist 

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Russ Ravary - Metro Detroit real estate agent

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8430 Richardson Rd. Commerce MI 48382 

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