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About Houghton Lake

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.

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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.

Houghton Lake Improvement Board

Jim Deamud, Chairman 
Denton Township
David Russo

Roscommon County Board of Commissioners

Keith Stiles

Lake Township
Brett Yardley
Roscommon Township
Norm Fullmer, Secretary/Treasurer
Markey Township
Jack McCauley

Riparian Representative
Rex Wolfsen

Roscommon County Drain Commissioner
2016 Meeting Schedule
Meetings begin at 7pm.

February 23
Work Session – Markey Township

March 15
Markey Township Fire Station

May 31
Denton Township

August 23
Roscommon Township

September 20
Lake Township

Meeting Minutes

Minutes 9-22-2015 (.pdf)

Minutes 8-25-2015 (.pdf)

Minutes 6-16-2015 (.pdf)

Minutes 3-17-2015 (.pdf)

Minutes 9-30-2014 (.pdf)

Minutes 8-26-2014 (.pdf)

Minutes 7-22-2014 (.pdf)

Minutes 6-17-2014 (.pdf)

Annual Reports

2015 Houghton Lake Annual Report

2014 Houghton Lake Annual Report

2013 Houghton Lake Annual Report