Houghton Lake State Forest (aka Au Sable State Forest)



Bounded area of woods, forest, or grassland under the administration of a political agency.
See also: Dams, Locales, and Parks
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
44.2172405°, -84.688356°
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1138 ft. (347 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Houghton Lake State Forest is covered by the Meredith NW, MI US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Lost Lakes Water 1.4 mi
Boyce Lake Water 1.6 mi
Pup Lake Water 2.0 mi
Nokomis Camp Man-made 2.1 mi
East Branch Wolf Creek Water 2.1 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is HOUGHTON LAKE ROSCOMMON which is approximately 10 miles away and has an elevation of 1,151 feet (13 feet higher than Houghton Lake State Forest). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.61" 25.9° 9.7°
February 1.25" 29.3° 10.5°
March 2.05" 39.4° 19.2°
April 2.29" 53.0° 30.6°
May 2.57" 67.2° 40.7°
June 2.93" 75.5° 48.9°
July 2.75" 80.0° 53.4°
August 3.72" 77.1° 52.2°
September 3.11" 68.3° 45.3°
October 2.26" 56.0° 36.2°
November 2.14" 41.9° 27.6°
December 1.75" 30.5° 16.8°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 85% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 78% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 63% of other locations on record.