TBD Voelker Lake Lat 46.37302 Lon -87
Ishpeming, Michigan MI 49849
$698,000 Price
Est. Monthly Payment: $2,997.61 See Details
320 Square Feet
360 Acres
1098360 Listing ID
360-ACRE VOELKER LAKES LEGACY PARCEL! This Upper Peninsula of Michigan property is located in the Voelker Plains, in Tilden Township, in central Marquette County. This property is named for the Voelker Family. One family member, John D. Voelker is something of a legend in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A native of Ishpeming and a graduate of Northern Michigan University, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. After law school he spent several years in Marquette as an Assistant Prosecutor. He moved to Chicago, and while there began writing stories about the U.P., which he dearly missed. Later appointed a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, he wrote several novels under the pseudonym, Robert Traver. He was an internationally acclaimed author of award-winning classics such as Trout Madness, Trout Magic, and his most famous novel, Anatomy of a Murder. This novel was based upon a case he defended, People v. Peterson, and was originally published in 1958. It turned into an Academy Award winning movie, Anatomy of a Murder a year later. Directed by Otto Preminger the movie starred Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Arthur O'Connell, Duke Ellington, and George C. Scott. After 1960 Voelker retired to continue writing, fly fishing, and playing cribbage. John Voelker had a passion for fishing, and was a fly fishing icon and loved the Upper Peninsula's scenic forests and glacial ponds. Voelker had a source for legal sized brook trout and regularly stocked some of his favorite lakes with them. It is rumored that while he was taking afternoon naps the local children would sneak onto the lakes to fish for his prized trout... and the rumor continues that he paid these local poachers a Nickel-A-Day not to fish for them. Voelker Lake is considered a "Young Water" lake, because it is filled with water that originates at the top of the watershed in this area. About 20-Acres in size, it is surrounded by beautiful oak, aspen, maple, tamarack, spruce, and towering White and Red pine. At the south end of the lake is the historic Voelker Cabin site. The original cabin was thought to be built in the late 1800s. It burned down over eighty years ago, and an old Horse Barn was then converted into a bunk house. The dove-tailed logs have the traditional adzed look, and are chinked with cement. There is a separate wood sauna, and a privy also located here. At the south end of the property is Little (or East) Voelker Lake, which is 13.7-Acres in size, and another large pond, and several smaller beaver ponds. The 360-Acre property has thousands of acres of the Escanaba River State Forest Lands along its entire western and southern border, for walk-in access for hunting, trapping, and fishing. About a half-mile north of Voelker Lake is access through the State Lands, to the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River... Continued In Adendum
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Status Active
County Marquette
Year Built 1850
Property Type Residential
Property Type Camp/Cottage
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Primary Features

Air Conditioning: None
Area: Tilden T 35
Body of Water: Voelker Lake(s)
Construction: Log
County: Marquette
Exterior: Log
Fireplace: None
Foundation: Wood Posts
Garage: None
Heat: Wood
Property Type: Residential
School District: Ishpeming
Style: Camp or Cottage
Property Type: Camp/Cottage
Water: None
Year Built: 1850


Addendum: Remarks Continued: This branch is groundwater-fed, cold and with suitable substrate for natural fish reproduction. The Escanaba River drains more than 900 square miles of remote forests and is one of Upper Peninsula’s largest river systems with many miles of flotable water. A tributary of this river also crosses the property being offered for sale. Located in the Voelker Plains, this parcel has a varied terrain that provides lakes, ponds, rivers, hardwood forests, some open pine plains and many miles of good woods trails throughout - It would be an excellent property for a private Fish-Hunt Club. Contact us for your private tour today! Lot Dimensions: 2640x2640x2640x2640x2640x2640x1320x1320x1320x1320
Basement: None
Deeded Water Access: Lake
Lot Dimensions: See Addendum
Master Bath: no
MLS ID: Keweenaw Area MLS
Natural Gas: Not Available
Possession: At Closing
Propane Tanks: N/A
Road Access: Seasonal
Sewer: None
Status Category: Active
Supplemental Heat: None
Telephone: Not Available
Trailside: No

Financial Details

Association Fee: None
Financing Options: None
Price Per SqFt: 2181.25
Price per Total Finished SqFt: 2181.25
Rental Options: No Rental Available

Interior Features

Cable: Not Available
Electric: No
Extras: None
First Floor Bathroom: No
First Floor Bedroom: Yes
Living Room Size: 16x20

Location Information

City/Township/Village: Tilden T
Shoreline: Mixed, Sand, Vegetation, Wooded

External Features

Outbuildings: None
Water View: Lake
Waterfront: Lake

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1900 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
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