Moon Lake is known for its large brook trout. This 49-foot deep lake is stocked every year and is listed as a Type D trout lake by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The property totals 148 acres and includes all of Moon Lake. It is located approximately 20 miles from Newberry on seasonal County Road 455. There are no utility services to this trophy brook trout lake. The Moon 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 approximately 2,400 feet of lake frontage and 40 acres on the southern and eastern shores of Moon Lake ensuring your own private retreat on this trophy trout lake. 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:
The Big U.P. Deal:
From Newberry, head north on M-123 for 4.5 miles. Turn left onto County Road 407. Drive 4.3 miles. Turn left onto Carlson Camp Road/County Road 455 and drive 11.5 miles to the destination on your right.
From Grand Marais, head south on State Highway M77 for 13.8 miles. Turn left (east) on Carlson Camp Road and drive 11.1 miles to the property on your left.