Forested, lakefront property up for auction next month

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 13:43:53-04

If you're looking to own a little piece of 'up north', the Michigan DNR is set to auction off a lot of acreage in July.

Parcels ranging in size from an acre to 32 acres will be available by sealed-bid auction starting July 10. There are 41 land parcels available, all in Rogers Township in Presque Isle County.

The DNR says the properties are being offered to the public because they are better suited for private ownership.

“The properties being offered in the July auction are isolated from other DNR-managed land, are difficult to manage, or provide limited outdoor recreation benefits to the public,” says manager of DNR Real Estate Services Scott Goeman. “Plus, all of these parcels are forested or have lake frontage – or both – making them attractive to a lot of potential buyers who are interested in a little land ‘up north.’”

Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight July 20, and will be opened Aug. 1. Proceeds from the sale of these lands helps the DNR provide future outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state.

More details on the properties and July 10 auction can be found by clicking on the link within this story.