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Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland lake. It is an extraordinary resource that provides fishing, boating, swimming, and other recreational opportunities to thousands of people who use and enjoy the lake. Houghton Lake is an important part of the local economy.

Recognizing the need to effectively manage Houghton Lake, the Houghton Lake Improvement Board was established in 2000 under provisions of Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. In accordance with state law, the lake board is composed of a representative of each of the four townships that border the lake, a county commissioner, the county drain commissioner, and a

lakefront property owner. Several members of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board are lake residents. The Lake Board has made the coordinated management of Houghton Lake possible.

A treatment of 490 acres using Renovate3 and Diquate  is scheduled for Tuesday August 31 weather permitting.

2021 Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 7pm

January 19 - Denton Township

March 23 - Markey Township

May 25 - Denton Township

July 27 - Roscommon Township

September 28 - Lake Township, 7pm


Improving Lake Ecology


Houghton Lake Improvement Board

P.O. Box 843

Houghton Lake, MI 48629