Harper Lake is an "All Sports" lake for fishing, rowing, waterskiing, ice fishing, and contemplating. It is just a mile from the Little Manistee River and has easy access to over 150 miles of snowmobile trails and hunting in the Manistee National Forest. We are also centrally located for golf in Northern Michigan.

Significant towns in the area include Traverse City, Manistee, and Ludington on Lake Michigan, and Cadillac, Big Rapids, and Grand Rapids inland.

We have 3 cottages. Each cottage has its own kitchen and bathroom. All linens and dishes are provided, as well as charcoal grills. Just bring the groceries! Cottage 1 is a one-bedroom. Cottages 2 and 3 each have two bedrooms. All cottages have cable TV.

There is a stairway from the deck in front of the cottages down to the lake. There are row boats and paddle boats available for your use. PFDs and oars are provided.

Guests are welcome to use the outdoor pavilion which has picnic tables, lighting and a wood burning fireplace. If you have your own boat, you may launch it at the DNR public access about 200 yards up the road and tie up at our dock.

There is LOTs of wildlife in the area (including a small herd of white deer, see image on sign).

Please call or email for rates and availability. Please note that we do not allow pets. All of our units are non-smoking, but you are welcome to smoke on the decks or in the pavilion.

Entry to resort Cabin 1, one bedroom Cabin 2, two bedroom facing on the lake
Cabin 3, two bedroom facing on the lake Rainbow over the lake
Cardinal on bird feeder Time to go fishing Pileated woodpecker visits the suet feeder.
Interior of Cabin 2 Interior of Cabin 2 Interior of Cabin 3

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The Lake

Aerial picture of lake

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