Carter Lake RDP

This Carter Lake parcel consists of 250 acres and contains two entire northwoods lakes. Carter Lake is 24 feet deep and roughly 16 acres in size. There is a smaller lake just south of Carter, and both of these water features are contained entirely within this 250-acre property. Carter Lake has good upland frontage, and the smaller lake to the south has a mix of upland and lowland frontage. The Carter Lake property has a conservation easement in place that is held by the State of Michigan. It is part of The Nature Conservancy’s Northern Great Lakes Forest Project. This property is one of a handful of parcels that was specifically set aside and designated for a limited development opportunity. This is your chance to be a part of the historic conservation project known as “The Big U.P. Deal”. The conservation easement encourages the sustainable use of forest resources, the protection of conservation values, and provides opportunities for public recreation in a manner consistent with forest management and recreation conservation. It allows for the development of one single-family structure with associated outbuildings, providing a unique private ownership experience. This property has a large pre-designated “Privacy Zone” that can be posted as private property where you can build your version of the perfect wilderness getaway. The privacy zone includes the southern portion of Carter, as well as the northern portion of the smaller lake ensuring your own private retreat on this unique northwoods lake property. The residual land will remain open to the public for foot traffic for those to enjoy passive recreational pursuits. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to be a part of the Upper Peninsula’s historic conservation heritage!

The Nature Conservancy’s Northern Great Lakes Forest Project:


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Price : $429,000.00
Property Type : Waterfront
Status : Active Listing
State : Michigan
City : Grand Marais, Seney
Property ID : 4605

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