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9692 N Laird Rd, Mls# 1080367

9692 N Laird Rd : Pelkie, MI 49958

Houghton County, Michigan

144 Acres
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Michigan Riverfront Recreational Land For Sale - This 144-Acre wooded parcel with over a half-mile of frontage on both sides of the Otter River is located in Laird Township, in central Houghton County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The Otter River Watershed spans three counties - Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon. The majority of the land is privately owned. Forestry is the primary land use, with farming and other uses taking place on the non-forested lands. Most of the waters which empty into the North Branch flow in an easterly direction initially then turn south as they join with the Otter River. The West Branch, like the North Branch, originates with many small tributaries and intermittent streams. The small streams that join with the West Branch of the river initially flow south until they meet up with the West Branch where they then turn northeast. The stream length of the Otter, including the North Branch and West Branches is 50.9 miles. The West Branch is about 6.2 miles long. The West Branch is a class II(IV) (Difficult) section of whitewater. The Pike Lake Road to Hazel Swamp Road section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This stretch has enough mileage, to be perfect for a one day trip. The Pike Lake Road launch site is located in the north-western section of the property being offered for sale! This section of river from Pike Lake Road to Hazel Swamp Road to the east, is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This location is also an historic fish stocking site. The West Branch supports a fair brook trout fishery and steelhead also ascend it. The best brook trout fishing is found downstream from this Pike Lake Road property! There are caddis hatches on this stream, however most of it is not open enough for pleasant fly fishing. Local anglers are predominately bait fishermen and because of the clarity of the water they are most successful during and after periods of rainfall and high water. Brook trout up to 10 inches are common, and a few brookies over 14 inches are also caught. Bruno Creek, Lake Fifteen Creek and the outlet of Pike Lake are the main tributaries to the West Branch; they have extensive areas of spawning riffles and abundant cover for young trout. Some legal sized brook trout also inhabit these streams but due to limited access and overabundant cover, they receive little fishing pressure. The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of the 440,000-Acre Copper County State Forest. The State manages these lands for reforestation. But in addition to pulpwood logging, this land is open to the public for recreation, such as camping, fishing, and hunting. Ruffed grouse, and Whitetail deer hunting is very popular in this area. Access to the main North-South Winona-Alston Multi-Use State Trail is a little over a mile east. Make your appointment to tour this property which provides opportunities to boat, canoe, whitewater raft, fish, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Upper Peninsula!

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