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Street: Long Point Dr Prudenville Michigan
Zip Code: 48629
County: Roscommon
Longitude: -84.708864
Latitude: 44.330027
Public/Private:
  • Public
  • Some Public Access

Acreage: 20,044
Lake Amenities:
  • Public Beach
  • Boat Launch
  • Shopping

Description: Houghton Lake is a Michigan lake located in Roscommon County, just South of Higgins Lake (9,900 acres). Houghton Lake contains 20,044 acres (31.32 square miles) of surface waters with reported depths of up to 21 feet, 30 miles of lake shoreline (includes lakeshore of islands). Houghton Lake is the largest Michigan inland lake..

The community of Prudenville is at the Southeastern end of the lake.

Houghton Lake Map

Roscommon County is also home to Higgins Lake and Lake St. Helen

 

The Heights on Houghton Lake

 
  HeightsonHoughtonLake  
  May 19, 1945

Dear Mom and Dad,

Got here at 3:00, have rented a cottage and cooked supper in it, we have three rooms and it is really nice, having fun. Hope you are feeling good. Tell Dorothy I said hello. This is the store we got our groceries.

Bye, Kenny, Cora, Mary, Harold












 

Shoreline Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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  June 23, 1947

Sunday Evening,

Arrived here 4:00 p.m., 364 miles from home. Will move on to Indian River in the morning, another 100 miles or so. Will tell you all about the fish when we get there.

Richard and Marion












 

Howe's Camp, North Shore, Houghton Point, Michigan

 
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  August 9, 1949

Margret,

We are leaving here tomorrow afternoon. The holiday has gone by so fast, it seems like just yesterday we arrived here. On the way home we are going to stop and visit with Jay and Marion, we have not seen their new child yet. Will be back in time for the uncle and aunts dinner.

Hope you are well

Les












 

#7 Howes's Camp,  North Shore, Houghton Lake, Houghton Point,  Michigan

 
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   Dear Mother,

We arrived safely late last night. This is where we are staying. The weather is to be nice and we should have a good time. The lake is clear and the water is like a mirror.

With much love,

 Roger











 

West Shore Near Benson's Grocery, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Marie

I made hotcakes with maple syrup this morning. Food always seems to taste better when outside and by the lake. Our family is too large for this small cabin, especially when the weather outside is rain and dreary as it was yesterday and the day before..

But overall we are doing well and adjusting.

Maxine












 

Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Dear Neighbors,

We are doing well, safe and sound. We have stopped here for a couple of days before heading home. The area and the lake is so beautiful. So much water and lots of trees. Looking forward to seeing your daughter when we return home.

Thank you,

Mary, Fredrick












 

Johnson's Rustic Village, Houghton Lake, Prudenville Michigan

 
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Johnson's Rustic Tavern Resort, Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Michigan

 
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  Friends

There are so many people here, and from everywhere, as far away as California and Maine. We met a minister from Florida who was here with his wife and children. Yes the weather is warm. Have not caught any fish ourselves but have had fish dinners in the dining room.

Hope you are all doing well.

George and Marilyn












 

Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Dear Abby,

We have been here since Monday afternoon, will be here for a couple two days and then head a little further north in Michigan. On the way home, we are hoping to stop and see one of Robertís aunt and uncles. Fixed a very tasty fish dinner last night with a bottle of wine.

Much love

R












 

Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Dear Ann,

We are not on staying on this lake but are near this lake. We hope to stay in the area for the rest of the week and then will head down Detroit and watch them make cars. Having a good time and really miss everyone alot.

Love Maria












 

Cocktails by Johnson, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   D, Y.

Life is sure good here on the big lake in northern Michigan. We have been out fishing every morning, but still waiting on the big one. Will go out again tomorrow. No hurry to go back home.

Morris












 

Dining Hall, Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   My Tuesday Morning Friends,

Time is going by so slow for me, Herm has been fishing every day with his brother and son. I am reading the book you all gave me. Thanks again for such a thoughtful gift. Weather is clear, sunny and warm, cooler evenings.

Mae












 

Dinning Room, Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   William,

We arrived safely, Ted and the boys have been out fishing each and every day since we have been here. Looks like rain today, so we are going to pick up some supplies in town before we leave on Wednesday.

Ted and Joanne












 

Johnson's Rustic Tavern Dining Room, Houghton Lake Forest

 
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Johnson's Rustic Tavern, Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Michigan

 
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   Dear friends,

It has rained every day since we got here, so we are sure getting our much desired rest. Not much to do but to play cards or checkers and eat. They say it is going to be a little nicer tomorrow.

Fred and Alice Ann












 

Johnson's Rustic Tavern Resort, Houghton Lake, Prudenville Michigan

 
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   "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 46:10









 

 

Johnson's Rustic Village, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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Johnson's Rustic Village on Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Michigan

 
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Main Entrance to Hotel - Johnson's Rustic Village, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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  This is where your Uncle Henry and Aunt Mary were married last year.










 

Johnson's Rustic Village, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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  Having a fine time here, we start home Saturday, tell Jon and Jean we sent them a kiss.

Harriet












 

Timber View Lodge, Johnson's Rustic Resort, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Here is the lodge where we spent four days.










 

Bedroom - Johnson's Rustic Village, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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Mc Fadden Flats On Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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   Henrietta,

We have finally arrived and safely. We got lost on the way up, Frank did not want to stop and ask for directions. Men! The weather has been sunny and warm. We spent the first day just cleaning the cabin, it was rather lacking. But we hope now that we can begin our rest along the lakeshore.

Give our regards to your class.

Donna












 

Houghton Heights, Michigan

 
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Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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Ford's Modern Cabins, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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McKee's Coffee Bar, Houghton Lake, Prudenville Michigan

 
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Bill Wickham's Park, Houghton Lake, Michigan

 
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  This is where we stayed while we were in Michigan









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