Michigan DNR to auction surplus public land

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced it will offer surplus public land for sale by sealed-bid auction between Dec. 12, 2017, and Jan. 10, 2018. The auction will feature 80 parcels located in counties mainly in central/northern Lower Michigan and in the Upper Peninsula, including Alpena, Arenac, Barry, Bay, Cheboygan, Dickinson, Gladwin, Iron, Kalkaska, Lake, Menominee, Midland, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Osceola, Oscoda and Roscommon counties.

Properties range in size from less than an acre to 146 acres. These lands are isolated from other DNR-managed public land, are difficult to manage and provide limited public outdoor recreation benefits. Several of the parcels are forested and have riverside or lake frontage and are better suited for private ownership. In addition, several large-acreage parcels are being offered in Alpena, Arenac, Gladwin, Menominee, Montmorency, Osceola and Roscommon counties.

Information on the auction, including the minimum bid price, property descriptions and conditions of sale, is available at www.michigan.gov/landforsale. Property listings will not be available for bid until the Dec. 12 auction start date. At that time, instructions for submitting a bid and printable bid forms will be provided on the website. Sealed bids must be postmarked by midnight Jan. 10. All received bids will be opened Jan. 24.

Additional properties remaining unsold from previous auctions also are listed for sale at the former minimum bid price. Click on DNR Surplus Land to BUY NOW!

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 Michael Michalek at 517-284-5950.

The proceeds from the sale of these surplus public lands will help provide future outdoor recreation opportunities in keeping with the DNR’s mission.