Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced it will offer state managed public land for sale.  The sale will be through live auctions at locations in Muskegon (August 20th) and Manistee (August 22nd).

Aug. 20: Muskegon County (18 properties in Cedar Creek, Blue Lake, White River, Egelson, Dalton, Fruitland, Norton Shores and Muskegon townships) 

The properties for sale range between 0.05 acres and 2.03 acres in size throughout Muskegon County. Larger properties are located in Cedar Creek, Blue Lake and White River townships. Smaller properties are in Egelston, Dalton, Fruitland, Norton Shores and Muskegon townships, in the Oak Hill, Evanston Homes, Lakewood Addition, Clear Lake, Goose Egg Lake Resort and Cora Reed subdivisions. In addition, two repriced properties will be auctioned in both Cedar Creek and Holton townships. These properties range between 10 acres and 15 acres in size and are located about 17 miles northeast of Muskegon.

  • Live auction begins Thursday, Aug. 20, at noon in the Holiday Inn - Muskegon Harbor - Embassy Ballroom, 939 Third St., in Muskegon.
  • Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.


Aug. 22: Newaygo County (140 properties in Merrill and Ashland townships)

The DNR is selling 59 newly listed properties in both Woodland Park and the Woodland Park #4 subdivisions, located about 20 miles west of Big Rapids. These properties generally consist of four or more lots. Not all roads in the subdivision have been developed. In addition, 79 repriced properties in Woodland Park subdivisions 1 and 2 will be offered again. Two properties also are for sale in Ashland Township, Melwood Forest Subdivision, located about 15 miles southwest of Newaygo. Both of these properties have frontage on Sand Lake.

  • Live auction begins Saturday, Aug. 22, at noon in the Little River Casino - Bodweaadamiinh Room, 2700 Orchard Way, in Manistee.
  • Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

For all auctions, bidders may preregister or get more information on the live auction process at www.tax-sale.info.

Mineral rights may not be available on some properties. Details about each property (including the minimum bid amount, map, property descriptions and conditions of sale) also are available at www.tax-sale.info.

Conditions of sale are published on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/landforsale.

Printed property information may be requested from the DNR Real Estate Services Section, P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948. For general information about the sale of surplus, state-managed public land, contact Patricia Harlow at 517-284-5940.

Properties offered at auction are tax-reverted lands; the proceeds provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in keeping with the mission of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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